Sunday, April 8, 2018

Youtube worthy

On the way to church this morning, one girl said to the rest, "Remember when Uncle stood up and hit his head on the icicles?"
Giggles.
"And then, the icicle slid down his shirt. "
Giggles.
"Totally Youtube worthy. "

Which made me smile and remember other moments when they've said that.

Which made me think of all the children out there that are living these moments through Youtube rather than seeing them up close and personal. There's those who are making it happen and recording it. But it's such a small population.

Is this the direction that our children are going?

Just made me realize that my children are so blessed.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Ripples

There's so much to say on this.

The fact that my husband send me on women's retreats.
Ripples
I started making minor jewelry to sell. I learned that it's best to hear from the source. I was given a small book that makes a grand impact.
Ripples
I found a study on that book in the church library and decided that we women need to do it as a retreat like I did way back when.
Ripples
This little book is being shared across the US through friends. The women who came are still talking about the effect it has on their life.
Ripples
I was thinking on this tonight and realized the renewed impact it has had on my life. One of the rooms I taught through is the one I need the most help in right now. Maybe all 3 if I am honest with myself.

The fact that I chose ripples as the title when that is my go- to doodle and now the youngest daughter is perfecting it.

Ripples

Someone tonight shared the image of how life is like living on a lake.
Ripples
It sure is interesting to see how God puts women in your life that are riding similar ripples.

Humility

Studying Fierce Women by Kimberly Wagner with the women at church. Currently rereading chapter 5 for tonight's gathering and talking more notes than I did the first time. Usually goes that way doesn't it?

It feels good to recognize the places where you did not go wrong. It's a good reminder of the lesson you need to make sure others know. The big one today was that you can never change anyone but yourself. Pray to God to help you see where you need to change. Pray to Him to bring you wisdom in this relationship. But praying for God to change them only brings you exhaustion.

That is not why I titled this entry Humility.
Farther in the chapter she lists How Humility Affects a Fierce Woman. That list is exciting to me because I can teach that to my students.

Do you try to maintain control or do you recognize that God is in control?
Do you believe you are always right or can you allow others to have their own opinions?
Are you teachable?
Are you willing to be held accountable?
Do you see others with their God given worth and value?
Do you treat others with kindness and respect?
Are you a " soft" warrior?

I love that wording if soft warrior. You can see the strength and know they are someone you do not want to mess with or cross their path when they are charging. But you can see their heart in it. You know that they only do battle because it will help and make things better. They don't do battle to gain control or to prove something. It's a heart issue.

The other great phrase she had was " childlike humility".
Now if you spend any amount of time with children, you know that they are not typically humble. They are prideful and bold and want to be acknowledge for every battle they win. But they do know teamwork and they do know how to play their part and they do know how to let their friends shine as well. That is a great reminder that humility it's not a doormat, it's shinning with others.