Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Welcome May

There once was a catchy quote that I liked a lot. It went something like this:

Accept what people offer. Drink their milkshakes. Take their love.

Except when you think you're allergic to milk. Or your body rebels against it.

Note to self: Enough with the milkshakes already, no matter how much you love them.

I was really hoping to go to IRL this past weekend. Which stands for In Real Life not I Really Learned {my lesson}.

At first I was bummed because of some circumstances which led me not to go to this gathering of women bloggers in real life, not just in bloggy land, especially since some of them were ones I've enjoyed connecting with over the years. I know it's a great way to interact and share common passions, learn about others...and well, that's always a good time.

What did I do this weekend instead?

Oh yeah, I didn't do work. I talked with friends. I came home after church. I took a real nap. I enjoyed the rain, and took my time. I recovered and was able to start the week off rested, the week where the buzzword has been crisis and the urgent has returned for the moment again. While emergencies occur on the 'job,' living that way isn't sustainable.

Life, I love you. But, sometimes you push me. This month was one of those months.

I'm actually grateful tomorrow (okay, today by now) is May. May, who for all intents and purposes, I didn't want to see come. But, God keeps allowing me to see that HIS ways are higher than my ways.

God makes everything new.

With the turning of the calendar or the turning of a new chapter in your life, know that He does not leave you and His plans for your life are not going unfinished.

Do they seem unfinished? Hold on.

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." -Jeremiah 29:11

"You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way."
-E.L. Doctorow  <---I love this idea. Not necessarily the idea of not being able to see well.

But it's true. You CAN make the whole trip that way. God lights our way. We can trust Him. Our lives are secure in Him.
We can make the trip when we know who we're following.

How do you feel when you think about the future? What do you believe about your future?

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