I have not posted in a long time and I really can't say why.
I guess I was busy living life. I can say that the past year has been a doozy!
It was a year ago today when I was having a normal working day for me at the time. I was so busy I felt like a one armed paper hanger. Then you know the rest of the story... I had my life altered by those 3 words- You are fired. It tore me up. I know I blogged about it. But on this side, a year later I am testifying that what someone meant for evil God meant for good. He's like that.
I spent more time with my family~ in the past year two of my grown children and their families have come back home to stay while finishing up new home issues.
I have enjoyed my grand babies alot and spent more time than usual with them.
I became a Christian Women's Job Corp mentor- I have always wanted to do that.
I went on a foreign mission trip to Guatemala.-I have always wanted to do that.
I climbed a mountain. I did not necessarily want to do this, but I did not think I could.
I got to swim with my sweet peeps from my Sunday School at least once every week of the summer.
I had long leisurely lunches with friends.
I went to see my extended family at Christmas- I rode with my parents and had a great trip.
I began cooking for others and it might be what I'd like to do for the rest of my life. I found out the medical profession likes my home-cooking.
I spent wonderful times with my BFFS. I've always done this but it just seems sweeter with no time limits.
I stayed up late and slept late.
I grew to love and keep my quiet time even more.
Also, I let my hair go natural. I have a head of silver white hair.
You know what the bible says about silver hair...
Proverbs 16:31 says:
Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained in the way of righteousness.
I know I'm not by any means self righteous- But I am trying to be right with God!
Last of all- James 1:2-4 says:
2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
I'm so thankful that I can say I have Pure JOY.
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.
You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy!
Yep, that's me- thats what I'm talking about...