Greetings and Joy in Abundance!

Ever wonder why some people seem to be floating through life and others stumble?

I wonder this, and seek to find ways to float instead of stumble. Maybe you would like to join me in this search.

Seeking a closer relationship with God seems to allow my life to float along a little easier.

Phillipians 4:5-6 tells us to reveal our gentleness outwardly, that God is near and that we should not be anxious about anything, but through prayer and petition, we should thankfully approach the Lord with our concerns.

As a high energy person, my anxiety can run high. I am constantly seeking ways to leave my concerns at the foot of the cross.

Random? Probably not.


Friday, November 5, 2010

Ah, the cool breeze...

Did you notice today that the cool weather has arrived in Florida?  Yes, today, my toes realized that it might be time for socks.

I will most likely try to avoid those socks for a few more days.  My toes like the fresh air!

The open window in my office reminds me of the amazing nature that surrounds us.  The gentle breeze is blowing, the air is moving, the leaves are rustling , the trees are swaying and the sounds of nature penetrate the silence of the office space I use to work from home.

Yes, God tells us that we cannot deny Him - nature reflects His glory.  It also reflects his sense of humor, doesn't it?  Just look at shrubs and trees for example.  They grow wild, and we trim them to look beautiful.  The grow wild again and we trim them again. 

I was thinking today about business and how we have those folks in our office who don't fit the mold, and we try to trim them up and keep them in the corporate zone, and then they get comfy and grow a little more, their creative juices flow, and off they go!  So, we have them come into the office and we remind them how we do things here, encourage them to tone it down and express how important they are to the company and hope that they will conform for a while.  And usually, they do: for a while.  Then, grow a little, stretch a little, and the office visit again.  Wow.  It's like that with manicured people and manicured lawns.  We are respectable, not messy.  We don't like it when things get a little out of control. 

So, is there hope, or are we always doomed to stretch, reach, and expand only to be cut off at the elbow so that we fit in with the rest of the crowd?  I believe there is hope.  There is a way for everyone to keep their individuality while at the same time getting along with the corporate mold.  It's called mutual respect of uniqueness.  This is something that is learned, and I think it is something that is easily understood.  Caring for other first allows us to easily accept the differences and uniqueness that strengthens the group.

It is all in our understanding of who we are and who God is.  Once we get there, it's so much easier to accept and encourage those around us.  Get it? Got it?  Good.  I'm there.  Sending love to all of you...

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