Have you done something that you find unbelievable?
I live in ‘unbelievable’ right now on a daily basis.
I have spent the last few months pouring my thoughts onto paper through mind maps, on the computer in paragraphs and through old journeys from when I was younger.
And now I am editing these words. Pouring over them with my heart and mind. I am ensuring that every words represents my message and would make my boys (and my mom) proud.
I am very grateful for Sexy Neck who edits for me nightly, my plethora of friends who are waiting to walk with me as editors and those brave souls, Karen and Rick, who edited my introduction and conclusion already.
I am not sure what form this book is going to take, but I do know that I love living in the ‘unbelievable’ realm.
Getting poured into.
Editing a book.
We are fortunate to have four, well-rounded seasons in our part of the world.
They flow easily and gently through beautiful hot summers, into a cool, colourful autumn, then a crisp, snowy winter and a mild, life-giving spring.
Can you feel the change in the air right now during this season?
It is almost as though now should be the new year.
The greatest gift of these seasons we are given each and every year, consistently without question is that we are all given the gift of the same amount of time.
No less than another and no more.
What will you do with this gift of your time during this new season?
Will you make your time count or just count the time?
You can choose.
It is your gift.
The seasons come.
Created by the Creator.
Our world tell us that we were create to consume.
Make a choice to create.
We are truly meant to be creators.
My heart overflows as I write each day.
Peace pours over me as I watch my children build paper cities.
I love exploring what it means to be a creator created by our Creator of life!
In Mr. Voigt’s Chemistry 11 course, I sat in the middle of the science lab room on the right hand side.
I was a mid-pack kind of kid that was really trying to hide. Numbers and science weren’t my forte. I couldn’t feel anything from numbers and the subject of science, well, that was a whole bunch of really long, confusing words. BUT the quotes on the right side of Mr. Voigt’s wall were a hook for me. In his class, I started writing down quotes. In my sixteen year old mind, I read over and drank up these quotes every day. These quotes were more nourishing to me than any book or writing assignment that Ms. Birdsall did in English class. (Yes, these were actually my teacher’s names. Quite fitting aren’t they?) These quotes help me survive and even thrive in Chemistry 11.
My favourite quote was: “Minds are like parachutes, they only function when open.”
Today, I thought of Mr. Voigt and I must confess that for the first time in my life I was pondering something science-y.
Newton’s Third Law
Every action will cause an equal and opposite reaction. (Did I get that right?)
A good example for me right now would be when I think about swimming in our pool. I amazingly have strength to push the water backwards and miraculously the water pushes me forward. Viola, Newton’s Third Law.
The crazy thing is not only have I been pondering this in the physical realm around us, but I have taken it a step further and am pondering it in the mental realm we create in our minds.
Do our thoughts create equal and opposition reactions?
Could thoughts be considered actions?
The reason that I have been thinking this is that over the last three months I have infused my mind with a potpourri of positive podcasts, the discourse of thoughtful, serving people and videos that are encouraging and motivating.
Could these actions pouring into and nourishing my mind be creating a new mental picture for my life?
Newton’s Third Law for changing your mind.
This is only the beginning of this scientific experiment!
Oh I want to rap this post, but my words will have to suffice.
I am in the flow.
My flow is coming in the form of authentic communication.
Communication that is not trying to change someone by resonate WITH someone.
Communication that flows like a piano duet.
One part of the duet can be playing the low notes but they stay in harmony wherever they are in the song.
The people that continue to come into my life, whether it is new or old friends, are part of this beautiful flow that exists in my life right now.
Nothing holding me back.
Playing notes side by side.
Highs and lows.
All flowing together.
Where will you find your flow today?
Will it be in communication?
Be find ‘in ya flow!
I am standing at the gas pump.
Minding my own business.
Just hanging out.
Watching the numbers go up and up and up and…
Yup, that’s how it rolls for me right now.
I realized that as the gas filled my tank that I had FAITH that this was gas pouring into my car. I had FAITH that this was gas not some other liquid. I TRUSTED the gas station. I had FAITH that once my car was filled with this smelly, unseen liquid that my car would then convert it so that I could drive. I TRUSTED the gas station and the drivers that brought the gas to the station AND I even trusted the people that put it in the tankers in the first place! I TRUST and have FAITH that this whole process will work, even though I don’t UNDERSTAND even how my car works and why can’t I just put vegetable oil into my car?
That is whole bunch of TRUST and FAITH in one simple act.
This time at the pump made me ponder my relationship with God. I didn’t come to know God until university, until the age that I truly began to ponder life for myself, outside the safety of the house my parent’s created. I came to seek this relationship on the university grounds. I came to know this very personal God in my bedroom, in my childhood home. I asked Him to show Himself to me.
On my own.
He is my light.
He is my God, Saviour, Father…
Since then, every day I have FAITH that God will be with me and help me. I have TRUST that He will work everything out for His good even when I don’t UNDERSTAND.
No longer do I seek to understand many things that I know I never will, but I TRUST and have FAITH.
This is enough.
What will you put your FAITH and TRUST in today?
I first began my love affair with sunsets as an university student. I moved from the mountains to the prairies to go to school and watching the sun slip off the earth mesmerized me.
Stopped in my tracks.
My propulsion moving me endlessly forward was halted.
By brilliant colours.
Chasing the sun setting.
The sun has shown me its incredible force.
Hope for a new day.
A peaceful ending to moments made.
Thank you God for the sun and sunsets.
We now have three boys who savour sunsets.
Here they are enjoying a stopped moment savouring the sunset on our last day of spring break holidays.
Did anyone notice the sunrise shot I threw in? Tee hee, cheeky monkey I am!
Lastly, I have been cleaning out old junk/treasures and I can across this poem I wrote in grade seven:
I love how God weaves together themes for me.
Why are people mean and rude?