What a day! What a season! What on earth is happening! It is an interesting season to say the least. Look to the left and you have change and challenge and chaos and look to the right and you find the same – change, challenge and chaos. How do you respond in a season of such strong dynamics? We still must move forward right? So, we probably need some strategy to do it….check this out and see if it encourages you to go from the old into the new.
Pray with me –.Help me move with maturity and grace into the new from the old. I need bravery to go onward.
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Today is a new day isn’t it? A whole new matter indeed. Are you comfortable in you? I’m comfortable in my own skin. I do not mind the quiet of my mind or the stillness in my thoughts. How about you? I enjoy my own company and I have learned to schedule my time because I value it and do not want to squander my remaining days on planet earth. My identity is much more secure today than it was 30 years ago. My desire to listen and hear from others is greater than it was when I was young and filled with insecurity and fears. Then, I needed no one to give me instructions and now??? WOW!! DO I NEED HELP!! While here on planet earth, I want to love and be loved and I want to be pleasing to the One Who fills my thoughts. What about you?
I want to encourage you to not fear the quiet. As a matter of fact, let the stillness take a journey into your heart and soul. Quiet and still does not necessarily mean dark despair. Often times the quiet offers colors of the rainbow that the noise and busyness of days miss. #BEBRAVER and face the fear of the quiet. It is highly possible you will make a new friend if you faint not…and you may even find yourself becoming a friend to the Silence and a friend with you.
Until next time – love love!!
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Rarely do I have a day I have not carefully scheduled or consider as important. Rarely do I live a day when I’m not meeting someone on purpose with purpose or spending time with God or in His Word or cooking a healthy meal for my husband or exercising my body, writing to encourage another soul or visiting someone who needs help or is alone. When I was young I had no idea who I was or what I wanted in life and it showed in my aimless life. I avoided silence because I avoided myself. I busied myself with busyness because I avoided me and the many quandaries of that day and time. The busier I made my mind – the more I avoided what I needed to actually finish. I encourage you today to meet yourself!! You will find you are amazing…. love love,
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Do you have a plan for this next part of the year?
I’m thinking about you and thinking about our need to decide what direction to go into…for this latter half of the year. That’s right! It’s time to think ahead! We need to be taking care of business! So, decide what is your business and what is NOT your business! Make a list. Check it twice! Make a decision on what you want the latter half to look like and then LET’S TAKE ACTION TOGETHER!!
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Do you have any unfinished projects you need to complete? Start now instead of the end of the year when you no longer have time to do anything about it! There are about two weeks left in June. What can you get done this month? Let me tell you my own personal plan – maybe it will encourage you.
We are moving and though my attic has been completely cleaned out – now I have my garage and rest of my house to finish! What’s my plan?
Every day I’m packing a box or more.
First, I’m going through my house and removing all the pictures and decorations off the wall and putting them in boxes which I will mark for the room it is intended for in the new house.
Second, I’m hitting one closet at a time and boxing, throwing and stowing!
Third, I’m then headed into all our dressers and getting rid of what we no longer use.
Fourth, I’m going after the kitchen where I’ll be giving those pans away I never use (a family member already has dibs on them) and then carefully considering what to do away with since our next house has far less kitchen space.
So, what is your plan? Write it down and send it back to me! I’d love to hear and maybe we can keep each other accountable!!
Blessings, Until next time – d
Silence is almost a lost art form of sorts…yet I highly recommend it. I recommend you thinking thoughts without the props of music or talking. I recommend you accessing the place of silence where LOVE speaks…where light shines into darkness…where ashes turn into beauty and where you are looking at life from a higher place. This morning, after the silence was broken, I reminded myself that being alone is not always lonely just as being with a hundred people doesn’t mean you have a friend. I also reminded myself that the reason I’m not deciding what movie to go see, outfit I want to wear or friend I’m going to meet is because my use of time is much different today than it was many years ago. I plan my time now. I’m not so rigid that I have every single moment planned so that I can’t be spontaneous BUT I attempt to be productive…plan my life in such a way that I can look back and see where I have grown, what I have done and how I have impacted my life or the lives around me.
What about you? Tell me about you! It’s time to be BRAVE….be bold today my friend and introduce yourself to your best friend – YOU.
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When I was young, I received an invitation into silence frequently from my mom. There were multiple reasons as to why I believed we lived in the country – our address was a Star Route, there was a horse across the road, there were what seemed like a thousand dogs next door, our house sat next to a forest, we had barb wire fence, there was hardly anyone my age nearby and a railroad was within a stone’s throw. We used to go down to the railroad track and fish in the little creek next to it! Believe you me, it was country to me! My sister was almost 8 years older than me so our paths did not cross much so Mom was the one I called on to play when I was bored which was most the time. I do have memories of playing with my mom from Flap Jack all night long to badminton to taking walks but there was the occasion when she told me no for whatever reason. It seems like yesterday and I hear her say, “Donna, why don’t you go sit underneath a tree and do some constructive thinking?” SERIOUSLY Really?
Wow Mom. Disappointed, I would do just what she said – I would literally go sit beneath a tree and think and ponder in the silence the outdoors offered me. I have her to thank for my thinking and my pondering and my wondering. She was a writer and I guess somewhere on the inside of her, she knew how to access that place in me that was called to write.
I hated quiet….but in the quiet I was forced to meet with me. I genuinely like me. I know….weird right? Honestly, I did not like me when I was little but I’m oldER now and I can go to the movies alone, out to eat by myself, take a drive alone, go to the park…it’s so refreshing to like myself. I meet a lot of folks who MUST have the sounds of tv, radio, music or talking around them to feel comfortable…and maybe it’s not the same with everyone…but I think maybe it’s a way to hide out from meeting ourselves…..SO BE BRAVER AND FIND YOURSELF IN THE QUIET 🙂
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