Flip flop 🌷


All this energy issues from Christ: God raised him from death and set him on a throne in deep heaven, in charge of running the universe, everything from galaxies to governments, no name and no power exempt from his rule. And not just for the time being, but forever . He is in charge of it all, has the final word on everything. At the center of all this, Christ rules the church. The church, you see, is not peripheral to the world; the world is peripheral to the church. The church is Christ’s body, in which he speaks and acts, by which he fills everything with his presence.
Ephesians 1:20‭-‬23 MSG

https://bible.com/bible/97/eph.1.20-23.MSG

You promised…remind me.

Father God, I thank You for Your Presence in my life.

 Remind me daily that You are ever-present

 and at work in my life

 even when I may not see it. 

Lord, every good and perfect gift comes 

from You. 

Forgive me when I dismiss those good things in my life 

as coincidence

Lord, help me to stand firm

 on Your Word

 and Your promises, 

trusting

 that everything You have said

 and promised 

will 

come 

to 

pass. 

In Jesus’ name. Amen.

YouVersion devo on prayer for today (emphasis mine) 

Garden 🌻🙏👒🌾


Post this at all the intersections, dear friends: Lead with your ears, follow up with your tongue, and let anger straggle along in the rear. God’s righteousness doesn’t grow from human anger. So throw all spoiled virtue and cancerous evil in the garbage. In simple humility, let our gardener, God, landscape you with the Word, making a salvation-garden of your life.
James 1:19‭-‬21 MSG

https://bible.com/bible/97/jas.1.19-21.MSG

Saying sorry 

It’s complicated.

Ammends.

Ugh.

I’m working my steps here.  But…

What Is Step 9?

Step 9 begins:

“Make direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.”*

…my grown kids are a toughie.

They are ssssoooo tired of hearing me say “I’m sorry”.

Because I have often used that statement in the past to excuse and ask for absolution.

* I copied this from a very helpful article by buddy t  at verywellmind.com

So I’m trying to get a new way of saying Sorry.

By helping others

By helping and not hating myself

By praying for my kids and grands every day

By watching 👀 for opportunities to do good that do not take credit or manipulate.

By being the thing I wish I had

Innocent and cheerful

Relentless but not pushy, just infectious

quirky Optimism

Forgiveness …forgiven… forgiving

Let it go.

Make room for love

Text fight

Feminine mystique.  It’s an important thing.

My hubby and I often go at it 🔨 and tongs

 by text.

I have found that the use of gifs and emojis is very helpful when I am 😡 at him.  I can say stuff with emojis that I CANNOT say with words very easily without him getting mad and hurt.

you see what I’m sayin?