January 21, 2012

A Snow Day

Today, as I was outside loading up our woodstove, my puppy was just frolicking away in the snow!  She LOVED everything about it!  So much so, that at one point upon returning inside she literally took me by the hand and led me to the door so we could go outside AGAIN!

Now as many of you may remember, she was in a bad accident in June (at just shy of 4 months old) where her hip broke near the joint and was never repair...it was left to heal on its own & would create a "false joint".  One day she will have arthritis in that hip...but today...watching her...no one and I mean no one would ever think she has a totally disconnected bone in her hip!  I didn't even think about it...until later...when I took the step back to see the bigger lesson to be learned from my girl today.

Sometimes the world WILL try to rip us apart, run us over, break us to a point where full repair is not possible.  How will I handle that? Will I wallow or will I frolic? Will I make sure everyone knows I am suffering or will I enjoy life? The choice is mine!

Like my girl....I choose to frolic in the life God has blessed me with, despite the "damage" that has been done or the mistakes I have made!  I WILL FOCUS on the frolic!!! What will you do?

The Knot Prayer

I borrowed this from a friend because I wanted to share it AND because I wanted to be sure I had it recorded for future reference...when those dang knots TRY to come back!
Dear God:
Please untie the knots
that are in my mind,
my heart and my life.
Remove the have nots,
the can nots and the do nots
that I have in my mind.

Erase the will nots,
may nots,
might nots that may find
a home in my heart.

Release me from the could nots,
would nots and
should nots that obstruct my life.

And most of all,
Dear God,
I ask that you remove from my mind,
my heart and my life all the am nots'
that I have allowed to hold me back,
especially the thought
that I am not good enough.

Author known to God

January 4, 2012

Here's to New Beginnings...

In light of the new year, I have a new blog layout...and a new"er" purpose for my blog!  If you read my tag-line up there ^, you will see that my purpose for TKM is to be a place to talk about the one thing that matters most in this life: RELATIONSHIPS...with God, Family & Friends!

I truly believe that NOTHING is more important than these relationships!  After all, it is why we were created...to have a relationship with God & each other ("it was not good for man to be alone"...in all of that perfectness that was the Garden of Eden...God created man-and then woman...for the purpose of relationships! He sent His son to die for ME, so I could have restoration to a broken relationship with Him...the break that sin caused!)

So....here is my question to you...in regards to TKM's purpose, what would you like to chat about this year?

Leave me a comment & let me know...and please invite others into the conversation by sharing TKM with them!!

Until next time.