My word for 2023 is “Ready!” Most mornings I add one thing to my list of whatever it is I am ready for. Some days I don’t add anything. Today is one of those days. I am not ready for anything. I just want to veg…
Ready, set, REST!
Do you have days like that? Do you let yourself just rest? Do you have that privilege?
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
I’m gonna do that today. You gonna take some time to rest, too?
Hah! Time passes – taglines change – mine used to be “Rabble-rousing Hummingbird!”
But now, my tagline might more appropriately be “Chirpy!”
I’m sitting in my rocker, up in my sanctuary, listening to peaceful gospel music, singing along, and inviting my guardian Angel to slow me down, help me watch where I’m going, and guide my steps carefully.
No more rabble rousing!
Just sit on my perch and chirp!
Has yours changed for you through the years, too?
This week my nephew, Liam, and his mom (my niece) and dad from PA and good friend from UT are visiting us.
Yesterday after church, Liam tried his hand at chirping on the saw! He is an adventuresome 16-year-old. I’d give him the tagline of “Soarer!”
He’s interested in learning – Interested in trying everything. He is learning to fly; he’s going to flight school as a high school junior. An amazing kid! He soars!
Sure hope my chirps are a bit more pleasant! Takes a lot of practice to make music that’s pleasing while fiddling on a saw!
But if you have an adventuresome spirit, you are ready to try something new – and if it doesn’t work out perfectly on the first try, you explore … and keep trying. Eventually you can soar, too!
What does my tagline say about my true identity?
Am I a chirping bird? If so, what song do I sing? Does it glorify my maker?
While you are thanking God for making you human, giving you courage to try hard things, helping you learn and grow and understand the lessons life has for you, don’t forget to count your blessings!
Goodness Surrounds you. You’ll find it If you look thoughtfully – Blessings!
Count your blessings Name them one by one Count your many blessings See what God has done
If that is your focus, You won’t have time to See the other side of the coin! You’ll be too busy giving back!!
We are blessed To be a blessing. Count your blessings See what God has done!
Focus on what you have Not what you wish you had! Use your gifts for others And watch them come back multiplied!
Plant the seeds in your garden carefully. Make sure they are in rich, fertilized soil. Keep your soul seeped in the encouraging Words of scripture… and you’ll grow fruits of the spirit!
I am thankful for you, Grateful for your presence in my life. You’re the flowers in my life’s garden. I feel blessed to have you visit JanBeek Leaving encouraging comments. Thank you!!
See you later. Have a blessed day!
I’m off to church… I’ll share my sermon notes later today. Come on back!
P.S. Did I tell you yesterday was my dad’s birthday? He would have been 110!! One of my many blessings is having him for my earthly father. Check out my blog from way back when – when I posted a poem I wrote about my dad: