WHY WRITE A BLOG?
It seems year after year we are bombarded with more and more stress and negative news. Hearing about every murder that is committed in the world, every sickness that is spreading, every immoral thing that happens, esp. to children and the stress of hearing what our government is planning can wear you down. I know it has me! I want to change that.
Our attitudes affect us in so many ways. That is why my goal is to present an ‘upbeat’ Blog. Since I like to write I plan to pass on thoughts that give hope, inspiration, humor and ideas that provoke questions. I may even include a story. I hope to be an encouragement to all who read my postings.
2 Cor. 4:6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.
Joy for each day, begins with the attitude of the heart.
When I was growing up my imagination would often spark a story in my mind and I was a romanticist, Being shy and quiet I was often alone with my thoughts and they generated stories. I’d imagine what it must have been like when our country was young.
I love nature and walking along a mountain trail or gazing at the ever reaching ocean or babbling brook I could envision what ‘yesteryear‘ was like. Our forefathers had courage and determination as they forged ahead in this new land. I have admired their tenacity and try to claim it as my own.
Being a romanticist I did not date a lot but waited for just the right one. When God revealed the man he had planned for me, I was ready to take the plunge. Marriage wasn’t always easy since there were few ’manuals’ back then but I knew I was committed and stuck with it. I’m so glad I did.
Ed and I raised two daughters and they have the same love for God’s creation. I have always felt the presence of God and his Holy Spirit that has guided and protected me throughout the years. He was especially close when my husband had heart surgery and other health problems as well as when he was unemployed for 14 months. I had the peace that passes understanding and KNOW my Redeemer lives.
I feel that lately I’ve gotten distracted by negative thoughts and would like to get back to the way I used to feel and maybe help others along the way.