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Walking In the Darkness

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(This post was written well over a week ago - before my battle with Shingles began.  The words are even truer now. Perhaps that is why they were written, as God knew I’d need them more today than when they were first penned.)

I’m sure most of you are familiar with that old trust-building exercise where one person is blindfolded and the other person leads and guides the first simply by instructions, perhaps holding hands as they indicate the safest path.

Joyful, Patient, and Faithful?

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I had every intention of getting a post up yesterday.  That was my <ahem> plan.  (Laughing allowed.) The day had a good start. I even made notes for the post.

Then, my day went off track.  I moved a way that my body didn’t like and the rest of the day was muscle-spasm city and pain.

I’m sure some of you can relate.

The gem I found yesterday and revisited today?

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” …

Can You Hear It?

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I’m working on developing a morning routine of sorts.  No, it doesn’t always go the way I plan, but … I’m trying.

You see, I want the last thing I think about at night to be thoughts of my Lord.  And, I’m striving for the same type of thoughts upon awakening.

It’s challenging for me, I admit.

So, to help my efforts, when I reach for my phone, before I do anything else, my goal is to listen to a prayer on my phone app,

Finding Gems

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I am a planner at heart.

I love making plans.

I have so many ideas as to how things can work, work better, be more efficient, or just simply make sense to me.

I love having a plan work out.

But the middle part?  The doing of it?

Well, I’m not so great at that.

I could go on and on about all the “brilliant” plans I have had that for one reason or another have never come to fruition.  A lot of it, due to my lack of endurance and perseverance.

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