Which Way From Here?

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“Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here? 

The Cheshire Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.

Alice: I don't much care where.

The Cheshire Cat: Then it doesn't much matter which way you go.

Alice: ...So long as I get somewhere.

The Cheshire Cat: Oh, you're sure to do that, if only you walk long enough.” 

Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland 

I love to hear from you all - my readers - for several reasons.

One is that I know God is using this blog to reach out and encourage others.

It also helps me to learn from you.

Comments left over the past few days are helping to reinforce thoughts and ideas I’ve been having.

Sometimes, I come up with these really great ideas about things I want to incorporate into my life - and I promptly forget them!  

One reader related how she lived in a small camper for a while - and how much easier it was for her (less housework!!), but how much more difficult it would be now, dealing with illnesses. 

Another reminded me of myself - things that are being held onto even though they are not useful anymore.

They helped reinforce the idea that I really need to simplify.  I need a plan.

On another post, a reader commented on how she had been challenged to do something new every day - but how much more difficult that is now.

I really like that idea!  Yet again, I need a plan.  How would I accomplish that now?

And the comment that really hit home for me was this … and I quote LynnieLou.

"What do You want me to do in these years that are left, Lord? How can I serve You best, how can I love You best? 

I think that really sums up where I am - what my goal is on this new journey. Again, I need a plan.

(I so love having fellow travelers, as I learn so very much!)

Perhaps that is the sense of urgency I am feeling.  Not only with growing older, but realizing the possible ramifications of all my challenges.

How many days to we have left?  How many opportunities are there?

How am I going to use the days I have.

I’m seeing each day, each moment is precious.

I didn’t expect to lose my brother and my husband.  I didn’t expect to lose my mom, even though her body is still here.  Her mind is not. She cries for her own mama - gone for many years now.

So, I’m realizing that, if I want to walk the walk I write about, I need a plan.

But, more than that, I need God’s plan.

And that is the uncertainty on this path.  I don’t know where this is leading me - in a practical sense.  I don’t really know the next step.

So, I will pray for a plan - God’s plan - and then, follow as best I can, knowing that the unexpected is also part of His plan for me.

And for you.

Blessings, dear readers, as you have blessed me!

“Only a few find the way, some don't recognize it when they do - some... don't ever want to.” 

― The Cheshire Cat

Search me, O God, and know my heart;

Try me and know my anxious thoughts;

And see if there be any hurtful way in me,

And lead me in the everlasting way.

Psalm 139: 23-24




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