Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Little SUNshine!

Today I took a break.
A much needed break.
A break I needed so very, very much....

A BREAK I needed very much.
A break I needed very much.
A break I NEEDED very much.
A break I needed VERY much.
A break I needed very MUCH!

The reason I am writing this is just that life can get really CRAZY!
(can I hear an "Amen"?)

Not that I like to brag or anything,
but both of my sons ( 9 & 11 yrs) made their playoffs in baseball.
As if it wasn't already busy, now we are in the "tournament" style of baseball.

Double Elimination....oooooooohhhhh!

One team went into the "Winners Bracket", winning their first game on Saturday.
One team went into the "Losers Bracket", losing their first game.

It has been baseball every night of the week.
Baseball, baseball, baseball!
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE watching my boys in their cute uniforms,
baseball pants,cleats, mitts, hats, etc,

But....I don't really like baseball.

Well, a not so much.

All that to say,
"The stress is going to drive me to strangle someone!"
(ever felt like that?)

my friend "S" and I took a morning to relax by the lake.


People, we have got to slow down.

YOU have got to slow down.

I have got to slow down.

We have got to take some time to BREATHE!!!!

The sun was shining, the lake was gorgeous and there was not one person on the little sand area where we sat.
We put our little chairs and towels down, took our flip flops off and plopped down.


I could HEAR the wind blowing by my ear.
I could HEAR those darn crows cawing in the tree nearby.
I could HEAR my own breath, for Pete's sake!

I could HEAR, the still. small. voice. of the Lord, whisper in my ear,
"Be still, and KNOW that I AM GOD".

I heard the small voice echo:
(yes, there are canyons in there)

HE loves me,
He is with me,
HE is growing and stretching me.

I can trust HIM.

See, I'm having issues right now.

I'll be honest.

I'm struggling with what to do with the rest of my life.

But, I'm not just struggling, it's like I'm fighting with the Lord,
wrestling with him,
wanting to know "the answer"
right now!

His response is,
"Trust in the Lord with ALL your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight."
Proverbs 3:5-6

"The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance."
2 Peter 3:9

"Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him..."
Pslam 37:7

What are YOU not hearing because YOU are too busy?


Take a breath.....
and listen!

what is that still, small voice saying to you today?


  1. AMEN!!!

    I said it! This was absolutely great, Janet! It was a special time, wasn't it? You're so right. God wants us to slow down, and be still, and listen. He will speak. And though He may not give us all the *answers* - He will give us just what we need - His presence.

    What is the still, small voice saying to me today? "FEAR NOT - I am here. And I just love you to bits..." :)

    Glad you got a moment to rest in between the "Play Ball" of your life right now. I know you're wrestling - but be like Jacob. Refuse to let go until God blesses you!!

    Love you so...

    (P.S. I am SOOOOO sunburned today - I know, I'm a moron...)

  2. Sharon-
    you are NOT a moron..we had a such a wonderful time just "hanging" with my homie!

    I also feel that I don't have to put up any fronts with you and can always just be myself with you- thank you for allowing me to do that- you are a treasure.
    Love you-


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