NOW the other message that my ‘title’ could mean is that we ALL need to pick a View of Life, just pick one. Many people today do not have an opinion about Anything (and some have an opinion about Everything).
It is important to know what you believe and be able to defend it (not that you Have to, but BE ABLE to). This is not to be able to ‘argue’ points but to Stand for Something. Many people just jump on bandwagons without thought or true conviction of the actual Views held.
I prefer having discussions with someone that has an ability to have a good conversation about something we may differ on rather than someone who only believes what others believe or what they have been told to believe. I can respect a difference of opinion more than no opinion. It is, in my opinion, imperetive for people to be able to express personal views with out judgement or personal attack.
I am a Christian, for lack of better words a Born Again Christian or a Beleiver in Jesus Christ. I know that Many people have not had good experiences with Christians and I am so sorry for this. I personally can strongly defend my faith with out judgement on anyone else. I like to hear about what other people believe and why. A friend from High School once said to me “Ones Best Advice is One’s Past Expereince”. So true.
On my site you are free to express your views on life and not be judged. (I will delete or veto rude, crude or socially unancceptable comments….)
wow. as I just typed the title of this post, already having in mind what I was going to type about (the beauty of Creation)… I realized that my title had a dual message…
Take a minute to enjoy the view… of God’s creation. It is SO amazing! We go about our days so narrow focused that we miss the Beauty of the things around us. Whether it be a sunrise or sunset, a new born baby or aging grandparent, color or mood… there is Always something to enjoy.
I wake up with the sun rising through the woods, so I stand at the sliding door and watch it enter the day as I enter into my day, giving thanks for Life and Breath and a new day to live life fully. I know when the Beauty of the leaves return to the trees I will no longer be able to see the sun crest over the horizon, but I Will be able to enjoy the Beauty of the Summer Trees and all of their glory blowing in the breeze and shading us from the heat of the sun.
The bible says in Romans 1:21 that ALL we have to do is look around and we will see the hand of God, man is without excuse (of acknowledging God as Creator)
What view do you enjoy best?
So here we are in Texas, my Mother and I…. we took a Minute (or two) and headed down to Austin to meet my mother’s cousins for the first time. It is our first time to Texas as well.
Mary and Teresa Evan, my mother is Edna Faye Evans… their fathers are half brothers (same father). There are also two others, Susan and Mike who live in their hometown in Minnesota. The names are different because my grandfather had the spelling changed. On a Document from the late 1800’s as our ancestors came from Prussia, the name was spelled Even and Iwan. There are many reasons for name spelling being changed during this time.
I am not really into Genealogy but what a wonderful blessing to meet family that we never knew existed. Now after three days of adventurous bonding we feel like true ‘kin’ bonded forever as family.
Thank you Mary and Mom for working so hard (and spending many Minutes) connecting the dots of our family. For those of you that do not have family may you discover the bonds of family from friends and perhaps even uncovering distant relatives that can now begin a legacy of family for you.
and… we are ALL part of God’s family, Every One……
Today My mind is FULL of Possibilities, My Heart is Full of HOPE.
What would you actually do if you had Just One minute? Would you make a phone call, sit in silence, pray, have a “light bulb” moment, forgive someone? I am feeling very introspective today… not that unlike any other day, just more so today. It is going to be a good day.
So I ask my self this morning as my friend Daisy is close to leaving this earth and going into Glory, what will her last minutes be like? What would she have said to her husband and daughters if she could have spoken for one last Minute, had she not been in pain or “made comfortable” because of the pain.
I do know , by others testimony and my own experience, that Daisy was a woman of faith that stood strong even in her weakest moments (and there were too many). Her faith did not waiver, she knew God was her strength and her salvation and she would not be moved.
How we spend our minutes each day are so very precious. I am very thankful that when I had a few minutes on Monday (while at the hospital with my stepdaughter) I went to see Daisy. That few minutes turned into 2 hours. I will not go into details how that time was spent , but it was time I will not forget. God is good to bless us when we listen and act upon the ‘small voice’ that directs us to something important. So my encouragement today is to Listen and respond to any leading that you feel in your spirit. You will end up blessing others and end your days in peace knowing you have done your part in this big world.
Goodbye precious Daisy…. see you soon.