Monthly Archives: January 2010

Balancing Life

Sometimes my life is like walking a tight rope wire. Just trying to stay on the wire daily is about all I can accomplish.

Many times I fall off. I cry or mope – I grieve for lost progress or whatever! Then I dust myself off and remount the wire.

As I sit at my computer on this beautiful winter Sunday morning I enjoy God’s creation. It is the Sabbath and I am not on the tight rope wire today.

I am amazed at God’s balance. He created an entire world and then rested on the seventh day. No matter how you interpret the scriptures, you see God has Balance.

What does it take for me to achieve balance? I question?

Maybe my answer is in the scripture Ecclesiastes 3: 1

Ecc 3:1  There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven


Miracles or Mundanity?

Which do you see? Do you see miracles in daily life? Or do you see Mundanity — Same Old … Same Old!

It snowed last night. A Miracle I say! My snow covered grass was watered, and it will grow straight and tall in the springtime, covering what used to be bare ground. A Miracle of life!

Branches hold a layer of snow, yet they do not suffer from the cold. A Miracle I say! Why you ask? Because it happens each year, and is part of the cycle of life God made on Earth. A Miracle of God!

As I gaze around me, I see barren tree branches reaching into the sky towards Heaven. They are ready to put forth new leaves in the spring. Green leaves from brown twigs. Again I claim a Miracle.

I can’t create this phenomenon. I might read about it in science books. I might study it in a laboratory. But I can’t produce it on such a large scale and make it happen year upon year without fail.

What is a Miracle? Maybe it is something totally and absolutely beyond my control. And a miracle is evidence of God and His creation, which I am allowed to experience, enjoy and be a part of as I live my life, which is a miracle as well.

God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning–the sixth day. Genesis 1:31  NIV

Our concern for Haiti and it’s People

I think of the individuals in Haiti who are reft of all the needs of life.

… Shelter, Water, Food, Clothing, and the comfort of friends and relatives. Relationships!

It can all be taken from us in one instant. Or we could live our lives in comfort, never knowing this kind of need many Haitians are currently feeling.

We are learning about this from news reports. What if …

And for us – What next? Where do we go from here with our lives, being humbled, at a distance by this tragedy. We might have known someone who was affected, but how many Americans were actually there, on the ground, experiencing the trapped feeling when a building caves in upon you? The need for clean water, and yet none available. Living for days in the same clothing, dirty, torn, and not knowing when things will change.

We say this should be a call to action. And yet – where is the outrage when we have people in our own country, living virtually next door to us, in similar circumstances. I don’t mean they are victims of a terrible earthquake, but they might have lost their job and for months can’t find one. Their health might be compromised and they can’t get the right foods to eat, or medical care which will restore their bodies to health.

But … guilt is not the answer. The answer lies in day by day, making a change in the lives of those around us. Opening our eyes to the members of society who are not so pretty to us – but totally beautiful in God’s eyes, as they are HIS creation.

Guilt can cripples me, but action, with God’s guidance, removes guilt. Yes – a call to action is needed and I trust in God to guide that call to action HE has for me.

Musings

My pen was dancing this AM when I wrote three musings. Prayer helps create these musings. Our lives can be a series of running everywhere trying to accomplish everything – or we can sit silently and ask God for guidance where to go with our mind. That is when my musing happens.