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Finding Hope In A Mysterious World

The Gift of Time

It has rained so much around here. Finally, after at least a week of rain and clouds, the sun has come out today. It is so inviting to run outside. Having grown up on a farm, I can imagine how badly the farmers want to go out and work in their fields.

But the time hasn’t come yet. Although the sun is out, our ground is still saturated. If they tried to drive their tractor into their fields, they are very likely to get stuck, at best they will leave tire ruts where they’ve gone.

That is a good example of many of us. Because we have been stuck in our homes, and not been able to get out and meet our friends and do many of the things we normally enjoy, we’ve become stuck in our ruts of doing the same old same old.

This month, over on The Write Conversation,  I wrote an article about how easy it is to get comfortable, for me it’s in my recliner, and not do the things that I enjoy. That may touch someone else. That God has called me to and given me the opportunity to do.

I’m caught in the web of inertia.

Which is sad, because we only have this allotted time that we’ve been given to do so much.

In my post, you can see where I go into more details on this. Here is the link.

January’s Readings and Keeping Up With The TBR Pile

Wow, how January is flying by. I mean, I’m sure that we are all glad to say goodbye to 2020. We are all praying that 2021 isn’t a repeat of that dumpster fire. We all want a much happier and peaceful year.

But for me, 2021 could slow down a little. Or else, I could get better at finding and sticking to a routine. I blame the shorter days. Once the sun goes down, I just want to curl up in my chair with a book. Or two. That’s good for reading, I’ve had a productive month. But not so good for working.

My reading last year consisted of a very eclectic bunch. I read 78 books, which is about normal over the last few years even with the COVID restrictions. I did read some bigger books and more websites.

One of the most fun things I did was pick up my guitar. I haven’t played it isince high school, but I came across the Justin Guitar website and app and really enjoyed the lessons. It is undergoing an improvement on the website so I hope I can get back to it after getting out of the habit over the holidays.

There’s that theme of using a routine again. Sounds like I need to pay more attention to keeping them. Continue reading

Wishing Everyone a Blessed 2021

Choosing a Path

Going on a journey

After living through a pandemic, a strident election, and a record number of natural disasters, 2020 is finally over. Now, we are looking forward to the new year of 2021. Even though we are carrying a lot of baggage left over from the old year, that doesn’t condemn the new year to be just like 2020. In fact, we have as much reason to believe it will be twice as good.

Many of us like to make plans and get an idea of what we want to achieve in the weeks and months ahead.

The Wonder of Creation

2020Night Sky by Pezibear

Over on The Write Conversation, I posted a blog about making plans that included God. You can get the link here.

Often, we think about what we can do. I know, when I do this, I get discouraged because there is so much out of my control and my abilities are so small.

But when I look at God, my Lord, at His creation and how He has worked in history, why shouldn’t I think He will do it in me? In you?

Wishing everyone a happy 2021 and hoping that you will achieve even more than you can dream.

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