Simple Things

I awoke in the middle of the night and wrote–

Life is to be lived in honoring God-loving and serving Him.  This happens by honoring others–loving and serving them.

And it begins at home—just that simple.

For years I have wrestled with the knowing and the discovery  of “what I am to be when I grow up”. I must have thought this process of being somebody or something was complicated or that it had to be quite the spectacular . . .

But now at 66, I realize just how simple it has always been. The being is in the everyday; the ‘be’ is in the becoming. I have worked so agonizingly to find the “perfect plan and place”–you know, just for me—  that I have failed to rest in the journey of today.

“The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O Lord endures forever–do not abandon the works of your hands.” Psalm 138:8

About oct17

The little girl in me loves bird watching, butterflies, sunrises, sunsets, walks in the rain; the adult I am enjoys the same. I sense God's awesomeness in all of life--what wonder there is in slicing a leek or cutting open a pomegranate. I have many favorite things--a formation of Canadian geese flying overhead, the giggles of my grand daughters, the first ripe watermelon in summer, snowflakes on my face--these gifts from my heavenly Father delight me continually.
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4 Responses to Simple Things

  1. Gwen Patton says:

    My mind is filled with happy thoughts – – – all of you. Just wanted to let you know you brought
    a smile to my day today.
    I thank my God every time
    I remember you. Phil 1:3

  2. babyglende says:

    Barb! I am so glad that I can read your thoughts. learnings, and wisdom! Keep writing! 🙂 mine is: babyglende.wordpress.com I miss you and love you! Yes, loving God and loving people. That should be the passion of our lives.

  3. Nora Johnson says:

    Barb, I am so happy that you have really begun on the journey we spoke so much about these past years. and proud of you!, and thankful to God that He has set you on this path! How precious you are to me.

  4. Love reading your words and thoughts as if you were right here beside me. xx

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