Pain is a tool ( Amy :)..and it is driving me to restore my dreams when as yet I'm not sure what in the world that will look like. If I don't start putting some action in the right places I will find myself in this exact same place this time next year. here are some of my " right actions "
to talk to God more ...with no plan. Wait for Him to show up. Relax
to still workout to the best of my ability..even if I just walk ( explain more later)
to try new ways of eating to see if my health improves
to spend time LOVING the grand babies...( see below:)
plant a garden ( if it doesn't rain to much we are planting this weekend )
make a rain barrel
to choose joy about where He has me right now
to look at alternative ways to deal with my Crohn's/Ulcerative Colitis
to home school this year...( praying )
delving into inspiration rooms as we get to give the house we are moving into a total makeover
planning our summer of free things to do around town
putting up a clothesline when we move
continue to keep things in my life that are simple
to try new things..go new places ( like this new dress I made myself get...out of comfort zone )
making a summer reading list..here for a few I've added
visiting the Farmer's Market ...often
making homemade bread from here for the first time
taking more pictures of nature. More and more I am drawn to nature. I am really excited to participate in Bible Dude's In God's Backyard
this is just a sampling of what God has been showing me that I am to be about right now. All of this I am going to blog about. I am just going to go way out of my comfort zone and see what happens! Why not?:) As my new friend Suzanne penned about the track of life and really- we don't know how long we have and I want get to the end and have no regrets. I can choose to sit and make excuses as to why this or that but I don't want to. I want to live each and everyday I have left to the best I can that day. Even though physically I'm a mess...if I let go of what used to be or what I want and just embrace what is...just maybe God can live through me the way He wants. After all...it is for such a time as this that Esther was called...
if we sit really still and listen - I think you can hear Him calling too...
::Word Woman Wednesday Writing Prompt::
Here is the writing prompt for this Wednesday's Linky Party. Feel free to participate and share the prompt with friends. I am going to post a prompt every Monday when I linkup to Jen's. I will have the post up on Wednesday morning at 12:01 a.m. and leave it open until Thursday at midnight. Ok..see below for the prompt.
What is God showing you through your life/trials right now?
Little or big! Ok girlies...lets get to writing!
Also - the week after Wednesday May I would like to do a recipe linkup. One that will get us started off to a swimsuit ready summer;);)..what do you think? I am looking for some new recipes and I'm sure you all have a favorite? Maybe a family favorite for BBQ get togethers. A favorite dessert or a fun snack idea for the kiddos? Even the writing bloggers cook right?:)
sharing this post with friends at Jen's SDG tomorrow...come with me and visit won't you?
and with Happy Homemaker UK for her favorite post in May!