Blessings and Lessons


I suppose I should say “Welcome Back!”

Or you should say that to me?

August of 2018 was my last post to Sharing God’s Story. Because I’ve been dealing with mental/emotional/spiritual stuff  – kicked off by that hernia-repair catastrophe in November 2017.

It’s taken a while, but I think I’m getting back on track. And so, I had an idea about what I could do.

Kinda start over.

Well, start a new blog, for instance. A blog about taking 11 years of journals and shaping the Blessings and Lessons they contain into something that you, dear reader, might be interested in and could actually benefit from.

I say I’ve been in “recovery” from a lot of hurts, habits, and hangups, and I wrote daily about the wonderful things I was learning. Another way you could describe it is ‘The blessings and lessons of discovering the real me and the purpose I have here.’

So I intend to write a book containing all the gems of wisdom documented in those 18 diaries, and I’m going to blog about the whole process! (A book and a blog about writing the book!)

This is my commitment to you. And I hope you will feel free to hold me accountable to this goal.

Now that I’ve started, I feel great anticipation in moving on to the next step!

Ninevah – Right On Time

Thursday, March 22, 2018 – 02:41


Heavenly Father, Thank You for this day of life in Your wondrous creation. Thank You for never giving up on me, despite my rebellious, sulking, running-to-Tarshish attitude. Thank You for consistently trying to get through to me, no matter how many times I couldn’t or deliberately wouldn’t “get it.”

I pray today that we’re past all that, that this time I’m really ready to surrender it all to Your will and Your way. Which, it may be, means journaling right into a post on Sharing God’s Story blog, rather than my precious, hand-written journals. (I love handwriting – maybe too much.)

My sacred tradition:

Sharing God's Story
Journal, Bible, and Coffee!

Maybe… maybe that’s the lesson of these past few months. Old habits have crept into my life. I’ve wished for a magical change in me when all along I’ve known that the change You make/give is simply the awareness that change is possible. That I can do life differently.

Because, really, this faith and belief and trust thing is – at its very core – a choice, a decision arrived at every moment of every day of every week of every month of every year… It’s a journey every believer sets out on without knowing the destination.
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In A Fickle Pickle

Trying something new today: posting a pic of my journal page right from miPhone… I’m in a fickle pickle about what I’m “supposed to be” doing (really, I’m avoiding the work of writing a post based on my scribbling).

Please comment with your thoughts- especially as to whether you could read this. I’m more interested in the quality of the picture than of my hand-writing (I can adjust that). Thanks!