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Kind Words

What a surprise today, one of the sweetest ladies that walks by my office every day stopped in to say thank you. She just wanted to let me know that she watches and pays attention to what people are doing around here and I’ve really impressed her with the success of my projects in the one year that I’ve been here.

My mouth was hanging open, really, it was literally open as she spoke. Her words were unexpected and caught me off guard. I did regain my composure so my mouth wasn’t hanging open the whole time… ha, ha.

She’s an older lady, very smart and kind. I speak with her almost everyday. She always has a kind word for everyone, but she doesn’t hesitate to tell it like it is either. I truly enjoy talking with her.

Her kind words were something that I needed to hear. We all need to be told thank you and that we’re appreciated. There are two things I’ve always believed. God will put the right people in my life at the right time, and for the right reasons, and He will never give me more than I can handle.

It’s so easy to fall into the daily grind that we lose focus on how others perceive us. I’m thankful that my friend took time today to share her kind words with me.

James 1:17: Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

 

 

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Incomplete Puzzle

I’ve been asked several times since my last post what I’ll share next. Then I was asked, why haven’t you written anything lately? There isn’t an answer as to why I haven’t crafted anything; but, I haven’t felt the peace and comfort that comes with writing. With all of the daily commitments, I’ve found myself observing, listening, reading, and just taking everything in.

It’s been a whirlwind; the weather has changed, I’m battling a cold, busy at work, crazy at home, financial stress with the upcoming holidays – I know others are facing their own stress too.

What’s missing though is the peace I feel with His Word. I don’t have an answer as to why I haven’t spent time reading His Word. It’s part of my day, but somehow that piece of the puzzle is missing.

I was in church Sunday; however, I didn’t hear what the sermon. Too much noise in my mind, I wasn’t open to what was said, I didn’t hear the message – why not?

I enjoy church and look forward to hearing my pastor’s message each week. I always learn something and walk away feeling refreshed, ready to tackle another full week of work, activities, and enjoying my family. As my morning routine began I felt as if the noise had subsided, I realized that my spiritual vision had faltered. He doesn’t send me daily reminders to spend time with Him; it’s something I do as part of my day.

I found myself skimming through 1 Samuel this morning, and am processing the words.

1 Samuel 15:34-16:21: It’s a good feeling as I work to complete the puzzle.