"If you’re always tired, always under-rested, you’re not going to be capable of doing everything you need to get done. You’re going to make mistakes more readily, lose your temper, or miss opportunities. " — Karen Jensen
Life can get crazy, can’t it? Especially these days. It seems like being “busy” is our badge of worth. We’re sort of proud of it, like it makes us important. But it feels kind of like we’re on the hamster wheel of life, and we can’t seem to get off.
Personally, I think it’s all part of the devil’s plan in the last days – if he can’t make us bad, he’ll make us busy. Too busy for time with God. Too busy to get our daily assignments from on high, and to walk in peace and rest, just doing what the Lord leads us to do each day.
We keep saying “yes” to everything, and we find ourselves in our over heads. My friend Marie wrote me about this very thing last Thanksgiving, and I wanted to share with you what she said. You’ll laugh, you’ll identify, and hopefully you’ll get a better grip on your purpose and embrace some new ideas…
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Raise your hand if you’ve ever made a wrong decision. Hello! We all have our hands up right now – some of us have two hands! Let’s face it – we’ve all made a wrong decision (or two…or more!) in our lifetime. Welcome to the human race.
The problem is, sometimes those wrong decisions paralyze us from trying again, or we feel like we have to pay for them the rest of our life. I meet a lot of people who are living by that old saying, “You made this bed, now you have to lie in it.”
But I can’t find that in the Bible! God doesn’t say, “Too bad, you goofed up, now you’re disqualified.” No! In fact I read in Ephesians 2:4 that He is rich in mercy and loves you greatly! He’s the God of another chance.
So what should you do if you’ve made a wrong decision? Here are 3 ways to get “unstuck” and move forward into your divine destiny...
MARCH 2016 This month was our second wedding anniversary! We celebrated multiple times, but one of those times was a wonderful lunch at the beautiful Philbrook mansion in Tulsa, then a stroll through the gardens (seen here). It wasn't quite warm that day, but it was sunny and warmer than Minneapolis, and we had a great time!
FEBRUARY 2016 One of the highlights this month was attending Winter Bible Seminar/Worldwide Homecoming at Rhema in the middle of the month and getting to see so many wonderful friends who came from all over the world! This picture is with Pastor Tracey Turner from Burlington, Vermont, where I was blessed to preach last fall. It was a great week in Tulsa!
JANUARY 2016 Happy New Year to one and all! We were blessed to see our little Dixie girl the first part of January, and take family pictures together. We also traveled to Oregon for my mom's funeral, where I delivered the eulogy. It was an honor to be part of celebrating her wonderful life, and a blessing to see so many family members.
Lots of people have asked me how Bob & I met, so here’s the story:
In June 2012 I was writing Why God Why? and I “just happened” to be writing about the grief process – how there are stages to go through if you’ve suffered loss, but how no one else can dictate how fast or slow, easy or hard, you go through each stage....
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