Dear Blog…

March 31, 2016

I had an out-of-the-blue angry moment this morning. Getting into the turn lane to make a left I see a truck coming straight towards me with no blinker on, just right in my path. Slamming my brakes I skidded on wet road from last night’s rain back into the inside lane. In those few seconds the face said everything. A  yeah-I-made-you-move-over, self-satisfied look was spread across his mouth immediately revealing great pleasure in his moment’s work. Older looking and bigger than me was code for Attitude. I’ve seen the identical expression albeit in different venues down through the years.

A couple points to remember:

1. You can win the battle (s) and lose the war.

2. The behavior of people has severely elevated to the level of “heartless”, along with more laws passed to protect such; therefore, the saying, “You can’t legislate morality; you have to change the heart first”, is in essence true.

So, to you Mr. Smiley, I say, grin on. Someday you may be crying and blubbering quite earnestly ( in ignorance, of course) asking, how did this happen???? Then again….maybe not. After all, it is God alone who changes the heart. *

Now go be offended at that, will you Mr. Smiley? Even better, go complain to HIM that you’re offended and see where it leads.

*Ezekiel 36:26

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Spring is here in all its green attire. The flowing grass sways to the breezes that pick up the swirling remnants of winter leaves, tossing them into the air for their final dance of the year. Birds sing to welcome the dawning of the morn while both new flowers and budding trees smile coyly as you take in bright sunny days that brings one hope.

Hope in the springtime is good for us. Perhaps a new love or maybe the warm sands of some far off vacation for a few days. Something as simple as sitting in the yard and taking in the full sights and smells of a new season are enough for some, me included. It really doesn’t matter just as long as it appeals to you and gives you that sense of newness that we all need in our souls.

New season, new lists to make, new things to do, and yet…

It all repeats itself. We are the ones who wait for it. It comes in its own time, its own way. I’ve found it best to be present. To feel, see, hear, touch, and be fully aware of each season that God grants me so that I don’t forget all the beauty in His creation, of which I am, also. To do otherwise is to shortchange myself and God. And so, on this day I salute the beauty of Spring and all it holds to give us a fresh start from the winter sleep that rested us.