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Showing posts from April, 2018

GPS - God's Positioning System

I'll admit - as I age - I have become directionally challenged.  I used to be a great map reader - and trip-route planner. But then - technology came along and made my life simpler.  I no longer have to remember how to get anywhere - I just push a couple of buttons - and my car navigation system takes over.  "In 6.8 miles  use the left lane to merge onto  SC-9 South  toward  North Myrtle Beach." (ahhh... I love the beach!) Consistent reminders keep me on track even when my mind wanders off - as I'm chattering to a passenger - or listening to an audiobook or podcast. I always panic a bit when I hear - "In 700 feet turn right onto Main Street." 700 feet? How far is that? Is this the street?  No - it says I have 400 more feet to go! And this is the important turn! If you miss this one - you may have to go miles to turn around!  (Thank God for my Apple watch that actually vibrates on my arm at the exact moment I'm supposed to turn - saving me fro

The Seagull

I found my place on the sand; away from everyone at the retreat. Just needing some space - a chance to breathe. The October sun was warm but the wind held a chill, so I burrowed into my beach blanket. I had arrived at our annual prayer retreat in a mental fog. Exhausted on every level. I secretly felt sorry for the 30 women there with me - pretty sure I was not going to be very good company. I loved each of them dearly, but felt like only a fragment of who I was had arrived this year. I slipped away for some alone time… hoping no one had followed or noticed.  This was my place. The ocean is my therapy. The momentum and rhythm of the waves is like medicine to my soul. I can imagine with every wave - the stress and tension leaving my body.  The seagull edged closer to me, keeping a close eye. I could tell he was waiting for a crumb or morsel of food. I had nothing with me. I felt irritation in the pit of my stomach… Seriously? Is there no place I can go without feeling like someone or

The Fly

I found this note in my Face Book Notes from 2011 - and decided to share it here on my Blog:  Jesus cares about whatever is pestering us - or scaring us - or annoying us! He proved this to me today. I had a 1:30 doctor's appointment - so I headed out at around 1:00 in my Honda Odyssey. I had barely got on the highway and this enormous horsefly buzzed by my head and landed on my jacket. Screaming - and trying to pay attention to traffic - I pulled into the turning lane... stopped and tried to shew him out the window. No such luck. He flew to the back of the van. I was right by our church - so I pulled in - opened up all the windows and doors and tried to find this ginormous fly. I couldn't see him - so I was hoping he had flown away. I had to keep my appointment - so I got back in the van. Less than a mile up the road - he dive bombed my head again and I could hear him buzzing behind my seat. I am freaking out by now... and pull off as soon as I can - safely... I opened up