Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thoughts for Thursday

Proverbs 16: 20 He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.
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How do I write a writing post when so much is going on in my physical world that I feel like my head is in an ice bucket, frozen in silent animation?

The holiday’s are fast approaching and while I will be surrounded by family, I feel alone. Alone because my family is back in Maryland and could use the strength that I brought to the family and instead they are struggling on their own, alone also.

My hectic week will begin on Saturday and probably won’t give me a breath until the following Sunday when I’m sitting in Church thanking God for all of the blessings He has put in my life. Should I sit here and pout? Throw myself a pity party? Nah, that’s not who I am. I like to find the positive and run like the wind through the trees or harvested cornfields, and feel exhilarated for the things about to take place.

The clock is ticking, I’m wondering who this woman is, where is she finding the strength? Oh, yeah, GOD! You see, I should be in a frenzied, panicky mode, but I’m feeling ...what am I feeling, who knows? Weird? Strange? Yup, that’s Joni.

I am just going to take it One Day at a Time like all those anonymous groups say, and see what the Lord puts in front of me to handle. I know He only gives you what you can handle so I’m thinking, “He must think I’m a pretty strong chic to give me all of this!”

This came in the mail last week when I needed to hear/see/feel, “Joni, I’m here.”
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Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness joy.

O Divine Master grant that I
may not so much seek to
be consoled; as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.

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For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying, that we, are born to eternal life!!!

These words resound in my life as I face this week. May you carry them with you also.

Amen? AMEN!

Angel always...godspeed...

4 comments:

Stormcrow said...

One day at a time...

R said...

I was at an anonymous meeting yesterday and we read the 11th step, which includes the St. Francis prayer. I love that prayer!

joni said...

Yes, one day at a time, Storm...crow! :-)

Ro, I love the prayer and song. Sinead O'Connor sung a version and I just fell on my knees in awe.
I know it is the St. Francis prayer but for some reason I didn't give him credit. I just don't think he is the author, or is he? *wink*
Thanks for sharing in my hectic tale of today. *smile*

Ro said...

Oh I haven't heard the Sinead song, I'll have to look it up. What you wrote in the blog post isn't the St. Francis prayer word for word. Its really similar. I don't know if he himself wrote the original or not. He was a fascinating guy, wasn't too saint like in his younger days, I think he'd be a buddy of mine if he were alive today ;)