I want to thank everyone for your prayers and sweet emails while I was MIA having my surgery. I'm still on the mend and a little sore in my elbow but so much better, PTL! Physical Therapy has helped so much with regaining range of motion in my elbow and strengthening and regaining full use of my hand. Still occasionally have some weird nerve pain in my hand but praying that the nerve transposition surgery in my elbow is healing properly and there is no permanent nerve damage to my hand. Able to use my hand better now and hope to get back in my blogging grove real soon!! Again, THANK YOU, for your friendship and prayers. Each of you bless my heart so and I count it an honor to pray for you as well!! I'm always amazed how the Holy Spirit brings your faces or maybe something you posted or your blog name to my heart and mind and prompts me to pray.......I count it an honor to lift you before the Throne of Grace. Isn't it amazing how He's using this bloggy thing to strengthen and encourage one another in our journey! He's Awesome, isn't He!!!
|Pumpkin Spice Lattee ~ Yippee!|
Walmart got my favorite Pumpkin Spice candles in the other day and I've already stocked up - whoo! hoo! They are by far the most fragrant candles I've ever purchased and recommend you check them out. I started burning one a few days ago and my home really smell's like Paula Deen is cooking up some decadent, calorie loaded, whipped cream covered, yummy pumpkin something or other in my kitchen, ya'll! I love it!!
Well, change is certainly in the air. The seasons are a'changing and the "next" is upon us. I've often wondered what triggers nature to subtly begin her transition to the next seasons. His creation peacefully and without hesitation or resistance just flows with His purpose and grand design. Change is a constant and therein lies a great contradiction. If there's one thing that I've learned along life's journey with the Lord, it's the certainty that my course will forever eb, flow and change and my part in His "next" is to - like nature - keep moving forward without hesitation or resistance and stay ever so close to His heart and keep pressing forward by faith. That's why it's called a "Faith walk" not a "Faith sprint or marathon". It's within each next step and season of life that we grow and find ever increasing meaning and purpose in the plans He's has for each of us. Change can be hard....leaving the familiar comfort zones of life requires faith and trust in the One who is leading us onward. I once heard the phrase "you're not truly living until you're on an adventure with God". Stepping out in faith into the next season of life can be a real challenge. But not doing so can result in missing out on seasons of awesome, strong-hold destroying, freedom finding, life-changing, faith-building, outrageous adventures with God - and isn't that what real living is all about!!
Oh and what an awesome Starter and Finisher He is! He knows exactly where we are and what season we're in and what the next season holds and longs to put His loving arms around our shoulders and walk us through our "next's" and bring us through to the finish line in victory! Yes, nature's seasons are changing, but I sense in my Spirit that there are subtle winds of change blowing by His Spirit upon many of us. I say, "yes, Lord" you'll be with me before, during, after and beyond and I don't want to miss one moment of an adventure with God!! How 'bout you?
Press on all you God Adventurers......There's a new season just ahead!!
He is Faithful!!
Luv, Hugs and Sweet Fall Blessings!