the Mission

REAL TALK…

I like talking to God.

I could not admit this to most people because what would they think? So instead I will just put it out here on social-media where no one will ever know. (Giggles.)

During the COVID-pandemic it took me a short-while to tune out the perpetual media-saturation – but once I broke free – the reassuring whisper of His voice could be found, once again.

Has anyone else been hearing God more (clearly) during this period of our Country’s COVID- isolation?

I have been in awe that while the world is shouting...He still peacefully whispers.

Likewise, while the fear-mongers incessantly chatter, He speaks but limited Words. Which is always far more resounding to me, like a deafening gong, piercing through it all. Moreover, everything that He offers leads to one thing…

I love you.

And so begins my daily Mission. To listen for this sweet phrase, as often as I can.

Through the worldly noise. Through the disappointment. Through the struggle. Through the difference of what our lives are becoming.

The world is changing.

Our lives are all changing.

(But)

To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often.

Saint John Henry Newman

Will I seek to use my time as a means of becoming His perfection?

Saint Newman had a beautiful prayer about one’s Mission – and I’m striving to live this prayer out, on my own – as a means of whispering back to God…

“I love you, too.”

The Mission of my Life

Saint John Henry Newman

God has created me to do Him some definite service.

He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another.

I have my mission.

I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next.

I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons.

He has not created me for naught.

I shall do good; I shall do His work.

I shall be an angel of peace, a preacher of truth in my own place, while not intending it if I do but keep His commandments.

Therefore, I will trust Him, whatever I am, I can never be thrown away.

If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him, in perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him. If I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him. He does nothing in vain.

He knows what He is about.

He may take away my friends. He may throw me among strangers. He may make me feel desolate, make my spirits sink, hide my future from me.

Still, He knows what He is about.

hugs n’ blessings to all those daring to change once again.

One final thought:

When you finally see yourself as God sees you, I promise you will recognize the talents and abilities you have been blessed with and start operating in the fullness of those gifts.

At which point – when our time here on earth is complete – we may hope to have others whisper, “See how much they loved Him.”

heart smiles!

it’s the monday giggles…and these are lovely ones to share.

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I see a lot of people

in the world

and most of them

make me smile,

but you’re different.

You make

my heart smile!

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“…for the Lord sees not as man sees; man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” 1Sam16:7

 

For my daughter I sensed that my release of her would be a new “different.” My expectations of the circumstances were different; my preparation would be different. I sensed the difference, but wondered what this new difference would feel like.

And where would God be?

This weekend I found the answer (to both) in the

JOY

that I witnessed

in the difference in her, my darling daughter!

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And just how much of Him there already is

reflected in this heart of hers,

which is becoming whole.

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“Yes, fairy-tales do come true.”

 

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Forty days before an embryo is formed, a heavenly voice calls out—so and so is to marry such and such,” says the Talmud. This has been orchestrated from before you were born. Your souls are partners, matching halves of a single whole. The Talmud describes the search for a spouse as looking for that “lost part” of yourself.    -a parable

The Joy of seeing

(how beautiful it is)

that God has indeed made

the half to her completeness.

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And what great joy is felt in this new “difference”

as my heart smiles for the two of them

as they prepare to have Him always united with thee.

“A cord of three strands is not easily broken.”  Ecclesiastes 4:12

 

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Just two Moms bursting with JOY over their love of a ‘daughter.’

 

hugs n’  JOY-filled blessings to celebrate all the smiles our hearts can contain!

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Looks like God already had this covered. (Giggles.)