By today's title, can anyone tell I spent yesterday watching my old Perry Mason dvd's? 😆
It's wild that I used to write here almost daily. Back then I could, finally, spill all that I'd bottled-up for decades lest folks haul me to The Home for Religious Weirdos. Oh, the wonder of instantly sharing lessons God taught me!
And how marvelous that blogging led me to 'my tribe'--those of you who don't find me too delusional, but rather, just crazy enough to hold your interest for five, ten or even the entire twelve years.
What a joy to discover my voice and (you) people who'll listen.
Anyway, 3,300 blog posts later, I'm not quitting. No, it just seems like God and Grace aren't nudging me to write as often lately, even though, as usual, I keep my ear tilted their way.
Am I worried? Nah. I know that seasons work like ocean tides--in now, out later, bringing in something new, carrying out something old. If there's one thing you don't want, it's standing water. (Can you say, 'stagnation'?)
And personally, I believe God designed this constantly-changing Life so that, always, we'd rely on Him rather than an oldy-moldy, way-we've-always-done-it-ness. You know, where, heck, we'll still accomplish things even if God doesn't show up at all.
Seriously, I'd rather do just one important thing with God before I die than hundreds of supposed-great-things without Him. I mean that.
So, really, please don't panic if--for you--things just don't feel the same. If what used to work, isn't working now. If you used to love some activities, but now can't stand them. If you've lost people you relied upon, if you're restless and searching when, years ago, you were Mrs. SureAbout Everything.
God likes to keep it interesting. He loves to shake things up. Why? So that, always, we'll keep a firm grip on His arm, an ear close to His mouth so that we'll spend our entire journey relying upon Him and doing things His way, not ours.
Life is way more exciting, full and rut-free His way, after all.
Saw my first robin of the season yesterday! Always, such a promise of Springtime to my winter-weary heart.
Please don't worry about me, ok? I promise to tell you if something's really wrong around here.
And oh, I'm considering at least posting some 're-run' posts' so that the stretches between my current posts won't be so long.
So daily I still check-out local real estate online (humor me), but rarely do I see rooms decorated to my liking. But this was an exception, below, though yes! There's an awful lot of wood in there--
(Click to enlarge.)
That house is much like ours--
-- except that the floor plan is opposite, they have an enclosed porch and many extra features which I'm trying not to drool over.
Speaking of which, I am still working my way through acceptance of dear ol' Hobbit Cottage. That we're still here. That we may still be here when we're more old and more decrepit than we currently are. Er hem. These things take time.
Want to watch some old Perry Mason episodes free online? Go here. Not all there are free, but some are. I especially like seasons 1 and 2 because of the lovely vintage clothes, cars and houses.