Those Good Ole’ Days


Some days we just need a gentle reminder, that life has been good and is good.

So look at the time and how quickly it’s gone by! Oh yeah, you remember when the house was full from top to bottom ~ from one bedroom to the other and there wasn’t an empty space to sit for a minute’s quiet anywhere, because it was ‘kid’ full and it rang with laughter and it sang with giggles and lullabies and story times and those were the days weren’t they? Oh yeah, they were full of crying, and diapers, and two-year old busy – ness, and schools days, and tooth fairies and crayons and homework and spelling bees, but they were still fun days with scattered frustrations weren’t they? They were full of pigtails and braides, ponytails, barrettes and bow ties, little boy blues and little tin soldiers, crickets, toads, pollywogs, and turtles on creek banks. They were the days for sure, when the home was filled to overflowing with good times, now reduced only to cherished memories and warm memories and fun memories and “Oh I’d love to go back for just a minute” memories. But the days are gone and the kids are grown and the empty nest might even be more alone than it once was, ‘cuz you’re living it alone for some reason or another. Maybe death has come knocking and taken a loved one or maybe death has come by way of separation or divorce and it’s ravaged your beautiful soul and your once – cherished home and taken its toll on what you once had. Life is funny isn’t it? Sometimes we don’t even realize the good stuff until it’s not there anymore.

Maybe you’re under the weight of depression because it’s all just so hard to cope with. Oh beautiful you, just as you are, alone and longing for the old times or perhaps longing for your heavenly home, you have life still; see it within you! You have breath now, just look at you and all that you’ve accomplished with it. Take a good long at all the work you’ve done, the career you’ve managed, maybe the children you’ve raised, or the home you’ve kept. Just look at the wisdom gained over your years gone by. See how much of it you’ve gathered over the difficult journey that you’ve just traveled. We’ve all traveled them haven’t we? Encountered those difficulties where we wanted to give up and plead sanctuary and those dreadful moments of “Just get me to a safe place.”

Don’t lose heart! ‘nor hope! Your joy resides in your next breath, so enjoy today for the day that it is and take it and know that God gives life to enjoy and even when the hard times come, we know they’ve made us stronger and more resilient to the enemy’s defeat. Our God is greater than all the powerful, evil forces that come against us in our most down and out times. Our awesome God is victorious and He’s got you covered, right down to your deepest heart-break! He’s able to heal all the raw hurt and bitter heart that life, hardship and loneliness has dealt you. Yeah, the good ole’ days were the days of good times but today is just ‘your’ day with God! So beautiful soul, go to Him! Go with Him and find peace in His divine peace and vast immeasurable love in His rich and unconditional love.
~k

“Those who live in the shelter of the most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare about the Lord; He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; He alone is my God and I trust in Him…….He will cover you with His feathers….His faithful promises are your armor and protection.”
Psalm 91: 1,2, 4

“When they call on me I will answer; I will be with them trouble. I will rescue and hon our them.
Psalm 91: 15
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Season Of Change

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So it’s Fall, and let it begin. There’s a whole lot of summer behind us and a lot of stuff left back there, some of it wonderful memories left in the dust of a fast – paced and busy, hectic life style and yeah, some of it not so great and that’s for sure.
For now a new season lies ahead! A time of harvest and yielding fruits. A new time of rejuvenation and preparation before the long winter sets in. Ahh, yes, beautiful soul! How is it! Beautiful just the way you like it? Or a little on the down slump? How’s your heart? How’s your mind? Weary, tired, restless, and longing for something deeper, something more meaningful, other that the same old, same old, that’s sure to creep in and join up with you in this new season in life?
Sometimes it’s difficult to step away from what’s behind and leave it where it should be left. Those worries, anxieties, those hard places that knocked and those insensitive people that pulled you in and dragged you down into their misery! After all, some things just need to be carried forward and dealt with don’t they? Or do they? Maybe some things surely can be left behind! If they can, then indeed, leave them and walk away.

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Things still need attention? Then this new bold season, vibrant with color, is the perfect time to take care of them, so face them head on! All those instances of unconfessed sin, painful hurts, crushing disappointments or maybe just a plain old discontented spirit, needs a new start. Forgive, be forgiven, forget and move on into the bold, vibrant colors and beginnings of a new life, and a new season. The beauty of fall awaits to be seen with new insight, through the clear eyes of the soul, a clean heart and a forgiving spirit. So time out today for a Fall cleaning! Take out the garbage and leave it at the roadside for pick-up! Walk on free in Christ and prepare for harvest in your life and in your ministry. Prepare for harvest, within your home, your family and your relationships and circles of influence.

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The Psalmist says and reminds us in the very first chapter of the book of Psalms how blessed we are as followers of Christ, when he says in verse 1, “Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on His law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by the streams of water which yields fruit in it’s season and whose leaf does not wither….” Yeah, we must prepare our hearts for harvest and maybe do a deep cleaning but it’s well worth it to be like the well-watered tree planted by the stream ‘cuz our leaves won’t wither in the seasons of life. Yeah, beautiful you ~ We are blessed and beautiful souls if we delight in the laws of God and meditate on Him day and night and through all seasons of life.
~k
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