"make love..not war!"

Good morning and happy 3rd day of this new year! I had a lovely 4 hour sleep, if only my bladder would allow a longer bit of time in peace filled slumber!! But I am so thankful that I am awake, I am alive, I am breathing...I get another day of trying to get it right:)

As I sat in deep conversation with our Father in heaven this morning the same thought kept popping into my  head...love one another...love one another, love one another...then I thought of an old phrase "make love...not war!" I sat and thought about this and remembered when I was a young girl I would snicker when I would hear it thinking it had to do with....shhhh...S~E~X. Really????  Today it has a totally different meaning to me, it has meaning that I instill into my life each and every day, it can be applied to every situation you hear on the news, to every situation you see in the newspapers, to every situation you read on facebook...in my eyes if each of us would focus on the "love" and  not the "war" our lives would be much happier and our Father in heaven would be so pleased with us....We as a society tend to focus on the bad....we hone in on who is cheating who, who is harming who, who is in the wrong, who is this, who is that! We tend to gain and grow in the downfall of others, we thrive on what negative band wagon we can jump on and we cling to it until we get pushed off and then we have a new negative bandwagon to climb up on... Do you look for good things? Do you go out of your way to be pleasing to others, do you tend to shy away from negative or do you, like a gang buster, crave to be a part of "war" Why is it that we see more bad than good every where we look in the media, how come we see all the ones who are killing, who are lying, who are cheating....etc....but we rarely see what good people are doing. How come we are so quick to judge others, how come we are so quick to take the bad at face value, convict and prosecute, just on hearsay? We have got to quit focusing on the "WAR" and start focusing on the "LOVE" if we are going to pull the world back into place! 

So I ask you what are you going to do today.."make love" or "make war" personally I am going to do my dead level best to "make love" every single day, I am going to promote only good, I am not going to play in to the pettiness and negative of this world...If I can't say something nice I opt to keep my mouth shut...when the odds are against me I am going to but boldly in and make it known that I refuse to allow my joy to be stolen, I am going to find good in every situation, I will not be a party to gossip EVER and I will be the kind of friend that I would like to have. I am going to look in the mirror, see passed my old flabby apprearance and see what God sees, a beautiful heart filled with love, compassion, and empathy...and I am going to smile...first in the mirror then at everyone that crosses my path!!! When asked how I am doing today I am going to tell you I am awesome and I am going to mean it...Are you with me??? If you are comment me with an "AMEN", an "I'm with you" or anything positive you might want to add...Lets let our lights shine for all to see...especially satan..let him see that no matter how hard he tries you refuse him...

YOU are loved and YOU are a great importance in my life! Have a day filled with love not war and just be happy!

Its just a matter of time!!!

Good morning and happy 2nd day of this new year....January 1st roared in to El Dorado Kansas, the winds whipped at 30 mph and a cold blast moved in leaving us with single digits and snow...not deep intense snow but enough to cover the ground and make things slick and dangerous on the roadways...I am so thankful that I do not have to get out in the elements for work. You might look at the title of this blog and say...HUH? What is just a matter of time?? You know I never know what the subject of my blog will be until I sit down and begin writing...whatever phrase comes to mind is the phrase I use as my title....after the title is in place I then ask God...like you, when you read the title, "What does this title mean?" I then pray for God to allow me to feel what he has need for me to say and I begin writing....so here we are..
"It's just a matter of time!!!"

As all of my readers know, Wayde and I have struggled since the day we became a couple...our finances have been a very sore subject but with love and blessings we have always had "enough" I know that "our making it" has been only by the hands of God and I know that He will never leave nor forsake us...I sometimes ask him why so many who seemingly have no faith at all are like King Midas, turning leaves on trees into gold? I know it is not right to question but I just don't get it. We live very meagerly and only wish to pay our bills and have enough for food left over....sometimes the food budget is very skimpy but we figure out a way and we make it...
I sat and pondered my questioning regarding others and all of a sudden, like in the V~8 commercials I felt like I had been smacked right square in the forehead.
Is that not one of the big 10 Dawn???? Is that one of the things God says we are not supposed to do? Covet??? It is not so much that I want the things that others have...oh who am I kidding, YES I do, I want a vehicle that will be more dependable than my little old 250,000 mile van...I want a speedometer so I don't have to guess my MPH on the roadways... Forgive me God for this...I am very thankful for the van, so very thankful that it takes Wayde to and from work and gets here and there in town! YES, I do....I want a house that does not have crooked floors in every room, that does not have a toilet that leans to the left...I want an oven that has a thermostat that registers the correct heat when in use...Father forgive me for this, I do have a  roof over my head and an over that will cook food, so many do not even have these things...There are so many things I would like to have but they are not things that will determine if I live or die! I know in time something a little better will come along as long as I hold fast to my faith and I quit being such a coveter!!!
Boy as I am writing this I am beginning to realize what God is saying to ME, why this title came to my mind this morning, HE is giving ME a lesson today, a lesson that I really need...I will no longer pine for things I do not have, I will trust that when we are in need that HE will make a way for us and I will be happy that I have a van, that I have a roof, that I have a meal and that I can communicate via media with mine and Wayde's family who live far away. I will praise HIM for taking care of us and I will not sit and wonder why others have more than I...I will work hard to ensure we have enough to make our bills and I will continue to love with all of my heart....See I told you I never know what direction my blog will go but at the end it is visible as to why I write what I write....Do you find yourself caught up in the WHY's? I did not even realize I was so caught up until I began to write...THIS being realized my resolution for 2014 will be to appreciate more the things we are blessed with, strengthen my relationships with others, love with all of my heart, pray with great fervor, and to give as much as I can... I will thank God more for blessing me with the things I have and I will go to bed at night and sleep in peace that HE has given the me day that is closing and when I wake up I will praise him for the new day. I am letting go of the "I wish I had's" and am going to concentrate on the "things I do have's" Is there any room for change in your life, I pray you are not like me and that you are content with what you have been blessed with, if you are not...will you join me in making that a change in your life. The "thank you's" instead of the "I want's" I don't think it is a bad thing to aspire to do better for yourself, I don't think it is bad to strive for nicer things, I think where I fall short is I begin to forget that God has given me "enough" I have to begin to appreciate what I do have!!!

I pray that your day is going well, that you do not think me a spoiled non appreciative brat and that you are taking time to reflect on your life...THE beauty in all of this is, no matter where I fall short when I look deep inside and label the issues I have, God shows me better ways, he forgives me for my short comings and he pulls me in even closer so that I can begin to make the changes he needs for me to make...I give you my love, each and every one of you and I lift you in prayer that what ever you might be going through today you will feel God's loving arms wrapped around you and you will know that in all things HE is with you...

May you be blessed with "enough" this day!

YOU are loved!!!!

Lets get this party started!!!


WOO HOO we have made it to 2014....

Today is the first day of a brand new year. It is a time for fresh starts, a time for soft reflection of precious moments in 2013, a time to see where there is need for change and to come up with steps you will use to make those changes. It is indeed a new book and you have 364 more days to write it...Be mindful of each page and this year make a point of writing something that YOU personally did to make someone smile! If you make a point to "each day" looking around you and determining who is in need of your light, in need of your love, in need of acknowledgement....and then acting upon that prompting that you get deep down in your heart...YOU will have accomplished what you have set out to do...YOU have felt the need of another person and YOU have done what GOD wills you to do! YOU have shown compassion and love.

You know I most always end anything I write with the phrase..."YOU are loved" when I am dead and gone and you hear these words I hope it will make you smile and think of me...I don't say this without thought, I don't say the L word without meaning...if I say it...I mean it. and I say it often. I have so much love in my heart that sometimes it just oozes out. YOU might ask how can I love so many, that there is no way I mean it when I write this sending it out to so many each day, to all those in foreign countries who follow my blog, to people I have never met and most probably never will meet.. I do mean it  though...GOD's word is all about love, that is the top of the chain that we should give LOVE at all times. 

I would like to start this new year off with a prayer for you and yours, if you will join me in this heartfelt plea to our Father in heaven and stand in agreement it would touch my heart in a huge way! 

Our kind and gentle loving Father in heaven, I come to you this first day of the new year in humble gratitude for the many blessings you bestowed upon me and my family the last 365 days. I confess that there were many times I did not understand why things happened as they did but never once did I take my eye off of you or feel that you had forsaken me. I love you so much Farther and accept the things I cannot change and will forge forward each and every day in my journey of being in your favor and receiving daily your immense love. Father as we begin this new year I ask that you see all of these people that share in this blog, who come for all over the world to pray with us, I ask that you see their needs and that you make provision for them in ways that validate how very important they are, how much you love them, and how much you will them to succeed. I ask you to make ways for them where they feel there is not way, I ask that you bless them with overcoming illness' and disease and that you lay hands of healing over them each time that there is ill in their bodies. I ask that you see their financial needs and that you give them "enough" Keep them with a roof over their heads, food in their tummies, lights, heat, and most of all with ability to share a meal with one less fortunate at any given time. Father cover each of my friends with knowledge that when they carry you in their hearts things might not be perfect but that even in the imperfect times that they can weather the storm and that you will always, Always, ALways, ALWAYS be the lighthouse to guide them to the shore. Father there are so many who are questioning, so many who are having fading faith, so many who just do not know what to believe any more...allow those who are strong in their faith to be beacons of light to those in the shadows, allow each of us time and opportunity to determine those in need and allow us the right words to say to them so that they can feel your love! Father I ask you to take a look at our government and outline and implement what is needed to get this wonderful country back on track, revel truths in all dealings so that we once again can become UNITED...where there is distrust allow trust to be built, where there is anger allow calm to overcome, where there is indecision allow there to be decision and where there is chaos let there be peace. Cover our military members with your divine robes of protection, literally wrap around them a shield of protection and bring each of them home safely...So many new guidelines for them Father concerning their pay and their service, provide a way for them to feel the pride they have for their country being given back to them...Allow them to feel the love we have for them and to feel each time a prayer is lifted in their name. Father in all things I ask that you fill me over and over again with this wonderful love I hold in my heart, keep it full so that I can continue doing what I love to do most, lift prayers fervently for all who come my way. I love you so much, I rededicate my heart to you each morning that I am gifted the blessing of opening my eyes, and no matter how hard times get for us, no matter how far I am pushed no matter how much bad is thrown at me, I will never ever stop loving in you, I will never lose my faith and I will never waiver! In the name of Jesus Christ I ask for mercy, favor and abundant blessings for all...Amen!