Roots


Driftwood Beach is located on Jekyll Island just off the coast of Georgia. These bending trees remain standing for now, but countless trees have disappeared.  Natures slow and steady force has consumed these oaks and pines at an alarming rate.

As I stood along the shoreline, all I could see for miles was the debris and remains of trees which were once strong and deeply rooted.

Much like these trees, life can bend and sometimes break us from the very root and core of our soul. Bending is surviving.  Sometimes the secret to survival is simply choosing to allow the force to blow through us. Adapting to life’s storms requires a strong root when the winds blow.

Colossians 2:7 is inspiring. It says we should sink our roots in him and build on him. We should be strengthened by our faith that we were taught and overflow with thanksgiving.

Just as a trees roots grows deep into the earth, our faith should also go deep. Be aware of those times when we can adapt to struggles blowing in our direction. Bend but don’t break. Bend down far enough to get on our knees and pray. Pray for strength. Bend down far enough to get on our knees to praise. Praise God in all His glory. Bend down far enough to thank. Thank Him for giving us a life of unbrokenness though Him.

Has there ever been a time when you had to bend or were broken?

What gives you strength through the storms of life?

Please share your thoughts.

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Why It’s OK for ME to Delete Facebook Friends


Once upon a time, I remember my children saying, “Mom, you should get on Facebook.” Hee Hee 🙂 I just shrugged it off saying, “No thanks. That’s not for me. That’s for the younger generation.” That was over seven years ago and was I ever wrong. Facebook may be a book of faces, but it can be so much more.

Facebook has been known for just being a popularity contest. The more friends you have and the more “likes” the more popular you are. Not so true, these days. It’s more about “deleting” and “unfriending” and this is why…

I have never been nor ever want to be a part of drama. Drama is such a waste of time. At some point and time in our lives, we will eventually experience it without asking for it or provoking it because that’s just a part of life. Ahh…just imagine living life without drama. I can’t. It’s simply not possible. Although we can eliminate some drama from our lives, we can’t always avoid it.

With my Facebook at 859 friends, I noticed that I was only seeing a handful of posts from those 859. To be a part of a group with so many friends, I thought I would be able to see all 859 all the time. NOT!  This made me realize that if I’m not seeing many of my friends posts, then there is a good chance…they do not see mine. With a little research, I found that Facebook showed that the average news feed story from a Facebook profile reaches only 12 percent of their friends. If that’s the case, why have so many friends?

So far, Facebook has been a good experience for me. I have been able to connect with friends and family which I have not seen in years, and possibly may never get the chance to see again. I have also been able to connect with others who I may not be friends with in my personal life, but I have similar interests to maintain a good Facebook connection.  I  always look forward to checking in with my circle of friends.

If we are Facebook friends and I have not connected with you for a long time, I hope that will change. I have deleted over 100 so-called friends, and I don’t say that to be mean…I’m just saying that we weren’t really friends. Facebook may  say we were but by my definition, we really weren’t.   After the changes were made, I pulled up my Facebook feed and had already noticed posts that I would not have normally seen. Mission accomplished.  🙂

And you know what the ironic thing about all this is?  Some may not even see this post because they too, have too many friends. (LOL)  Although my circle of friends may decrease in number, my hope is that it will increase in value.

To me, Facebook shouldn’t be about the followers

but more about the friends.

Until next time,

Laura

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Sunrise Inspiration


When God is involved…

Everything just seems to fall into place. ©

Sunrise at Sanderling Resort, NC http://www.sanderling-resort.com

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Contentment of Warm Blue


As the spring morning moves forward like the faint clouds,

contentment of warm blue fills me with a quiet reverence.

Sky writings defines the sky.

A hush comes upon me.

My mind relaxes,

as the trail fades into the amazing blue.

No matter what clutter may come my way this day,

it now fades within the writings of the sky.

With an aching awareness within my soul,

I know it will be a very good day and for that….

I am Thankful!

🙂

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