Thursday, August 27, 2015

A dear friend asked me what "Miss Kim" likes (my daycare name).

I wrote something today (inspired by you): What does Miss Kim like? Quickly I answered “ART!”, but as I contemplate the query I felt, as usual, the quick answer did not dignify the full truth, so I gave it some thought. I let it challenge me (I love to be challenged!) so that, should go on the list! I like and love so many things: I like to be challenged, I love art, creating (with anything at hand): music, paintings, jewelry, cookies, sewn pieces and with new elements come new creating, new creations, I love writing, teaching, listening, learning, I love children and how they soak up love without reserve, I like hello kitty (I think it's a throw-back to my little girl self), I like to take long rides on my Harley, I love the sun-set, the sun rise, the sun in my eyes (I close them and tilt my head back and just soak up the love and favor of God) I love the Lord, I love my family, I love my friends, friendship in general, I love being transparent (the more I am real, the more it gives others the freedom to be real), I love passing on the gifts I'm given, I love to give, and to teach giving, I love to see what others do creatively and I love to affirm others. I like liverwurst sandwiches with sweet pickles, Very spicy Mexican food, warm brownies under ice-cream, hot fudge, whip cream and a cherry, I like black coffee, guarded secrets, praying for friends, and giving the help I've gotten, I like forget-me-nots (maybe because of the meaning as well as their delicate beauty) I like to laugh, to tell jokes, to do what seems unconventional, to break out of the box others create and to make people think about deep, real, beautiful things, I like to enjoy every drop of the half filled glass, I like that there is always a bright side. I like to not give up! To strive, to grow and learn. I like to smile when no-one is around, I believe God does that when he looks at us. I like that when I'm down, I know where my strength is found, and I'm called there, and I'm refreshed. I like it when my friends forgive my mistakes, and I like to ignore my friends mistakes and I like that God is like that as He sees us hidden with Christ and clothed in his righteousness.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Psalm 23 in my own words.

The one with authority over all
owns me,
guides me,
protects me,
cares for me
and keeps me.
There is no good thing, I lack.
My Master causes me to find deep tranquil rest,
He surrounds me with peace,
He gives me new strength in my core.
He is alluring to my heart
and beacons me to follow Him
as He leads me in truth
because I am His
and bear His name.
At times trials rob me of clarity
and I am wrought with sadness
But I will not be held captive by fear
Your presence fills me with love,
and scatters my foes,
and You stay with me
and in Your strength, I rest.
Your generous provisions are laid out for me
in front of those who wish me harm.
You cleanse me and mark me as your own,
and set me apart for your purpose.
I feel abundantly cared for.
I am certain your kindness and affection will
guard me until I join you in eternity.
And I will enjoy all time
with my hearts desire
(of living with my Shepherd).

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Tree Planted by Streams of Water

I visited a tree yesterday. I just wanted to look at it and observe it's strength (it's planted by a stream of water). It doesn't bend down by the weight of it's load. It's branches reach high and are nourished, it's roots are deep and anchor firm. I altered my course twice yesterday so I could just look at this tree for a few seconds and remember it's strength. It quietly teaches me and encourages me. How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers...