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Just Some Thoughts


Sometimes I really feel as though I do not belong on this planet.  All around me are images of what society deems necessary for success and happiness.  The images and subtle programming have affected me in different ways, however I do not accept society’s drone of what I should be or what I need to possess to be happy.  Most of it bores me.

We are surrounded with the temptation of artificial pleasure.  Pornography, gambling, plastic surgery for “perfection”, electronics, jewelry, luxury travel, trendy clothing, gluttonous food and drink, are all flashed before us.  “They” lead us to believe we need what they offer for our happiness.  It is a lie.  Make no mistake.  “They” lead us to believe we need it all so they can line “their” pockets.

We have allowed ourselves to be trapped in an artificial world, where happiness is unattainable.  In that world, happiness only comes when we attain the next thing “they” provide us.  That happiness is fleeting, and we are already craving the next pleasure fix.

It is time that we break free and really start to enjoy life for what it has to offer.

As the years fly by, I am learning that life is a process that  teaches us to love.  It is that plain and simple.  All of the situations and issues that we face are placed in our path for a reason.  God, in His infinite wisdom, is allowing us opportunity for growth.  We can choose to stop and question each situation, and try to learn the truth that He is placing in front of us, or we can complain, ignore, and forge ahead as usual, insuring that we will experience the same issue in the future.  You see, God will not give up on us.  He knows what is needed for each of us, and what will make our souls happy.

We tend to focus on meaningless glitz and pleasure.  It is impossible for those things to make us happy…for they are the illusions and diversions of satan.

The only true reality is the purity of Truth and Light.  The key to happiness and joy is our openness to the love of God.  Only when we connect with His love can we learn how to love each other.  That is where the joy starts!

Everyday as my husband and I commute to work together,  I am amazed at the wonder around us.  Every season has its own beauty.  Spring offers a new splash of  fresh color that awakens our sleeping spirits.  The wonderful aroma of honeysuckle is a pleasure that I savor.  Summer brings warmth, beauty, and energy.  It is wonderful to enjoy the comforting music of birds chirping   in the morning and crickets harmonizing at night.    Autumn is my special gift from God!  I am convinced that He created Fall just for me – the bright rays of the warming sun breaking through the crispness of the cool air, the magnificent colors that are spread out as a bouquet, the intense sense of family that Autumn brings to my spirit, brought to mind by the sight of pumpkins, fall flowers and the taste of sweet, crunchy apples.  For me, this is heaven on earth!  Then there is winter.  A time of hibernation and the perception  of death as we view the  bare twigs and branches that were covered with life only a few months before.

Right when we reach the point where we can no longer bear the stinging cold and isolation of winter, new life bursts forth again.  There is beauty to behold in each season.

Look around your little piece of the world.   Open your eyes to the wonder of nature, and enjoy the simple pleasure that will fill your heart, mind, and soul.  Learn to enjoy and show gratefulness in all the blessings you’ve been given.  All of the people in your life – your spouse, parents, children, relatives, friends, coworkers and all of the people you pass casually on a daily basis were placed in your life for a reason.  Look for ways to love them, and to see the goodness in them.  Sometimes love is not easy, and it’s not always easy to see the good.  That is because we are human and will never be perfect while we are on this earth.  But as we walk in the Light of the Lord, and praise and honor Him, we are preparing ourselves for the ultimate happiness that lies ahead for those who love Him.

For eyes have never seen, and ears have never heard, the wondrous things that God prepared  for those who love Him!!!


9 thoughts on “Just Some Thoughts

  1. Beautiful post! There is so much around us to give thanks and praise for!


  2. This is exactly what I’ve been feeling for a long time, that I don’t really belong on this planet. Though I feel like I’ve been letting go of the things that I was taught were important, and just enjoying life. Very good post my friend.


    • Thank you so much for reading and commenting. Sometimes I think we all make life and love far too complicated. Simple pleasures, gratitude for family, friends, and all we have been blessed with, and a giving heart are really all we need:-) May God bless you, especially today.


  3. Bernie,

    Sorry I haven’t posted much lately, I have been caught up in “life” and have been letting it get in the way of appreciating the things God has blessed me with. I thank you for reminding me of this today. Sometimes I let the activity around me consume me, and then I begin to struggle, I begin to try to tell God what I need from Him instead of what He wants from me….and the merry go round continues until i get so frustrated that I FINALLY let go….you remember the struggles I had last year at this time….well they’ve come back to haunt me again, and I am trying to fight my way out…..but you reminded me that I don’t have to fight, I need to remember to give them up…..surrender them to Christ….(some of the “yelling” I was doing in the DBP was directed at myself more than the family, sometimes God speaks to ME through my own ministry…go figure) So I continue to be a work in progress, sometimes the closer I get to Him the harder satan works at keeping us apart and that deciever knows my weaknesses better than I do…..but then…God brings someone like you and YOUR ministry to me again…and helps me refocus…..I’m STILL struggling, but today I think I can begin to see the “light” at the end of my darkness.

    I love you and Joe more than you can EVER imagine, and I am SO BLESSED God has brought you two back into my life. I pray you have a GLORIOUS DAY today. YOU GUYS ROCK!!!


    • Jimmy, I SO understand where you are coming from. I know with all that is happening in your life, it is hard to find the time to read. However, I KNOW this book and this ministry will help you become free from your stronghold. As you know, there are spiritual forces at work here. We love you and your family, and continue to keep you in our prayers:- )

      Thanks so much for taking the time to read, and for sharing.


    • Jimmy, thank you for always being so honest and open with your personal struggles. Why do we all struggle so hard before surrendering to Jesus? The peace that comes with “letting go” is all encompassing….and heart changing. “Unbound” by Neal Lozano was a life changer for me; you would really love the book and/or the conference. Sending lots of love and blessings to you and your family:-)


  4. Love, love, love this…really wish they’d come up with that button! I’ve felt this way for a long time, and have downsized considerably (except in my closet…where I need to most of all. 😦 ) I’m so sick of stuff! We don’t watch TV – only an occasional DVD, so we don’t get the steady IV flow of “you want this…you must have this…you’re worthless with out this. I find it easier to walk around the marketeer’s ploys as a result.

    It took many difficult trials for the Lord to finally open my eyes to see the foolishness of the world’s definition of success. In fact, it wasn’t until my daughter ran away from home that I saw the futility of my prestigious Fortune 500 job, quit and returned to being a homemaker and mother. It’s a very big world when you have one young lady out there “somewhere.” Hmmm. I just “got” this as I’m typing. Thanks, dear sister!

    May you have a blessed weekend!



    • Tami, thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts. My closets need to be cleaned out too…just so tired of hanging on to “stuff”. Little be little, we are downsizing. It is a very freeing feeling.

      The Lord has taken away my desire for tv. Except for meaningful, or inspirational movies, I really do not like the tv on at all. Right now that is one of my challenges – my mom lives with us and has her tv on constantly…mostly blaring politics that I do not agree with, and my husband still enjoys watching certain shows. (I DO thank God he mostly likes to watch “creative-learning” types of programs.) I either like music or QUIET…there is way too much NOISE going on.

      Yes the world DOES have a foolish definition of success. When you come down to it, all that is important is relationships…with God, our families and friends, and our fellow man.

      Blessings and love!


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