I read several Christian women's blogs each morning as a way to finish up my prayer time. They uplift and inspire me. I'm also reading Billy Graham's new book, "The Journey". I bought it because I feel that I am on a journey here on earth--one that leads to my real home with Jesus.
This morning, I reread Diana's blog, www.dianaway.blogspot.com and was reminded of how the Lord can stop us right in the middle of anything and inspire change--if we are listening for His voice. I want to always be listening!
I read Carol's blog, http://she-lives.typepad.com/she_lives/ and thought about the beauty of aging gracefully. I thought about God's grace and how He wants to bestow His Grace on us. We just have to be receptive. I considered my own aging as I sit here with a back ache from placing concrete pavers in our patio yesterday afternoon. I remember my Grandmother, when she was about 92 and getting senile--she looked in the big mirror in the dining room and said, "Who is that old lady?" My mom told her, "That's you!" And Grandma looked again, and just laughed and said "no that's not me" and did a double take. It took her a moment, after waving to herself in the mirror to realize that was her. I believe that when we leave vanity behind and replace it with God's grace, we can age gracefully and embrace all that the Lord has to offer us in this life.
I read Kelli B's blog, http://kelliburrier.blogspot.com/ and was inspired to write a list of my own. Thanks! Kelli! Am I going to post it here for all the world to see? Hmmmm, let me think on that one. I want to write it out first in long hand and see how big it gets. Then I'll pare it down to really do-able things.
I was reading Veronica's two blogs, http://eventhestarslooklonesome.blogspot.com/ and http://homeiswhereonestartsfrom.blogspot.com/ but she hasn't posted in a while. If you can, read some of her past posts . She is very insightful. I miss her. Sure wish she had an email that I could tell her I miss her postings!
I get daily inspirational emails from The Purpose Driven Life www.purposedrivenlife.com and Joel Osteen www.joelosteen.com Ministries. I usually watch on television and use the website of Joyce Meyer www.joycemeyer.org
I have a full life online, but I need to find a home church. I have yet to find one that feels like home to me. I miss the church that I used to attend in Orange County and I am looking for one like it. Maybe there aren't any in this area. I'll keep looking, though. I am following the Lord's leading in this.