AH! The Phone

As I was about to pay my phone bill I had a throwback moment when phones hung on the kitchen wall or sat on a desk in the hall. These days they are on the nightstand in the bedroom or maybe on the bed at night.

It’s amazing how this inanimate object has encroached upon our lives. Every where we go we drag it along-like we can’t live without it. Not only do we keep it by our side to answer it before it finishes the first ring but to reply to the bings, bops or buzzers for email, twitter, instagram and whatever else new and exciting is birthed from the world of technology.

I was caught up in that madness until one day I had enough. My gadgets are still in my bedroom but the bells, whistles and buzzers are turned off and on chargers to be ready for the next day. There have been times I’ve forgotten my phone at home when I went to work. The amazing thing was I survived without it.

At the end of the day it is a helpful piece of equipment that is for more than playing games and other non essential activities.

Is your phone and other electronic devices taking over and controlling your life?

Look Back

Look back at the beginning of the year

Is there anything you can hold dear

The road may have been rough

Many days very tough

Times nothing looked good but the bed

When there was no drive to go on 

Wanting to let loose

But kept holding on

Battled fear and doubt

Crying out what is this all about

Look back once again

See how far you’ve come

Now at the end

It’s time to give thanks

For His faithfulness

To stand by your side

As He’d gently guide

You to His expected end.

Flashback to Freedom

On my days off when I don’t have any errands to run my outfit is more relaxed. Today I’m going to wear a big sloppy shirt and comfy shorts.

I found the shirt in a stack of shirts in my closet and realized it needed to be ironed because it was very wrinkled and today (I don’t know why) the wrinkles would have bothered me. So my first chore before getting dressed was ironing the wrinkles out of the shirt. I’m not good at ironing but I was determined to see if I could eliminate more wrinkles than I added.

While ironing the shirt I had a flashback to many years ago when my uncle gave me a shirt. My sister and I were visiting him-for what reason I don’t recall. Then my flashback went back a little further to my childhood.

I had two uncles that I thought didn’t like me. I never could come up with the reason why in my head but that’s what I felt. I did think one uncle liked me a little more than the other.

While ironing the shirt I did remembered the uncle that I thought didn’t like me the most gave me a shirt when I was visiting and he also released my inheritance his twin brother left me when he passed away. I felt a little better.

As I finished ironing I looked at the logo on front of the shirt and realized the shirt wasn’t the one my uncle gave me. It was a shirt I received from a vendor who visited my job. That gave me a chuckle when I also remembered the shirts were two different colors.

It’s interesting how things from the past show up unexpectedly that possibly need to be dealt with. I believe I needed to deal with that issue. I dealt with that issue and felt better but wish I had an opportunity to discuss my feelings with him before he passed away.

So from now on I’m going to keep a check on my feelings and emotions and if I feel some way I’m going to discuss my feelings so I won’t be carrying them around many years like I have with these.

Do you have feelings about your relationship with someone that need to be discussed so you can be set free and you can free the person? If you do please deal with them immediately.

WHAT ABOUT ME

Busy listening

Giving counseling

Drying tears

Encouraging words

Holding hands

Hugging tight

Helping those

Morning, noon and night

Drained to the core

Words-there’s no more

Energy is spent

Body hard hit

Along with the mind

Phone always ringing

Mostly sobbing

No singing

What do you think

What should I do

Never how are you doing

Is life treating you well

Is there anything I can do

Can we talk about you

I’m here for you day or night.

Sitting before the Lord

Reevaluating my life

Not seeing progress

Nor my prayers answered

I cried out from

The depth of my soul

What about me

What about me Lord

What about me

I don’t see what I prayed for

Why no one cares to listen to me

Ask me hard questions

That make me think

Receive a hug I didn’t give

A tissue to wipe away my tears

What about me

What about me Lord

Will it ever be my time?

My Perceptions

A definition of perception is the ability to see, hear,
or become aware of something through the senses.

Pain
Pain can be physical or emotional. Physical pain can be in a particular part of your body or all over. Emotional pain can make you think your heart is broken and you can’t go on. It some times hurt worse than physical pain.
Any pain you have can be eradicated by The Healer.

Bowling
Bowling is a spiritual game. The pins are like problems that won’t go away. They keep standing when they should have fallen. In order to bring them down don’t rush them, but with a pause, listen for a strategy and move forward. You win.

Writing
In writing you get freedom. You can use your wildest imagination that can be entertaining to the reader. You can tell your story that can set a person free. If you have a mandate to write stop putting it off and get to it. Satisfaction of completion can be a wonderful thing.

Listening
Listening is a hard thing to do. You can start listening to someone but can go off the beaten path into your own world by just one word that was spoken. Everyone who wants you to listen don’t always want a response. They only want a listener. Do them and yourself a favor-listen.

Birds
Birds are interesting to watch. Their ways resemble people. One minute they are working together and the next they are fighting. Fluttering and flapping their wing and squawking remind me of many people I’ve come in contact with over the years. They fly away never to be seen again. With people that may not happen.