Saturday, January 2, 2010

Six Word Saturday!



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My six words are: Starting My Second Year Of Blogging!


Starting my second year of blogging...I can't believe it. I love it! I NEVER thought I would enjoy blogging, and my girls had to talk me into doing it. I am so glad they did. Thanks girls! I love how blogging allows me to just write down what's on my heart...whether it is silly or serious.

Today I was thinking about phrases and sayings that help me get through my life.
For many years now when I am feeling overwhelmed I have reminded myself that..."God Is God!" These 3 words have helped me many times to put things in perspective. I might feel inadequate to cope with a situation...but it helps me to remind myself that "God Is God!"...and He can do all things, and He is in Control!

Our Pastor and our church people always say..."God is good...all the time!", and it is so true. Even during the blackest times in my life when someone I loved has died, I KNOW that even that is something that God will work together for good...because He says in His word that "All things work together for good to them that love God...to them who are the called according to His purpose"!

Elisabeth Elliot, the missionary/speaker/author, always said..."Do the next thing!", and that has helped me so many times when I am feeling overwhelmed by housework or chores. I simply do the next thing and cross it off my list, instead of looking at the entire project and feeling like I will never get it all completed.

My mother used to say..."It can wait until tomorrow...and if there is no tomorrow,...then it didn't matter anyway". I used to laugh when she'd say that, but it is true. My mother was easy going and taught me to enjoy the moment.

A dear missionary friend who's husband got cancer said she felt so scared and overwhelmed when they first got the diagnosis. But then God spoke to her heart and told her that..."In acceptance lieth peace"! She coped by understanding that God allowed it for a reason and she would accept it and trust in Him. The peace came...and also a healing! Her husband has been cancer free for many years now, and still flies across the world with his deaf ministry starting deaf churches. I have been reminded of her saying many times and acceptance has also brought me peace.

And on a final note: As I am getting older...(Sixty this year in August), I am realizing that..."I Ain't All That"! When I was younger I used to think I was pretty hot stuff! Ha! But as I draw closer to God I feel how BIG my God is and I am beginning to see how small I really am compared to Him. Like John the Baptist said..."He must increase and I must decrease"! I feel like this too. I am like a grain of sand and He is like the Massive Ocean! Yet He loves me, and I matter to Him...what a great blessing that is!

Happy New Year to all of my blogging buddies. May God have Preeminence in all of our lives in 2010.

17 comments:

Dymphna said...

Congrats! Welcome to Year 2! =)

Kathy said...

Linda, I am beginning my second year of blogging, also. It's the most enjoyable thing that I've ever done. I love the fact that the stories and thoughts will live on, long after I we're gone.

I am currently readng your daughter,Lynette's, book. What a book--what a story! What a daughter! She's a strong lady! I'm about halfway through the book.

It's interesting that I was a follower of Lynette's blog before I found yours through SWS, but didn't make the connection at first. What a small world it is--even in blogging.

I'm looking forward to following your blog in the coming year and beyond. May God bless you, Kathy

Valencia said...

This is only my 1 year and a half but I'm with you. I pray that Christ will bless through my blog more than ever.

faerwillow said...

~may you continue to blog with happiness this new year...i like your mama's saying......

"It can wait until tomorrow...and if there is no tomorrow,...then it didn't matter anyway"

such a powerful reminder to all..to live each day as if it were your last!
brightest blessings~

Yvonne said...

Wow! What great sayings! I like "Acceptance is peace." It goes along with "God is good...all the time" and "God is God." The more we learn and accept God's omnipotence and sovereignty, the more peaceful we will be.

Kristin said...

I never thought I would blog either, I just didn't see the point. But I have found that I love to write too, and I love that it's a journal, and of course the best part was meeting everyone! I love all of your encouraging sayings! Especially the "do the next thing".....I am going to try and remember that one when I am cleaning! I love this post :)

Becca said...

Congrats on your second year of blogging. I have a feeling many people agree with you, and are surprised to find out how much they enjoy blogging. I know that's true for me! :)

He & Me + 3 said...

So glad you started. I will be on my second year in April. Blogging is so good in so many ways. He must increase and I must decrease...I love this! So so true.

Wife, mother...and now a grandma! said...

I LOVE MY DEAR FRIEND LINDA!!!!

Happy New Year! What a bittersweet reminder!! But it is true....In acceptance lieth peace...because in acceptance...we are trusting the only One who has any control to do what is right!! whether we like it or not!!

Nancy

Kathryn @ Expectant Hearts said...

I'm glad they talked you into blogging too! I"m going to have to check out more of your little corner of the web.. beautiful post here!

Bridgette said...

Congrats!!!

Stephanie said...

Blogging has definitely been such a wonderful way for me to share what God has put on my heart - I'm so glad I met you along the way. Thanks so much for sharing these little tidbits of wisdom today. I especially love the phrase your mother told you. I might just have to post that on my fridge!

Jenilee said...

I always enjoy your posts! I love all the quotes in this one. :) such wise words! I love the, "He must increase, I must decrease" one... so much truth!

Rebecca Jo said...

Yep... John 3:30 is my favorite verse ...

Congrats on another year of blogging!

Veronica said...

What a great post with lots to think about! I laughed when I read the part you said about not being all that! Too funny!

I'm so glad that you blog! If you hadn't, we would have never "met." You have been such a blessing to me and I love reading what the Lord puts on your heart!

Love ya!
V

croleyc69 said...

Congrats on your second year and I just love your posts and comments. So glad to have met you on here.all the best in 2010.
{{HUGS}}
Caroline

Call Me Cate said...

So many words of wisdom! Congrats on reaching year #2.

Thanks for playing 6WS!