I'm joining up again today with Dawn and the others participating in the Writing to God: 40 Days of Praying with My Pen. It's not a blog hop in the traditional sense. It's more of a....community, I guess. We are all reading the devotions and writing our prayers according to each day's prompt on our own, but each Wednesday throughout the exercise we meet up on Dawn's blog to connect and share how God has been using the exercise to speak to us.
What I noticed this past week is that over and over the same "theme" kept coming up and not just in the devotions and prayer, but also in the women's group lesson and in the message at church Saturday evening. I don't believe in coincidence, but I do believe in Godincidences....things that there's just no way they happened randomly, but were orchestrated by God to make something happen, teach something, or provide something.
The "theme" I kept seeing repeated was breathe. God has poured out the knowledge that I am to be filled to overflowing with the absolute Truth.
Last Friday I wrote:
Fill me, Spirit! Fill my heart. Fill my soul. Fill every cell that is me. Fill me that I might BE prayer. That every thought, every action would be a prayer - of praise, of worship, of thanksgiving, of submission, of supplication, and of intervention.And Monday, after a weekend filled with Godincidences, these are the words that flowed from my heart:
Breathe in, breathe out, breathe in, breathe out...I need to take deep, deep, restful, filling breaths of you, of Truth.
Yes, breathe in Truth, breathe out Truth on each breath even as I breathe in more. Fill me, consume me, make my very life Truth.Dawn has asked me to guest host the community on an upcoming Wednesday of my choosing. I think I'm going to tell her I'll be glad to do it next week. I hope you'll come over to her blog and visit me there.
Now, on to the Wednesday Hodgepodge with Joyce.
~ Yes, to all of the above, but not with any regularity or any huge amounts of money. When we go to Chincoteague the firemen have a bingo game running nightly at the carnival. Cost to play? 25 cents per card. Even when the jackpot is $300 million, we don't buy more than $5 worth of tickets and sometimes we don't buy any. We never make a special trip to go to a casino, but if there is one when we go somewhere we will stop in. We usually allow ourselves $20 seed money and that's it. We'll play with anything we win, but we never kick in more.
2. Will you be preparing and/or dining on the traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage meal this St. Patrick's Day? Mashed-baked-hash browned-french fried...your favorite way to have potatoes?
~ I haven't even thought about it. I usually make corned beef and cabbage. I am Irish, after all, but I'm not sure I've recovered from making it as a covered dish for church last year....and having an entire crockpot of the stuff spill in my trunk. What a mess! My favorite way to eat a potato? Baked.
3. What's the last thing you felt 'green with envy' over?
~ People who have great relationships with their grown children.
4. What's at the end of your rainbow?
~ I would be happy with either a Ford Mustang (in Grab Me Blue, thank you) or a larger house or at least an addition to this one....not so I can have more stuff, but so more people can be here. It's pretty snug for a party or hosting Tim's humongous family for anything.
5. March 12th marks the anniversary of the death of Anne Frank (June 12, 1929-March, 1945). Anne's diary detailing her time spent hiding from the Nazi's during the war ranks as one of the best selling books of all time. Besides your blog, do you keep any sort of diary or journal? Was this a habit you developed as a child or is journaling something new for you?
~ Journaling is a life-long habit for me. I bought my first little blue diary with a key when I was 7. I've kept journals ever since. I keep a personal journal and a prayer journal. The post above today's Hodgepodge is about a 40-Day written prayer journey I am on with some other bloggers.
6. What's an item in your home or closet that contains every color of the rainbow?
~ All I can think of is a beach towel.
7. Write a limerick with you as the subject. You can do it!! Just remember this is a family friendly blog...don't make me get out my wooden spoon.
~ There once was a lady named Stacy,
Who was told not to write racy.
It was hard as could be,
I give up, said she
And went to put on something lacy.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
~ Did you hear the news story about the golfer in Illinois? Can you imagine....you're just standing there playing a round of golf and....whooooomp! You're 20 feet underground! That had to be absolutely terrifying. I can't even imagine.
They say you have better odds of being struck by lightning than winning the lottery. I wonder what the odds were of standing on THAT particular spot at THAT particular time?