Thursday, September 15, 2016
Less is More
I heard such a timely message regarding "Less is More" living. I should have heard it two weeks before I started doing all this packing because I would have purged even more. But I'm not too late to apply the less-is-more concept to what's left. And, at the other end, make adjustments there, too.
And the "Less is More" living, is also applied to all the responsibilities we take on even when we have the opportunity to say "No", but we don't. We say "yes" without considering how many hours that yes will take us from family and friends and spending time with God.
I'm ready to re-evaluate my time, my commitments, my desires, and my "stuff" -- one handful will be plenty. I want that freedom to lift a brother or sister up, to put my arm around someone and encourage them, to reach my hand into my purse to pull out some cash for that one who is hungry, to hold someone's hand that is hurting, to touch a fevered brow and pray for God's healing.
Yes, it's "hammer down" to get 'er done.....but when that hammer is put away at the end of the day, I intend to have open hands and an open heart to love more, give more, share more and lift more.
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It was just "puppy love" that brought my Honey and I together at the ages of 13 and 12. We eventually married at the "mature" ages of 18 and 17. And that's when our faith journey began. Over the years, we encountered many opportunities to stretch our faith, especially when our babies were very sick, when financial situations were out of control, and when our marriage relationship had some rocky periods.But we made it through those times by our strong faith and trust in God. But never was our faith more challenged, than when my 63 years "young" husband was diagnosed with Stage 4 Kidney Cancer. Fortunately, the 44 years of marriage and faith-building experiences, caused us to "weather the storm", and still remain in peace and strong in our faith. This "peace that passed understanding" compelled me to blog and share the principles that caused our faith to be unwavering and continues to give me the joys of living large! I'm still here, so I'm not done!. I pray you will grow in your faith as you, not only read the blogs, but apply the principles to your own life -- for the good times, and especially for those times that seem so overwhelming.