Thursday, December 29, 2011

Calendar of Life

What a busy and eventful year this has been.  Soon 2011 will be behind us as we roll right into 2012..  I am a "calendar saver" meaning I save calendars as you would photo albums.  It's true that many have turned to technology and use the electronic kind, but  I personally love the old fashioned, hang-on-the-wall-with-a-push-pin style.  I love looking back at old calendars to see what was happening in my life during that year.  Obviously, some years have more memorable events like births, weddings, and graduations, but each year has it's own special meaning..a special place visited, a special memory made.   It's also true that certain months have more noteworthy events than others..some filled with a huge amount of commitments, while others seem almost completely void of anything at all.  I know something must have happened during those months, but I guess none noteworthy enough to make "the calendar".

I remember hearing a sermon some years ago about how each box on the calendar represents 24 hours of our life.  To me it seems sad that some of the boxes on my calendar are blank.  There is no way to get that day back, so what in the world did I do with it?   Let's fill our boxes wisely and with meaningful, loving actions.  Let's be purposeful in whatever we do, making each day an important, noteworthy box on the calendar we call life.

In Psalm 139 it is written that God knows each and every one of us, He really knows us.  He formed our inward parts.   He covered us in our mother's womb and we are fearfully and wonderfully made. 

....."All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be."  Psalm 139:16


I'd say if all of my days have been ordained by the Living God and written in His book, I should not take any of them for granted...each day is as important as the next. 

We can make each day memorable and purposeful, and what better time to begin? 

....."The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me; your love O Lord, endures forever..."  Psalm 138:8
                               
May 2012 bring joy, peace, hope, and abundant blessings, as we fill our calendar of life;
encouraging others and serving our Lord....
                               

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Trust

Well it's been almost a month since I have posted to my blog.  I have been a little short on time it seems..That might sound funny to those of you that know I work out of my home..Well, I'm just as busy as most who work outside the home..The "home" is pretty much a lot of work in itself.  It is so true that a woman's work is never done...Sometimes I just have to grab my Bible, the three phones I monitor daily, and of course my cup of coffee, and head out back to get some fresh air..If I stay inside, I find that I keep hearing my name being called..The laundry calls me, particles of dust on the furniture call me, the broom and dust pan call me...I'd love to change my name, but they'd learn the new one soon enough. 

I've been trusting God for some very big prayers and I know that He is faithful...Things always work out even though it may not be the way I would think they would (or should, as if I would know better than God)...Stick to the plan Doris...stick to the plan....He's got it covered as long as I stick to the plan...

Merry Christmas to all and looking foward to a very happy new year!!  The Lord is good ALL the time...My HOPE is in Jesus Christ and I am so blessed....