Oh happy day! How is everyone? I hope you are doing well. As I de-clutter the house, it's helping to de-clutter my mind. In addition, the change in my eating and sleep habits is providing new energy and a renewed drive to be the best version of myself I can.
One of my favorite Bible verses is from 2 Corinthians, verses 3-4:
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
In life, we have a lot of choices. I can choose to "just return" to the scene or I can share the journey as I do. Many of my faithful readers and followers have checked in via a message or note and others have just wondered. Then there are those that found a new blog to follow. All of these are normal and okay.
We live in a busy society and time is valuable and priceless. Time is also necessary to heal wounds, Psalm 147:3 tells us, "He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds." There isn't a timeline with this because we are each uniquely made and it's in God's time, not ours. I've been in a funk since the summer of 2015, the summer when my Mom was diagnosed with cancer and was called home to heaven on my sister's birthday, September 14, 2015.
The journey from that summer to today has been a crazy roller coaster ride and one I've struggled to step off. I'm not claiming to have it all figured out or to be free of the pain BUT my spirit has healed a lot and it took me opening my mind, making a conscious decision, and listening to God's still small voice.
To some, as I return more often here at the blog. You might think, "She's back!" but in truth, I never left, just took it slower. I started to attend a new church about a year and a half ago, this helped to renew my spirit and faith. This past May I started to podcast, this helped my spirit. This past Summer and Fall I started to focus on my health. This month, January 2019, I put my good intentions into writing and motion by joining a Wellness Revolution to kick off my year.
My hope in sharing this journey with you is so you'll understand that we all stumble and fall, we all have ups and downs, and we all have the ability to stand strong and in faith. The journey is what strengthens us and helps us to get our priorities into check. We all have something we are facing, it's a matter of attitude in how we face it. I choose to put myself out there. Some will ridicule and make rude comments BUT the majority will support, pray, and find hope in knowing if someone else can do it, so can they. So CAN YOU!
Happy New Year Everyone! Are you ready? It's your year!
Thank you for your encouragement, support, and time!
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323