Today's photo is another from the wonderful album. Have you developed a feel for our relationship - oh my did we laugh! The year she was given her first camera was great - she made up for all the "bad pictures" I had taken of her. Just prior to her snapping a picture of me, taking a picture of her - she caught me in still life doing homework? sleeping? growling at her for being in my room? I don't remember the first photo but remember I said "Oh yeah..." and we snapped away. This is before digital photos - a lot of money spent of goofy pictures of each other taking the other's photo! LOL
I selected today's photo to help us "look back" at our "one word" for 2011. Have you chosen your one word? Do you still remember what you chose? Have you noticed this word sneaking up on you? I have.
My word for 2011 is "fatihful". It has come to me a few times in the past week. Last week as the 17th anniversary approached - "Be faithful!" , when I made a couple mistakes as it pertains to my book proposal, "Remain fiathful!" and when walking in a fog this week - the Lord blessed my heart with "Continue to be faithful!" A powerful word this year...I (we) should be faithful everyday, yet some days are more difficult than others. I'm choosing to be faithful and I'm grateful for the reminders...when things are going good, it's easy to remain faithful! It is the refining and the heat of the fire that allows us to witness our true faithfulness.
One of my readers chose the word "can".
"Can" is defined as:
1. to be able to; have the ability, power, or skill to
2. to know how to
3. to have the power or means to
4. to have the right or qualifications to
5. may; have permission to
6. to have the possibility
As you look back at yoru word for 2011 - You CAN use this word as power. When life seems to be tossing you around and beating you up, you CAN make it through. When you don't know what to do, you CAN call on God for help and guidance. When your strength is zapped, you CAN lean into the loving arms of Jesus for rest and renewal. When you don't think you CAN make it to the goal - you CAN! Possibilities and hope abound when we focus on what we CAN do, versus those things out of our control.
Have a great weekend! Keep your HOPE alive and focused because you CAN do whatever needs to be done with grace, love and mercy with your eyes focused on Him - remembering to be FAITHFUL.
Note: I'm going away for the weekend to be refreshed with my sister's in Christ! I'm not bringing my laptop so there may not be a post until Saturday night or Sunday. :) Enjoy the sunshine and the Son this weekend! I know we will!
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323