With the Sonshine warming my being as it streamed through the panes at school this afternoon I took a moment to thank God for all the blessings in my life. Just like Emil Brunner said, hope is "The positive mode of awaiting the future."
I used to fear the future yet today I embrace it and choose to focus on the postive while I await what God has for me and "wait" for closure as it pertains to Heidi's wherabouts. This week's focus is "springing" and "moving" forward so as I await God's plan on my life and wait for Heidi to be found, I choose to enjoy life with some Tiggerlishes pep in my step each day. This is not always an easy task yet journaling is one way that encourages me and reminds me of all the positive in my life...the hope.
As part of my devotional time I journal praises to God for who He is and thank Him for what He has and is doing in my life. If you don't journal daily I would like to encourage you to journal all the positive and joyful things that happen in your life each day. You would be surprised at the total times God brought you a smile: a child's hug, your child saying "I love you" or "You are beautiful", waking up with energy and breath, a hug from your sibling or simply the sunshine arousing you before the alarm goes off. Take time to reflect and recgonize all the hope and joy you have each day.
Yesterday's Writing Accomplishment: read old documentation about my sister's case and those first hours and days until after Midnight, blogged
Today's Writing Goal: helped with the Oswego Reading Council's annual writing contest judging, went to my Memoir Writing class (which by the way is so educational and fun. I was a tad late due to the judging but no one seemed to bothered. I look forward to this time of writing and community with other writers)
Tomorrow's Writing Goal: Did I hear you say "Finish Chapter 8"? LOL
Lisa M Buske
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