Thursday, June 23, 2011

What Do You See?


There is a local flock that has been catching my eye. I looked at them with a disgusted interest. The flock is not responsible for their shabiness but there owner is. When I looked at them I wished that he would do something about them.

Yesterday I sent a friend a couple of pictures of some of the sheep. She has sheep and I figured that she would share disgust for the owner with me. Instead her comment was "look at that handsome ram".

Handsome ram?! Yeah I saw the ram...but all I saw was a ram that needed sheared and cleaned up for his own survival. That was enough for me.

Both of us saw that he had potential to be fixed up and lead a heathly life. But she had a shepherdess heart and saw that there was beauty and purpose.

Hmmmmmmmmm....I wonder if we looked at people with a that type compassion if we could lead each other to more than survival. Maybe that is the answer. Instead of "fixing" those who are down with just the basics for is time to look for their beauty and lead them to their purpose.

This little ram and kind shephedress leads me back to the writings of the psalmist David and his writings of the Great Shepherd.

I will be back reading Psalms.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Dreams DO Come True!!

Allow me to preface this post by saying that I LOVE being able to text instead of having to talk on the phone!!  It is all causes me to spend an extra second in my response because I cant text as fast as I talk :-)  and answering doesn't pressure because you aren't looking anyone in the eye.

I know what is a post with out a pic!!??!!  But I have to share this little story...people recently have asked me why I haven't been blogging...well keep reading and I will blog for you :-)

Yesterday I was texting back and forth with a girlfriend.  And she was sharing some of her concerns...they were valid, important to her, and important to me because she is my friend...and friends sincerely care, right?  But out of nowhere my fingers came up with this text! "Remember when you were six and you dreamed of having your own: job, checkbook, house, high heels, ect?  Well this is your dream come true multiplied by___"[and I inserted the number of times her age is divisable by six ;-)]

I read it again--and laughed although it spoke to me too.  {preachin' to the choir!}  The very things that I dreamed would one day make me happy --do...but they are also the very things that cause me concerns and stress!  I am living my own dream!
Husband--okay some days are dreamier than others :-P
House--I am happy and content with mine...but at six I never realized that taxes and upkeep would be the night mare...and while being so excited about the three bathrooms...who knew they would all have to be cleaned?!
Kids!--oh they were my dream!  Before when we were not having the "luck of conceiving" I would stalk the adoption websites every night after work and check our accounts...I was getting kids if I had to sell a kidney!  Now three boys later....they are my dream...but I really do enjoy them while they are dreaming!!

I guess from here on in my life I will be a little more careful of my dreams.  I will dream of vehicles that dont break down, grandkids that are born potty trained, and dryers that fold and put away the clothes--neatly!

Life is good and mine is the best!
I am so glad that all of you are a part of it!
Keep reading and I will keep blogging...
I want/need to share with you!