Wednesday, September 15, 2010

"Fall" for thought

It seems that with the change of seasons, there is a need to re-organize and clean around my house. But there is something different about the process this year. I can't quiet explain, but my soul feels restless and unwilling to settle for "the usual".

 I have been on a very long journey trying to evaluate what is really worth holding onto and pursuing in my life from every angle. I'm believe that I'm ready to soar past the dreaming stage and move up to the living stage of life.  However, I have to keep reminding myself that I have to wait on Daddy's timing to bring things together "for my good, and His glory". That is the hard part. Waiting.

I strongly sense that He wants me to "turn from this mountain and move".  He promised that He would make all things new again. With Him, everything is new and in the today for our tomorrow. I've been having a lot of conversations with Daddy lately. It seems that I'm easily overwhelmed these days. He has shown me that I'm trying to hold my yesterdays while "dreaming" of my tomorrows. Something has to go for something else to arrive.

So, while I wait, I will sing a New Song for it is the sacrifice of true heart felt praise that He most desires and that is the very least I can do for Him after all He has done for me and mine. 

He is amazing isn't He? After all we have done, and He is still here with wide open arms to forgive and love. I want to be like that and yet seem to be so far from it. Just as my Associate Pastor said to husband Mark and I in church picnic conversation this past weekend, His children are just "walking on grace". Think about that one for a moment.
May you have a lit up, peaceful, joyful day Girls. 


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  1. So beautifully put! I feel the same at times, holding on but to what, you know? Of course you know and it is hard to put into words. You've just inspired me.
    Thanks! I love that "something has to go for something else to arrive."

    You are officially my today hero.

  2. Oh my gosh, Girl! I am so glad you can not see the many shades of blush going on in my cheeks, but thank you. I'm thankful that you "get it" and are inspired. You're my hero too! You and your amazing life, wow!


  3. Way to go Ellen... great post.. I loved it..and loved the pictures.. and you know I was just saying to another blogging friend.. I have been and still in the midst of a trial ,, but now i am starting to get mad at satan for stealing my joy..that i had not too long ago ..and I am not playing with him any more... he stinks,,, and I am going to start looking forward.. thanking God for today and dreaming for tomorrow..
    we need to start a revival of worshiping woman even in the storms..
    Thanks know i love ya..
    Have a great day... Wooo Hoooo!!!!!! :) :)

  4. I love what you wrote today-we all need to stop and think what he wants for us-not what we want-it's difficult though!@

  5. Hi Karen,
    I just got back from reading your post. Wow Girl! I'm actually glad you are getting mad at the real enemy who works his ol' nastiness through others and other situations. I'm so thankful that you know Him and are leaning in on His strength during your time of trials.
    Thank you Girl. I love you tons!
    Oh, yeah, I'm all for the revival of worshiping women-especially during our storms! :o)


  6. Hi Rebecca,
    Thank you so much for your encouraging comment and thanks so much for stopping to visit.
    yeah, He has been dealing with me for a long time to stay focused on His mission and when I do, He'll take care of everything else. You're right, some days it is so much easier to say than to do. So of course that is a flaring invitation for the big loser to come around and try a set up for a set back. But on ward and upward, right? Right!


  7. Hi Heather,
    So nice to see you out and about from the Other White House ;) I love that blog title.
    Thanks for stopping in and leaving your sweet comment! It's always good to hear from you Girl, I really appreciate your visit. I also appreciate when others let me know that they find something positive in these postings.
    Do come back often and say hi again.


  8. Positive thoughts today! And lovely pictures to go along! Stopping over from White Wednesday!

  9. The journey...dreams to full blown reality. What a wonderful God we have. All in good time of a major shift took place about 6 years ago. His timing for me was much later than I had imagined but my life has turned out totally blessed and happy..all praise to Him.

    Thanks for the beautiful post.

    I'm visiting for White Wednesday. I'd love for you to come for a visit.

    Have a wonderful Day,
    Stephanie ♥

  10. Beautiful thought provoking post Ellen! I am constantly amazed by God's Amazing Grace for ME!!
    Have a beautiful day centered in Him.

  11. Beautiful post and also to me peaceful♥

    Thanks for stopping by for a visit, love the pictures especially the 1st one with the picture of the word dream!

  12. Well, you definitely hit the nail on the head. What a beautiful and timely post. Thank you for that!

    Your photos are gorgeous, and I'm particularly drawn to the last one. Such detail! -Tammy

  13. Ahh~~~ just lovely Ellen :)
    I am headed to a Fallbrook to hopefully find some chippy treasures today:)

    Have a blessed weekend!

    Kay Ellen

  14. Happy Sunday, Ellen!
    love your post...we're waiting to see
    *what* you're waiting on:)...Yes, God is good and I am amazed by grace.
    your yard-sale-ing looks like so much fun!


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