Life


Seeking God
“Blame…..a way to discharge pain and discomfort.” – Brene’ Brown

It’s just a phrase but we all do it…we feel uncomfortable so we discharge our blame on whomever. How do we, I, charge through life when blame, anger, injustice, hurt and hate deep loathing exists in our own homes? How do we come to this objective discourse?

In human terms – I had a raging argument with a close family member today. It was horrible. The searing madness of my anger, blood boiling and heart pounding emotions churned out the hateful words – “Get out of my face” – soon turned to feelings of guilt and shame, “Where is your grace, Lord?”

I was already feeling upset about another situation from earlier in the day – that I couldn’t jump into the issue at hand – I passed the buck or maybe I didn’t. I don’t know. How do I seek peace and true joy in the midst of chaotic madness – which I have only fueled with my own short comings? I have not acted in love –

Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. Romans 13:8

It is so hard to be authentic – when there is so much blame, anger and judgement.

Seeking the Lord’s peace and certainty,
Shariorng

noses So early this morning,  after a long holiday vacation,  this is the sight I see….

The hilarity of it only continued…

…as said child asked….

“Why does “this” keep coming out?”

Unsure of how to respond, I said, “You’re boogies?”  Yeah, she said.

So yes, I had  a small (but meaningful) discussion about mucus and its purposes for keeping your y healthy.

“It’s gross.”,  she said.  I know, there’s a lot of it in your body and it’s supposed to stay inside your body. But when you’re sick it comes out and it helps to keep boo boos out of your nose. “Well, its yucky.”

So what else can I say…its mucus

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transformed I have been so inundated with “things” this past year. I have never really settled into my new house – from the move two years ago – it is so sad. I have stopped doing everything I LOVED and that brought joy to my life. I have “held onto so much” {stuff} that I couldn’t breath anymore. But what is more is that I wasn’t [pleased]  pleasing God or doing that which truth and love had come forth into my surroundings.

Sure I wanted so much more. I want a new desk and new stuff but I needed to purge the nonsense…the baggage…the junk….

So I did.

I threw it all away…

I literally threw away stuff. It means less and less to me in light of all that I have lost this past month…

It’s time for a change….a transformation….

My stuff was silencing my “gift of gab” I love to connect with people through words spoken and written. I can talk for hours…I can… 🙂

A clean slate means that it is God’s turn now to mold, shape, move and be glorified… and allow me to….

Be transformed.

 

Suor Cristina Scuccia

Suor Cristina Scuccia

Oops…I missed Friday but oh well. Anyway so I don’t speak Italian (but it sounds so cool :-)) I promised a follow-up to Wednesday’s post on the “Famous” Sister from Sicily Suor Cristina Scuccia – who appeared on the Voice Italy on March 19th and quickly went viral with over 36 million views – WOW. But lesser known is her amazing God given voice – “Last year she won a Christian music competition as part of the Good News Festival, in which she explained that she had found her vocation while playing a nun in a musical.”

She truly is the model of and inspiration of what it means to be the hands and feet of Jesus – to go out and evangelize. And realizing her call into the ministry came from the most unlikely of places. So do not believe the crazies and the strange stories and accusations that will arise. The Lord knows that we need strong and willing people to connect on a personal level and introduce the grace of the Lord and the Mysteries of the Gospel to the entire world.

While I have Googled for countless hours and days etc…it is hard to find news coverage that I can fully understand – because I do not speak Italian 🙂 – but basically it is that she is not looking for accolades just to as she put it in (the most thoroughly translated video) “I have a gift and I am giving it to you – Shouldn’t things be this way?”  – Pope Francis (and The Lord) tells us “to go out and evangelize…God will not take anything away from us but instead give us more, I am here for this.” How true that is that we are truly blessed beyond measure or explanation when we serve others by mission from God. And finally…why choose that song you ask? Romans 8 – for nothing can separate us from the LOVE of  God in Christ Jesus – and vice versa nothing can make God stop loving us.

So enjoy and seek the Lord while he may be found.

 

Blessings,
Shari 001

 

It’s no lie that here in the Northeast (and well everywhere) we’ve been hit by cold and snow this winter so in the season of winter I’d like to share with you a video from one of my favorite movies….

Enjoy your weekend and the rest of this winter…

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