I'm always pondering, remembering, writing down notes. If you can't find me sitting here. . .
then most likely I am here. . .
Please come in and take your shoes off. . . that is if you stuck around;) Make yourself comfortable. This is my space. Let me show you around. This is my favorite pencil cup. . .
and because I'm officially middle aged now, I guess that's the reason my mind is always in a fog. Thank goodness for one of my best friends, the sticky notes. . .
notice up above they're even on the tv. I don't watch tv but it's a great place to hang those best friends of mine. I have to remove them when the boy wants to play his video games though. That's ok. . .the sticky lasts and I just tack them back up :)
What am I doing sitting here and the other places so much? I'm writing a book that God placed on my heart. I'm doing it for my buddy Greg. I keep his picture by me all the time because he was like a big brother to me even though he was younger. . . he was BIG! He kept telling me all the time, "share our stories".
I'm doing my best Greg, I'm giving it my all!
This keeps me grounded and keeps my perspective in order and gives me courage and guidance. . .
Those best friends of mine. . .here is just some of the encouragment for me to see every day and they make me smile. . .
I just love that bear with very little brains. . .I myself think he is a very wise bear ;)
A friend sent this quote from a book to me, saying it made her think of me. . .another smiler. . .
There's been days when I wanted to give up, was losing my confidence, and then words would come before my eyes to set me straight, words like these. . .
Wow! I didn't know all that was in me. But I've great people by my side trying to pull it out of me. .
God is so good! Good in the great and also in the hard. He has shown me beauty in the lush green lands and also in the downtown streets. His beauty is in the church buildings and out in the street alleys and underneathe bridges. That is what He has shown me these past several years. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it's up to the beholder to recognize what God puts in front of us.
This man was brought to me and my life changed for the better. It wasn't always easy, in fact, sometimes it could be downright frustrating, hard, and heartbreaking. If I had to do it all over again, would I? You bet! I made a friend, a brother, and he showed me what beauty was all about, loving what some would call the unlovable. Some would say even I am unlovable at times. There is beauty in seeing Christ working in a life. It may not always seem beautiful to the outside world, but if not, then they're not seeing with focused eyes. God focused my eyes and I'm so grateful for that.
I miss my buddy, but hopefully the stories will live on, however God chooses.
I'm doin' my best Greg!
Do you have a story to tell? Are you telling it? I'm listening :)