My Summer was a mix of ups and downs emotionally. I will say, I knew it wouldn’t be a lazy hazy summer full of picnics and lemonade, but when it began with the drama and trauma of the 4th of July and loosing our sweet granddaughter Jo, I had to surrender to God’s Will and myself to what ever was in store for the next 3 months.
For one it was none stop and I can barely believe we are in the middle of Sept already!
The summer brought relief and a renewed enthusiasm for our business Premium Nails after we had our best trade show results ever!!!
Then the summer recently culminated with tears of joy and a new-found love in our latest arrival of our 7th grandkiddo, Amelia Quinn Frenzel. She miraculously came into this world wide-eyed and wonderful.
She is my reminder everyday of how amazingly gracious and merciful my God is!
Now the Fall decorations are up and the busyness has slowed down and it’s time once again for me to get back on the horse as they say. I’ve been sooooo distracted by life that I really haven’t written much by the way of online posts, etc. this summer. A few journal entries, no post till now and definitely no Plinky writings. I even (as writers do) entertained giving up writing all together, wondering:
Why do it?
But as is the usual way things go for me, God quickly shows up to answer these kind of questions.
The words I heard Him say to me (get to know Jesus and you can hear from God in a personal way too!) were, and I quote, “Because you love it. Because I have gifted you for such as this and because I need you too.”
Then again, and of course, I continued to discuss with Him the why’s. And He was quick to let me know that there are people who actually will read what I write and that it will be uplifting, helpful, insightful, informing, encouraging, enjoyable and the like to them.
Ok, I say and then was quickly reminded of AA meetings. Of going to them. Which honestly, at times are boring and rote and I’d rather be somewhere else. But, I am not at them so much for myself these days (Thank God!!!). I must remember I am there for the new-comer and the person that might hear something I say and be helped by it.
That is why I go and don’t get me wrong, I do want to be of “Love and Service.”
And that is why I’ll saddle up and get back in writing mode. I know God will give me the enthusiasm and the inspiration I need for the words He wants me to say. So I willingly write and hope you’ll read, pass on, apply and impart.
I know how easy it would be to give up and give in and not bother, but I can’t.
God didn’t make us to live in a vacuum, but to be in relationship and community. Mine is my family and my church. And those I meet online and at my AA meetings.
Those that God can and will put in my path at any time anywhere.
THOSE that God has placed in YOUR life!
So as I sit here and type, I wonder how YOUR summer was and what the rest of the year holds for YOU? What God holds out for YOUR future? Who are THOSE that God wants you to reach out to?
Is there something YOU need to be about that maybe YOU set aside? Maybe for even more than the past few months?
Is there something YOU are wondering? Asking the “why’s” and “when’s” and “what if’s” about?
I’m guessing; if YOU listen closely, God will meet YOU where ever it is YOU ARE at and He too, will answer YOU:))
“AND It IS VERY well with my SOUL!”