Good Morning! I haven't blogged for over 3 months. The last few months have been a blur of emotions and changes. So many times I have started to blog, but just didn't feel like I could put what I was thinking on paper . . . even if it is only "cyber paper." The life I live is a real life, with real hurts, reactions and relationships. That being said, my blog is often read by people who are in my "real life." So while I want my blog to be something I can hopefully use a means of encouragement or hope, I also need to guard the privacy of myself and those I care about. So if I seem somewhat vague on what I am talking about, I apologize.
Would I have chosen this walk? Definitely not. Did I want friendships to dissolve? Did I want my confidence shaken and my self worth damaged. Of course not. But standing on the edge of the sea of despair, I found peace. Because I realized through it all I had discovered a truth. The truth of faith.
Faith . . . such an over used word. You can visit just about any home decor shop and find some kind of wood cutout or signage that simply says, "Faith." T-shirts declare this single word phenomenon. Facebook and Pinterest make daily proclamations about "Having faith in Mankind" or "Faith in One Another." But I know the truth. Faith by itself means nothing. There is no value in the word faith, only in the reason for faith.
Dear friend, please don't look to others to bring you peace or contentment. Seek friendships yes, but don't expect a friend to take the place of God in your life. A friend cannot and will not be there 24/7. But God is and always will be. Even my husband, whom I love at a level that is almost painful, cannot meet me at every level. God is our creator. He wove us in the womb and created us from His own hand. Of course, the creator will love His creation at a level no one else can. Have faith, my friend. But put your faith only in one place . . . my faith is in the Lord.
So I am moving forward . . . seeking God's direction. I have no idea what that may be. My next few posts will hopefully focus more on Past Blessings Farm and our upcoming show, "Pickin' on the Prairie".