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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Time is precious...continued from FB

On Facebook I wrote the following....

"Time is so precious because there is a finite amount of it. There are only 24 hours in a day. We need to sleep and eat and drink water to survive. We work to provide for the food we eat and the places we sleep etc... We each need different amounts of sleep and different people take longer to eat than others. Introverts need time alone to recharge. Many other things pull at our allotted time.

The gift of our presence to others is so precious because we are giving them our time. I have been thinking about the quality of that time. Is it exhausted, depleted time i give to the ones I love? That does not seem right to me. I want to give the best of myself to those I love.  ... this is becoming longer than I intended... read on at"

So here we are.

I remember a former roommate who would give her best self to the customers she served during the day at work. Upon returning to our home, she was the depleted and most unkind version of herself. We are dear friends and we worked through that years ago... but it has left me thinking of what I offer to those I love the most.

It does not seem loving or kind for me to give my best to everyone else in the day and then the left overs to my roommate, my boyfriend, my mom, etc...

What do you think? I know I am not alone in this challenge. How do you give quality time, patience and kindness to those you love? ...especially when you have had a long day at work?

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Supporting non profits with your holiday shopping

Holiday shopping or any online shopping actually...

So if you read my last musings you know that I am working part time for a non profit called the Media Foundation.Click here: Media Foundation for their website.

They help non-profits to meet their operating costs by the donations of DVDs, Video Games, CDs and Books.


As you probably have seen before, When you make a purchase on Amazon through this link Amazon (same as the one on the right of this page)  a small percentage of your purchase is sent to reFresh which helps us do ministry.

I had an idea the other day... If you use the Amazon link... and you are looking for DVDs, Video Games, CDs or Books... you could come across the Media Foundation seller Broadband Era. Purchasing through them gives the rest of your purchase price to help other non profits (those listed on the Media Foundation site.

I personally am inspecting, improving, listing, packaging and sending items for the Media Foundation. It would be so joyful to me to see I am sending you a package! :)

Just a thought... your online shopping money could all go to help non profits. Amazing!

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

some writings

I found some writing I did over 10 years ago. I am amazed at the consistency of my soul's longing for God. Back then, I found myself looking at how much my desire to do for God did not always make me feel close to God. I think this poem/song reflects that struggle.. from 2004. .. maybe earlier.

My desire Lord, is to be like You
I want to serve You in all I do
I want my life to be a testimony of Your love
I desire Lord, to be like You

You have made it all so simple
All I have to do is pursue You
My Creator and my King
All I have to do is follow after You

I don’t understand why I turn from Your truth
Why I live my life in tears
But I know that if I only ask 
You will forgive my doubts and my fears

So I raise my hands up to You and I pray
Make my life worthy of You
Be in control of everything I do
Walk beside me and always guide me
Keep me always in Your hand

When I fall, help me stand
Raise my eyes to You again
Fasten my heart on Your mercy
Permeate my soul with Your joy
Walk beside me and always guide me

Keep me always in Your hand