Saturday, March 12, 2011

Some Random Reflections...

As I sit in shock and sadness watching the news these past few days, I can't help but think of all that matters and all that does NOT...

My heart and prayers go out to the people of Japan, my friends in Hawaii who thankfully, didn't suffer half as much damage as we thought they might, and everyone who was affected by the terrible disasters occurring yesterday.

I am not a "superstitious" person by nature, but yesterday being 3/11, and all of the things occurring in the world around me, spurred a thought or two back to Revelation.   I opened to Rev. 3:11 yesterday and this is what I read:

"I am coming. SOON.  Hold onto all you have so that no one will take your crown..."

Hmmm.  That's all I have to say about that.

Stay safe and HOLD ON to those who matter-even those who need to be loved when it's difficult to do so.  Speaking of which, I found a new little 'lovely' in my inbox from my beloved BRAVE girl, Melody Ross and thought it was VERY MUCH worth sharing:

While this really spoke to me, I wasn't really going to blog about it, but for some 'odd' reason it showed up in my inbox...TWICE.  Ok, I'm listening, LOL!   Anyway-I love this.  I think that says so much.  Protect yourself, but be loving and forgiving.   Sometimes it's hard to do, but the peace that comes with it if you can master it-even if not perfectly, is astounding.  You'll know when you get it right.  For a while there I didn't think I'd 'get it', but there is an amazing peace that comes with knowing you've made the right decision but are still full of love forgiveness, and only that which is good in your heart.  Reminds me of this:

"In the end, only kindness matters..."  ~Jewel

...and LOVE.  Lots and lots of LOVE.
Love isn't something to be cataloged, labeled, or analyzed.
It's a gift that should flow freely and be accepted without measurement, limitations, or judgement... and something that should be appreciated in whatever capacity it is given or received.

MUCH LOVE to all of you...please join me in prayer and a bevy of support to everyone who is hurting right now-especially anyone affected by the natural disasters yesterday.


redstamper7 said...

I couldn't agree more. You are such a wonderful person and I will join you in praying for the many affected in the last days.

Becky T

Carisa said...

oh my gosh, girl. your post really spoke to my heart and WOW about the revelation scripture!!! whoa, i was in awe as i saw and watched it all on the news last night. i mean, the magnitude of this natural disaster is incredible. i sat speechless with my hubby on the couch as we watched what seemed to be a movie with incredible special effects. thank you for putting it so eloquently what really matters. those we love and love even if they dont love us. i'm trying to find that balance. *hugs*

Andrea said...

i needed this blog post- it really resonates with me. all i can say to you is I love you and wish i could give you real hugs instead of virtual ones. love you girl, my sweet brave friend. xo

1CardCreator said...

Thanks for sharing those powerful words with all of us, I will join you in prayer. ~Diane

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This post totally spoke to my heart... thanks love!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Lisa H. said...

well, said, Jessica. beautiful thoughts, thanks for posting this. many hugs!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Praying for those in Japan! Thanks for sharing--<3

kris said...

Luv yah!! and so BLESSED to have your friendship!!! now that's all i got to say.... =D hugs!

Mary Friederichsen said...

This was Beautiful Jess.
All I can say is May His Peace be with You! And may all those who are suffering find comfort in His loving embrace.

Blessings and Hugs,

( I am going to add that chapter to my reading tonight!)