Greetings ladies and gentlemen! So, for awhile I’ve been thinking about closure in many aspects from relationships, friendships and family bonds. Closure is something we seek to be able to move on with life. But, a lot can agree with me that sometimes life doesn’t always afford you closure. I can think of 5 things in my life I don’t have closure on. I’m going to keep specifics out for privacy of others. I’ve dealt with harm coming to me and wondering if justice would come for many years, people who I adore who don’t talk to me anymore for whatever reason despite me reaching out, and people passing away without knowing the reason why. Is it a strong desire for me to have an answer for these things that have happened? Yes. Do I have to have an answer to these things to live a meaningful life? No. The reason why I don’t need an answer is because the One I love the most holds all the answers and at the end of my life I will know everything I need to know. If closure always happened here on earth and every answer provided for me here, I wouldn’t look to heaven for my answers or peace or comfort during hard times. Our focus should ALWAYS be on Him, whether or not we have an answer. Depend upon Him when you don’t have an answer you’ve been seeking for years. Also, others who are struggling like you may need help with making peace with their situation. So, don’t hesitate to help. For my brothers and sisters struggling right now, know I’m always praying for you and that you can find peace in Him who knows every fabric of your being. Love to all of you.😘💗
Natural Bridge Caverns
San Antonio, TX
Well, this time ladies and gentlemen I’ve been thinking about how social media is used. Lately, I feel it’s getting a bad wrap. Social media had been blamed for the reason why people don’t interact, why people are violent, addiction, and this list can go on. However, like many other things social media is a tool. The dangerous thing about it is that it is a very effective tool compared to other forms of media from the past. We can reach a large amount of people much faster than in the past. So, should social media be blamed for some of the negative things happening linked to it? What about the good things social media has brought to the table? Such as being able to see a loved one face to face who is far away, or all those cute filters on Snapchat, setting up fund pages for those in need, or the beautiful pics you see on blogs and on Instagram? Seeing formations that look like bacon and eggs in a cave is always awesome. How could I not share that?😄 So, I think social media is good if we as human beings use it for good and within reason. We can also use it for ineffective or destructive purposes. So, we need to help each other with accountability with social media, especially if we tend to be buried in it for long periods. I’m included in this because I could easily play games for hours. So, join me in using social media for positivity and try our hardest to reduce the negativity that we see. Love to my brothers and sisters near and far!😘💗
So, I’m not done with my talk about loneliness. It would just be an extremely long post last week. Another thing I wanted to talk about was people needing each other. Technology is making us less dependent upon each other for things like asking for directions, getting advice, shopping, etc. However, there is still so much to discover about the human body and it has been shown that we spend less time in each other’s physical presence. According to research, the physical presence is still very much needed. But you know, do you really need research to tell you we need each other? How many Scriptures are out there such as Proverbs 27:17? Or the sadness you feel when a loved one has passed? I don’t think we need science to tell us we need each other. I know this is an age where we strive for independence and being self sufficient, but operating on our own all the time is a very hard thing to do. I know I travel a lot and by nature I’m independent to a fault. I’ll admit, I’m not the best with keeping up with people. But some things I always do when I travel to connect with people is find a church, a gym, and a nail salon. I talk to people at everyone of those places. And most places I have worked my colleagues keep me in good spirits even on rough days. I’m grateful! So, you can join me on my journey to try to be more physically present with people. Love to my brothers and sisters near and far!😘💗
Been thinking a lot about this loneliness epidemic going on. It seems to be particularly noticed in the US and the UK. You know it’s bad when the prime minister of the UK is appointing a minister for loneliness and here in the US we have high profile celebrities committing suicide. Some people think that this is a single person’s problem and if we just found someone we would never be lonely again. Well… I’ve had friends in relationships and marriages who told me they have felt lonely during these times. So, what’s the deal?
I know some are wanting to know if I feel lonely, and I can say I felt lonely and misunderstood in my 20s even when I was surrounded by people who love me. In my 30s, I probably feel this way rarely. What’s the difference? My relationship is a whole lot deeper with God than it was in my 20s. I have a better understanding of His will for me now. He has also proven to me that he knows me better than anyone on Earth ever could. That gives me the most comfort. So, when it comes to God and Christ be honest and transparent about where you are in your relationship with Him. Going through the motions and doing out of obligation you know doesn’t work with Him. His desire in the next life is to be with you always and forever. No other relationship on this earth has the capacity to be this strong and last into forever. There are some awesome love stories made into movies due to the strength of love. This Love is far greater even than this! Lean on Him and reach out to Him in your loneliest hours. He is always there. Much love to my brothers and sisters near and far.😘💗
I can’t believe I haven’t posted anything since February! AAAAHHH!Well, I’m back, at the end of April! Shaking my head at my own self at this moment!
So, a touchy subject for many. In light of sad things that have happened these past few weeks from Barbara Bush, Erin Popivich, and then having a dear patient pass, it’s just difficult to talk about death. Our culture usually wants to avoid talking about it because it makes us think of someone departing and the immense hurt it will leave us. And we want to stay positive, right? Why talk about this negative subject?
Well, there is some wisdom in Carpe Diem, Seize the Day. We don’t know what tomorrow may bring and we’re not guaranteed even tomorrow. Lindsey Tyler is that weighing reminder for me. Lindsey and his brothers were like having an extra three rambunctious brothers. My parents would have the Tyler family over at our house regularly for bible studies and we would play outside while they were having bible study. I miss Lindsey still. We still don’t know what he died of. He was so healthy and was the youngest of the Tyler brothers. Crazy thing was I witnessed his entire life. I was seven when he was born so I remember him as a baby and when I was 29 he passed away at 22. He definitely made me think about not taking my life for granted even though I’m still young. I want to live my best life here and do everything I can for the One I Love the most. And, the important thing is to do this now, and not wait for the “right” or “perfect” time. That time may never come. Just like Barbara Bush leaving an impression we can carry her legacy forward along with carrying the legacy of those who have passed before us. And, btw, if you’re a Christian, we shouldn’t be fearing death (preaching to myself), but carrying Christ’s legacy forward and giving others hope of a better life than this current one. Praying for all of my brothers and sisters near and far who are hurting at this time. My heart aches for you. May you find strength in God and His Almighty power. 💗