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Sep 8

Hahahaha. Just after two o’clock in the morning, staring at my reflection in the mirror, fixin’ to put in my contacts and start the day. Moments ago, I struggled out of bed, grateful that I listened to the prompting of the Spirit once again and laid myself down to sleep about eight in the evening, so I could get enough rest to make full use of “free internet time” between two and eight in the morning. As I extricated my body from the confusion of pillows and blankets, I automatically said a silent prayer of thanks for the warmth and comfort and blessedness of sleep. Now, finding myself a few inches from the mirror for no other reason than because that’s how close I need to be to SEE anything without my contacts in, I notice the big ‘ol colorless mole on my chin looming at me through the haze of grogginess, tempting me to respond with negativity, and a single phrase comes to mind: “Wabi-sabi”. I don’t know where the term came from, someplace in the Orient, I suspect, but I know it has to do with Beauty in Imperfection. So I share a private laugh with my Shepherd, seeing in my mind’s eye the selfies I’ve taken a few times in the last decade, where the odd shape of my face with its large nose and ugly chin-mole are just part of my silly imperfection, that which makes me, ME.

 

Silly selfies in 2009 and 2017 (with my great nieces): The dreaded mole on my chin has grown, but so have my photography skills and my familiarity with Photoshop and over a dozen other Adobe CC applications — all of which I refuse to use to edit out my own imperfections, lol. Hahahahaha, life is good when you have the merciful Spirit to keep you humble and chugging along with an attitude of gratitude! 😀

 
Colossians 4:2-6 ERV

Never stop praying. Be ready for anything by praying and being thankful. 
Also pray for us. Pray that God will give us an opportunity to tell people his message. I am in prison for doing this. But pray that we can continue to tell people the secret truth that God has made known about Christ. 
Pray that I will say what is necessary to make this truth clear to everyone. 
Be wise in the way you act with those who are not believers. Use your time in the best way you can. 
When you talk, you should always be kind and wise. Then you will be able to answer everyone in the way you should. 

 
Lord, I don’t know if I can ALWAYS be kind and wise (especially the latter, lol), but I am grateful that I have developed the ability to pray constantly, always interacting with you through your Spirit at every turn of every day. How awesome to share all the Little Things in life with my Creator, my God, my Shepherd, my Best Friend and eternal Husband!! And on top of that, He has given me an awesome man to be my temporal Good Husband and best friend and Mate! Hahahaha, I have so little money, I am homeless, and there are so many other things I COULD complain about in my life right now… but WHY?? I choose to be prepared for anything and everything, through constant prayer and thankfulness. LOL

 

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