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Jun 14

Good morning, Father!
Thank you so much for letting me finally get to talk to my man again yesterday! Thank you for keeping him safe, and helping him stay balanced between working hard and allowing his body to recover. Please intervene in his situation, give him favor with the people he works with, and always allow him enough space and time to get what he needs. Thank you for encouraging him, Lord. Thank you for loving him even more than I do myself! 😀

1 Corinthians 15:35-49 ERV

But someone may ask, “How are the dead raised? What kind of body will they have?” 
These are stupid questions. When you plant something, it must die in the ground before it can live and grow. 
And when you plant something, what you plant does not have the same “body” that it will have later. What you plant is only a seed, maybe wheat or something else. 
But God gives it the body that he has planned for it, and he gives each kind of seed its own body. 
All things made of flesh are not the same: People have one kind of flesh, animals have another, birds have another, and fish have yet another kind. 
Also there are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies. But the beauty of the heavenly bodies is one kind, and the beauty of the earthly bodies is another. 
The sun has one kind of beauty, the moon has another kind, and the stars have another. And each star is different in its beauty. 
It will be the same when those who have died are raised to life. The body that is “planted” in the grave will ruin and decay, but it will be raised to a life that cannot be destroyed. 
When the body is “planted,” it is without honor. But when it is raised, it will be great and glorious. When the body is “planted,” it is weak. But when it is raised, it will be full of power. 
The body that is “planted” is a physical body. When it is raised, it will be a spiritual body. There is a physical body. So there is also a spiritual body. 
As the Scriptures say, “The first man, Adam, became a living person.” But the last Adam is a life-giving spirit. 
The spiritual man did not come first. It was the physical man that came first; then came the spiritual. 
The first man came from the dust of the earth. The second man came from heaven. 
All people belong to the earth. They are like that first man of earth. But those who belong to heaven are like that man of heaven. 
We were made like that man of earth, so we will also be made like that man of heaven. 

Lord, you see all that is in my heart and in my future and within my ability and potential. You see all this much clearer than I could ever see it, especially right now when I feel totally smitten. I am madly in love with my own husband (how cool is that?!), and I am also smitten by Old Muscle Patina… not my new website or YouTube channel so much as the concept itself, and the raging enthusiasm I have for it:

Lord, I have found a target that feels like HOME almost as much as nature, something I can work on, devote time and energy toward, for the rest of my life. I cannot tell, in my smitten state, if it is just the most recently refined in a long line of competing interests, or if it truly IS at my core more than other interests… but I DO know for certain that my love for old metal and vehicles began at about the same age as my love for nature… about 3 or 4 years old!! I well remember my mother’s Cordoba, my father’s yellow pickup, and his blue pickup which I just found out was not around PAST the age of 3 or 4! I remember my fondness for the old metal surrounding me in old Detroit — Hamtramck, where my father had his typewriter repair shop, and how even then I could “feel” a similarity between it and the old glass in the buildings… and was only recently blown away when my Mate informed me it was “probably leaded glass” — wow!! That one is still a mystery to me, as it seems that term refers only to stained glass windows and crystalware.
Lord, I do not know what you are planning to do with my vision for Old Muscle Patina, but I have a fascination for “sexy cars and the men who love them” and a very strong desire to help their WOMEN appreciate both of them more (with wonderful consequences for all involved, heehee!!). On one level, I want to learn as much as I can about “muscle car morphology” as well as human psychology and beauty. Another level up, I strongly desire to travel around with my Mate, stopping everywhere we go to photograph and video record sweet old vehicles and other metal with sweet patina… and whenever possible, interact with their owners. I would LOVE to find a way to earn a small income off such an adventure, at least enough to help offset the gas and other travel expenses. Beyond all that, I would sincerely enjoy reaching out to other women, especially those who currently resent their man’s fascination with his old vehicle(s), and help them better appreciate (adore!) both their man and his Old Muscle. LOL. As in everything else, Father, I lay this thing at your feet, give it totally over to you, completely letting it go and trusting you with it. Whatever piece of the dream you allow me to experience, I appreciate and hold dear. It is ENOUGH, because YOU are already enough. Thank you, faithful Shepherd. Amen.


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