January 30, 2007

Refreshing Times.....




After last weeks' campmeeting at church, I've settled back quite nicely into my routines here home. Catching up on laundry, and doing my weekly home blessing in 2 days instead of one!
Campmeeting was amazing!! I came away refreshed and rejuvenated, and just what was needed! Its been such a busy week. Dear Hubby is working overnight for the next day or so, so he came in early this morning about 6am...I was already up and having coffee ready to start my day and in he walks! It was such a surprise as I thought that I wouldn't see him to at least tomorrow! He is now upstairs sleeping, and I've got a pot of homemade bean and bacon(ham) soup going...its just simmering away adding such a delicious aroma throughout the house.


I managed to move the furniture around in the family room last night, with the help of my kids...I really am enjoying the way the room looks now..fresh and new!! Rearranged a few accessories too and brought out others that have been put away, lit some candles and taking a deep breath for the moment!


Since the beginning of the New Year...the Lord has been dealing with me concerning "old mindsets". I have been very prayerful in weeks past and this is what I'm hearing from many people...the same thing. I do not believe that it is because we have entered into a new year....but there are old thought patterns that are keeping many of us held back from the purpose God has for us...me included! God has a plan for each one of us...all of us have talents and gifts that are vital to the Body of Christ. Everyone matters...every soul needs Jesus, to be set free and walking in purpose, forgiveness towards others, and leading others to Jesus if just by example of His love and mercy! We are equipped with His power and His might if we would only believe and trust Him. This is a basic lesson, but one so hard at times to walk out and implement....but we must choose...for a lost world is waiting for the truth to be spoken and the beacon of light to pierce the darkness that surrounds...for we are indeed His Body......His Hands to reach out, His arms to gather those that are broken, His Legs to walk with those who are discouraged, and His Voice to declare that Jesus is Lord over all. Blessings to you....

4 comments:

Maggie Ann said...

Mindy, how very true, we are His hands to reach out ...etc. Not just a nice thought but the truth. Thank you for sharing your heart...and thanks for coming over to visit me and leaving a comment. I'm trying to catch up on my blog visiting (such a pleasure...=) after being sick and missing some days. Hope you are having a cozy day!

cityfarmer said...

I'll say it again and again...you soothe me.

Donna said...

I love the "valentine" graphic! Blessings to you and your loved ones.

Kelli said...

Hello Mindy,
I am finally getting back into my routines too. I sure feels good! I'm so glad you had a wonderful time at the camp meeting!
Kelli