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Habakkuk

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“Though the fig tree does not blossom, and no fruit is on the vines; though the produce of the olive fails and the fields yield no food; though the flock is cut off from the fold and there is no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD; I will exult in the God of my salvation. GOD, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, and makes me tread upon the heights.”

~Habakkuk 3:17-19

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The pieces

I vividly remember sitting at a little wooden table at my home in Missouri and putting together puzzles. I can smell that odd little smell that a newly opened puzzle box gave off. I see the little pile of shavings that spilled out with the 300 pieces of hope that lay before me.
I sense the feeling of wonder as I thought how on earth all of the odd colored shapes could somehow fit perfectly together to recreate the picture that graced the outside of the tiny box.
I can hear my mom telling me to separate the middle pieces from the outside pieces and then to do the outside pieces first.
Set the boundaries.
 Then.
Turn all the other pieces face up so you can see what you have. Look at the picture. Keep the vision of the end result in your mind.  
Our problem is that we haven’t asked the Lord to show us what His picture of our life looks like. We fashion in our minds what we want it to be but I believe there is a huge difference in the small picture that we want and the awesome picture the LORD has for us.
If we took time to get the vision, then will no longer go through life trying to discard some of the pieces that have been placed in our box. Some of these pieces, though they might not seem to fit or make sense to the picture, are there for a unique and perfect purpose.
Let’s ask the LORD for his picture for our lives and watch HIM perfectly use all the little pieces, even the ones that seem to make no sense, to make the picture which HE has drawn for us.

a Stripper?

I made cookies today. When I took them out of the oven, I thought they looked a bit funny. Then…I realized I forgot to add the flour. I am a cook. not a baker. I like to put in what I want and when you bake, it just doesn’t work like that.

I love this picture. I saw it online and had to steal it. I love the couch and the chairs and the walls and the ceiling. I love it all. My heart was a bit heavy today. I don’t know if it was just the complete lack of quality sleep this weekend or the fact that I payed bills and, well, we know how stressful that can be, but nonetheless, my heart was a bit heavy. I am so glad that my dear friend V. came over. That helped to process things.

I realized that my vision is much bigger than my reality. I see big things in my future. Really big things. Then, I look at my reality. I am then reminded of Noah. He didn’t just build that huge boat overnight. It took years and years and years and a whole heck of a lot of work. I am ready to work. The sermon Sunday was great. Talking about faith and whatnot.  I am realizing that this time is the time of sowing into the next chapter. A year from now, my life will look completely different. The things that I do today and tomorrow will effect a year from now. It is time to get busy. To start sowing into my business, to sow deeper into my relationships and my mailbox community of eleven.

Mailbox community. I love you. Hearing your voice on paper is priceless.

Why did 3 people last week, from the lounge that I work at on the weekends, guess that my other job was a stripper?? I am confused by this. Very confused. I was not, in any way, dressed in a way that would remotely encourage the word STRIPPER to pop into the mind of the guesser. Hmm. Maybe I should just stop having people guess what it is I do. No..Its kinda fun to hear the guesses. I also get Police Officer, Firefighter, PR, hairstylist…hmmm.

I just remembered what I wanted to blog about and none of this was it. Gotta go find another pic. I will wait till after midnight to post though so I don’t seem to blog happy.