30 October 2016

From Where I Stand

I took the leaves out of the kitchen table.
Lately, there have only been three of us at dinner.
Usually, during the daytime, 
there are only two of us.

After an extremely hectic summer, 
things are skidding to a slow walk.
There is a new reality being forged this year.
I knew it was coming. 
I've tried to prepare myself. 

Thoughts are still jumbled and clarity is still being sought.  
There have been so many major life events all jammed into small time frames.  
How does one deal with everything that comes with such a rollercoaster of events and emotions?

I'm still trying to figure it out.

I haven't written anything for this blog in a year. I'm not sure why.
 Perhaps, the thoughts won't settle long enough to capture them. 
Or maybe they do, and I don't care for them.

Midlife is not at all what I thought it would be. 
I was sure I'd be more sure of what I was doing by now. I suppose with every new season, there are expectations and some of them surprise us.

When reality crashes headlong into 
expectations we sometimes get knocked down.
 I've been watching some folks get knocked down with some
 very serious life-altering situations
 and yet they get back up with the help of others and a stronger faith and deeper knowledge of God and His infinite lovingkindness.

Along with contemplating the results of my life's work, I am trying to develop new discipline in long neglected areas of health and fitness.  

I'm looking back at some favorite hobbies and realizing that I will have time to develop them into more than just hobbies. 

No matter where you are on your Life Journey, some things do not change.
 Each of us is given one life. 

Each life impacts and influences others 
...for good or ill. 
Learning from the past but living in the moment is the healthiest way to live. 
Each breath from God is a gift and He deserves the glory. 


  1. This is absolutely beautiful! I remember your blogs from the other exchange community and I am SO glad to see you writing again! I love following this blog and you're a very talented writer! So excited to have you sharing again! Thanks and looking forward to more!

  2. Loved your post Deborah. I can sure identify with you when changes become tough and the clarity of life isn't crystal. I to have found what you know; God is always willing to comfort us in our walk in life and through Christ we are never alone. God bless you, your family and friends.

  3. God promises beauty from our ashes.... often times it's not easily seen.... however when we look back we see the beauty He has given through the most difficult times... I'm not sure what your experiencing, I'm glad I know a God who does and I am praying for you! Thank you for sharing!