God’s Love

Jesus loves me this I know for the Bible tells me so.  I was told to paint.  If you remember I had a canvas out waiting to start.  I found this picture that I blogged in this post.  So I’m updating the post to include my painting.  I hope you enjoy it.

During the road trip To Philadelphia I came down for breakfast when I met Patricia.  She said people call her Pat, some Tricia but family call her Patricia.  She was older than me which made me feel comfortable.  I always got along with older women.

After a few casual exchanges I asked if I could sit with her. We had a very long talk.  She knew who I was because God sent her to give me a message.  She started talking about her past which mirrored mines in so many ways.  She gave confirmation to my thoughts.  She had me down to the point of my existence.  My attempt at existing.

We spoke of issues of abandonment, child molestation, physical abuse, verbal abuse, introverted shyness, being mean spirited, being angry with a hateful tongue, adultery, and all the other adversaries we encountered.  Personalities that hid behind my confident smile.

And he still loves me.  He chose me.  He saved the spirit inside of me for a higher purpose.  Elevated me from the mired in which I existed. Everything worked for good in the end.  Even down to the reason why we were having breakfast.  She was visiting with her daughters for a girl weekend just like me and my girls. 

I was feeling hopeful so I showed her the pictures I took earlier that morning.  I was so proud of the picture.  She explained that I was the tall flower shinning in the light.  The smaller flowers were babies in Christ.  The flowers with lost peddles were older spirits and the dead flowers were all who had died and were waiting for Christ.  The flower standing tall in the sun had come to it’s full potentials and was going to be plucked ….so I’ll tell you what I’ve learned.

  • Tomorrow is not promised.  Live for God today.  If you believe that Christ died for the sins of the world and rose again you will have salvation.  There is nothing, nothing that can separate God’s love for you.  There is nothing you could have done or had done to you that he will forsake you. Ask him for forgiveness with a grateful heart and he will save you.  God is a God of love.
  • Love one another and love yourself.
  • Forgive yourself and forgive others.
  • Find joy in everything you do.
  • Live with appreciation and gratitude.
  • Pray about everything.  Worry about nothing.
  • Meditation improves your relationship with God.


You don’t have to search for happiness.  All God’s love is waiting for you!

My painting.

Into Every Life Rain Must Fall

Good morning Wonderers!

I hope you‚Äôve got your coffee and are ready to hear a little of my madness. It’s been a while so please be patient with me. 

This summer being the great mom that I am, I purchased season passes to Carowinds, our local amusement park.  Let’s not stop there I also purchased the drink plan and meal plan.  Such a good mommy!  Like the mom who sprinkles flour on her face when she makes rice crispy treats. ūüėú Really though I have loved saying several times a week I might add, ‚ÄúLet’s go the Carowinds for dinner!‚ÄĚ   Every time-they react like it’s the first time I said it this season.   Mental note moms:  Children are so easy. 

Now let me inform you I am not the amusement park type. I am not really the wanna be outside in the heat type either. My idea of ‚ÄúRuffin it‚ÄĚ is continental breakfast at Holiday Inn Express. ūüė≥ And I don’t do rides. I do eat all the snacks under the rides while I wait although I’m not supposed too.  Heck, if the lines are long enough, the world may never know!  It will be our secret.

On to why you‚Äôre here.   I decided there was a ride I wanted to try.  It’s a ride that goes to air traffic control height and it looks like a carousel in the sky.  My mission for the summer Wonderers!  I thought, I‚Äôll have to ease my way into it.  J who is 6, wants to ride the swings. She just made the height chart and is super excited.   I thought this to be the first step to my victory.  She carefully selected her seat and waited for the ride to begin.  I just grabbed the first seat I came too.   I noticed she kept looking at me and I wondered if she was scared.  Maybe I should have sat next to her.  At lift off I was feeling a little panicky and when it started to swing I gripped the chains and started mumbling to Jesus.   I could hear J laughing. I tried to open my eyes to see if she was laughing at me but the roof of an adjacent building was coming at me so I shut my eyes again. I was whimpering like a baby.   I was really feeling anxious so I started praying for the Lord to stop the ride.   As the ride started to lower I gave up all claims to ride the big carousel in the sky.   My dream had been dashed and to make matters worst when the ride stopped and I opened my eyes my swing ramjacked the swing in front of me.   Only mines did that. Everyone else‚Äôs stopped on point. Maybe that was the insult of being on the kiddie ride. When it was time to get off J turned to me and said, ‚Äúthat’s why I get on the inside swing!   How humiliating!  She did see me shivering in the air.

At the next ride I stayed on the ground and got me a funnel cake with powder sugar, vanilla ice cream and strawberries.   I deserved it!  Just when I sat down to eat it, it started to rain.  Okay Derrick, okay God y‚Äôall got jokes.   I looked inside my healthy backpack and ‚Äú Shazam!‚ÄĚ  Pulled out a ziplock bag!

Girl Scouts prepared me well.   If you can’t fly high at least be able to cover ground. Oh! I gonna have to put that on a flag or something.


Have a great Monday Wonderers and thanks for perusing.

Plucked for the Quest to the Pineapple

Good morning Wonderers:

i think I have to go back a moment and explain my journey a little so you can better understand me.

I have Had a great life to this point even though it was marked with hidden personality traits that I did not understand how they were using me. ¬†Becoming a four o’clock resulted from the experiences of my life some of which happened even before I was born. ¬†These traits I had no control of how they happened. ¬†I could only change how I responded to them. ¬†Over the next few weeks I am going to point them out so maybe you too can overcome your bondage. ¬†So that you know what I’m talking about here, I’m talking about karma. ¬†So stay tune for that……

but today I want to talk about the Spirit of Joy.  My quest to the pineapple.  My quest to receive the crown of eternal life.

Yesterday the Mundy crew went to Six Flags in Atlanta, Georgia.  I was reflecting on the past in a moment of time when I should have been in the present.  I was covered in regret.  I just started to smile and I could feel the Spirit lifting up in me.  The Spirit of pure joy.  I was remembering this scripture.

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy –think about such things.” ¬†Philippians 4:8

I received it and started to get light.  The power of the mind and heart can change any situation when you walk with Jesus.  He and the Holy Ghost will comfort you.  God did not mean for me to be this wildflower.

I plucked that emotion  and pulled it right out of the atmosphere.  Point, pluck and pull!

The quest to the pineapple is by plucking one wildflower at a time.

Have a God blessed day Wonderers until we meet

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Riddle Me This?

Wonderers:

What is your super power? If you could pick out your cape what would you choose.

I want my superpower to be joy. I want to fly around the world spreading joy to everyone I meet.  ZAP -Touch a heart here.  POW -fill a void there.  BOOM -always with the power of God‚Äôs love.

Wonderers I challenge you to pick out the superpower you would use to serve God by serving humanity.  If you have no idea what it would be I leave these words with you to get you started. 

Philippians 4:8-9 

‚ÄúFinally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable‚ÄĒif anything is excellent or praiseworthy‚ÄĒthink about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me‚ÄĒput it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.‚ÄĚ 

Thank you for perusing and I would love to hear about your choice. 

Until we meet again!

On the Ledge (so to speak)

 

Some days ago I woke up feeling like my normal self.  It was short lived but nice just the same.  I have been missing in action for quite some time.  Invisible to the world.  Being a caregiver took up so much of my time (no complaints) and the felt the care of I giving became insufficient for my husband went on to glory days.  Just like a plant I was continually watering and accidently drowned.  It felt as if my good intentions went to waste.

Shortly after I awoke I realized¬†it was my husband’s¬†birthday tomorrow and I needed to get flowers to put on his gravesite.¬† Plastic flowers because people will not let the real one stay in place.¬† Who robs a departed soul? People who have no soul I assume.¬† Then I began to cry, sob uncontrollably because he should not be there.¬† Not in the ground and definitely not in that location.¬† He should still be here with me and our family.¬† I made the wrong decision.¬† A decision I can not change.¬† A decision that was only mines to make.¬† A decision I did not have time to fully consider.¬† Ultimately a decision I had no control over.¬† God had all the control over the ultimate situation.¬† But I still felt that in some way I was to blame.

So today here¬†I sit, on the ledge,¬†writing about how I feel.¬† It is not my first letter.¬† I’ve written plenty to God, my¬†husband and to myself¬† looking for both questions and answers.¬† I get answers but still I¬†move in and out of acceptance like I change underwear.¬† Everyday is a new reality.¬† So how do¬†I keep getting back to the first day over and over again?

Plain and simple.  Doubt.

It does not matter whether it is weakness, fear, feelings of defeat, loneliness, etc… The enemy will use your despair to defeat you where he can.

This is when I started to cry and moan and I prayed to the Holy Spirit to help me and comfort me.¬† Romans 8:26-27 says “the Spirit helps us in our weakness.¬† We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words we can not express.¬† And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.

I know it is true because I quickly and quietly get back to the place of acceptance.¬† Over the last few months I have asked the Spirit to quiet my thoughts, help me find peace, and whatever else I¬†consciously and unconsciously asked for and¬†it¬†was given to me.¬† God’s love and concern for me¬†never wavers.¬† He is restoring me back to the path he placed me on some time ago.¬† He tells me I am redeemed.¬† I do not need to be on this ledge for he has a purpose for me.¬† A purpose far beyond my reach.¬† A plan that I have been seeking validating for.

Well Wonderers I am here to tell you God has already validated you.  His grace is more than sufficient.  Have faith in his promises.  Love life, love yourself and be grateful for your family and friends.  Speak with kind words and with positivity.  What you put out in the universe manifests itself.  God only wants what is best for you.

Until we meet again keeping looking for the wonders of life and thanks for perusing.