So... I created a command central station in the sunroom off my bedroom.
I've been sitting out there more than I ever have since moving into this house 6 years ago. I like to sit in the orange chair and read my Bible and pray to God to draw me near and protect my children and parents and friends. I just open my Bible and see what He has to say to me and I'm encouraged. The other day I was texting with my sister in law and a verse came to me to share with her. I decided to claim it for myself too. Isn't it a wonderful promise??
I think if you open your eyes and ears....and heart, God does talk to you. Through most of my adult life, my faith has sustained me and kept me sane. I was thinking the other day that I don't shout that from the rooftops and most people probably don't know that about me....which is disheartening that I'm not more bold in my testimony. The Bible says to work out your own salvation with fear and trembling so that is what I am trying to do....and I'm selfish so I'm taking advantage of all his promises. I probably wouldn't be interested if there wasn't something in it for me.....that sounds horribly effed up but I'm human and it's the truth. Maybe some day I will grow in spiritual maturity and I will be able to see beyond myself. I've been utilizing the sunroom a lot lately and I love it out there. I finished my last class in the massage therapy program last week. No more tests. No more research papers. I have loved learning about the human body. I've loved going to school. It was a good decision....although I have no idea what I am going to do with my license....and that's ok...for now. I have ideas so that is good. Now, I have to put all the information together and take a national board exam. It's pass/fail and you have to be prepared to able to recall anything that has been taught this past year.....anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, pathology, business, ethics, massage techniques. There is so much to know and I feel stupider now than when I started. So I set up command central and plan to make charts and posters and reread everything I have all ready read until it all comes together. I graduate in August and I hope to take the board exam in late September.....so 30 minutes a day of study and focus. I think I can do it!! I love a good challenge. Do you?? I was thinking that this upcoming board exam and putting my education together is happening at this moment for a reason. It makes me think of my life and all I have accomplished. The school of life! I'm not gonna say hard knocks because even though I've had some upsets along the way, the good has far outweighed the setbacks and I probably take for granted just how good and easy my life is on a daily basis. I think about my education starting in high school learning about positive mental attitude...which I am so thankful for the teacher who drilled that concept into my head, my horticulture therapy degree from k-state, my health coaching certificate from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and now my massage therapy license. I've had life lessons from raising 5 children, a long happy marriage and a death of a spouse. I couldn't have survived without the incredible loving support from amazing friends and family. I've learned things don't always go as planned but there is always a new day and life is good. I'm hoping to bring all my life lessons and education together and make a career that I can be proud of and will allow me to help....even just one person would be a good thing. I'm hoping it all comes together...but as in taking this national board exam, I'm going to have to make an effort to put it together, make a plan and work hard to make it happen. I have some ideas. The good thing is I have time and every day that goes by is one day closer to the good land that has been promised to me. I can feel it. It's exciting!
Sam is enjoying a good land all ready! He has no problem jumping on my table so I can practice.....he likes it!!
As I sit here writing to you, I'm thinking I might be enjoying a glimpse of the good land at the moment.....listening to Alabama....it does feel so right. That's a good thing. I hope you are feeling it too.
peace and love to you!