Thursday, July 30, 2015

Pressing PAUSE ...

I haven't blogged since Sunday...
but that's really not true.

I blogged a long post about Planned Parenthood and abortion.... but I didn't publish it.
And I had a post in my mind about the Iran nuclear deal... but didn't write it.
And before that there were potential blog posts about Caitlyn Jenner, and Donald Trump, and of course Hillary.

Now, though, I'm going to just breathe ... and not (over)think everything.

Since I can't completely stop thinking (as I told my parents when I was just a little girl) I need to choose what fills my mind.

A grief counselor told me years ago to think about places I'd been where I felt peaceful.
The first thing I thought about was sitting out on the back porch swing by myself in our house in Mission.
The next thing I thought about was walking into my Grandmother Ora's house.  

I also think meditating on Scripture is super.
And memorizing Scripture, too, which is really meditating on it.

Here's a super passage from Psalms 62 ...
1 Truly my soul finds rest in God;
    my salvation comes from him.
Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
    he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.
I love that.

Oh, I'm not just sitting around thinking about ways to 'pause my life'... there are things to do and places to go, but I CAN let go of the hustle-bustle in my mind... and the worry in my mind... and I can 'pause my mind'.  (though i don't have to do it perfectly - even if I knew how to do that)

AND I can let go of trying to have a perfect blog-post.

That reminds me of this picture I found recently.
(It kills two birds with one stone.)
(It's a Throwback Thursday Pic for today ... AND it reminds me to not even think about trying to be perfect.)....
That was at a church service at Bear Valley years ago.
I love the words on the screen.
And I love the people on the stage.

That's all for today.

That's enough.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I love that picture and your thoughts are very usual. <3

My hometown...

I am thinking of my hometown now. Mission, Texas. And McAllen, Texas. And Mercedes, Texas, where I was born. And Donna, Texas, so near there...