Friday, August 15, 2014

What a Week

It's been one of those stormy weeks both literally and figuratively. Sometimes it feels as if the entire world has gone nuts and the weather is echoing a theme.

What does a person do to maintain equanimity? I know some who deliberately drift into whimsy and fantasy. Others create a storm in their own homes with furious cleaning and decluttering. (Say amen or oh my.) Others grab a book and sail away. Still others head for the kitchen and bake. I think that I have done all of the above this week.

~delicate mallow~

~Japanese beetle clean-up crew~

~keep looking up~


Through the storm
He is Lord
Lord of all
The best thing I can do to decompress is to recognize, once and for all, that I am not in charge and to give my allegiance and my being to the One Who is. That and pray...pray...pray.

Have a calm and peaceful weekend.
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37 comments:

  1. Sounds like you need a big hug ... consider it done!

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  2. Wishing you some peace and tranquility...

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  3. Sending you hugs from afar and wishing you a sweet peaceful weekend as well.

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  4. God bless you this weekend, dear Vee.

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  5. I have definitely prayed more this week. And I'll say a prayer for you, too. I don't have the power to change much in this world....but I can pray. Sweet hugs, Diane

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  6. If only.....the goodness and kindness within would always shine through! The world is so fast and so crazy isn't it? I worry about the violence in which children are being raised and the cruelty to helpless people and animals. Yes, dear Vee, we must all pray for peace and loving hearts. Have a beautiful weekend!

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  7. Girl you and I must have had the same kind of week. I am decompressing myself from the kids going back to school and yet compressing from things going on too. And only God can take control.

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  8. Same here……….terrible storms, so much rain, AND my MIL (96) had a heart attack on Tues. We are poised for perhaps a trip if she doesn't make it so I feel off balance and am waiting for something, anything, to happen.

    To stay grounded I did clean - a bit - read a little, blogged daily and baked twice! Yesterday I made the 'Mennonite Girls' great carrot raisin muffins - mainly because I had a bunch of orange and yellow organic carrots to use up - and also because anything baked with veggies has to be healthy despite the sugar, right? Anyway these are fabulous and the recipe makes 18 - so 6 went to the neighbors - 6 in the freezer - and we're making our way carefully through the remaining 6!

    Hope the weekend bring good things - as you say, keep looking up.
    Mary x

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  9. The power of prayer can indeed make a difference. Sending a hug from me too Vee and I hope your weekend is pleasant.

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  10. So true. God is over all. I liked seeing your flower and frog pictures. While all is not right with the world, there is still beauty and joy to be experienced.

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  11. Sending hugs and wishing you a peaceful weekend!

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  12. I hear you. Thankful to know the one who is in control!

    Your little frog is sweet! Glad they are cleaning up the beetles for you.

    Deanna

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  13. When I'm in a mild "oh, my gosh, what am I gonna do?" state, I bake...and cook...and bake....Mr. Sweet eats.
    When it's more of a "I can't quit crying and walking the floor" kind of thing, I do just as you do....stay on my knees and PRAY. Why I wait until its BIG is beyond me because HE takes care of ALL things...even the bitty tiny ones.

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  14. Oh so true. I've had to lean on Him a lot this summer and don't know what I'd do if I couldn't. I hope you have a restful and peaceful weekend Vee. Hugs.

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  15. I'll be praying for you Vee. I have done all of the above in a storm, cleaning and baking make me feel a little more in control and like I'm doing something positive and comforting, but prayer is the best way to deal with that feeling, so I pray while I do those other things.

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  16. Lord of all. Now I'm singing that song in my head and that's a good thing. I find a combo of prayer over God's Word is what calms me down. Hope your weekend is one filled with peace and joy...

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  17. This paragraph:
    The best thing I can do to decompress is to recognize, once and for all, that I am not in charge and to give my allegiance and my being to the One Who is. That and pray...pray...pray.

    Perfect.

    {{{hugs}}}

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  18. Yes I too have done ALL of those things when in that spot, and yes ALL in the same day. How happy I am to know that you look to Him for your peace and comfort as there is just nothing better. Wish I could give you a big hug and sit down for a long "mindless" chat. Have a good, peaceful and blessed week-end Vee!

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  19. Amen and amen! I do believe I have done everything that you listed and then some! Your last paragraph was so true and such a great reminder. We are in God's hands and He IS over all. Happy weekend, Vee!

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  20. Oh Vee...so sorry you had one of those weeks! I don't know how people cope if they don't have God in their lives. Loved how you wrapped up your post. Hugs....Linda

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    1. I ditto everything above from Lady Linda. I hope your weekend is blessed, Vee :)

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  21. I've done a lot of praying over the last week. Mostly for strength to just keep my mouth shut. It seems to be the big burden on my soul lately. Have a blessed weekend!

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  22. Hi Vee, have been letting my blogging go by the wayside. Guess we all need a break. We decided to switch home phones and all cells to AT&T. Took all of 2 weeks to get it all done and phones back in operation. Bundling all three is going to be much cheaper. We find it hard to keep up with all the new things out there but give it a try. Took me 3 days to get our home phone over to wireless and 2 new cell phones all organized.

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  23. The world is such a sad and sorry mess. Don't you just long for God to put things right?

    I'm hoping the weekend brings better news for you and for the world.

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  24. I've done a little of all that too. The week has zoomed by for me.

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  25. Vee, We have to keep praying. It's been a rough week in our world. Today, I sat outside and thank God for my blessings. xoxo,Susie

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  26. I hope this is a minor 'blip' and not a major one. I definitely take to the kitchen - my blog was probably created under duress :) Wishing you and yours well!

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  27. I n the middle of the messiness of life...I keep reminding myself that He is 'Sovereign over us'. Someone shared this link with me this week...Michael W Smith singing Sovereign. (http://michaelwsmith.com/the-sovereign-videos/) hugs:)

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  28. Yes, Vee, much prayer is needed all over the world! I worry, too, and that's one reason I throw myself into my blog. I love your sweet Mallow flowers. I see those around here some; they're just lovely. As for the Japanese beetle clean-up crew; I knew there was a reason I liked frogs. :-D Your rose and lilies are beautiful too, Vee.

    Thanks for sharing, and I hope you'll feel in better spirits soon! Have a lovely weekend. :)

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  29. Amen to all the comments. Tough times, but a good God.

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  30. I could not sleep the other night as we found out our house sewer line was cracked and will require an expensive and messy repair. Then I remembered my friend and her son who are both battling serious cancers, and I realized my problems are a hill of beans next to theirs. It is all a matter of perspective. Sometimes it is best not to read the newspapers and turn on the news, but rather dwell on happy and peacefull.things. Prayer always gets me through my day!

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  31. Love and prayers from Texas......

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  32. You too, Vee - peace and tranquility for your weekend.

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  33. Up at 4 this morning praying...there is just too much to hold on our shoulders, and He never intended for us to do that. Thanks for this post!

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  34. Prayer is the perfect remedy! Hugs to you!

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  35. Aw yes - keep looking up! Hope the skies are clearing over there!

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