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November 18th was my last post. I thought to myself, “What in the World!” This was the stark reality that I had fallen off my weekly blogging wagon. Sobering life events, heavy workloads, hurried weekends, and fatigue pulled me away from this joyful activity of recounting God’s goodness. But I’m feeling empowered, energetic and so much better!
Thank God! I endeavor to get back in the saddle. Have you been there and done that? Allowed situations, cluttered thoughts, personalities to get in the way of your intended mission? Thank goodness that I hadn’t stopped writing all together, just not consistently blogging at my normal pace. But it's a fact that life can really drain and hinder progress if we aren’t alert! I wonder if our spirits shout, “Warning, warning alien experience ahead; do not yield!”
What are the yardsticks that you use to measure your personal progressions? Your promising health prognosis, surviving the family dynamics, the accomplished work day rituals, the private victories, abounding the public hurdles, relief from the absence of the struggle, the long awaited promotion, the peace wrangled, the renewed confidence, the joy reborn?
So many “yardsticks” to measure our lives! Thank goodness for restoration, today mine came in the form of a nap. Yesterday, it was concluding my season of working at the university. I am approaching a new season and concluding another. This is another transformative moment. It’s been a whirlwind of activities and if I hadn’t paid attention I would have missed out on my own milestones. What am I speaking about you wonder? It seems to me that often we are so busy living, being active that we miss out on the bigger picture, the important things of life.
SHARING SEVERAL OF MY RECENT YARDSTICKS OF GOD’S COMPLETE LOVE!
The love of family and friends gets us through the rough patches and gardens of life!
Photography by Linda Mose Meadows~“Hampton Leaves 2010”
Standing under the trees and walking through the fall leaves was truly a treat. Witnessing this beauty was awe inspiring and to think the next day the weather drastically changed. The dramatic drop in temperature changed the landscape. What a difference a day makes.
Creating a billboard in honor of my friend was the least I could do!
Writing for the International Review of African American Art about Chappelle Letman was such a joy. Finally he stood in our back door! His work was exhibited in Hampton, Va. He honored us with his presence and loving spirit! How wonderful!
A remarkable sculptor with eyes of faith! http://www.values.com/your-billboards/3250
WE ARE CELEBRATING THE LAUNCHING OF EYES OF FAITH MAGAZINE TODAY!
Literally Making A Difference and Capturing the Goodness of God!
Eyes of Faith Magazine published and launched
I had opportunity to see Jonathan Butler! His music ministers to us about God's distict love ! He's been a favorite of mine for a very long time. I kid you not-when I was invited by a dear friend to attend a jazz concert, I didn't hesitate to say I'd attend. Not aware of who the artists would be, I knew it would be a change of pace from my standard workweeks. Oh my friends, what await me that evening was again powerful and transformative. I was pinching myself with other concert goers of The Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Concert held at the Ferguson Center for the Arts. What an amazing experience to see and actually chat with JONATHAN BUTLER! TRULY ANOINTED ! Thank God for wonderful friends! This was a super duper Christmas gift!
We Need You Lord by Jonathan Butler
14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15from whom his whole familya in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
Revived & Overjoyed!
Linda Mose Meadows, Urban Views Weekly Columnist and Inspirational Author of: The Blessedness of Believing A Devotional Journey of Life’s Lessons and God’s Promises and Co-publisher of Eyes of Faith Magazine