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god of my fantasies

God has given me an amazing imagination. This can be good and also very bad. I have been seeing the negative side of my imagination creep up lately.

WORRY! Yup. I worry about stuff of the future. I seem to have become the god of my fantasies instead of basking in the promise of God's ever presence in my life. I tend to linger in the 'what ifs' of the future and that's when worry and anxiety take over.

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: they do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?  Luke 12:22-26

I hate it that I worry. It doesn't solve anything and it diminishes the faith I have in God. Worry means I don&#…

The world of Octobers

I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. ("Anne Shirley")

That is what I keep telling myself when the weight of the world seems to press down on my shoulders.
I look at the beautiful autumn hews and choose to embrace this beautiful season and not lament the one that comes after it - the hard cold winter ahead.

 I dream of more evenings out on the dock.

 I dream of magical sunsets painted by a famous artist who was thinking specifically of me when He placed those colours in the sky.
And I know that even though a cold harsh winter is upon us, this famous artist will paint His beauty on the landscape of His world once again. Just for me. Because in these paintings, He knows I see the bigger picture of beauty and miracles that I tend to forget when the sadness of the world weighs on my shoulders and I threaten to see it all in black and white...missing out on so much.