Good Friday evening everyone…and a big…big welcome, to the Heart to Heart Blog! What a day it has been…but a good one! This morning, I was online for a while and then it was off to the fun time, of cleaning my house. Right about now, you are probably thinking…is that all this lady does; is clean her house? Actually, my mind has taken a 360 degree turn, when it comes to cleaning. I remember a time, when I did not want to clean; but now, I find it to be an outlet; so I can let go of everything else around me and actually relax a little.
It’s amazing how God can even use housecleaning to inspire us…and for me, it was to get out of bed, after recovering from one surgery after another! I remember a time, when I just wanted to make the bed or do something, which meant that the brain was anxious to get moving…even though the leg wasn’t. Anyways…I was determined to make this bed…no matter how much time it took. After just finishing…the phone rang and it was my husband at work…checking in on me. He said… “You sound winded and tired…and I said I should be…it just took me 45 minutes to make a bed…but it’s made.”
While we’re on the subject of my recoveries…I must tell you one of the funniest stories! I was going through a tough recovery, after one of my surgeries and I was going to have to go back into surgery, within six weeks. Anyways…at the time, I had a visiting nurse that would come in and check the incision and take my blood pressure…temp. and all that good stuff…and the house needed some TLC. All I really wanted at the time was for the house to smell fresh and alive, rather than what I was experiencing, due to the recovery time…so my husband got this idea, to tape fabric softener sheets to the ceiling fan, in the dining room. All of a sudden, there was an April fresh scent going all throughout the house. Within a short time, of experiencing Keith’s little experiment…the nurse arrived and as she entered the living room; she said “Diane, your house smells so good.” I said…“go in the dining room and look up to the ceiling fan”… and she came out laughing and then she said… “well, whatever works?” Now how did I go from the subject of cleaning the house…to all of this? Well…look at it this way…its Friday night…and we’re just having a good time together.
No matter what we face in life…it’s amazing how these moments of the past can bring a glimpse of light, into the darkest moments. For so many years, I seemed buried, in the rubble of my past; but it’s so good to be able to look back and remember something good; that may have been overlooked, due to the weight of so many bad times.
You know…when I was coming thru counseling, for a past sexual abuse; I taught myself something, with God’s help and that was to picture my mind as a file box, where I could take all the bad memories and put them in the back files of my thoughts; so new and good memories could enter the front of my mind…and little by little, I have seen this come to pass. God has ways of helping and sustaining us, through the tough and difficult memories of the past and this was one way He truly helped me through some very trying times in my life.
Well…I’ve been enjoying our visit together tonight; but before I forget, I would like to remind you to stop by this weekend and enjoy Sunday Inspiration! For those of you, who may be new this evening…Sunday Inspiration is our ministries church page, where you can enjoy music…Bible readings…a thought for the week…and a God inspired writing…which this week’s writing is titled… “Letting Go of Everything Except for God.” If you are bed ridden and can’t go to church or if you don’t have a church…or if you could just use some words of encouragement; then I would like to invite you to come and visit Sunday Inspiration! I will be updating the page tonight and the page will be available, as of tomorrow morning…or very late tonight, if you are having trouble sleeping. You can either click here, to enjoy Sunday Inspiration or you can find Sunday Inspiration, under the tab…near the top of the page, titled…“God Inspired Writings.” I hope you will come for a visit and truly be blessed, with the words that God has given me, to share with you this weekend!
Well…it’s been a fun evening but I have dinner waiting for me and then some more work before bed. I hope that you will have a great night…and a great weekend…truly blessed by the presence, of a loving and caring God! Take care and I will hope to see you again, on Sunday evening, as I share more thoughts from the day, along with the goodness of a great, loving and powerful God…heart to heart!
Blessings so much on your night!
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