September 16, 2015 white crosses


“Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.” ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭55:22‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Good morning, Sojourner,

Almost every day we drive by white crosses at the side of the road. They’ve been there for years, marking the resting place of three lives. Right there, on that spot, their journey in life came to an abrupt halt, and their lives and the lives of many others were altered forever. 

Last weekend, I asked a group to make a timeline of their lives. I asked them to list, year by year by year, their most significant events. By doing so, other dreams, emotions, and decisions going on around each during that time will surface as well. 

Try it. It will take some time. 

Notice how God is so faithful – the thread you trace is a powerful reminder that He can be trusted to carry you through to His next place of victory for you. 

There will be places you need to mark with a white cross, places of profound tragedies you need to lay down – roads not taken, paths cut off, ambushes, deaths. There will be places that need to be mourned, and places you will write “forgiven” over that you have already released. 

Your Creator places meaning on each memory. Ask Him to guide you through what needs to be forgotten, what needs to be laid to rest. 

Be gentle with yourself, the dark times have been necessary love-notes. They have lent transforming powers. There is a lot to be said for pinning things to the earth so they don’t follow us around. Laying bitterness to rest creates the opening where thankfulness polishes and glides you and me into Arms of unshakable peace. 

His arms await. 

Wake up. 

Timeline it. 


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About lewis3sunz

I am a blessed woman. Wife, daughter, mother of 3sunz, sister, author of 'Spirit Move Me: Memos to you that sway with the Holy Spirit', Jesus loving Oklahoma girl, I love exploring truth, early morning is my favorite time of day, teacher/trainer, lover of books and news and fascinated with butterflies, extreme right brained pondering creature; enjoy helping others find meaning, tap into their own inspiration and intuition to work more effectively, and overcome struggles and the rising and falling of life in the everyday grind and in small business/micro business worlds. Blessed with the crazy notion, the wild-eyed foolishness, and the madcap belief in the simple idea that I might help one to make a decision that makes a difference in the world . . . as stated by Ralph Waldo Emerson’s famous quote…“To know one life breathed easier because you lived, this is to have succeeded.” I get to use my small business background as a former owner of a Flower Shop and Hallmark Store and former co-owner of Disability Specialists, LLC, to help folks build dreams. I hold a M.Ed with emphasis on Adult Training and Education. I’d love to get my Doctorate in Educational Leadership . . . someday. My work centers on the belief that inside each of us lives a mesmerizing soul waiting to be revealed. Every day we can choose to trust the magic of our calling and take those unconventional moves to unlock an enchanted journey. I serve as Business and Industry Director and Business Development Services Coordinator at Canadian Valley Technology Center in Chickasha, Oklahoma.

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