November 29, 2016 roots and renewal

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‘“…his delight is in the Lord’s instruction, and he meditates on it day and night. He is like a tree planted beside streams of water that bears its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.” Psalms‬ ‭1:2-3‬ ‭HCSB‬‬
Good morning, BlessedOne. 

Traditions and trees and celebrations of old … this past weekend I was telling my girls about childhood adventures with my dad, annually cutting our Christmas tree, and gathering mistletoe. He is an adrenaline-junkie. The best mistletoe was always in the highest part of the tree. I would spot it, and he would climb and shimmy out to the farthest limb to fetch. 

The reason I went in the first place was because the one time I didn’t, he and my brothers brought home the most lopsided, pathetic, monstrosity wad of pine needles and called it a tree. 

Poor little thing. 

Lights and ornaments didn’t even help. I cried and cried. 

Adventures and stories and traditions matter as much as watering trees that grow and stand through seasons of 

newness, 

fresh coverings, 

winds of force, 

color change

stripping loss, 

barrenness, 

and renewal, again. 

Our hearts need to be reminded … a return to our grounding place is a return to our Savior, who does not wither us, but renews us. 

Join me this Christmas season as a place of renewal. Journal along the margins of your bible, or get a little notebook, or a photo album. Jot a daily reminder for the next 30 days, or so – 

Christmas 2016:

I will believe in ___. 

I am most thankful for____. 

I will always remember ____.

Here is what came to mind for me:

I will believe in more love, more peace, more understanding, more kindness from unexpected places. More love, love, love. 

I am most thankful for little girl tradition-memories with family to bring to life again for my loves in an act of renewal, renewal, renewal. 

I will always remember home – roots that run deep, having been watered … intentionally, for the continuous bearing of fruit. 
Wake up. 

Plant the seeds. 

Go. 

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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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