April 8, 2019 linger

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Good morning, DearHeart.

Do you work off of to-do lists, too? It is impossible for me to fight the distraction of the lists. My grandmother, Mom Coon, drank coffee every morning with her neighbor Lela or her sister in law, Aunt Edna. They had a unique gift of cutting away time to simply be together. To linger together. Every day. Sometimes, they did it again in the afternoon.

We will always have tasks to do each day. If we allow ourselves to be distracted we will miss what God has for us each day. “How wonderful to be wise, to analyze and interpret things. Wisdom lights up a person’s face, softening its harshness” (Ecclesiastes 8:1, NLT). Wisdom, analyzing, interpreting come from time … with Godly people. My bible commentary has this to say about this verse: “Anxiety, anger, sorrow, and frustration can harden one’s face, but the enjoyment of life and wisdom will lighten it.” Wisdom comes from the Lord and He will give us wisdom, thus lightening our burdens, easing our minds, and changing our very countenance as He changes our souls. My goal this week is to look at each item on my to-do list (because throwing it away would do me in) as opportunities to share and worship Christ. Opportunities to linger … to use it as a prompt to linger in the presence of the Holy with others. Somebody else needed this thought … this reminder … this permission to put relationships ahead of the ‘to-do list’, right?!

Wake up.

Linger.

Go.

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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