Parties are a lot more fun when you know the people! Five Minute Friday Twitter parties are no different – the more people you know the better the party! For the past several months I’ve figured out an app for my Kindle and can sit up in bed and go to the weekly FMF party hosted by Kate Motaung. The party go-ers bring all types of things to the party: take-out suppers, tea, chocolate, and of all things, BACON! That’s how writers roll – a little weird in their culinary delights. Last night’s discussions included things like who has new books available (Asherita, Holly, Andrew) snow, Spring in Australia, bad Internet connection in Canada, raising and surviving ‘tweens, friends in Hospice care, packing for a retreat and not wanting to forget crucial items, tiny house living, Thanksgiving, and at least 4 other things I’m not remembering ! Then, about 9:45 Kate announced the word prompt and I must say, I had instant connection with the word…
because, you see…
It was July 1988 and my hubs, my youngest, and I were driving down 105 in Boone NC; we were ending our long weekend in the beautiful mountains of the Blue Ridge. Excitement filled the pickup truck we were in because we had bought an old farm house on 14 acres of land and it looked as though everything was going to go smoothly with the sale. A clear memory I have of that moment is when I said, “You know what? I’m tired of visiting here – I am so ready to LIVE here permanently!”
Another apex in my life is 1992 when I knelt at an altar in Lansing NC and said, “Lord, I’m selling out to YOU – I want all of You. Everything You have for me? I’m ready!”
Psalm 91.1 He who DWELLS in the secret place of the Most High SHALL abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
MY PSALM 91.1 She who [no longer drops in for a visit now and then], but DWELLS as a permanent resident in the secret place of the Most High God [will have surety and security] and SHALL [a legal binding contract] abide [stay, remain, be kept] under the shadow [always in His presence] of the Almighty.
Friend, are you a DWELLer or an occasional visitor? I encourage you to seek the Lord as never before and know that you know HE IS YOUR God and Lord of your life!
In His grace I am a DWELLer.