Kate said forward
With last week’s word being “normal” – and nothing is, what is there to look forward to?
Webster’s says forward is…
In the direction one is facing or traveling; toward the front.
I am a forward-thinker but I am not a political progressive; in fact, I am extremely conservative – I’m just right of the right!
Considering the grim prognosis of the summer – we are rethinking our travel plans. So, looking forward to a trip to Prince Edward Island with Gracee in tow seems (right now) an impossible venture. We may go to Maine but it appears the Canadian border is closed.
Yet, that trip sounds amazing and we are both hoping it will happen.
Since I don’t like to get too far ahead of myself – I’m more of a one day at a time person. I like to quote…
Sufficient for the day is its own trouble! (Matthew 6.34)
Yesterday, I pulled up my big girl britches and opened the file to my work in progress, John 17 – The Real Lord’s Prayer. I wrote two segments and have a clear vision for this second part of the devotional. I am thrilled about that. John 17 is the last clear instruction from the Lord – I know He wants me to finish this book before doing anything else big!
Is rather vague at the moment. Now, that is NOT a negative statement – our lives, even in semi-quarantine, are incredibly full and blessed. We enjoy each day and, honestly, look forward to the next!
Short term, I’m looking forward to soaking my feet in the foot soak at the nail salon. And, I’m looking forward to getting some kind of water vehicle for the lake. We look forward to pulling out of a lot with Gracee hitched to the truck and going SOMEWHERE.
Long term, we want to travel to the west coast of our beautiful country and see the redwoods, the sequoias, and hubs wants to rock hunt in Oregon.
But, for today
I’m looking forward to making a pot roast in the Instant Pot, working on John 17, and my next cuppa good coffee.
What about you? What are you looking forward to?
Mari-Anna Stålnacke says
Great post! Thanks for sharing. We need to keep on keeping on…taking small steps forward and letting God take care of the rest. I’m looking forward to sitting in the sun this afternoon! Cheers & blessings!
I will look forward to sunshine tomorrow !!!
Joanne Viola says
It’s so true, Susan – we keep moving forward and trust God to do what only He can do. He will surely bring us through one day at at time as we set our minds each day on Him.
P.S. I made a pot roast yesterday 🙂
Great cooks think alike!!!!
Thanks for sharing 🙂 this made me chuckle at the start. I hope you get your holiday. I am looking forward to what is hopefully a summer of sun ☀
Loretta, we are on day 5 of monsoon-like rain — I am beginning to feel moldy!!! I love the sun!
I love this! In a Godwink, John 17 came to me in one of my other readings today and it is in my plans to immerse myself in it shortly. Looking forward to your devotional. (It is interesting how often something you are working on is brought to me in other places as well.)
I am looking forward to this season of leaning in more to Jesus. Between “the ‘Rona,” as my kids refer to it, the recent changes in my life situation, and a flare of my lupus, our good Father and Great Physician has cleared out time and space in my life to do nothing BUT lean in more to Him. And to write about my journey, whether I ever share it or not.
Life is so beautiful and good even when it might not seem so.
You are in a strong season of “inclining your ear.” Our good, good Father has inclined His to you. I will make sure you are one of the first to read John 17!!!! Love you Shelby.
SHARON RICKETTS says
Really relate to this, enjoying more of today’s small moments! Looking and planning further forward is impossible at the moment, as we are still very much in ‘lockdown.’
Sharon, really? Here is upstate SC, our restrictions are getting lifted every day.
Anita Ojeda says
My plans for driving to Canada got foiled, too! I would LOVE to go to PEI one of these days—but it will have to wait until retirement, for sure. I’m looking forward to launching a podcast next week and flying to AK.
Andrew Budek-Schmeisser says
They say I’m somewhere to the right of Genghis Khan (who happens to be a great-etc-grandfather of mine).
Let’s tear up the Constitution,
then let’s shred the Bill of Rights;
freedom was our institution,
but it’s time to douse the lights,
for we’ve seen that we can rule
if the people’s heads are bowed;
terror is a useful tool
to keep rebellion down and cowed.
Trading liberty for safety
is a most persuasive mantra,
and perhaps we’re seeing lately
that they’ll see in us a Santa,
giving toys and giving food,
but only if they’re very good.
Mantra — Santa.
Andrew Budek-Schmeisser says
XOXOXO back at ya!
OH how delightful a pedi would be!! I am looking forward to the nail salon days and vacation opportunities too. God speed as you work through completing your book and enjoy your coffee and pot roast 🙂
Thanks, Mariel, I wish we could have a cuppa together.
Barbara Harper says
Now more than ever, it seems we need to hold future plans loosely. We had to cancel my oldest son’s trip here in April and hope he can come in August–but we’ll have to see. Other than that, we’re not planning too far ahead. I just enjoyed my “dessert” of a blondie and decaf coffee, and I am going to work on tomorrow’s blog post. Then maybe a nap. 🙂
Sounds delightful – the dessert not the delay of son’s visit.
Love this, honey! All I want right now is some… Lazy Warm Summer Days, with the Son shining on us. This rain is horrible and all this talk about Covid 19, is crazy! Just give me more of Jesus!
More Jesus. More sunshine. More reg’ler days without C19.
Merry Geary says
Tired of rains, tired of Covid 19, tired of nonsense politics, tired of police brutality when so many of our officers are so dedicated and you have such bad judgements from others. I am wanting a “get-away “ sooner than none also to just enjoy the nature of God’s earth and beauty and thank him for the Blessings we do have. God Bless America. “Can’t we all just get along?” I feel God is trying to get us to appreciate him and all he stands for and get back to him. Time to refocus!
Kitty Lawrence says
Forward is good. Nothing gained by looking back in longing for days that will not return. But, we do it inspite of ourselves.
Summer ahead holds the hope of a trip to Ocean Isle Beach, seeing brother, Jerry, and did my toes into the sand. Walking along the beach with my sis and niece are a dream come true.
Happy Summer friends. LORD, let YOUR son Shine.
So much I’m looking forward too..,..when the time is right. Family, hugs, etc!
Tara, I hope it’s soon.
Love this! I’ve missed getting a glimpse into your everyday life! (I haven’t carved out much time for writing OR reading in this season but I hope to find a new rhythm as things start up again that will include both!)
I’ve missed visiting you and vice versa.