I love my avatar!
This was a fun exercise this past Sunday afternoon. Facebook scrolling showed one avatar after another. Then, some kind, young person shared the how-to! I thought why not!
There were problems finding the eye color option but another techy person told me how to do that. I like my Avatar – but if truth be told, and I am a truth agent – this doesn’t even come close to my 69-year old self!!!
You know, the wrinkles, thinning eyebrows, a crooked tooth, and my hair is coppery (not on purpose). But I am fearfully and wonderfully made!!!
Just the way we are!
Are any of you familiar with the books by Brennan Manning? Brother Manning wrote on grace. I have his entire library of books. One of his great quotes…
God loves you just the way you are – not the way you’re supposed to be.
Perhaps not a direct quote but you get the drift.
In my own skin
I try hard to be comfortable in my own skin but I confess it is very difficult. Age, hormones, and gravity take their toll!
I take comfort in
Knowing God is pleased with me. He loves me. He knows my standing up and my lying down. He knows what makes me tick. And, He knows how to give me a good kick!
Psalm 139 says…
O Lord, You have searched me and known me.
2 You know my sitting down and my rising up;
You understand my thought afar off.
3 You comprehend my path and my lying down,
And are acquainted with all my ways.
4 For there is not a word on my tongue,
But behold, O Lord, You know it altogether.
5 You have hedged me behind and before,
And laid Your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
It is high, I cannot attain it.
7 Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
8 If I ascend into heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
9 If I take the wings of the morning,
And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10 Even there Your hand shall lead me,
And Your right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall on me,”
Even the night shall be light about me;
12 Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You,
But the night shines as the day;
The darkness and the light are both alike to You.
13 For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.
17 How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How great is the sum of them!
18 If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand;
When I awake, I am still with You.
19 Oh, that You would slay the wicked, O God!
Depart from me, therefore, youbloodthirsty men.
20 For they speak against You wickedly;
Your enemies take Your name in vain.
21 Do I not hate them, O Lord, who hate You?
And do I not loathe those who rise up against You?
22 I hate them with perfect hatred;
I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties;
24 And see if there is any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.
I’ve rambled today but I needed to – the events of the past 68 days have left many of us ragged. Quarantine is so contrary to our busy, day-to-day lives. There are people in my family who are truly struggling with too long of days and lack of purpose. I’m used to being home and I’m on the introvert side of the scale – so, not-so-much for me. I haven’t gained the dreaded covid15 (!) but there has been a slow-down in motivation. I have a book sitting half finished in my to-do file. I’ve binge watched too many episodes of mindless fodder and I’m itching to get in Gracee and drive ANYWHERE!!!
What about you?
What are you “itching” to do?
If you or someone you know would like a signed set of the two books, just let me know. I take checks!!! xo