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Friday, September 03, 2010

The Day That I Read Ruthie's Blog

I used to check up on favourite blogs quite frequently. But then life piled up around me, google fascinated me, and stumble hostaged me.

But this morning, I got an e-mail from Ruth, and it reminded me that it's been way too long since I visited her bits of wisdom.

The woman has a beautiful heart. And she's very human on the outside.
She even busts china, and engages in other ungraceful behaviors that I can strongly relate to.

(has anyone else in the world twisted a tap so far that it actually busts off and sends water shooting gyser-like up into the air? I dare you to answer that.)

People.
A grand, creative, inspirational idea.
Thanks, God. Great stuff.

5 comments:

Robin said...

I can't say that I have twisted a real tap that far. But my personal tap... the one that I call my life and good health... yeah, that tap I have twisted so far that it busted off and shot water shooting gyser-like up into the air. Only the water was my spirit, my soul, my energy, my health. I am now in a process of reclamation. I find a piece here and there and shove it in and retap the hole. It has been a long and tiresome process. But, there is great happiness when you find a piece of yourself that you haven't seen in the longest time. It is like meeting up with an old friend. "Why, hello again, I remember you. You are spunk. You got me out of more than one jam. I have missed you so much. It is so good that you came home again. By the way, did you happen to notice which way joy went when the top blew? No? That is too bad. Well, I will keep looking."

Anonymous said...

Thanx for sharing Ruthie's blog... it stirred something in me that's been stirring for awhile. esp. that one about saving stuff -- sticker books and coloring books till she didn't want to color anymore. Sometimes I feel that way about my enthusiasm for my great God. I get all fired up inside and then hesitate to show it (in whatever form) until I've read enough books, received enough approval, have the "right feeling" ... and I forget that in my own limited way, with my stuttering tongue or my awkward expressions, and my limited mind that I LOVE MY LIFE and I'm SO excited to be able to live it as I do. God is alive in ME! Revelation is my latest passion and I'm actually scared when i read about the horrible things that are going to happen to people who've chosen to not live for God... it's like watching a horror movie!! Then I ask myself, Why did God chose me? Why have I chosen Him? what makes me WANT to live for him? I don't know, but I'm so thankful! So Ruth whoever you are, thanx -- and thanx Joyce!
Schwester Mary

Roo said...

awww joyce. i was wondering why my site reader was shooting through the roof! ;) your comments this morning brightened my day. thanks friend. xo

joyce said...

Robin, what a beautiful comment. I hope you write more. I love the word pictures that you have drawn for us, and I relate SO STRONGLY to them!!

Mary, the accumlation of STUFF is a topic unto itself. One that I've thought about a whole lot lately, but haven't had the courage to blog about. Makes me feel really vulnerable.
Don't fret about "showing enthusiasm for God" because it's not something that ought to be much of a premeditated thought. Your spirit and peace speaks loudly. Leave the rest to God. People who try to manufacture authenticity (showing, etc) usually smell like rats. (not that you don't know that already)

As far as fear goes, I choose not to trust people. But the goodness that is God.
Motivation to love is based in love. Fear breeds fear.

Besides, swhester, you have something beautiful all over you.

roo, don't we love to hate those site meters?!
xo

Anonymous said...

Thanx Joyce... VERY fitting words for me today -- like ointment on a wound. love you, Schwester