Saturday, February 23, 2008

A "Heavenly" Friday Five...

From Singing Owl, RevGalBlogPals...

What is your idea of a heavenly (i.e. wonderful and perfect):

1. Family get-together

Plenty of laughter, all your favorite food, no conflict, deep sense of belonging, comfort, safety and security.

2. Song or musical piece

One that feels wonderful as you're singing it! I love to sing and it feels wonderful to belt out a song. Very emotionally satisfying and pleasing!

3. Gift

Something that makes it obvious that the giver knows your heart and soul and loves you deeply.

4. You choose whatever you like-food, pair of shoes, vacation, house, or something else. Just tell us what it is and what a heavenly version of it would be.

A heavenly house would be a log cabin with a waterfront view and big, fluffy trees. There would be fireplaces in almost every room, a garden tub deep enough to sit up in and still be covered by the water, a sleeping porch off the master bedroom, a sunroom, a deep front porch with rocking chairs and a back deck with comfy wicker rockers facing the lake.

5. And for a serious moment, or what would you like your entrance into the next life to be like?
What, from your vantage point now, would make Heaven "heavenly?"

I would like to feel enveloped in the most tender, precious love I've ever experienced, recognize God immediately, know the answers to my own personal mysteries and be infused with joy as I am welcomed by everyone I've ever had to say a painful goodbye to and able to meet the heroes who arrived before me.

Thursday, February 21, 2008


My son and I just had a cool experience!

We went outside to collect rainwater. We took a rain walk around and under my favorite trees as part of the cleansing process for my quartz crystal. I also held it under our "love" tree (the one from which we feel a loving energy as we pass by) so that it might be blessed with love.

Speaking of love, I love the smell of rain!!

The sound of it, too! We're watching the Waltons and listening to raindrops.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Messages from the Trees

The trees talk to me!

Well, maybe they do, maybe they don't. But when I take my walks under the trees, not only do I often walk away feeling embraced and loved, I often seem to "hear" encouraging messages.

Today, what seemed to come to me was...

"You are on the right path, headed in the right direction! Everything is unfolding exactly as it should. Even the longings you have, to grow and shift and reach for something more, are part of the unfolding. Trust that it will continue to unfold."

Just what I needed. Especially, these past few days. I've been so cranky! I haven't been feeling well and it has made me quite irritable.

I just want to flop down on the bed and lie there undisturbed for a day or two.

But it's good to know things are still percolating even with my crankiness!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Comfort Food and a Bonfire

Yep! One of the main reasons I am writing tonight is to express the pleasure I had during tonight's dinner!

Bean soup with bacon and grilled cheese sandwiches, followed by a dessert of Girl Scout Cookies. Yummy!!

The day went well, church and Sunday school were good, and Jonathan and I watched a movie this afternoon when we got back home. But last night was better!

I actually got out of the house for a change!

One of the women from our Bible study/Sunday school invited us all to come to her house for dinner and a backyard bonfire. Dinner was wonderful (lasagna, sweet potato souffle and my apple pie for dessert) and the company was great. After dinner, we spent a couple of hours outside around the fire singing songs.

I actually sang a couple all by myself!

I had a wonderful time! Her house is very warm and welcoming--I can just imagine housesitting there and spending hours in her sunroom, or watching a movie in her living room. One of the other women there and I tried to invite ourselves back to watch a movie in the living room with a fire blazing in the fireplace, but we were told that the fire would be too expensive.

Oh, well! We tried :).