Month: November 2014

Point of writings

What is the point of writing?

  • to express your thoughts/feelings
  • to give input to your audience
  • to address people where they are at
  • to ask questions
  • to teach
  • to analyze
  • to debate
  • to process
  • etc…

You know the thought that if your student just isn’t learning what you are teaching – maybe it is you that needs to change the way you teach?  Recently I read “Four signs of a true gentleman” written by Dale Partridge. It rang true and I appreciate that it ran deeper than just surface actions.

However, I found that I was irked a bit by it. These were signs that everybody should be doing in regards to everybody – not just gender to gender. So I though maybe I should write a follow-up article stating the same four things but vice versa: “Four signs of a true woman”, or even better, “Four signs of a true ummm… Adult”?

Doing the dishes – which frankly is what I normally do before or instead of writing – I came to this thought. Sometimes, as much as the point of something can be made for many sectors and demographics, sometimes it is good just to hone in to one specific grouping. Thus making it more available for processing, for absorption, for impact.  Allowing for potential growth and personal change.

This is a good thing.

This is helpful.

This is encouraging.

How can I learn from this?

I did.

… And I am thankful.

Ruth

Living my life…

Living a life of Love with Jesus as my focus. Trying to always emit the fruits of the spirit. I talked about this here in yesterday’s blog.

The above is what has been my driving force for as long as I remember, so it was reinforcing to know that it still is.

However even in that, it is with new realizations of how off- course some of this took me. Does that mean the above guidelines are bad or wrong? Of course not. But it does mean that it is easy to twist, or go off the mark with some things.

Our personalities, family dynamics (both past and present), life experiences, etc., all play pivotal roles in how we see and adopt things into our lives.

Having people in our lives to speak into us and vice versa, to live out life together in various formats and roles helps us journey in this life. You may even find that they help get you back on track again. For that,

I am thankful.

Ruth

Living on purpose is the path to peace

Verse: Isaiah 26:3 (TEV)
You Lord, give perfect peace to those who keep their purpose firm and put their trust in you.”

Question: What would my family and friends say is the driving force of my life? What do I want it to be?

The above comes from the book The Purpose Driven Life, by Rick Warren

In the last little bit I’ve had extra time to be reflective. To study, to assess, to breathe. This has a lot to do with the fact that I needed surgery which then has lead to a time recovery. (Perhaps I’ll blog about that sometime too.)

Here is what was reinforced in me through this process of analyzing and reflecting:

My Driving Force is Love.

I want to be loving within my marriage, my family, community, region, and the world.

My Guidelines/ check points are:

Jesus’ life and teaching, and “the fruits of the spirit”
(Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and self-control).

Wow- one can’t go wrong with that eh?!  Or can one?…

I am thankful.

Ruth

I am thankful

plain-coffee-mugYep that’s what I am going to do. That will be my ending – my sign off on my blog entries.

Why?… Well because I am… Most of the time.

Sometimes it will be written with the full emotion of thankfulness, sometimes more factual, sometimes as a discipline, sometimes as a reminder, perhaps sometimes even out of rebellion.

But truly for now,

I am thankful.

Ruth

i-am-thankful

1st Post – Woot Woot!!

Okay – so I’ve been casually talking about perhaps blogging, for a few years now.

I frankly never let it grow past talk, as with my lifestyle and personality – I’ve rarely taken enough time to read – much less write.

I have never been consistent with a diary or journaling. I am not a poet, a lyricist, or consider myself witty.

However – I have thoughts, I have experiences to share, I am finding my confidence, and developing my voice.

So here I go – we will see where this will go. Curious to tag along and see too?

I am thankful.

Ruth

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