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The Struggle

The struggle

Sometimes the struggle is real
Deep, personal
Raw, damaging

Sometimes the struggle is real
Intense, physical
Demanding, draining

Sometimes the struggle is real

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Journeying –  thru in times of pain, anguish, frustration, anger.

Journeying – alone, alongside, or from afar. Sometimes stilted, or, methodically walking,  and, at times, even marathoning.

Journeying – is essential for survival, for progress. For new realizations, growth, and times of true thriving.

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Sometimes the struggle is real.
In it, around it, through it.
Let’s do it together.

Always thankful – R

Hurting

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Grace

His grace is sufficient
Overwhelming
Incomparable
Extreme
Loving

Sometimes His Grace is
Unnoticed
Rejected
Misused

Yet
His grace is sufficient
For me

… and I am thankful

So if His Grace is sufficient for me…  And I am to be like Him… How can I express “sufficient grace” to others?

– R

Entrance to a new era

The pendulums are swinging
Trees are being shaken
There is a shifting of seasons
Times are changing.

Hopefully – bringing an entrance to a new era.

Things are coming to light
Hidden for generations
Damage has been done
And will continue to be
If we don’t change.

Are we – bringing an entrance to a new era?

Change is scary, disruptive, emotional
Vulnerabilities will be exposed
Change hurts
Do we dare

Bring an entrance to a new era?

Doors are opening
Things are equalizing
Mobilizing, activating
Society recognizing
It is time.

An entrance to a new era.

 

 

 

Rememberance Day and Freedom

It is “Rememberance Day” here in Canada. A day set aside on our calendars to remember those who lost their lives in armed conflict, with the intention of gaining or keeping freedoms.

Lest we forget:

Our freedom to live, exchange ideas, thoughts, opinions, and learn.

Our freedom to grow in character, strength, and resolve, done in honesty.

Our freedom to be silly, appreciate the humour that comes along in our day to day.

Let’s remember to use our freedom to be thankful… to listen… to encourage… to help… to advocate… to respect, and most importantly,

Use our freedom to do this all in love.

 

Peace,

R

#metoo – How many of us?

So in reference again to the #metoo campaign, and the various celebrity/political/religious leader fall outs (people in the public view) that are coming to light… let me ask this:

How many of us have considered the thought that our dear, significant other may in some way or another contributed to someone’s #metoo ?

To truly be aware of how many of the people we know  (and don’t know but see thru social media ) have had unwanted sexual encounters  is frightening.

That being said- how can we not ask the question- within ourselves- within our relationships (no matter how healthy now)?

Which then begs the question… how do we handle it?

Stick our figurative head in the sand?

Approach with anger, expose for all to see no matter what?

Tackle by yourself privately?

Should it depend on how long ago? What exactly it was? Situational? The “grayness” of it?

Seek professional and/or community help?

Now in analyzing this in all of our various circumstances- how do we in turn judge others who do in fact find themselves seriously/literally walking thru this.  Either themselves being exposed for something they did- or their significant other.

Do we jump to mob mentality (see here).

Do we look for false realities/ narratives?

Do we disbelieve  the victims risking adding continued pain to them?

Do we take into account the person in question’s current family… wife/husband/partner, kids, etc.? Their mental and frankly financial impacts?

How do we walk thru this with love, dignity and truth?

Walking towards healing, health, restoration, forgiveness.

How do we take the hard road that includes past and current healing, while implementing future preventatives- thinking of our future generations,

I do not have the answers.

~Oh Lord have mercy. Give us wisdom, strength, healing, restoration, and your true and perfect love. ~

 

Mob Mentality

Mob mentality

Be careful
It is easy to get sucked into
Rarely- if ever- is it beneficial
Almost- if not always- it is detrimental
Never have I seen it loving.

 

 

“Let all that you do be done in love.” 1 Corinthians 16:14

Peace.

R.

Okey-Dokey vs Okeedoke – Seriously!

Okey-dokey

Seriously!

Okay, so for years now I have said okey-dokey. I like it- it is a quirky, personable, easy going agreeable statement that lends to my personality (in my humble opinion “IMHO”).

But now that texting is fully incorporated in my everyday life- I want to text how I speak.

So I text “okeedoke”. Why? ‘Cause at first I didn’t know the “proper way” of spelling it.  Now I do…

BUT I AM REBELLING!

Seriously!

“Okey-dokey”? Who says “okey” separately from “dokey” anyway? You might say “ok”, or “okay” or 👌 – but “okey”?? Nope
And “dokey” – just doesn’t happen.

Seriously!

“Okeedoke”– it just makes sense! The one word double “ee” centre makes the “O” sound like its name, all whilst making the e’s sound like their name. So that is covered (and efficient might I add). The “e” at the end makes the “o” after the “d” sound like its name- so that is covered.
It is one word like it is said – together-as-one. So that is covered.

Any thing else I should be aware of? (Caveat- I actually don’t really care to know if there is… sorry/not sorry).

My autocorrect on my device corrects to my version of “okeedoke” – it knows me so well (my interpretation = it agrees with me).

So will you join my in my rebellion?

Seriously!

Okeedoke? 😉

Those little fears

Those little fears that hinder.

Those little fears that need to be addressed, understood, properly placed.

Those little fears that need to be overcome.

To move forward, step by step,

moving towards freedom,

layer by layer, opening up,

breaking free.

-ruth

I am thankful.

Blame Reassessment

Morning Coffee

This morning I was trying to use our new coffee maker and it just wasn’t working.

I would do what it told me to – it still didn’t work. I would do it again – it still wouldn’t work.
I unplug the thing, waited 30 seconds (that sometimes works with other things right?!), plugged it back in and started it again. IT STILL DIDN’T WORK!

“Breathe Ruth” (remember this is before my morning coffee). Then I read the instructions

just

that

much

closer

and decided to reassess how I actually did it.

It told me to push down on the handle (like I had four other times!), so I did…
… but this time … It felt like it gave more… I pushed down harder and “VOILA” it went down further allowing the coffee to work!

My follow-through had not been there like the coffee maker had been made to accept, so wasn’t really the coffee maker’s fault after all.

Funny story but making a valid point.

There are times when it’s easy to put blame on other things, on other people, and other situations and scenarios. But sometimes when we take a step back (that could be same day, that could be years later), we recognize that in all reality they were doing what they were supposed to be doing – it just didn’t fit our agenda.

Let’s take time today and give pause, so that maybe in the future we choose not to jump on the blame game quite so quickly.

Did anyone say Coffee?…

 

 

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