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I wanted to write about “all that glitters isn’t gold.” I think it might be “IS” gold, but I digress!
Do you remember the feeling of getting something new? A piece of jewelry, a new(er) car, your first apartment, or a collectible? Isn’t it wonderful “at first”?? We look at it constantly, gaze, describe it’s qualities, feel blessed, happy, excited. And after a few weeks or months, it’s just where we live, what we drive, or wear. Sometimes it catches our eye or someone compliments us, but as the days go by, it just becomes a part of our daily life.
This happens with our faith too. Some days we are more gung-ho than others. A few years ago, I was determined to start my day with a morning devotional, along with a cup of coffee. I would spend time in the Word and prayer. Every. Single. Day.
And then, cancer happened. The first five months I lived, breathed, slept, talked about cancer, fighting it, healing from it and then …… just when I wanted to get back to my life; turns out chemotherapy ruined my brain. I couldn’t read or stay focused, I was unable to concentrate at all. Coffee didn’t appeal to me either. The special morning meditative time went away.
16 months later I have not been able to resume my meditation time, but I have found other ways. I use a rosary for my prayers, each bead is a request or gratitude. I do have a daily post in my email that inspires and encourages, it’s short and to the point. I may not remember it later in the day, but it quenches my spirit for the time.
Faith is a constant. We may have to find alternative ways to stay in grace, but it’s there, just for the asking. I pray my book “The Pieces” lifts you up to understanding all that is good with God.