Daily Archives: January 19, 2015

“CHIT”-CHAT HAPPENS!!!

Mon.. 1/19/15.  I, SIMPLY, DO NOT KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN…???…???…???

Last week was…???…???…???… “DIFFICULT”.  Friday afternoon surprised me with a text regarding my, estranged, brother.  Yes… my “estranged” brother, Bob.  I, somehow, feel as though I have NOT been completely honest.  I think the purpose of this blog is, in part, aimed at helping to mend broken fences within my immediate family.  TOO LITTLE…TO LATE???

I received word on Friday, 1/16/15 that my brother, Bob, had been life-flighted to St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Toledo, OH via Life-Flight helicopter ambulance.  The “SAME” hospital I had been life-flighted to following my car accident back in 1986.  WHOOOSH!!!  Let the FLOOD begin!!!

Emphysema.  I KNEW he would get it.  Just like the others in our family.  My aunt.  My uncle.  My mother.  And now… my brother.  SURPRISE!!!  But wait… I KNEW THIS WOULD HAPPEN, right???  I KNEW IT!!!  “THIS” is NOT a surprise, AT ALL!!!  So, what have I been doing to “HELP”???  NOTHING!!!  JUST WAITING… for what I KNEW would happen.  OUCH!!!  Now, “THAT” is a tough pill to swallow!!!  “IT IS… WHAT IT IS”!!!  “LIFE… IS DIFFICULT!!!”

To be honest, folks, what’s left of my immediate family has, pretty much, been estranged since my mother’s death on New Year’s Day, 1/1/07.  Yep, I feel an ache.  We are ALL simply seeking to survive different segments of the SAME “DIFFICULT” and tragic story.  And we each have survived the BEST we knew how… BARELY!!!  How do you pick-up the pieces???  And will those pieces even fit back together???

I am sitting at home this day… 1/19/15.  It is now 12:15 pm in the afternoon.  “THIS” is post #2 of the day… ALREADY!!!  I am NOT working.  It appears that the many distractions at work on Friday caused me to neglect setting myself an assignment board for today… SO???…???…???… “I”… get the day “OFF”… so-to-speak.  An unplanned day-“OFF”!!!  OUCH!!!

“IT IS… WHAT IT IS!!!”  Hhhmmm… I am getting some, MUCH NEEDED, time to THINK.  To spend time in God’s word.  To pray.  To listen.  See… I may NOT be making any money today (“THIS” is a “BAD” side of the situation), but I have been given time to slow down and “re-wind”(And “THIS” is a “GOOD” side to the situation).  AMEN!!!

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today… “EVERY” day!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

FALLING BEHIND…

the hurry, Hurry, HURRY-UP and go, Go, GO pace of “LIFE”!!!  I CANNOT KEEP UP!!!  The changes.  The challenges.  The…???…???…??? “CHIT”…CHAT just keeps piling up on my, already, heaping plate!!!  Where to go???  What to do???  “WHO”… can “HELP”… “ME”????????????????????

GOD… “CAN” and He “WILL,” most certainly, “HELP”… “ME”!!!  I “HOPE” that I will be able to recognize the “HELP” He is offering. “WHEN”… He is offering it.  AMEN.

“LIFE IS DIFFICULT,” folks!!!  “I”… have NEVER been  a very patient person.  HA!!!  “PATIENCE!!!”  THAT’S IT!!!  “PATIENCE”… is a virtue.  MGO!!!  I have spent much of my “LIFE” looking for…???…???…??? “SOMETHING”!!!  The “SOMETHING” that would explain what was wrong with “ME”.

That search lead me to God.  God, FINALLY, revealed… “THE TRUTH,” A.K.A:  the answer I’d been searching SO long to find!!!  THERE WAS NOTHING… N-O-T-H-I-N-G… WRONG WITH “ME”!!!  I was simply stumbling through life… FALLING… many times while seeking to SURVIVE my plate of “STUFF”.  THAT’S IT!!!  “I”… was making many mistakes along the way…

I was NOT raised with God as an integral part of my life.  He was always there for me, though.  And I, somehow, KNEW IT… ALWAYS!!!  As a frightened child… I thought of Him.  As an angry adolescent and young adult… I thought of Him.  HE… brought peace and comfort into my life for short periods of time… until it was the “RIGHT” time for me to know the “TRUTH”.  THE “RIGHT” TIME.  ACCORDING TO GOD.  NOT ME.

“LIFE IS DIFFICULT!!!” 

“STUFF HAPPENS!!!”

“I”… do not have the answers, folks.  I know who does, though.  And I will, gladly, hand over everything, unto the Lord.  He can handle it.  “I”… do NOT have to.  Okay, so I will admit that I’m having difficulty interpreting situations that occur, however I have a tremendous group of “Wise Men” to turn to for “HELP”.  And I am, thankfully, learning to ask for and receive that “HELP” along the way.  Thank you, Jesus.

“STUFF”… is happening, folks.  I cannot stop it.  I cannot change it.  “IT IS… WHAT IT IS!!!” CAN choose how to move forward “WITH IT”… OR NOT…

JESUS LOVES ME.  “THIS” I KNOW.

GOD IS WITH ME.  “THIS” I KNOW.

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today… “EVERY” day!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.