Soul Goodness::PhotoJournal

Giggles, snuggles, and just plain being together have been my soul food in this season.

So calming, soothing and full of rest. 

Especially, before the little one goes to school in a week. 
BigDog and I are going to miss the full days with him. 

But the new normal holds promise for more whitespace for my soul. More of God's breathing room for my soul:

May you have many moments of soul goodness to feed your soul the rest it is craving.

Isaiah 60:2 ~ ...But God rises on you, His sunrise glory breaks over you.

Hugs from Hawaii,

Hi Dabee. Just home from work.

This is a God only miracle. BigDog is a rescue-rehab
trained with our grandson since his birth.
Something new. He learned while I did edits. 
"Come make with me, Dabee!" When he comes home.
His new and very own safari bed. Mickey space bedding.
Saturn is his favorite.
Bedtime rituals. He asks for his bible and learns as he flips through.
He wanted to make me laugh when I wasn't feeling well.
It really worked!
One night at mall closing. This lifted my soul so high.
Strangers joined in every so often and had a blast too. 

Sipping soul good brews with Bonnie and the gang.

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God's Breathing Room for my Soul

I walk back and forth from the kitchen table to where I was sitting at least three times before I realize I have. I stop at 'my seat' and see the pile on the table. Before I can get overwhelmed, I notice my journal in the center of it all. Breathe...

I smile, slow, breathe and am calmed. It feels so good to be able to get there.

It was last November when I kept hearing God whisper to become slower. Mind you, I'm already at such a slow pace. My condition requires it. My doctors prescribe it. So, I'm thinking how much slower can I get. I trust God. I don't get it sometimes. It's painfully hard at times. But, I trust Him.

Faithfully, He shows me Psalm 61 and 62. I read about breathing room and I get it. Slowing my pace is only part of it. Lightening my load is a crucial part. Finding my support circle of women a very vital part.

I've done what I can...what He's asked of me.

Now, He wants me to let Him do His part. All I have to do is be with Him. Ah, now I get it. Become slower and just breathe. To find breathing room for my soul often. Embracing that breathing room by being with Him.

Whatever God has given us for this upcoming year in a word, anchor phrase, or verse. We can know that He is in the center of it all. It's going to be alright if we invite Him to be there. Just be with Him.

Hugs from Hawaii,

Psalm 61 The Message (MSG)

3-5 You’ve always given me breathing room,
    a place to get away from it all,
A lifetime pass to your safe-house,
    an open invitation as your guest.
You’ve always taken me seriously, God,
    made me welcome among those who know and love you.

Psalm 62 The Message (MSG)

 1-2 God, the one and only—
    I’ll wait as long as he says.
Everything I need comes from him,
    so why not?
He’s solid rock under my feet,
    breathing room for my soul,
An impregnable castle:
    I’m set for life.

I'm joining my friend Bonnie for Coffee today

Beloved Brews Linkup

The Waiting and Beginning Again

edited with Rhonna Designs app
Grace. Such a powerfully forgiving word. I have been so blessed by countless people encouraging me while on my unexpected break from blogging my heart here.

I have had such a beautiful time of rest and recovery. Our family, on the mend both individually and as a unit. It made room for months of miracles, healing, and restoration.

To celebrate God in this New Year, I pray blessings of joy, peace, healing, and restoration for all of you.

The struggle is hard. 
The issues are real. 
The mess is total chaos. 

Yet with complete surety I can tell you, that in time...

Healing and restoration will come.
God is completely faithful.
The joy and peace that follow will blow your mind.

Praying for you in the waiting. Believing with you for beginning again.

Hugs from Hawaii,

I’m having Coffee For Your Heart with my friend Holley Gerth