Welcome my friend, I know I’m a little late this week but come on in & we’ll enjoy a cuppa together.
I’m having one of those weeks, you know those weeks where everything seems not to go to plan.
Where it doesn’t matter what you do or how hard you try, it just doesn’t go the way you thought it would!
I know you know what I’m talking about, as everyone has them right?
Although I don’t have them very often… It seems this week in particular is making up for it!
My week shared…
It was going to have a lovely start to the week with seeing a dear friend for lunch.
However, we’ve had torrential rain & flash flooding recently.
And with dark clouds on the horizon that day we decided to postpone our lunch date for another time.
Then a dear loved One has been very unwell, watching their decline is emotionally torturous. Although they are receiving the best of care.
This is a particularly raw experience on-top of losing my mother only eight weeks ago.
And…adding to this,
Two of my daughters & one of my granddaughters, who all live interstate, were impacted by the severe flooding in their state last week.
Their properties were flooded but thankfully their houses were spared being elevated above the flood waters.
And to top it off my Fibromyalgia has been flaring for months!
So this all sounds rather depressing doesn’t it…
But I believe there is always sunshine behind the darkest of clouds!
I know, I know I’m a glass half full kind of gal & not half empty.
You see it’s all about how we cultivate our minds, like a garden, it’s what we allow to be planted & cultivated that will give the greatest harvest.
I recently planted new seedlings of trust into the flower beds of faith.
I’m looking forward to the growth that will come & to enjoy the full blooms of harvest.
But there are different types of weather to experience before those blooms can grow.
Sometimes that weather can come in torrential downpours (like above) & other times there are Sunny days when life just seems to go wonderfully but they all work together for His purpose!
“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”
Romans 8: 28 Refer II
Framing our minds
It is said that a garden will either be perfectly enhanced by its framing or be drained of its vibrancy.
Isn’t that interesting! For I have found the same with the mind!
If we have a positive frame of mind, any situation is enhanced but if we have a negative frame of mind then everything is viewed through that negative lens!
In other words how we view every circumstance will depend on our attitude towards those circumstances.
So while my circumstances may look & feel a little overwhelming at the moment.
When I remember that Jesus Christ is still the Shining Light in my life those dark clouds suddenly become as gold!
How is your mind framed at the moment my friend?
Until next time,
You’re most welcome to join me in The Reading Nook
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24 thoughts on “It’s been one of those weeks…”
Jennifer, I am so sorry for the challenging days you have had. I am also grateful you shared as I needed to reframe my own thoughts. It’s been a hard few days and the I am not sure what the week ahead will hold. But I am grateful there is One who not only knows but has gone ahead of me. Praying for you to soon have better days! Thank you for sharing!
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Thank you Joanne 💕 I’ll be praying for you too!
Jennifer, sorry you’ve hit a rough patch; but I love your thought of “planting seeds of trust in flower beds of faith.” That is exactly the best thing to do … but it’s also the one we feel less like doing! Reframing our thoughts is so helpful. I, too, like Philippians 4:8 for that purpose.
Praying for brighter days for you soon!
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Thank you Jerralea 😊