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"It’s not like life is bad, it’s just not what we want."
I think it is OK to feel this way and be in this middle place. Because so much good comes from and happens during "the in between." Character and perseverance is developed there, and it is the sacred place of hopes and dreams and trust.
To read the entire blog post on this subject by Bianca Juarez, go here. She captured this feeling so eloquently.
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His Word is the protective covering over my plans, my mind, and my heart. For to let me run free without it, will surely find me tripping over my own selfishness, insecurities, and weaknesses. So, with His love letter, He reminds me to pause- pause- pause.
I took a moment this evening to look at the "Super Moon." Here is a brief description of it below.
"Mark your calendar. On March 19th, a full Moon of rare size and beauty will rise in the east at sunset. It's a super "perigee moon"--the biggest in almost 20 years. "The last full Moon so big and close to Earth occurred in March of 1993," says Geoff Chester of the US Naval Observatory in Washington DC. "I'd say it's worth a look." Full Moons vary in size because of the oval shape of the Moon's orbit. It is an ellipse with one side (perigee) about 50,000 km closer to Earth than the other (apogee): diagram. Nearby perigee moons are about 14% bigger and 30% brighter than lesser moons that occur on the apogee side of the Moon's orbit. "The full Moon of March 19th occurs less than one hour away from perigee--a near-perfect coincidence1 that happens only 18 years or so," adds Chester."
I was only planning on taking Lulu out for a minute or two. It was late, and I was ready to get on the couch. I threw on pajamas and hurried him out. As soon as I saw the moon, I remembered it was the Super Moon night. I ran back upstairs, with the dog, and grabbed my camera. I realized, mid picture taking, that I was standing in outside my apartment complex in a pair of Christmas pajama pants, a pink bass pro t-shirt, a green hat, and my crocs. I think the man in the moon liked my outfit. I really do.
As I was outside taking in the beauty of tonight's "Super Moon", I kept thinking about our Super God. I am going to take a risk here and argue with Geoff Chester of the US Naval Observatory. He described this phenomenon as "a near perfect coincidence." This, in my opinion, is NOT a coincidence. It is our sweet God giving us a glimpse of who He is and how much He loves us. It's a display of His perfect timing and perfect order of things. I am fascinated with the science of it all, but through that lens alone, I think we miss the gift. I'd say it's worth a look too!
I am reading Ann Voskamp's, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are.
This book is a beautiful piece of art. It is like reading poetry; a breath of fresh air. God is all over this book and its message. You should read it. And maybe even re-read it. Slowly and thoughtfully.
Here is the trailer for the book. It makes me cry.