55 and Thankful!

This week I celebrated 55 years of life.


Where did time go? At least I bet my momma is saying that! I know that when I look at my grown children I say that almost every single time.

It is funny, and I know many of you feel the same way. My brain says I have not really aged, but my body says otherwise.

This ‘ole earth suits wear out. They were not designed to live forever on this planet, yet mine serves me well. I have a couple of worn out hips from arthritis, but for the most part I simply cannot complain.

But I am happy to say I am content and no longer broken.

Two years ago I was broken. I was not myself. I had not followed the Father’s plan and chose to stay in a job that I should have left three years earlier. I felt like I was at the bottom of a really deep pit and was not getting out. I would reach out for Jesus, and I knew He was there…but I was not hearing from Him. I was letting too many things get in the way.

I knew that is where I was…but never more so than now…when I am no longer there. I am no longer broken and busted. My spirit has been renewed.

I don’t have a retirement plan…but I am so rich.

I hear again. I see again. I feel again. I am free to be who God designed me to be.


Several people have noticed a marked change in me over the last two years and I am grateful as He continues to confirm over and over that listening to His still small voice is always better than ignoring it.

So…I am grateful for 55 candles. I am grateful for life….life more abundantly.

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10


“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,


*NIV Bible, personal pictures, graphics

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