Saturday, May 22, 2010

saturday, may 22, 2010

i walked at the park today
and the wind was so strong
here in colorado springs
i thought for a moment
that it might
blow all 16 lbs. of
my furry four-footed little friend, obie,
all the way to his grandparents house
in okc.

i choked and coughed
through the wind
as pollen soared
and stung my throat

but little obie seemed oblivious
to the difficulty

he chased a great dane
caught a frisbee
made friends with a st. bernard
sniffed a golden retriever

i was miserable
swollen eyes
and ready to leave
after 30 minutes

the invisibles in the air—
the ragweed pollution
the dust
and everything that allergies are made of
wore me down

make me more and more aware
of the other invisibles in life—
the small things
that trip me up
knock me down
and keep me from becoming all You dream for me

help me, like obie, to plow through
any obstacle
and find the joy
simply in being
to just walk with my Master

i love You, Father.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Girls in the Sisterhood!

Am thinking about Gideon today.
From the Old Testament.

He was a nobody.
But God chose Gideon to lead the Lord's army
against the enemy.

The enemy far outnumbered Gideon's little home-made army.
And God began whittling away at Gideon's army.

He couldn't figure it out.
Don't You want me to win, Lord?
he must have thought.

"The battle is Mine," said God Almighty.
"Trust Me."

God downsized the army three times
until there only 300 men left to fight against the giant army of enemies.

Gideon trusted.
And God confused the enemies, until they began to fight each other
and lost the battle.

Gideon won with only 300 men.


God really does know what He's doing!

Perhaps He's downsizing some areas in your life.
A job.
Those things that make you feel secure.

Though you may never understand . . .
can you trust without understanding?

The mark of a mature Christian is to
accept God's ways
without having to understand them.

Let me know your thoughts.
Susie Shellenberger

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Hi, Girls in the Sisterhood!

It's snaining today.
My own word for snow + rain.
Not quite snow,
but more than rain.

Feel like doing something constructive?
How about improving your
aspects of your life?

Sound like something you'd like to try?

If so . . .

You're going to LOVE
the 30-day challenge
in the June issue of SUSIE Mag.

The June issue just came out,
so you'll be getting it soon.

After you read through the challenge—
drop me a line and let me know what you think about it, OK?

Too tough?
Too easy?
Not interested?

Let me know what's going on with YOU!

And I promise to start writing more regularly
on here again!

Love you!
Susie Shellenberger