Showing posts from March, 2013

Mind on Target...Glocks and God.

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#1 The mind is a powerful tool.
#2 Use it...don't let it use you.

My husband is exceptionally talented with a gun.  He's also an excellent teacher.  He's taught me to shoot with confidence, and when he was in town last month he served as my "coach" for a Glock tournament in Griffin.  He participated in the tournament too, of course, and it was a surprisingly awesome "date" day.  What was even more surprising is how the Lord began to teach me a lesson that day that's been ongoing ever since...

It has to do with the mind, and how destructive it can be if we let our thoughts wander from the ultimate goal.

During one round of the shooting tournament, I let my mind relax, just for a moment, and I started missing the targets.  It was a downer for my score, but…

Wait, Is This What I Ordered??

#1 What do we expect when we wait on the Lord? #2 Expectations are tricky things. It's back to "normal" life least my normal for four more months (maybe).  I did stop myself from making the movie cliche dash to the airport to chase him down and yell, "Wait!  Don't go!", but just barely.  So here we are - waiting, planning, and preparing for what's next.  However, we (like everyone else) never know what tomorrow will bring. I'm okay with that (Matthew 6:34 has been one of my life verses for a LONG time), but I've got a new verse in my head this week that just won't leave me alone:   “Do not call to mind the former things,
Or ponder things of the past.
“Behold, I will do something new,
Now it will spring forth;
Will you not be aware of it?
I will even make a roadway in the wilderness,
Rivers in the desert." Isaiah 43:18-19 The Lord is speaking to the nation of Israel.  The "something new" is Jesus.  The sad thing is that wh…