A couple of weeks ago, I changed the look of our blog without any warning or explanation. I know all three of you were thrown for a loop. So, I wanted to explain the significance of the title image. My friend Natasha is credited with the beautiful design...thank you, Natasha!
A year and a half ago, I started a step study with a ministry of our church called Recovery at The Village...formerly Celebrate Recovery. The Lord rocked my world with it. I always knew I had issues. However, knowing you have issues and actually doing something about them is totally different. I even thought I was "dealing" with my issues. I would confess my faults to my friends and those in my close, comfortable and safe circle, but I was unwilling to be undone in front of those I didn't know. I wasn't desperate enough to take drastic measures.
Then I got desperate.
And I haven't been the same since.
The Lord has been so good to give me a picture through it all...the vision of a tree...a willowy, beautiful, fruit-bearing, shade-giving, deeply-rooted, well-watered tree. I wanted to become that. I didn't feel like I could ever become that.
In the midst of the step study, Jeremiah 17:5 - 10 was presented in all its glory and I haven't been the same since. The text says a person who trusts in the Lord is like a tree planted by water that does not fear when heat comes (and it will come) and is not anxious in the year of drought. I've written in more detail about it here.
So that explains the tree and the semi-quote at the bottom.
I love birds. I love that they bring glory to God just by being birds. I want to be more like that...bringing glory to God just by being who He has created me to be.
That's it. If you're wondering about the grammatically-suffering blog name, click here.