Friday, January 20, 2006

In Touch

I think something spiritual is beginning to brew. I have been impressed with the depth and riches of my relationships with my family and friends. How awesome to love and be loved. Now it seems I’m not the only one thinking about this lately. Two blogs I regularly read share this theme. Check out Diann Hunt’s 1/20/06 blog at Girls Write Out and Marilynn Griffith’s audio blog of 1/20/06 at Rhythms of Grace.

Tonight I’m going to my sweet friend Leah’s birthday party. I won’t say how old she is, only that it rhymes with “nifty.” She is truly a gift from God. Don’t you love friends who speak Jesus into your life? She does. A few months ago we went to the Paul McCartney concert together. During one song the verse said, “but tomorrow may rain, so I’ll follow the sun.” Leah leaned over to me and sang the song, and when she finished that line she squeezed my arm and sang, “… so we’ll follow the S-O-N.” What a blessing.

I urge you to take the time to nurture your relationships. Stuff fades and erodes and eventually turns into garbage. But our loved ones are for eternity. When you go to the throne in prayer tonight, thank God for your relationships and ask Him how you can brighten a day or share a burden. And if you’re lucky, your loved ones will speak Jesus into your life, too.

Monday, January 16, 2006

I Cheated

In my last blog entry I listed some interesting facts about me. In the original entry there was a line about my favorite movie—I changed that to my favorite book. Hey, I am a writer, after all. I guess now that I’ve changed the blog entry, I’ve cheated. Anyway I couldn’t pick a favorite movie, but aside from the Bible, my all-time favorite book is Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ by Jeanne Guyon. This little book, written around 1865 is so wonderful it’s distracting. Let me explain. Many times as I read this book I have the desire to put it down and run to read my Bible and pray. I wish the same distraction for you. God bless.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Wasting time…

My name … Megan
My childhood ambition … to work for a magazine in Manhattan
My fondest memory … the smile on my husband’s face when we were pronounced husband and wife.
My soundtrack … music from the 70s
My retreat … my backyard patio
My wildest dream … to be a published author
My biggest challenge … overcoming procrastination
My alarm clock … my Jack Russell Terrier Belle
My perfect day … any day spent with my family
My first job … stuffing envelopes for the Commissioner of Jurors in Rensselaer County, NY
My indulgence … sitting under a palapa on a tropical beach reading a great book
My last purchase … ummm, I’m sure it was a book :)
My favorite book … Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ by Jeanne Guyon because it made me want to drop everything and pray and read my Bible.
My inspiration … people who just keep plugging along—with a smile on their face
My life … filled with love and optimism
My card … sorry, not AMEX

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Happy Belated New Year

Now that the whirlwind that is the Christmas/New Year holidays are behind me, I’ve begun to think of the year that lies ahead. It’s that nice, exciting, anything-is-possible feeling you used to get every September when school resumed.

I took an idea from my friend Marilynn Griffith and asked the Lord, not for a good resolution, but for a word to carry me through 2006. He told me, faithful. Hmmm. Sounds good. I believe I wasn’t called to be a superwoman, a best selling author, a community dynamo or any other fabulous ambition. I am simply called to be faithful to God. I’m eager to see where my faithfulness will lead me. It takes a lot of pressure off me to know I only have to please my Savior. I anticipate a wonderful year with Him.

I wish you a blessed 2006 as well.