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The better of two ‘Good’s ;]

Two great things: Chocolate and Jesus

Just enjoyed me some PROPERLY delicious and Fairtrade* chocolate. It was REALLY enjoyable. Sadly, once the eating of it was done (altogether too quickly) the luxurious, joyful, deeply satisfying feeling subsided. And I just thought, all the things we love in life, can be really super great. But they just don’t keep us satisfied. This is why today I am boldly proclaiming that Jesus is the best, because He is a wellspring of life within, always offering us more than we can understand. He is ALWAYS enough and MORE. 

AND he doesn’t make me fat or spotty! ;] hahaha.

*Fairtrade chocolate is really truly excellent. My BESTEST LOVELIEST Pete gave me some Green and Black’s which is doubly enjoyable because not only does it taste dreamy, but it helps make dreams come true for people who are being paid a fair wage and having their communities invested in.

In conclusion, I am a fan of:

  • Jesus
  • Chocolate
  • Fairtrade
  • Peter

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Not Blogging and being Unemployed.

Hello blogging world, it’s been a while…

Recently I took my shoes off and waded through a freezing cold river, and it was exhilarating and beautiful and fun….I think life can be like that… the cold can almost be enjoyable, just because it’s beautiful further on, and the person going with you is awesome, and they even help you warm up on the other side (But I do realise, life’s trials can be a lot worse than freezing cold feet).

I am a terrible and sporadic blogger. Which is fine, because my blog exists mainly to serve my own purposes, and when I don’t do it, that’s fine, because i’m doing it verbally with people around me, or creatively, by other means.

I recently read a post about resting that my friend wrote and it evoked a continuation of a thought process I have been figuring out.

I have blogged because I need to express, think and be creative.

I have worked because it is good to proactively contribute the the goings on of the world around us, and because it’s good to take responsibility for providing for the needs of my existence, which include financial demands.

BUT, I can express, think and be creative without blogging; no guilt attached.

SO… does it then follow that, if I can proactively contribute to the goings on of the world around me in a positive way, and take responsibility for providing for my needs, can I be unemployed without feeling guilty for it? I’m not suggesting I stay unemployed on purpose, at all (I would really love to have something to invest my time and energy in, and to feel independent as a result of the resulting income), but can it be that God wants me to learn to be humble, and learn to work without monetary reward, and then learn to receive from elsewhere, without being able to say I earnt it?

This lesson, God, is not a fun one to be learning, just so you know…. so if you’re reading my blog (the least you could do, I feel) then please help me to learn it quickly, so that I can then go ahead and get a job, and be a blessing to those around me? Please pretty please?

In other news I can now complete a rubik’s cube. Next on the list: a toss up between poi, and basic guitar playing… ;]

P.S. Is it wrong to deliberately make friends feel uncomfortable  in a lightly banterful way, just because they asked for it, and it’s funny?

xx

I am irrational.

When I hear about, witness or ponder upon an incident or prolonged occurrence of a boy/lad/man being a selfish emotionally stunted coward I get cross. That seems fair. What is LESS fair and probably quite unhelpful is the fact that I not only get cross with the guilty specimen, but I also get a bit grouchy and distrustful of my Daddy, boyfriend and other male friends. I am sorry. Something to pray about. Hey Jesus, could you help me to be gentle, positive, forgiving and helpful. Please help me to be loving, joyful and patient at all times and to bring out the best in people. Pearls of wisdom gratefully received, on the premise that you don’t think they’d be wasted on me. ;] haha. xx

Secret Garden – For Hannah

A tremor, faint, in your expression

Joins your half answer to my question;

One foot out I slow, I know,

Restraint’s an early mist on your emotion

A catch in your throat shows your struggle,

Heavy dew, light bloom aromas muddle

And with one cuddle, the honesty flows

While hopes and fears you juggle

I’m honoured when you share your heart,

Wind me by the climbers in your mind

To find your childlike courage when tears smart,

You blink away the weeds that try to bind

Beyond the quaint exterior, pearly paint,

The Secret Garden’s not so hard to enter,

Spirit’s fruit grow, love right at the centre,

Your roots ain’t like mine, but that’s adventure

‘Fore now your friendship’s taught me many things,

Of bold and thorny challenge; real love’s tough,

Praise ringing through the branches as you sing;

You’re precious and these words are not enough.

An Old Young Friend

I saw this Naomi lass, the one who used to have a fringe…
Oh??
Do tell
She was wearing a neon coat and crouching in the rain ‘rescuing’ earthworms from the pavement. Most passers by looked at her like she was really weird, and she laughed to herself.
Did you talk to her?
Well I was going to but it seemed like a better idea to just crouch down alongside her and join in.
And did she save these worms?
Yeah, actually, she couldn’t save them all but she thought that wasn’t a good enough excuse not to save any at all.
Will she be out on the pavements again next time it rains?
Well, I hope so… it depends, sometimes the way the world works can kind of suppress her and she just sortof can’t be found among all the busy people who think that their business and their own selfish needs are more important, she can be tempted to blend in… I hate it when she gets lost in the midst of that ideology.
Ahh i see.
But the world is just so big, she can’t get round to saving all of it; even picking up this earthworm rather than that one is a choice
Yeah it’s a tough world….
Do you think it’s worth it… should she just put on her suit and forget the neon and the earthworms?

Depends… on lots of things… There are lots of valuable ways to spend time… which she obviously has a finite amount of in a day…

How come this wondering about worms, anyway?

Haha…. well the event caused me to ponder, it could be a picture that represents a broader understanding of the world…
 You see it got me wondering… if there were some things about catie that had been more genuinely pure and good; humbling things that make it convenient to lose her. It was nice to see her, but I was wondering if I see her less these days… if I’d replaced her with some townie kid who didn’t care about earthworms, who had ideas above her station..
Ahhhh i see
It would be unfortunate to just replace her,
trample on her worms and leave her out in the rain
Yeah… I mean don’t get me wrong she could always be selfish and bad, but I think she was brave and willing to stand up and be different and do what’s uncomfortable if she though it was the right thing to do… I’d hate it if she became unecognisable in that sense…
But she hasn’t
Not yet 🙂
Like you said – she was chilling with the worms today
And she might just prompt a few others around her to think too
Like me. And yourself.
 Yeah, I’m glad I recognised her, it would have been easy to ignore her and keep walking, not to think about it at all, I’m sure I’ve done that before, I hope I don’t from now on, but I probably will…
I’m glad,
that you’ve told me about her 🙂

Why Pray?

Why Pray?

See  Bobby’s answer by clicking on the link. :] xx

What a friend!

At some point I’ll have to write more about this whole area but for now a quick post about something that went on last week;

Ben, Phillipa, Charlie and I met up at the Monument in the city centre on Wednesday to see what God wanted us to do. When we met we sat at a bench and prayed for a bit and asked God to give us some clues, we then wrote down things which God brought to mind. After that we just asked God to guide us and kept praying as we went. We believe that God can heal people of emotional, physical and spiritual sickness and that He loves people very much, so we were looking for opportunities to pray for people. We offered prayer to quite a few people, a few of whom declined, a lot of people had various needs in their lives though and were quite touched by the fact that God loves them enough to send some young people into the city to look for them and pray for them.

Anyway, let me just share a couple of snippets of how it went. :]

So we offered to pray for a woman who said she was an atheist but when we told her that God loves atheists as well she said we could pray for her spine; so Ben and I did (we split into twos) and when we had prayed she said she had a tingly feeling in the bottom of her spine and in her bottom, and then she asked if we would pray for her to be able to quit smoking too which we did and I am still praying for her by name (Joules) which you can too if you’d like.

Phillipa also had been given a ‘clue’ by God which was simply ‘Butterfly’, well we saw a group of young people hanging out in front of a shop called ‘M Butterfly’ and there was a girl in the group that I kept feeling my heart go out for, so again Ben and I approached the group and said something like ‘Hello, we are Ben and Catie, we’re Christians and we believe God loves you and we’d like to offer to pray for you, is there anything we can pray for you for?’ they looked a bit nervous and giggled a bit and one of the girls said she didn’t believe in God, and so we said to the girl who I’d felt God urging us to talk to that we had particularly felt that God wanted to bless her and her face lit up, her friend tried to drag her away but she said she wanted to stay and told us she was two weeks pregnant and could we pray for that, she was so young to be a mother and looked quite worried about it so I asked if she’d mind me putting a hand on her and prayed with her.

Meanwhile Ben was chatting to a couple of the boys; One was joking around and thought the whole thing pretty ridiculous but the other one of them said that his friend’s hand had been healed before when he’d been prayed for and said he had a sore leg. Ben prayed for him, commanding the pain to go in Jesus’ name and then the boy moved his leg about and was amazed as the pain had completely gone, at which point the other boy thought it would be okay to have his sore knuckles be prayed for, so Ben got the boy who had just been healed to lay hands on him and pray as well and then this second lad said that he had no pain in his knuckles, Ben and I hardly believed it so Ben checked and said we’d not be offended if they did still hurt but the boy said that they didn’t hurt at all anymore! Amazing!!

So basically, be encouraged: Jesus loves you completely and has the power to heal you and your friends and He will meet you where you are at. He’s a really awesome friend to have, too good to miss out on. :] xx

M-Butterfly, Newcastle

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