Yesterday afternoon I went for a walk. The weather was slightly cooler, and the sun finally got over months of shyness and decided to grace us with its shining glorious face. It was a wonderful walk, and as usual, the Lord and I had a conversation. Well actually, I did most of the talking (as usual), but I think that He allows me that indulgence because He knows that I’m making some spiritual discovery…which I did, but I’ll tell you about that later in the post.
On returning from my walk I checked my email, and discovered a wonderful surprise. Jenn, from Peacorn, Popnuts, Soda Gum, and Chewing Water, had written a post about me and my book, The Christmas Pin Society. I say in my post title “Unexpected” surprise, but actually I’ve learned to expect the best from Spirit. You see, expecting the best manifests the best. So God’s been asking me to make my expectations big and glorious. So I suppose the unexpectedness is in the venue. In other words, I never know through which conduit the blessings will flow.
Jenn is a woman of faith, and like most of us, she’s learning daily what that really means. Oh, I don’t mean just for the big stuff, but how to apply, claim, and receive for even the everyday seemingly small stuff…because you see, that’s where faith for the big stuff begins. Jenn is a prolific writer about these amazing life lessons, and invites anyone to join her on this journey of discovery.
And Jenn writes about all of Life’s journey…
from recipes and helpful how tos
to the vintage family items she’s so carefully kept.
And she does it all with a unique style. Even the name of her blog, Peacorn, Popnuts, Soda Gum, and Chewing Water, tends to make one give a second glance. I won’t tell you how she came to that title…I’ll let her tell it in her own words here.
But what I find interesting about Jenn’s thinking, and I might add kindred to my own, is that she manages to see a spiritual connection in everyday things, which she profoundly incorporates into her writing.
Which brings me back to the earlier point about spiritual discoveries. Some revelations are actually concepts we’ve already known about, but someone might say something, or one might experience something that lends a whole new light on it…makes it ‘click’, so to speak.
So here I was on my walk, letting things go, claiming my good, and letting God handle the details, enjoying nature and the beautiful day. I noticed that I felt freer and lighter, because I wasn’t weighed down with all the clothes from my job – the coat, the apron, the things I carry, the bundled underclothes necessary to keep warm in that environment. And I thought about how our material life, mirrors our spiritual life. That perhaps once I truly release the heavy laden burdens within me, I will no longer need the job which requires the heavy laden clothes.
Freedom within means freedom without. Lightness within means lightness without. Our emotions, thoughts, and words, manifest for us exactly what we are creating from within. I’m ready. I’m ready for the freedom, for the lightness, for the greatness of God within me to create His expected best, and some very ‘unexpected’ surprises.
I encourage you to drop by Jenn’s blog. Who knows what surprises you might experience there.
Thank you, Jenn. And until next time, may happy days abound!
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