My goodness! My 18 yr. old daughter says my posts are too long! Doesn't she realize that after years of raising "all those kids", that I need to s t r e t c h my brain to even communicate in complete sentences again? My daughter-in-law in Florida notes that there's room for improvement, too.
I know I've been writing essays. Excuse me, but I don't know who's going to read my efforts. I feel that I have a lot of explaining to do, and I'm still learning what BLOG means, anyway! (excuses, excuses...)
Maybe I'll get shorter with practice. I don't mean to fill the web-ways with unnecessary language, but maybe I can tip a balance somehow -towards the positive, remarkable, wonderful stuff of life. Speaking of which, I hope to point your eyes towards Dorcas Smucker's blog, Life in the Shoe. I put her link at the bottom of my page - check her out!
Also, I want to throw this out there: why did I head my blog with words about listening to God? It seems that it's more about you listening to me. I really am known as a listener, and my favorite thing is to notice when God speaks something to my heart for just the moment. But since it's for MY heart, how can I communicate that with you?
I'm the one that people unload on. I have a listening ear, and I genuinely want to love others by giving them my time. That gets me into trouble sometimes. I'm not good at saying, "okay, I'm done listening; good-bye!"
Any suggestions? I think I'll work on changing the heading. I don't want it to appear I'm too spooky, anyway. Time to think things through.
I could write more personal stuff, but who wants to hear that today I'm having my "time of the month" for the first time in SEVEN months? I could send a lot of readers away (far away!). On the other hand, maybe menopausal women want to talk! And maybe the younger women want to see a bit of what's ahead...
Okay, I'll copy Mrs. Smucker's form of offering a quote of the day:
"and you're not dead yet?"
-Liz, our 6 yr. old foster daughter, on hearing me say that she needed to listen to me because I'd been a professional mother for 27 years.