Amy’s World

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I want to try to write about my day to day life a bit and share it with you all. I’m always looking for ways to deal and cope with life and this may help as well.

The devotionals I was trying to write were fun. But I’ve found it’s really hard to be inspired on a daily basis to come up with something that can be turned to a lesson moment.

Poems still come to mind, but they come in waves. Sometimes they’re flowing in and I write and write. I’ll go back in my drafts the next day and am astounded to read what I’ve wrote. Those are the fun, “I knew it was God” times. Then there are poems birthed by one line. A line that usually comes when I’m in the shower or driving. Two places you can’t write in. Got one brewing right now. 🐄🐄 here’s a hint…cattle.

We had a garage sale over the weekend. Whew lots of work for little money. I was glad my husband helped with the majority of it. Thank you Mike. If you’re thinking about having one…take it from me. Don’t. Just don’t. Go fishing. Go for a bike ride.

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My little one turned 7 this past weekend. We had a party for her at the park/splash pad. She said “best birthday ever!” when we got in the car. That’s when a parent knows they did a good job.

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These two girls are the same age! Just goes to show how each of us are made different. My daughter is the tall one.

This week I struggled with feelings of wanting to tell someone off. A certain individual….a sandpapery person, as my friend Renee puts it. My flesh was flared up. My mind was wrapped in a conversation I wanted to have. I physically had to stop myself from making a call or writing a text several times. I don’t say this to brag. I say it to share…because deep down I don’t want to think a thing about any of it. I want so badly for it to blow over. But anger takes hold. Self righteous thoughts come tumbling in. Then compassion for the individual shows up. Then confusion. Then conviction. Ever been here? No fun. I’m on the backside of it, I believe. So that’s my God answering prayers.

Things I learned this week…

  • Writing isn’t always as easy as some may think
  • You make about 25 cents an hour when you have a garage sale. 👎
  • Birthdays should never go ignored. They don’t have to be over the top. They just have to be about celebrating the child.
  • If you have a friend or two that you can count on to pray for you, you should reach out in your times of need and ask them to pray for you. Thank you Mandy!
  • Not responding, but turning the other cheek is taking the higher ground.
  • People can hurt you and you don’t have to hurt them back.
  • You can win a war by simply not engaging.
  • Saying “they will get what’s coming to them” isn’t a good way to make yourself feel better. Although it may be true that vengeance is the Lord’s; we shouldn’t wish His vengeance on our enemies but rather that they come to terms with their behavior, repent and change.
  • This is all easier to write than to do!🙄

Lastly, thank you to those of you who nominate me for awards. I’m sorry to those I don’t get to. I’m still open to them but most likely will do 1 out of every 5.

Roman’s 12:14-21

14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.

15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.

17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.

21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

Lastly, Stu I stole your title! It was too good not to! Be blessed🙃

47 Replies to “Amy’s World”

  1. Love love love this!
    Because I have been in the situation you speak of!!
    I am SO thankful to our God for restraining us when we want to lash out! I am especially thankful to Him when He puts compassion on our hearts for others as He has done for all of us through Jesus 🙏🏻💕
    We are blessed beyond measure! May others witness this and want we He has allowed us!!!

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  2. Amy this home with me so much! As I faced one of my sandpaper people over the weekend, trying to sandblast me with their negativity and put-downs. I found myself thinking, just wait till they get there to such and such time in their life….And I will get to say that same tho g to them! And then my thoughts snapped back to reality! I asked the Lord to forgive me for that, as I’m usually never a vengeful person, but sometimes there is a breaking point! I had to chuckle when I read your comment about me. Thanks for that. This post has made me laugh and get big tears in my eyes! Thanks for sending me on a roller coaster that we all truly need to go now and again. We all need mercy, because we all have those “human moments!” Thank you Amy for sharing your world! It’s ok. Sometimes we need to just get things out. Love you friend! I hope everything has been resolved! Prayers! And by the way, if I had lived closer, I would have snatched up those Lil Tike toys in a heartbeat for my grand babies! Especially the turtle sandbox and playhouse! I have the slide already. Sorry you didn’t make much on the yard sale! I think he highest ai made one time was $60 at a yard sale. I can do relate to also having those writing moments. Mine was after I got in bed last night. A story hit me…so of course I had to grab my phone and stay up late…sighs… 😴

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  3. Yes, definitely fealt those emotions. I know not forgiving them will cost me more. So, I just approach God honestly: I’m not feeling forgiveness “yet” but I want to. Once I lay it at the feet of Jesus, I begin to feel compassion for the other person.🙏❤️

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  4. Evidence of God’s blessings is lessons well learned. You learned some good lessons, Amy, and thanks for passing them along.
    Your daughter is SO CUTE!!!
    We don’t hold garage sales any more. My mother in law lived by them, so we helped her, but that was our LAST ONE! We are very happy to get rid of stuff (isn’t it lovely to be decluttered!!), so we give to Good Will or Salvation Army etc. But I would’ve bought the canisters, maybe the coffee maker, and probably some of the clothes at your sale. 😊
    I have similarly been having a dry spell writing-wise. It shows in my blog posts (or absence thereof). But I think, if I’ve nothing to post, then I’d better not post. I do pray God will move something in me that way. He is still teaching me; I just don’t write about it all.
    God bless you for the lesson learned in restraint and kindness.

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      1. That’s good! I pray everything is going good with you and your family!❤

        I’m okay. The past few days hasn’t been the best but God is getting me through it. He is my strength.

        My dad is doing okay. He’s working a lot and he needs a break. He is wearing his body out.

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  5. Oh this was cool Amy! I think the most I ever made during a garage sale was like 100 and that’s because I was selling off old books. Those are some very good lessons learned! And you can steal a title anytime 😊

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  6. I like this a lot! I love your poems, but I enjoyed reading about your real life. Thank you for sharing that all with us. I don’t like yard sales, either. I avoid them as much as possible. But, I love celebrating birthdays, especially those belonging to children. Happy birthday to your little girl! I liked your list of the things you learned, too. Very practical!

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  7. Amy, I love your teaching points. Wow! Such truth, goodness and grace! May God bless you as you continue to write, share life and lessons and your powerful poetry! God bless you as you move into the new year with your girls!

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