ADAPT OR STAY BEHIND

Hey friends, how are you doing?  Its September friends; we are three months away from the end of the year, can you believe it? Still feels and looks  like March though.  We’ve spent the last four months, adapting to a new normal, or perhaps you’re like me, instead of adapting, I found myself, waiting and waiting for my ‘old’ normal.  I don’t like change, I really don’t want to adapt, I want things to go back to normal.  I want life to go back to what I know to be familiar, therefore, I found myself waiting and I’m still waiting.  I’ve spoken to the Lord about this, He spoke back, of course, as He always does.  I expected life to go back to normal then, because as you know, I’m His favorite child, or so I thought.   

those were the days, my friend 🙂 🙂

But of course, here we are four months later and instead of getting better, it seems like we are regressing.  Well even in this, the Lord continues to speak, He reminds me of the sufficiency of His grace, in my weakness’; He reminds me of His strength when I’m weak.  He promised His presence through every trial or tribulation, and He promised to provide and protect, just as He does with the lilies of the field and the birds of the air.  

So, then what should be my response to this then; perhaps I need to be reminded of Mary’s answer, when the angel of the Lord appeared to her on that fateful day, so many years ago; 

Maybe then, I will begin to live life, the way my Savior intended, in spite of the circumstances. Maybe then, I will see the beauty that’s just waiting for my eyes to focus. How are you doing?

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  1. Ya I have a feeling things aren’t going back to “normal”….I’ve grown so much closer to God through prayer during this time…which is a positive blessing in the midst of the craziness❤️
    Beautiful photos!!

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  2. I love your pictures! I want this virus to be gone, however I like the more relaxed lifestyle, especially the working from home. I’m glad we can keep trusting the Lord through this craziness. Thanks Brenda! ☀️💕

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  3. I’m pretty sure all of us are right there with you, Brenda! Wishing for normal to come back. And as the months drag on, it sure gets to wear on one! Amen and amen to the Lord’s words to you about it. And your beautiful pictures are soothing to the soul ❤

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  4. I hear ya, sister! Last Friday, the thought crossed my mind, “What if wearing masks in the classroom is not ‘temporary’?” I’ve been living in a temporary state of mind and I really don’t want to change😂

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  5. I so long for things to go back to “nornal” but when the masks go away and the election is over, I hope we are not the same. God has been doing a good work in me that couldn’t have come about any other way. I want my new normal to be more… more focus on God and the things that matter most. Have a blessed weekend!

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  6. Your photos are awesome, Brenda! Like you, I have had difficulty with change and I want to go back to normal, whatever that is. But God has been speaking to my heart and telling me that He will be with me throughout this “new normal.”

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  7. I SO want the old normal back. And sometimes I’m in denial. But, thank God I got this new camera two years ago, and I’ve spent this year looking for jewels in nature all around me. We’ve discovered new areas to walk, and a new preserve in construction. We explore together, I explore alone, and out in nature I’m able to refocus. I, too, love your photo on the ocean! That is my happy place! And I’m mad I haven’t been able to go back. But, by God’s grace, we are going to give it a shot next month. Yes, I know in my heart, God’s got this! 😊💜🙏🏻

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  8. Always so inspiring. Yes these times are difficult but through this God has allowed us to be here and is seeing us through it. We will get through this and I can’t wait but like you I’m so thankful to God that he’s with us along the way. Your words always give me courage. Thank you for being such an inspiration. God Bless you and your family and I hope your mom is feeling better.

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  9. Adapting to curve balls in life has basically been my life since rededicating my life to Jesus in 1989. The key phrase impressed upon a group from my church preparing to go to Romania in 1997 was-Be Flexible. Be flexible feels like my whole way of life.

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  10. I love your photos; but especially the flip flop beach pic. Ahhhh.
    We were discussing circumstances this week in our Ladies Book Study (Elisabeth Eliott’s Be Still My Soul). What a peace to know – to BELIEVE – that whatever happens is okay with God, nothing surprises Him, and it’s all because He loves us so much.

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  11. I love your photos; but especially the flip flop beach pic. Ahhhh.
    We were discussing circumstances this week in our Ladies Book Study (Elisabeth Eliott’s Be Still My Soul). What a peace to know – to BELIEVE – that whatever happens is okay with God, nothing surprises Him, and it’s all because He loves us so much.

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  12. I love your photos; but especially the flip flop beach pic. Ahhh.
    We were discussing circumstances in our Ladies Book Study this week (Elisabeth Eliott’s Be Still My Soul). What a peace it is to know that, whatever happens, it’s okay with God, nothing takes Him by surprise, and it’s all because He loves us so much.

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