I’ve been gone for three weeks now. I was on a vacation of sorts.  I think we all need a time out once in a while to regroup – to restore – to regenerate.  In that time, I’ve been sorting through this mess called life.  I know I can’t figure it out in three weeks, but I have discovered one thing.  I cannot remain silent.

No matter what our age, our race, our belief system, our heritage, our family secrets, we all matter.  I do not wish to say that in a derogatory way.  However the world asks me not to use that phrase (all lives matter) , because it’s an insult to many.  How did this happen?  How did the world become so concerned about words and actions being an offense to someone else?  It should be a good thing to care about each other, but instead we’re walking in fear that someone will take offense at anything we have to offer. In fact we’re being placed in a box of isolation which seems to be closing in around us.  Isolation and quarantine have ramped everything up around us.

We were given our voice for a purpose.  Words have value, they can motivate and inspire or they can be misinterpreted.  The tongue, as James wrote, is  “a restless evil, full of deadly poison that no human can tame.”  Yet when we know that our real purpose in life is not to shame others or bully, but to share the love of a merciful God with others, we should not be afraid to do so.

I’m a nonconfrontational person.  I dislike argument, but I realize it’s unavoidable in a world full of hate and anger.  The truth is, I have to learn to go with the flow and let those slings and arrows fall off, because I am armored with God’s protection.

During this past three weeks, I’ve continued to write in other areas.  I’m currently collaborating with a group to create a series of short plays regarding the things that go along with aging. These episodes will cover things like losing our sense of hearing, memory loss, working with technology, learning new things, general health issues, relationships, death and all the things we old people encounter on a daily basis.  With humor as our motivating force, we’ve come up with some pretty funny stories.  I do believe that laughter is the best medicine for any age, so we’ll see where this takes me.

Now that all that’s on the table, I feel a whole lot better.  I can get on with it and return to this blog with confidence.  My blogging sometimes will become a platform for the way I feel about things.  These thoughts are merely my opinion and I wish not to impose them on anyone else.  Yet all voices should be heard if there is ever to be a solution to our problems.  I will also include the hope we have in an unchanging, consistent God.   With Him we can stand united.  United, we can become invincible.


About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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12 Responses to I’M BACK

  1. Mary says:

    Yes! We are armored with God’s protection! And with Him we can stand united. Great reminder and comforting words. Glad you’re back and working on a project regarding aging. This definitely much-needed. Cheers and God bless!

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  2. I LOVE THIS!!

    You are an inspiration to me. I really needed to read this now, because my heart is broken. A blogger friend who I thought of as one of my best friends, as we have been emailing, texting, and talking on the phone for several years — she told me two days ago that I am no longer her friend and to never email, text, call her, or comment on her blog again. Why? Because I had respectfully, even humbly, disagreed with her comment that she had posted on my blog, saying that every person who refuses to wear a mask during covid-19 is a narcissist. And for that, I am no longer worthy of being her friend?

    It hurts. Really hurts. I tried to apologize but she would have none of it. And, for the last two days, I have been wrestling with the thought of taking my blog down forever and never blogging again. But after reading this post of yours — no! I am not going to be a coward. I am not going to be silenced. I, too, have a God given voice, and my opinion counts, too.

    You are right, Kathy. All lives do matter! ❤❤❤

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Oh my goodness. God answered my prayer. I asked him to guide my words today. We should never have to apologize for our opinions. We all need to be heard if there is ever to be healing. Thanks for your kind response.

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  3. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

    👍 glad to see you!

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  4. K.L. Hale says:

    I’m so glad you’re back. And I understand can relate to everything you wrote. I’m sure the plays will be great too! I needed this today. Where would we be without God? I stand with you in faith. 💚❤️💕

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      We need more lifting up in these times and less tearing down. Thanks for your support❤️


  5. Welcome back Kathy! I appreciate you reminding us that God’s armor will protect us. I will look forward to your future discussions. The most important voice for anyone of us to hear is that of Jesus.

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  6. davidkitz says:

    Great to have you back. Jesus loves the little children and stubborn old folks too. I know because I am one.

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