LOOKING OUT THE WINDOW – PART THREE

When I started writing this series on November 13, I had full intention of continuing to part three on the 15th. That was the day I had already scheduled to have my king-sized, one centimeter kidney stone blasted from as an outpatient. Instead, I remained in the hospital for four more days with sepsis, a slow recovery and feeling as though I was approaching the gates of heaven. So, here I am again. The stone is gone. As a friend of mine who shares this malady said, “I thought about making a necklace out of those nasty things.” For some unknown reason, I am one of those who mass produces these killer biproducts. Today, I decided it was time to get back in the groove. For those of you who put up with my daily words, thank you for your prayers and know that I thank God daily for all of you.

Getting back to windows – I remember a story about a woman who watched her neighbor hanging freshly washed sheets on the clothesline to dry. The woman wasted no time criticizing her neighbor for her lack of laundering skills, because the sheets still looked dirty. Little did she realize that it was her own unwashed windows which were causing the problem. Our point of view is so important, isn’t it?

Today I have the pleasure of feasting my eyes on the renewal of our landscape with a beautiful coating of fresh snow. Yes, my windows are dirty, but the dancing snowflakes and swirling movement captured by the wind, makes it look like one of those glass snowballs we used to gaze upon as children. Everything looks so freshy cleansed by the life-giving water in this form. Like those snowflakes, we’re all unique in our design and creation. God has already planned out our futures and His plans are to bring eternal life to everyone.

What is your point of view today? Do you look at things from a positive or negative view? This snow could be viewed as a problem for those on the road – an inconvenience – a backbreaking experience or we could just sit back and enjoy the beauty of the moment. I choose the second option today.

“And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” John 8:7 ESV

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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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9 Responses to LOOKING OUT THE WINDOW – PART THREE

  1. welcome back, glad the stone is gone, yes perspective is everything

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  2. ken riddles says:

    Didn’t realise you were in hospital. May you go from strength to strength in His strength. Blessings.

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  3. Welcome back Kathy! Thankful you are the mend. I’ve enjoyed this series of looking out the window. My early morning perch gives me a look outside from my kitchen table.

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  4. hatrack4 says:

    I knew something was not right and I was focusing on kidney stones in my prayers. No, I would not like a necklace made of them. I have been having kidney stone type pain for months now, but it passes. It may be that they are small and easy to pass on their own, but I had to have one blasted as you say. In some respects, I do not know which is worse, blasting it and the problems that causes or passing a watermelon through a garden hose, slowly over a week or more. Bit of exaggeration. Sepsis is a lot worse, and I praise God for the healing.

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  5. Oh, Kathy. I miss you when you’re not posting. I’m praying for your total healing.

    Indeed, perspective makes all the difference. Sending ((HUGS))

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Thanks for your kind words my dear friend. It seems to take longer to heal as we grow older. God is good and never leaves us in our good or bad times.

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