Trying vs. Trust

Happy Thanksgiving week, friends!  Trusting God opens my eyes to see all the gifts He gives us.  I pray the words in this post move you one step closer to trust and gratitude.  These thoughts come right out of my journals, from my heart to yours!

Writing these posts has been a gift from God these past months.  Ideas and words come to me, and I write them down before I lose them.  An analogy comes to me, maybe as I weed or notice the grass growing out-of-control.  This has been a joy for me!  And then it’s my responsibility to respond, with the attention and work to put it into words.  This joy has been somewhat of a surprise to me!  IMG_20170915_102216535 (2)

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May I have this dance?

Years ago, before I knew Richard, a gal from church and I took swing dance lessons at the YMCA.  It was great fun!  We learned the basic triple step, when to spin, and the foundations for swing dancing.  On the last night they brought in advanced dancers to dance with us.

I knew the basic steps.  And I could follow.  That was about it!

And that was enough for it to be amazing following in the dance as the guy I was partnered with led me in swing dancing.  I could follow his lead, and trust that he knew the steps, and even experienced the thrill of being flipped in the air!

In recent years, I have heard God whisper into my heart, “May I have this dance?”

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