Changes, But the Same Me, Kinda

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Changes are weird.  We get tired of the same old thing, but when change comes, we sometimes do miss what was.

I have been having some of those big changes in the past few years.  Enough so that the blog feels like it has to change with me.  Like many of you, I am now living with a fair amount of daily pain and mobility challenges.  God has been very faithful and has carried me through each day.

So that is why I have renamed the blog, “Carried.”  When I can’t take another step on these weary legs, He carries me on to the end of my day.   I wake up anew each morning, knowing that I am stronger than before on the inside, more patient, happier with little things.  And that is all because Jesus is here beside me each step of the way.

I’m not exactly sure what this blog will look like in the coming days, as it’s definitely a work in progress.  As am I.  But I would love to encourage others that are going through the struggles of chronic pain and disabilities.  Not that I have all the answers, but I understand some of what you may be feeling.

If you need someone to talk to, or to reach out to, so that you know you are not alone, please write or comment.  I would love to hear from you.  Love, Lisa

Going On

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Following the fence posts, one by one, until the meaning of what they are blurs

Steps, one by one, through soft ground, mire, holes, rises

Keeping hope, without sight, hoping that what is over the rise is better than what is past

Finally, blue and power and water and sky and ease and release

Going on and on and on with God forever

c 2016 Lisa Lyons

 

 

Miles Away

If you’ve never heard Marc Cohn, check him out.  Soul, piano, heart, honesty, journey.

“I know there’s always something we have to go through
That has some deeper meaning but
Right now I just can’t say
I know there’s gonna be a lesson somewhere
I’m gonna think a lot about it later
But right now I’m miles away…”  Miles Away,  Marc Cohn

Just my two cents….being a Christian doesn’t mean things are going to be easy.  It doesn’t mean you won’t get discouraged.  It doesn’t mean that sometimes you just don’t want to deal with things.  It does mean that God will pull you through it somehow.
“In this world you will have trouble, but take heart! I have overcome the world.”~John 16:33