Writing When I Don’t Want To

Sometimes I feel just like this tree.  Stoic and strong. But I begin to wonder if the tree could think, if he would sometimes feel blah, uninspired, boring in his sameness.  But then just when you think the tree doesn’t change, it begins.  The green leaves turn yellow, orange, red, brown.  The wind moves the branches to and fro, changing the silhouette on the horizon.  The tree is inspired, inspiring, moving, changing, new.

When I don’t feel like writing, it is usually because I feel blah, uninspired, the same old Lisa, the same old day.  But God is always doing something new in me.  Even if I am unaware sometimes, he is making me slowly into the image of His Son.  My leaves are turning, the Spirit wind is blowing me in different directions.  

Sometimes just doing something, even if I don’t feel like it, is a good thing.  I feel better since I wrote this, and I’m not even sure why.  I guess I’m just reminding myself that God is always at work, things are not as static as I feel they are, and that moving into action can keep me propelled in that direction.

Thanks for listening to the rambling writer.  

Love, Lisa

Reinvention

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I know of a woman who was a lifelong landscaper, active, moving, walking on all sorts of surfaces without a moment’s thought.  After an accident, several surgeries, and fusions, she was left unable to work.  She is now a self-employed custom cookie designer, and has a thriving home-based business.  Reinvention over adversity.

I know of a man who developed extreme arthritis from many years of hard physical labor.  He has now turned his talents to small wooden works of art, which he sells in local and regional art venues.  Reinvention over adversity.

I discovered today a wonderful photographer based in Donegal, Ireland.  James O’Donnell suffered an almost fatal electrocution on his London workplace fifteen years ago.  He is working and thriving today in Donegal with his faithful sidekick, Iggy, a lovely border collie.  Watch the video below to see some of his amazing photography.  Reinvention over adversity.

As long as there is life, there is hope.  As long as there is God, nothing is impossible.  As long as you have breath, praise the Lord.  🙂  Reinvention over adversity.

Love, Lisa

The Road to Beautiful

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If I had a flying carpet, this is where I would fly.  Right now.  🙂

Memories of past beauty and hope for things to come.

We will either be flying to heaven or flying somewhere, just a matter of time and patience.

Flying to beautiful.

Love, Lisa

*Gleniff Horseshoe, County Sligo, Ireland