You’ll Have To Get Your Feet Wet

” It was the harvest season, and the Jordan was overflowing its banks. But as soon as the feet of the priests who were carrying the Ark touched the water at the river’s edge, the water above that point began backing up a great distance away at a town called Adam, which is near Zarethan. And the water below that point flowed on to the Dead Sea[c] until the riverbed was dry. Then all the people crossed over near the town of Jericho.” Joshua 3:15-16

I used to run my to-do list for the next day through my head, when I woke up in the middle of the night.

  • Make the bed,
  • Empty the dishwasher,
  • Do laundry,
  • What workout am I doing?
  • Do I need to take anything out for lunch or dinner?

Now when I wake up I pray.

Last night I was awake for hours. So I prayed about everything and for everybody that popped into my head. I kept praying that God would tell me what I needed to do with my blog.

That’s when I felt like God told me to just shut up and listen. Maybe not in those words, more like Adele, take a breath. Stop talking to me and listen. Take a walk with me.

One thing I need to tell you is I visualize stuff, I don’t care if you think I’m nuts here. But last night I could see myself walking with Jesus through a stormy time and then along an the edge of the ocean.

The waves gently slapping against the shore and receding. And then we sat in the sand.

“This is nice and I’m not even getting my feet wet!”

And my eyes were opened, I need to get my feet wet!

God asked the Israelites to take a step into the river when it was overflowing at its banks. That must have been terrifying! Have you ever stood at the edge of a rushing overflowing river? Yikes. But they had the faith to step in and God kept them safe, let them all pass on dry land.

After a couple of weeks of fearful stops and starts to write a blog post, I feel God asking me to take get my feet wet, so to speak. 🙂

What about you? What is one step is God asking you to take today? Get your feet wet, it’s the only way to enjoy the journey.

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Until next time, enjoy your day and the journey

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When Night Noises Creep You Out.

Did I tell you about the snorting bear we heard one night? Super Creepy.
But wait, was it a really a bear?

Night + Weird Noises = Creepy

It was dark and quiet when we heard the snorting sound. (It’s the best I can describe what we heard). There was no sound before it (the snort) and nothing after.


Having some scripture memorized, or stored up in your head, can help when noises at night scare you. Especially if you have an overactive imagination…



The first thing I yelled was “BEAR”!

It was a logical assumption since we had a bear strolling by the window only a few nights before.

The Next thing I did?

I got up and closed my window and pulled the shade. Just for extra protection. (My husband kinda laughed at me, but I wasn’t taking any chances of that beast coming in my house!)

No kidding, I wasn’t too comfy with a snorting creature in the back yard.

My mind began to conjure up a lot of weird stuff.

I’ve always had a bit of an overactive imagination. So it’s not a surprise that I came up with the next possibility.

Was it the Devil himself?

“… Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” (1 Peter 5:8 NIV).

That scripture was loud and clear in my head and that snorting was almost like a roar, wasn’t it? And? I went down that rabbit hole for a little while.

What if it wasn’t a bear? What if it was Satan himself? Roaming around my back yard?

You can probably imagine I hard time falling asleep. It’s hard to sleep when you think your life is in immediate danger!!!

Fear Not…

do not fer

Well, that wasn’t going to do, was it? Everyone needs a good nights sleep. So? I fought that fear with the little bit of scripture I’ve managed to store up in my head.

I fell asleep, content, knowing that God is with me.

Imagining the devil himself is roaming around in my backwoods may sound silly. But the enemy is in our midst and when fear strikes your heart, having scripture memorized will help get you through.

And BTW. It was probably a deer. We’ve heard they snort.

See you next week, until then, Enjoy The Stuff Of Life. 🙂

Adele

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Take The Next Step. Overcome Overwhelm.

When I finally launched my site last week, I was flying high for a few days. Until the inevitable. I was going to need to take the next step.

I need to write another post.

In fact, I need to write. Every. Single. Week.!!!

overcoming overwhelm 2 Timothy 1:7

Ah, that overwhelm! It’s like having a Negative Nellie hanging out on your doorstep, telling you to just give up.

I’m not really sure when overwhelm started creeping into my life. But now? It seems to come knocking on the door every time I take a step towards my lofty goals of writing.

She just sits there.

Telling me there is just too much to do and not enough time, so you might as well go fold laundry or take a nap.

But when I choose to ignore her? That’s when she drags her dear friend Fear along. And that has often stopped me dead in my track

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I took several weeks of tweaking my first blog post and the look of my website before I launched it.

Blogpost Number 2

Not much easier. Yet.

But Today.

August 20th. I am CHOOSING to ignore the long to-do list and just do the one thing that I feel God calling me to do.

Today, I am choosing to lean on God’s Strength and not my own.

If you’re struggling with overwhelm, just take the next step.

If it’s fear, take the plunge.

It’s amazing how good that makes you feel about the day.

Adele

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See you next Week

Adele

Laugh Out Loud. Enjoy the Stuff of Life.

I was literally rolling on the floor, hysterically laughing, at a text I sent my husband.

If you use the speech-to-text option? You might want to read it before you press send!

It felt good to Laugh Out Loud! When was the last time I laughed like that?

I realized I’ve been taking all of this WAY too seriously. And as the saying goes…

Don't take it so serious

Have you ever been in that kind of situation? You want to do something – whatever it is – and you want it to be perfect. You end up taking it so seriously, you’ve taken all the full out of it.

And trying to be perfect? Leads to doing nothing at all. ’cause no one is perfect! (Just sayin’)

At the end of the day, my first blog post won’t be the success or failure of this blog.

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Laughing out loud.

It wasn’t exactly what I thought my first blog post would be about. I guess God had other plans. 🙂

After all. God did create Laughter.

I’m not sure where this adventure will lead. But after a good laugh. I’m feeling a lot better about it.

I know God has a plan and this blog post right here is the first step.

See you next week 🙂

Have a good laugh today and enjoy Laughing out Loud.

Until next time, enjoy your day and the journey

Adele

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PS. If there is one thing to take away from this? Laugh Every Day. And maybe you should check the message before you press send. (I know that’s two things) 🙂

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