Sunday, June 14, 2015

Love of Another Kind: The Simple Woman's Daybook

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For Today:  Sunday, June 14, 2015

Outside my window …  the sun is setting over the Oklahoma skyline.  It's raining, but I'm on the 9th floor of the hotel, so unfortunately the lulling sound of it can't reach my ears.

I am thinking...   about my experience at this last half of the Journey Training.  I've dusted off a couple of dreams and goals I want to pursue as hard as I can.

I am thankful...  for another crazy weekend with my Journey Training forever family.

In the kitchen... The eating has been fabulous on this trip.  Nothing others would call extravagant, but it was grand for me.  Hey, food always tastes better when I don't have to cook it.
From the Workshop...   Nothing this week, but when I get back home, I'll get started on some new projects.
I am reading...  Finished The Blessing of the Lord by Kenneth Copeland.  The review is here.  Also finished Lose Your Quit by Danny Cahill.  The review is here. Currently off the shelf...

I am looking forward to...  life in general.  For the first time in a long time, I've got a real zest for living.  No, situations haven't changed yet, but I have changed on the inside.  I've taken my power back.
I am learning… there is a such a thing as unconditional love.  My experience had always been that anyone's love for me came with conditions.  If I was a good girl, my teachers loved me.  If I preformed well, others would love me.  Men said they would love me if I let them do inappropriate things to me.  I still don't know how to find unconditional love from my family.  I knew in my heart that God's love was unconditional, but I'd never mentally accepted it because I could never get it from others who were supposed to be His representatives.  The Journey Training taught me what unconditional love really is.  I'm easy to love when people don't know me that well.  But, the more of my "junk" people saw, the more they loved, not less.  Plus, this was genuine love, not pity.  Oh honey, to even say pity pissed people off--they weren't having any of it.  My openness and honesty didn't push people away; it drew them closer.
Around the house... unpacking, laundry, preparing for projects.

A favorite quote for today... 

"No you are not too old, too fat, too weak, or too far gone.  No, you are not too stupid, too lazy, or too tired.  You just have to wake your heart up and get yourself back in the race!  That dream is there, and it is up to you to make it happen." - Danny Cahill

"You're really pissing me off right now!" - Mindi Mariboho (If you knew why she said that to me, you'd see why it's a favorite quote).

"People often say motivation doesn't last.  Well, neither does bathing--that's why we recommend it daily." - Zig Ziglar

"The Light God spoke forth on the first of Creation wasn't just visible illumination.  It wasn't a kind of night light that lit up the darkness so God could see what He was doing." - Kenneth Copeland
One of my favorite things...  Flower gardens.  These are pictures from one of the rest stops in Arkansas.  Just gorgeous. 

A few plans for the rest of the week:   Decompressing.  Working on projects and goals.  Living.  Really living.
And now for something totally different...

From Twitter:  @HonestToddler tweeted:  "Cucumber is like if a bunch of grass and a cup of water had a baby. Never again."
From Facebook:  B. Wilson shared: 

From Twitter/Facebook:  D. Havens shared:

From Facebook:  K. Tierce shared:



  1. Love that you are experiencing unconditional love!! And, I agree - any food I don't have to cook myself is tastier. ;)

  2. Haha, I made the cut! I love you Shannon and I am so very proud of you! I love hearing your perspective on life now...thanks for not "pissing me off" anymore ;)

  3. Get Out of That Pit, AWESEOME read, think I read it 4 times before passing it on. Came over from SWDB, blessings!

    1. Thanks, Valerie. I started the book a while back, liked what I read, and gave it away before I finished it. I plan to finish it this time.