Frame

If you want to miss the big picture, put a frame around it.  I’m learning that the more I decide what things are going to be, or how I should deal with them before I get to them, the less that I learn.  The more I plan ahead, the less I’m able to experience what is really happening.  Instead of saying to God “This is what I want out of this experience”, I need to say “God, what do You want me to get out of this”?

I don’t want to miss anything.  I want to be open, like a child, to whatever is really there.  I want to see with new eyes and hear with new ears.  I want to stop defining and start delighting.  I want to stop deciding what is “bad” or “good” and see things for what they really –are-, right then, and know that God is working through them to make them something else as well.

Nothing is constant.  Everything is in the hands of God.  The more I expect to see things or people a certain way, the more I’ll see just that, and the less I’ll see what God has put right in front of me.

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About betsybeadhead

Hello, and Welcome. My name is Betsy, and I like beads and prayers. Fortunately those two things are more related than I ever realized. You are invited to “like” my Facebook page titled “Betsy Beadhead” and thus see what I’m talking about in my posts when I try to explain something using beads rather than words. This whole thing started because of that. Then I couldn't figure out how to post pictures so I just started writing. I string together words the same way I string together beads, and both serve the same purpose. I work at a library, surrounded by ideas brushing up against each other. I draw, paint, and collage. I study world religions. In all these experiences I like combining different things and making new things, and stretching my understanding of what “is” and what “has to be.” You are welcome to share my posts - just please give credit where credit is due. I'm anti-censorship but I'm also anti-plagiarism.
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