Since arriving home yesterday evening I’ve hit a wall. I have been on iv steriods, antibiotics and strong pain meds and those were taken out yesterday before I left. I awoke in the early morning to feeling very sick and in pain again. I do have pain meds, antibiotics, and pain meds among other things by mouth… they just aren’t as strong. I think I had a false sense of feeling so good in the hospital due to the medicine they had me on. I have been sleeping most of the morning and will get around to Soli Del Gloria girls throughout the day. WWW will be live tonight around 8:30 central. And I will be posting the winner of the Word woman sign soon. Things are just a little crazy here but I haven’t forgotten.
God is a God who answers prayer. I value each of your prayers on my behalf. I can really sense His precense around me. There is so much more to this story than just me being sick. It is making it harder but He is God and He is my God and I will forever praise Him…xo Tiff
moved by ardent enthusiasm or single-minded devotion to finding ME…authentically.
whole-souled-ness : that which makes a person who they distinctly are. This would include our sense of identity,
but also what makes up our identity, most especially what arouses our emotions,
or awakens our spiritual or moral force and sense of destiny or purpose. Soul is where our freedom is rooted.
I trying to put this in a way so it is easily understood and not getting into deep theological meanings etc for what I am learning.
whole-souled is the whole of what makes up the entity called ‘me’
A little list below…for me and for you. A list that helps me think of what whole-souled-ness is. Adding to that some ideas of what I can start praying about doing. Print it out if your a glue stick, crayon and marker kinda girl…I am.
Just speaking for me here…My relationship to Jesus is central and all else flows out from there. For you it maybe something different. In my journey I will refer to God. To put it in a little nutshell it would go something like this
It is more than just knowing about God ( or your faith ) it is about us.. in progression to be becoming all He destined us to be and everything, every choice in life…adds to this progression. Not takes away from that.
what does whole-souled-ness look like…here are some of mine
**not fearing yourself..embrace yourself
**whole-souled-ness often comes out of pain, loss or being shattered
**a desire to be..whole
**Whole-souled-ness is not about being a people pleaser…this is between you and Him
**We are designed with a unique God given gifts that He puts there for a purpose
**taking real time to draw out a map, taking notes, digging, real listening ( which real listening does involve action )
**baring your soul…getting naked ( I had to say it ) all parts of your soul to the One who safely holds it
**whole-souled-ness is letting go..job..relationships..money..security in this world..our control..our perfecting..because these things may change as we grow in whole-souled-ness
**stop choosing things that take life from you that you hate..choose to replace with things that bring YOU wholeness. Undoubtedly, some things we may not be able to change. Change what you can control.
**this wholesouled journey involves simplicity..the choice to live simply so we can come when He calls…go when needed..live what you love in the moments of each day
**having time for you family friends and those on the journey alongside us
**clothes, home decor, smell, food, entertainment you do with your time adds to or takes away from becoming whole-souled-ness
**whole souled is ALL of who you are…becoming. Whole-souled-ness is the whole of what makes up the entity called ‘me’
This week sit with yourself…naked…ok I’m laughing:) And grab a candle, pen and paper, music, hot tea/coffee whatever…carve yourself out a little you area. This will be your go to heart art place for your creative juices to start flowin. Go ahead and start your list. I would love for you to email it to me or link it up in a blog post to one of our www’s.Or keep it tucked away for the day when your ready to put your foot into the water.
Moving into whole-souled-ness with a single minded enthusiasm…maybe the after glow of sitting with the One who created me and for the first REAL time listening to Him..and believing Him. I desire what He wants for me…and for you.
Whole-souled-ness will look utterly different on each one of us…how do you imagine your wholeness? will it require a total makeover or are you on your way already? what was the moment when you first were aware that you have a one of a kind purpose here and you stepped into that purpose? what changes did you make as a result? Do you have a list you would like to share?
because when you and I step into WHO we were destined to be…something rights itself. Life speaks into you.
Come be a part of the whole-souled-ness of beautiful word women will you? Soli Del Gloria @ Jen’s Finding Heaven.
Plough deep in us, great Lord, heavenly husbandman, that our being may be a tilled field, the roots of grace spreading far and wide, until Thou alone art seen in us, Thy beauty golden like summer harvest, Thy fruitfulness as autumn plenty…from valley of vision puritan prayers
As I lay here being receptive to His grace I am asking “how do I begin to weave this together in story so that I can pick beauty from the harvest for myself and even more so… for others?” O Daddy we come with buckets in hands swinging to pick the first fruits from your fields. Ever so humbly I step and share the ground layout with you..as our husbandman takes us from this crossroad to the end of our journey time.
I am going to introduce two series & one Project here at The House of Belonging.
The first series I will introduce tomorrow. It will be once a week. It will have some helpful printable’s and such along the way. As we learn to live in the depths but see You in the heights as we seek You for whole-souled-ness.
Not all marriages are or can be… restored …then what? It maybe a once a month or bi/weekly to start out. It will start out with personal history, books and people giving a little ground work to the present day. With as much privacy as I can so it will mostly be from my perspective. Much of the whole-souled-ness work will then go into the marriage series.
The third project…not so much a series, will be placed however God leads. I am a little girl who has a secret that I can’t wait to share. I will spill the beans next Wednesday:)
This will also benefit women who yearn for the deep waters of whole-souled-ness.
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Word women Wednesday with Becky@Farmgirl Paints. Have you checked out her cuffs? I keep thinking when I can I’d like to have one that says Word woman or jumping naked…what would you like yours to say? Don’t forget we will also have a linkup. A place to share your heart and art in the form of a post ( maybe a hint for a writing prompt?) that will light a fire under the souls of women to walk in their calling. I think Miss Becky’s words will light a fire in your heart!
**I will attach the winner of the Word women sign later this afternoon. I’m still in the hospital and my daughter is the smart one so she is going to do it for me on her lunch hour**
a prayer for us…May our desires be enlarged and our hopes emboldened, that we may honour Thee by our entire dependency and the greatness of our expectation…valley of vision
Hi friends. I’m in the hospital. A blessing. I am finally able to get the medicine I need. We are dealing with a system though so I would deeply appreciate your prayers for the 2 , 4 and 6 week induction to happen.
Give yourself a free gift today…a way to organize all of your beauty hunting. Seriously, it is the one of the easiest things I’ve found of late. Next week, God willing we will head back out the the deep waters but for now enjoying a respite in the shallows.
The giving of time to think of all of you and all of mine and always pointing to… the all of Him.
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another midnight awakening throwing off the covers and the chill of night air raises goosebumps as I make it just in time. I writhe over the wiping of blood..the fissures…I fold over and cry waiting for it to be done only to get settled back in bed only 5 minutes later to run again.
I fill a tub of numbing water.take a pill and wait. One of my ongoing battles is the system of a free hospital. This is a new frontier and one I am learning is unjust to human hearts.human lives. It is where we do business though..this shadowland.
This hospital is a gathering place for brokenness. Yes I can judge. I leave and can’t stop wondering what their stories are. Are they really that much different than my own? If I could sit with them would I see them through a new set of eyes? I’m drawn to the story. If we could all just strip off our skin and show who we really are what would that look like?
Jesus offers us this ” If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Rivers of living water will brim and spill out of the depths of anyone who believes in me this way.” ( John 7:37-38 msg) Not just give eternal life but for each pang of want He gives. In this shadowland we have to fight for medicine sometimes. I am grateful that He has already fought the battle and won. Tomorrow I am going to fight at a hospital. Learn that I am worth asking…for help. I am worth asking for help and I will be scared.
I wrap backup and close my eyes telling Him I feel so alone and He says…Come and I will give … so I drank until I thirsted no more…of Him holding me and slept. In the middle of darkest night there He is. Go.
I wish I had a comment section where your emails came to my emails so I could respond right back. I had that on Blogger but not with WordPress. Always know how much your support, encouraging words and prayers mean to me. You are my community and I’m thankful.
xo happy friday,
**I suffer from and IBD disease Crohn’s/Ulcerative Colitis. If anyone deals with this or knows of someone I would love to talk with you about it.
Click here to still enter for the Word woman sign giveaway. I will choose the winner on Sunday with a random number thingy and let you know on Dear Monday…