During this time of Thanksgiving, I sit alone and quiet and I think about the things in my life that are topsy-turvy right now.
I have tried to figure out a reason for things that have no reason…
and I realize that it is time to let go of trying to make sense out of things that have no sense
I lean on the only understanding I have and that is how I will navigate these waters that have been turbulent and threatening.
My faith is what allows me to wake each day and face the onslaught of pain and artillery that is pointed directly at my heart.
My faith allows me to stop asking why and wondering how it could be…
And leads me to the understanding that all is exactly as it should be;
that there is great healing taking place;
and that sometimes life is really hard because we have to fulfill a contract that we signed
This “knowing” that wells up from the center of my soul
creates the most beautiful love
that surrounds me in angel wings
and lifts me higher than the pain
I don’t spend time trying to figure it out now, rather, I spend my time being. And the deep seated faith strokes the chords of my abiding love and I am ready to face tomorrow.
I wish you all the peace that comes from knowing that you are exactly where you need to be…experiencing life in ways that stretch you to grow in the most perfect love <3
A deep seated faith and abiding love is what guides me through the rough patches.
May you find sweet blessings in your rough patches <3
45 thoughts on “A Deep Seated Faith and Abiding Love”
THANKS for your blessings Lorrie.
Everyone needs them.
You are the blessed to share them.
Only those who have a broad heart can afford to do that.
Shiva…thank you so much for your beautiful words!! I am honored and humbled…and so full of LOVE! Many blessings to you. I hope this day offers great understanding <3
Fortunately I had a great Thanksgiving which I spent with my Iranian girlfriend and her husband plus family members. Iranians are very hospitable, kind and considerate. My Iranian girlfriend and I met on the job. Ten years of friendship. Her Mom speaks very little English but we exchange lots of smiles, hugs and laughter. My girlfriend husband is American. I’ve met several of my girlfriends family members and they are all wonderful people. Well educated and highly intelligent with morals and values. No racism. What irks me and boggles my mind is how most Americans who claim to be Christians hate Muslims and African Americans. This in the midst of the Holiday season. I get along much better with my Muslim friends and colleagues than the fake and phony Christians. Fortunately I must work Christmas day. I stopped sharing my feelings about Christmas which has become national greed day. Example Black Friday. People are such hypocrites. That love only lasts a short time then back to the hateful behavior.
My brother Stephen has been with me since Friday. Yesterday we saw Thor Ragnarok at The Jamaica Multiplex located in Downtown Jamaica Queens. Stephen is real and genuine.
Ah! I am so happy you got to spend the weekend with Stephen…and I am sure that he is so…so happy to be with you!
I understand what you mean about Christmas…and about people who are racist “Christians,” I know a few…am related to a few also. I try not to be affected by it…and I also try not to judge…that is not for me to do.
The best we can do is to live by example…to live with love and kindness to ALL!!!
I am so happy that you had a nice time with your friend’s family on Thanksgiving…that is important. And I will send light and love to you for the rest of this calendar year 😉
Thanks. Happy Holidays.
Today we went to see the Holiday Train show at Grand Central Terminal and the Holiday Market. We also had a visual feast of the Lord & Taylor Holiday Window Displays. I took lots of photos which are posted on Roaming.
Ah! DeBorah!! Thanks for sharing 😁 Remember that light and excitement you saw in Stephen…I know it had to be there!! I love that you make things so special fir him!!
Sweet blessings to you 💜
Stephen is worth it and he is a fun person to be with. With Stephen happiness is easy.
Such a beautiful gift to get to that place of acceptance — and you share your journey with such beautiful grace Lorrie.
Thank you dear heart! <3
Hi Louise! Thank you my dear friend! I wish I could tell you it is always that way 😉 For every share with grace…I think there are probably 10 in the journal with not very much!
Sending lots of love and light to you…hope that you are busy creating and learning! <3
I like the way you think, Lorrie! 🙂 Your perspective mind is much like mine.
Nice thoughts to see this morning. Have a great Sunday!
Peace, luvz, and hugz! UT
Thanks, UT!! Birds of a feather….
Many blessings right back to you <3
This was wonderful. It is so important we be willing to let go of those things that no longer make sense, rather than putting our time and energy into trying to make them make sense.
Yes…that whole forcing thing just does not work! Thanks, Kim. Hope life is treating you well. Happy holidays to you and your family!
Kudos on your faith and authenticity Lorrie. I’m so glad that you found love and faith to hold you steady in these challenging times. I love your digital art too. Hugs and gratitude for you and your love. May we trust our lives and rest in being.
Thanks, Brad. We’ve been traveling quite a while together…through tough times, good times, uncertain times! I appreciate your beautiful soul and the loving kindness you always extend, Brad. While it is not the easiest lesson to learn, it brings such great benefits…that of being able to have faith and always feel love, no matter how hard the events in our lives appear.
I am grateful to walk this journey with you!
truly well said Lorrie—it’s all so hard much of the time—but there is such a peace and healing when we can actually just let go….
Hope you are well…many blessings to you for the upcoming holidays and end to a very tumultuous year! Thanks for stopping by and commenting <3
Tumultuous it has been— but I still marvel in His Grace
I’m enjoying sharing in your journey, dear Lorrie, with all its up and downs too. We have so much in common and we think alike in this case too. I’ve reached the conclusion that Life is One Great Mystery which we will never fully understand with our little human brain/mind. When I realised this, my mind let go of forever debating and looking for explanations where there are none to be found. Bless you for sharing, dear friend. Love always ❤❤❤
Ah! Isabella…thank you so much for confirming the life events I face…and thank You, also, for the share on Twitter 😁
Maybe I am ‘growing up’ is the conclusion I come to sometimes 😉
It is so nice to know that you are not alone in this world…in the thoughts and feelings…and circumstances…we face. Sometimes just knowing someone out there can empathize with you is all it takes to turn a mood around. Thank you for being a beautiful soul and for sharing your kindness 💜
Sweet blessings on this Sunday!
Thank you, dear Lorrie, for your uplifting message. I think if we all got to know each other we’d find that we share a lot of similarities – kindred spirits and earth pilgrims brought together to help and encourage each other on our journey.❤❤❤
Beautiful post, Lorrie. I think we all struggle for understand on why things are the way happen in our lives. We wonder if what we do or what is done to us matters at all. We can’t see the big picture so we have to have faith and trust that it all matters and we are not meant to understand and just keep moving towards our joy. Hang in there, Lorrie. We are all here for you.
Your beautiful blessing goes right to my heart, Marlene…Thank You!!! 💜 Yes, we ALL have struggles…and we always will. Seems the key is HOW we walk through them…yes? And as far as time goes…I never saw a year go by faster!
Thanks for adding your beautiful energy and enjoy your winter season (I will too..its 80 here today😉 my kind of “winter!”)
I feel so proud of you as you go through this process of healing and growing stronger, rising above, and pray you will soon be sailing in peaceful waters.
Thanks, JoAnna❤ It has been such a turbulent year…so many life events…and many deep issues uncovered. I wonder sometimes about this process of peeling back the layers. I spent so many years HIDING from the things that lurk in the darkness. I know it is the right thing to do and that once the work is done there is such freedom and healing…but the process hurts…and the ride gets scary sometimes.
Thank you for your beautiful soul…I appreciate you! Many blessings during this season 💜
I forgot to write that the picture is beautiful. I love the colors, so full of life!
Awww…thanks JoAnna!! I appreciate the comment 😁
Hope your week started well 💜
Lorrie, I am trying to remain focused on what may yet be. Thank you for bringing my focus back to that!
Hi Michael! I love to hear that something here reminded someone of something they needed in the moment!
Many blessings…hope your holiday weekend was spent in beautiful energy 💜
Such a deeply moving message Lorrie. Wishing you serenity. Your artwork is so beautiful.
Thank you! And thanks for the wish of serenity…Such a beautiful feeling…and one I have not experienced much in the earlier part of my life. Looking forward to creating that kind of peace ☺
Sweet blessings for the rest of your week.
Thank you Lorrie. Wishing you the same
So sorry you are going through difficult challenges. Absolutely great you have faith that all is unfolding perfectly, according to your contract. Healing is so hard sometimes. May your heart BE full of all you desire.
Ah…Mary! Thank you 💜 I swear I can feel your energy…and you stirred up some tears that had to fall!! I’ve been doing a lot of that lately…and it is a clearing…a healing.
I hope you are well, Mary. I appreciate your kind words…and yes…I am exactly where I am meant to be. We all are…yes?
Thank you for being you and your Art, which comes from the HeArt 🙂
Thank you so much for your incredible comment 🙂 I am humbled. Have a super wonderful Sunday!
Thank you 🙂
Thank you for this thoughtful post Lorrie. 💛 I agree, letting our minds get tangled in the why’s, only keeps us firmly stuck. Finding our center and feeling grateful can give us the space we need to step out of the pain and drama our minds create. May faith and love support you as you work through this time of healing and transformation. xoxo
Ah…I feel your beautiful energy, Val! Thank you so much 💜 I am working through all that is being presented (some days better than others.)
I hope your world is full of light and love 💜 and I just want to say Thank You!! You always offer such a peaceful, loving, and kind presence.
Beautiful post Lorrie and all I can say is “Amen”!!
Thanks, Kirt!! And ‘Amen’ is MORE THAN ENOUGH!! 😉
Many blessings 💜