DePaJa

The Creative Librarian

May the God who…

May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 15:5-6 NIV

I think in order for me to be completely obedient to Paul’s request here I need to take a step back and reflect on how I am towards my brothers and sisters in the Lord. Because as it says and I know it to be true, God does give me endurance and encouragement. Therefore, why shouldn’t I have an attitude like Christ Jesus. We often say to one another, “Be like Jesus.” 

I recently lost a close relative and as a result of that loss I’m left thinking what could I have done for her to make her journey from this life to the next more pleasant. She was in a situation of ill health and a failing marriage with no one to turn to for intervention. I know this because I often heard the other side of the story but never her side. 

I keep thinking, what if I had heard her side of the story? Better yet, how could I have encouraged her while she still lived. Seems that hers was such a hopeless situation, but had I been there for her, could I have changed that? Could I have led her closer to God’s endurance and encouragement? Yes, this charge from God’s word gives me so much to think about and regrets that I don’t want to have.

At this point I can only pray for her soul, the care of her offspring, and the conscious of her tormentors. For me, however, going forward, I am reminded that I have a calling and a purpose to have the same mind and attitude that Christ Jesus had.

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Why am I writing this blog?

So for my first post, let me start by saying that library school was one of the most fulfilling experiences that I’ve ever had. That being said, there are so many things that I’m learning while actually working as a librarian that they just didn’t talk about in library school. I’ll try to point out a few of them in this blog. 

I’ll try not to offend anyone because for the most part I’m just searching for clarity. Feel free to offer your opinion if you have one.

4 For the word …

4 For the word of the Lord is right and true;
he is faithful in all he does.
5 The Lord loves righteousness and justice;
the earth is full of his unfailing love.
Psalm 33:4-5

Sometimes in life you just need affirmations and encouragement. I am so encouraged by God when I read this passage because although I know it to be true, its a good feeling to be reminded how faithful God is.

My family has recently been confronted with some big financial issues in the way of education, home, and impending wedding expenses. I mean everyone wants to be able to provide those things, which are not necessities, to their children, but when you really approach these issues it can be overwhelming.

As I connect with God’s word I have the affirmation that his love surrounds me. He will take care of it all. His love is unfailing. He is faithful. As much as I strive to be like Jesus and imitate him, I am not him. I need to take it to him in prayer and let him do the work.

4 For the word …

4 For the word of the Lord is right and true;
he is faithful in all he does.
5 The Lord loves righteousness and justice;
the earth is full of his unfailing love.
Psalm 33:4-5

Sometimes in life you just need affirmations and encouragement. I am so encouraged by God when I read this passage because although I know it to be true, its a good feeling to be reminded how faithful God is. 

My family has recently been confronted with some big financial issues in the way of education, home, and impending wedding expenses. I mean everyone wants to be able to provide those things, which are not necessities, to their children, but when you really approach these issues it can be overwhelming.

As I connect with God’s word I have the affirmation that his love surrounds me. He will take care of it all. His love is unfailing. He is faithful. As much as I strive to be like Jesus and imitate him, I am not him. I need to take it to him in prayer and let him do the work.  

“Teach us to nu…

“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12 NIV

Today this scripture from biblegateway.com, speaks to me profoundly because I really want a heart of wisdom. This is my first post of the year and to quite honest I haven’t had a quiet time or intimate time with God and his word in a few weeks. I know, shame on me. But I vow to change this starting today.

As for the scripture, I’m feeling my mortality these days and to this end want to really make all of my time count for profound meaning as I remain on this earth. Not trying to sound morbid but this is my published quiet time. 

Also I am feeling blessed that God has allowed me to have approximately 21,536 days on this earth. I pray for more but I am so aware that it is not my will but the Lord’s and he will decide how many more. 

Dear Lord, as I stand here on this second day of yours 2013, teach me to number my days and truly gain a heart of wisdom. In putting you first, my husband next and children and family as priorities in that order, I pray that this be a year of spiritual growth which I am sure will lead to a better self awareness. I have so much self doubt which really means that I doubt your love and sovereignty. Increase my faith and help me to overcome to be the true woman of God you want me to be.

All my love, in Jesus name I pray, Amen.

The Creative Librarian is Back

Just wanted to let everyone know, that I’m back on the scene. This blog has been dormant for about two years but now I’m ready to comment on all sorts of world and yes, library related issues. So feel free to hit me back.

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Haven’t been on WordPress in months. Now I feel ready to post and express myself to the world. Are you listening?