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I love God!! I am a travelling RN working in labor & delivery. I have an AWESOME son & daughter in law and a brand new grandson! They will be fabulous parents because THEY are outstanding. I love the Seattle Seahawks...my favorite player hands down is Richard Sherman for a number of reasons. I love to draw portraits and I am dabbling with mixed media painting...I suppose I'm an artist! I love photography, but I'm a novice & am constantly practicing as I make my way through God's wonderful creation.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Freedom


Millions of Americans will be considering it over the next several days.
It means something different to every individual.

When I begin to really consider the concept, it amazes me how truly free I could be if only...IF ONLY I would completely turn myself over to God. It's not that I make a conscious effort not to do this, it's just that I allow myself to be imprisoned by any number of things. Things which seem to be so all fired important at the time...and then some things that really don't seem all that important at all. Especially in hindsight.

Just what, you may wonder, is so captivating to me?
Weeelllll, it depends on the day. A HUGE diversion to me is my beloved television. Yes, I am guilty of being addicted to some TV shows. It's so bad that I become emotional when adverse events occur in the character's lives! It's like they are members of my family or something. Delusions of grandeur? I'm sure it's some kind of disease. 
For example, I literally cried real tears when I found out J.J. was going to have to leave the BAU. I mean, she didn't want the other job! She LOVED where she was, and I loved her being there! Not to mention that Garcia, Derek, Hodgner, Rossi, Reid & Prentis will have to do ALL the PR themselves. Not that they aren't capable, but come on!! J.J. was simply the BEST! Then, as if losing J.J. wasn't enough, Prentis was "killed"!! OH the nerve of the writers! Okay, so she isn't actually dead but she has gone off on another adventure and she's gone from the set...and yes, before I found out that she wasn't actually dead, my eyes were welling up again. Thank you for DVR. It saves me from going absolutely insane on Wednsday nights... 
Totally ridiculous, right?
Oh, and in case you're not aware of who these people are and just what I'm referring to? The cast of Criminal Minds...

What else do I become enthralled in when I'm not catching up on one of my (many) night time soaps?
Facebook Games.
I used to be a Farm Town junkie. I made some pretty impressive farms on that screen let me tell ya. I actually disconnected my old Facebook account and completely started over just to break myself from my farms. I had a Farm Town, Farmville, AND a Country Life farm. If you are familiar with these, you know how much time it takes to make them elaborate.
Well mine were quite elaborate.
I escaped their grasp for a couple years!!
Then I got an invitation from Mom to play my current obsession:
Gardens of Time.
Mom was taken back at how quickly I was climbing through the levels and building yet another elaborate fantasy "garden" rather than "farm" this time.
Thanks a lot Mom for introducing me to my next ball & chain.

If I recorded the amount of time that I've wasted on these 2 things alone, I know it would nauseate me. This is just the tip of the iceburg too.
Just noting the couple of things off the top of my head that I have allowed myself to be enslaved to...how free am I really?

Well, I suppose it all just boils down to freedom of choice. I am as free as I want to be, I just have to make the appropriate choices.

The fact that numerous men and women have given their lives to ensure that I have the freedoms I do living in this country has not escaped me. I pray for those all over the world who are not as fortunate. I pray for people who are enslaved...in any way, by anyone or anything. I pray that God grants me the will and the strength begin using my freedom for GOOD rather than wasting so much time with futile activities.

Here's to freedom of choice!

Joshua said it just right:
Choose ye this day whom you shall serve...
..as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord"

3 comments:

  1. You just watch TV and play Farmville and do anything your heart desires. And have a great weekend!

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  2. Great food for thought as we celebrate our country's freedom. What am I holding onto that I could find freedom from--if I truly gave it up, for God. Welcome to the High Calling network, by the way; we're really pleased to have you aboard!

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  3. Thank you Clint for the "permission" to play sometimes!!
    Thank you Dena for the warm welcome. I really love The High Calling site. It's quite uplifting.

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