Surround Yourself With Abundance

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(I wrote this yesterday, Sunday, January 7, 2018)

SurroundYourselfWithAbundanceToday, this first Sunday in the New Year, I went to church for the first time in a long time. A friends daughter and her husband offered to pick me up and take me to church with them and sort of a surprise for my friend.

I woke up this morning and found myself saying, “Hey God, I’m going to visit your house today.”

I really enjoyed the service. We sang some songs I’d never heard before but they had the big screen up front that showed the words. Not the traditional songs I’m used to but very nice.

I felt a little bit awkward; I kept losing my wrap, couldn’t keep track of my glasses and wore jeans. My mother would be mortified to see me wear jeans in church but I still cannot fit in my dress pants yet. I guess it’s time to look for some clothes in the thrift stores next time we go “thrifting.”

I figured that God would rather me come in jeans, than not come at all.

SurroundYourselfWithAbundance-I took my first Communion today or at least I think it’s the first time. I can’t remember ever doing that before.

I decided to not really work today as it is Sunday and a day of rest. I was going to try some painting but I ended up looking on Pinterest and found what some people are doing now called “Bible Journaling.”

SurroundYourselfWithAbundance--At first I was really put off by it. You’re not supposed to deface a Bible. But again, the more I look at it and see the reasoning behind it, I think it’s a good thing. I wonder, “God, am I supposed to be going in that direction with my online business?”

I saved a couple of pages to look through again at a later time.

Since I’ve given my life to Christ, I feel like there is a sense of calm that I haven’t felt in a long time, if ever. I trust that God will show me a way if I am to get another car and also show me other things that I am supposed to do. I left it up to him about going to church and I was given a ride by a friends daughter. I thank you God for providing a ride to church in this New Year.

I’m tired and looks like Kindle will read the Bible verses to me tonight. My eyes are a bit blurry.

Good night, Jesus and thank you for this day.












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I have been writing in journals, diaries, poems and creating short stories since my teen years. Writing became a way to release the never-ending ideas, thoughts and sentences that rambled around in my mind; waiting to find a place in a story.

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4 responses to “Surround Yourself With Abundance”

  1. BG Jenkins says:

    Hi Monna,

    I’m so glad you were able to go and feel good about worship. I had a hard time, too with wearing jeans to church, as it was not how I grew up either. We’ve been doing this for many years now, so I don’t think much of it anymore. The Bible journals looks great to me. I guess that matter would be between you and God. Lovely post. Thanks for including us in your beautiful day.

    • Hi Brenda, Once I was in there, it was okay and many others had jeans on. As I mentioned, I believe He would rather a person show up in jeans than not show up at all. I know, Bible Journaling. Never heard of it until last night when I came across them. You’re always a part of my day, even though sometimes we miss each other online. You inspire me all the time.

  2. Cathy says:

    This is a wonderful testimony of how a new Follower feels and goes thorough their new thinking. We evaluate things differently as Followers of Christ. Things we never thought about before seem to stand out now. I also wondered about Bible journaling, but most of us have a number of bibles, or even hymn books, and if it is something that draws us closer to the WORD of God, then I guess it is okay. My great grandmother thought it was a sin to even underline a verse in the Bible. I couldn’t read my Bible without making notes or high lighting or underlining. It is my expression of what I am learning and minding as nuggets of Gold in His Word!

    • Hi Cathy, You are right about evaluating things differently. I’d never heard of Bible Journaling until last night. I don’t remember whether my mom made notes in her Bible or not. I still can’t bring myself to do that yet. Now if I create something separate in another notebook or buy one of the journaling Bibles specifically, I would feel different about that too. I do learn better when I make notes, etc. so I can see myself doing Bible journaling in the near future. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

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