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Karan K. Gleddie

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Blooming Where We are Planted

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As the snow is starting to leave in Alberta, Canada I see the beginnings of spring starting to come alive. I have been expecting the warm weather, and thinking about the flowers I hope to grow. I learned this week there are over 230,000 to 270,000 species of flowering plants according to David Bramwell (2002), each one beautiful and special in its own way. Do you know how special you are?

For years, I was desperately trying to bloom where I was planted to gain love and acceptance from others. In my world circumstances were never as they might have appeared, I was afraid if people saw the real me, they would not love or accept me. I hide behind a mask, which I called a smile, and I learned to become whatever I thought other people wanted me to be. You know, Perfect Mask—Perfect Life

Although I had a husband and family who loved me, my concept of love was flawed. I thought it had to be earned: If you were good, drove the right car, had the right friends, or joined the right country club, you were loved. If you did not have all those things, or were not in the right social group, you were not loved. I thought love and acceptance could be given and taken at a moment’s notice.

Do you step into the arena of life everyday wearing masks, striving for the right appearance and performing your best for love, acceptance, and approval? I have news for you.

God sees us without the masks and thinks we are beautiful, he loves and accepts us just the way we are, no conditions

Has anyone by fussing before the mirror ever gotten taller by so much as an inch? If fussing can’t even do that, why fuss at all? Walk into the fields and look at the wildflowers. They don’t fuss with their appearance—but have you ever seen color and design quite like it? …If God gives such attention to the wildflowers, most of them never even seen, don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? Luke 12: 25-28, the Message-

His love is forever, unchanging, and constant, it is unconditional!

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Thank you for dropping by and sharing your time with me.

 I would love to hear from you. Have a great week!

Lovingly, Karan

 

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When I sit quietly and listen, I can hear God whisper his plans for me.

But I feel I need to remind God, I’ve made my own plans for the day.

“God can you see my busy agenda?”

Some days I have so many plans and goals I don’t want to have my day interrupted.

Have you ever felt like that?

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Do I choose my plans which are important and vital to my business and ministry?

Or choose God’s plan for me, stepping out in faith to trust Him.

Serving Him is to enjoy the great adventures He has planned for me,

and knowing I have obeyed his call gives me great happiness.

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He is my peace and safe place, the one who loves and protects me.

Could I offer him anything less than my obedience choosing to follow Him?

He is Enough for ME!©

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Thank you for dropping by and sharing your time with me. 

Do you ever have interrupted plans?  I would love to hear from you.

Have a great week! 

Lovingly, Karan

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Five Minute Friday : Small

Every Friday hundreds of people have joined a kind of writing flash mob and spend five minutes to write unrestrained, and let your hearts and mind soar.  Link arms with us at: http://lisajobaker.com/five-minute-friday/  Why don’t you join the fun!                                                                                                                                                           

Comm-MWSL As a young woman visiting Disneyland in California my favorite ride was “It’s a Small World”. The exhibition of dolls dressed in different costumes from faraway countries and places were incredible.  That display gave me a hunger to study and dream of the cultures I had never seen.

My childhood dreams have continued, becoming a driving force in my life today.  Giving me a sincere love and curiosity for other people’s values, beliefs and customs. In a small way those early years formed my life’s perspective of my world view.  Learning to appreciate others and delight in our diversity is a joy, and lovingly serving others through friendship is a gift.

Father, let me see the world and others through your eyes, not my own. Let your love shine through me.

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Dear Lord, may I be willing to be hidden and unknown today, yet ready to speak a word to those who are weary.  May your Spirit touch my words and make them Your words that enrich and refresh others.    Author Unknown

Lovingly, Karan

Thank you for sharing your time with me today dear friend. What brings delight and Joy to your life?  I would love to hear your thoughts as we share our journey.

 

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