Life Lately: June 2018

What?! We are half way through the year already?! I heard that the older you get, the quicker time flies, but I cannot keep up. Make it stop guys.

But life lately has consisted of really really long walks. I get to think and pray and listen to podcasts or audio books. It has become one of my favorite things. I used to like running but my knees would always hurt after, so I decided to take long walks as a form of work out but it has become so much for me. I think its something I am going to keep doing and maybe explore different places. Currently looking for places to hike.img_1340img_1329img_1336

Life Lately has been full of uncertainties. I normally do not do well with uncertainties because, well the reason is in its name. But lately, I am not minding them so much because its like I am waiting excitedly for what God will do. It is like I am looking forward to His response to things and it is like a really fun game. img_1376

When I was younger in Ghana, around 6:00pm everyday, I knew my grandfather would come home with something for my siblings and I. I never knew what it would be, but I knew something good was coming and so I waited with excitement. But sometimes, he would show up with nothing and i would be so disappointment and sometimes even cry.

I am not sharing this story to display how spoiled I was. haha. But this is definitely my approach to God these days. I know He is good in my uncertainty and so I wait with hope. But the days when I need an answer and I don’t hear anything, I cry and just keep praying.

Life lately has been deep sadness for me. When I think about all the shootings that has happened in the last 6 months and children who should be studying protesting in our streets, my heart just breaks. It is just not fair and I don’t how to rationalize it, maybe because it is illogical, it cannot be rationalized. It hurts to see all the RIP’s and people caring more about their rights to own guns than the cries of people, children. I do not have a child and I have never even had my own pet before, so when I think of the immense pain I feel now concerning these shootings, I cannot even imagine what the parents of these children feel. They will never forget their loss. It is one thing to lose someone to natural causes, but violence?

Life lately has been joy filled. I’ve found joy in knowing that although there are senseless deaths and unfair deaths, there is a JUST and merciful God. He will one day make all things right. I am joyful because I have experienced the God who comforts the broken and heal all wounds.19cc0550-3101-494f-ab9b-7dd0edd83a13

I am joyful because, I can be! no matter what my situation is. A few weeks ago, I learned of some information that totally shook me amidst my lack of job security and broken down car. Yes, all those things were horrible and I still do not know what to do with it, but there is still joy to be experienced in the midst of tragedy. That is what I am learning lately. I can be and feel two things all at once.

Life lately has been God fulfilling all my needs. I have a desire to marry and I look forward to that day but I am okay with singleness at this present time. I do not feel the need for a romantic relationship. I am actually wanting to put that on hold for a little while and really pursue what I know that God has for me. Life lately has been satisfaction. Fullness.

Life lately has been going with the flow. I like how I am down for whatever these days. Not really whatever but I am saying yes a lot more. I’ve been so open to meeting people and I am getting better at small talks? who? me? she? yes! I am becoming a small talker now.

Life lately has been full of music. I might start sharing my various playlist with you all soon. Maybe a summer playlist?

How has life been for you lately?

Shereen

I'm Shereen and welcome to my blog

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