The Direction of your Dreams ...

““I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, it is here. It is time. Since Thanksgiving, I adjusted my Whole Foods Plant Based diet a little tighter eliminating nuts, olives and avocados. I am hoping to see a change in my cholesterol, but it has only been 75-80 days, but close to three months. I have lost 12 more pounds, which was not in the plan necessarily, but I am now at the same weight I was 30 years ago. Heading to Dr. Lee's office for a blood draw.

I was worried about waking up early to leave on time and at four this morning, wham, crack... huge hail was hammering the roof and the windows. We have been enjoying 75 degree weather for days now, and now it is in the forties heading for low thirties and feels like the teens outside with the wind. I turned on the light and did my Bible study around five.

As the last two years have evolved, Terry and I have literally stopped watching TV for news or even weather. I refused to jump on any of the hateful gossip wagons spinning across the American landscape of "news". Integrity is a word unheard of. Honesty was left behind years ago. Kindness... also cast by the side. Everything is wrapped up to 'feed' to us in palatable controlled 'bites' to sway us, define us and label us. We watched the SOTU address two evenings ago. I cried several times moved by so many things, and felt our President honored many deserving people working in our midst and survivors from horrific crimes. That room was filled with man people, but only a handful were not of this world. Almost every one there had their own agenda. It was like watching a play across the sea of faces.

I do not belong to this world. I belong to Him. "Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God." John 8:47

"Let those who love the Lord hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked." Psalm 97:10