Thursday, May 12, 2011



Ever read this book?

If not I'm going to say it is one to add to your list.
Even if it's not "your type" of book, I really recommend it.

We started the Women's Bible Study the last Monday in April.
We missed the week before last due to the rain/storms/flooding we had in our area that week.
But this Monday we were back in the swing of things.

And I must say, there is SO MUCH information in this book.
It's for all ages, no matter how young or old you are.
No matter if you are married or single.
Healthy or well.
Rich or Poor.

It goes into so much depth on what effect your thoughts and words have on your life.
It's just kinda shocking. Or maybe shocking isn't the right word. Eye opening, for sure though.

And it often leaves me puzzled on what to put on here at times.

How do I share what's really going on, how do I share all that I'm feeling, including the bad and not so good with out putting everything out there for the enemy to be able to attack and make it so he can use it against me? My hope is that the following chapters will address some of that a little more. I'm only in Chapter 7 so I think it's probably in there...or at least I'm hopeful it is.

But I wanted to let you know what was going on with all of this since I feel very MIA with all this thought stuff going on in addition to my being sick.

I do want to make note that I find it astounding how things seem to tie together.

The negativity fast is going very well, I think partially due to the Battlefield study.

Since they tie in together so well.

But I think it also really ties into the whole SOMETHING NEW aspect that Bonnie from Faith Barista brought up this week.

Since for me this is very much a new journey, a new path, a new way of doing things.

Because I'm intentionally being positive. Intentionally looking for good things.

Looking at the promises of God, not the problems of everyday life.

Giving people the benefit of the doubt instead of getting upset.

It does often leave questions though, like, what do you though when you're surrounded by others who are really negative. Who say things that (so I'm learning) are damaging to themselves. Even though they don't know it.
See I've always been one of those people who people come to I like to be a good listener.
And I like to help others work it out.
But when it's negative a lot, should you say something?

I try to point out the positive but let's face it....Miss Suzy Sunshine all the time isn't always realistic nor do others always like to hear it. 
But if our words have so much of an effect on ourselves ( as well as others since we all know that they do) should something be said to them? 

It's often a fine line between hurting someone un necessarily or helping them.  So it's still a fine line on what to do.  But with God's grace & guidance I'll know when to do it or not to. 

But I'm defenatly entering into a new season of what I'm not always sure, but it's a good new season in this journey of life.  One I look forward to everyday. 

Be strong, and let your heart take courage,

all you who hope in the Lord. Psalm 31:24


Craig said...

I’m here from Bonnie’s today. First of all I heart your negativity fast. HEART it. And you are so right, when you write, “our words have so much of an effect on ourselves as well as others”. We need to edify – and yes, that includes ourselves. Thank you for this today – I hearted it lots – and God Bless and keep you Leanna.

Leanna said...

Thanks Craig- Can't take credit for the Negativity fast, it's a church thing but I must say it really is a great idea!
God Bless you too!