What's It All About?

It's all too easy for days to pass without reflection. It's my hope that through a greater active awareness on each day, that I will be able to consider God's presence in my life and in the world around me. Writing has always been a way for me to round up my thoughts. This blog seems like a good place to park those thoughts for my own benefit as well as the benefit of others. Please take a moment to read what I have written, to offer comments, and to share the ideas with others.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Shanah Tovah! Keep Looking Up!

Sky Over My Home-Libby Fife
As I look towards the heavens on this holiday of Rosh Hashanah, all I can do is wonder. Questions with no immediate answers seem to fill my brain until my head hurts! I wonder if we will get any rain? Our state is suffering from a terrible drought and my county, along with other areas in California, is terribly affected by huge wildfires. I wonder about the way things work. It's overwhelming for me to consider that my husband and I woke up in our own home today, safe and sound, while others not far from us are not as lucky. I honestly don't know what to make of any of it or how to make sense out of something so awful.

Thinking of that little bit of blue poking through the sky however, I am reminded that renewal and hope and maybe even some answers are possible. Understanding? Maybe. Forgiveness? Perhaps. Clarity in the face of things that are beyond my grasp? I am not sure. Does life continue to go on whether you like it or not? Yes, it does. 

And so as I take the time to reflect on this holiday and to consider where I have gone wrong this last year and how I can fix things and about the state of things right now, I wonder about what really matters. What can I grasp on to that will help? I hope that if I keep looking upward and all around me that the answers will come to me eventually. After all, the New Year has started. Shanah Tovah to all reading. Happy New Year and may it be a blessed one for all of us.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Libby- I know my friend. ..I too have the same questions. My heart goes out to everyone struggling with this drought and then the terrible fires. I have been " looking up" for everyone including you who are in danger. Hold onto your faith friend in the end it is what tests us and makes us strong. May your holiday be a blessed one. Hugs


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