Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A Time To Speak

Today I ran across this blog post and really thought it was worth reposting today...I like my deep thought self and think I need to go and find her and bring her back to life..I hope you are inspired by this post from the past....

Last night I woke up with these verses running through my mind......

 1 There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven—
 2 A time to give birth and a time to die;
A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted.
3 A time to kill and a time to heal;
A time to tear down and a time to build up.
4 A time to weep and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn and a time to dance.
5 A time to throw stones and a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace and a time to shun embracing.
6 A time to search and a time to give up as lost;
A time to keep and a time to throw away.
7 A time to tear apart and a time to sew together;
A time to be silent and a time to speak.
8 A time to love and a time to hate;
A time for war and a time for peace.

11 He has made everything appropriate in its time.

When I looked at my facebook page this morning, here are two quotes that I saw....one from a friend and one from a stranger.....

"When you decisively cut off and end what must end, you CREATE THE SPACE for NEW things to show up." 
and  this one......
"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." - Winston Churchill
I have always thought I was someone that could easily let go of things..well, I am here to tell you..that is not the case...I am beginning to see that there are some good things in my life that I am reluctant to let go of...grin....they are not things that necessarily hurt me...just things that take up space that needs to be occupied by even better things...anybody hearing this?  wink, wink....
I can make a home with the best of them but is that REALLY what I need to be writing about????  it is so easy for me to set a table and to cook a pretty meal or to plant a flower or to pick some vegetables...but is this really what I AM SUPPOSED TO BE DOING???    I am amazed at the most wonderful, beautiful blogs and the creativity and the passion and the anything.you.ever.wanted.to.see.or.do.pictures  that are out there in blogland..we are truly a generation or two or three of amazing women and we are TELLING and showing the world who we are...or are we???

With the divorce rate at more than 50% and all of the children having to be shuffled between hostile parents..where are the voices for these women and children?  where are the blogs that say..I have lived through difficulty and not only survived, but have flourished??and this is how I did it..
and the voices that say--- I have a dysfunctional family and DIFFICULT family members and here is how I learned to be victorious and walk without becoming bitter??

I am one of those voices..I had much rather post pretty pictures, but that is not really what I am all about...I can do pretty.. after all, I went to charm school!!
But even better for me is to write about LIFE..the real kind..the down and dirty kind that really hurts and cries out for someone--anyone--to listen...well, I am listening....and I intend to share my journey so far..how I have overcome...and WHAT I have overcome too...it might step on some toes and it might hurt some feelings but most of all...

and give some hope in a very dark and lonely place....I have been through a LOT...a very much LOT and most of it I never had any idea it would be part of my life......really, on the inside, I am just a young woman wearing a string of pearls and a cashmere sweater and sitting quietly on a church pew somewhere being sweet.....HAHAHA..that was MY PLAN!!  but it is not what I got when I surrendered my life to my God......He got me up off of that pew and made me LIVE!!
I am a divorced and remarried woman...I have a strained relationship with my sister..a mother in law and sister in law that want me GONE!!...a stepdaughter that..well...  I.have lived with lots of money, and with little money....have been accused and rejected..well, you get the picture...my Mama died too young and left a void in my life and my Grandmother died less than a year later..leaving me feeling very alone...and my very own personal JUDGING committee that likes to write ridiculous and hateful and threatening comments on my blog.....
I understand a little about the dark side of life...
I am here to tell you that we do NOT have to live underneath all of this..not at all.....we can OVERCOME!!!!!   ALL OF IT!!!!!!  YES...ALL of it.......
we can live 
FREE from the fear of what man can do to me.....
there is real hope..choose life.....
Just like in this picture of my garden..it is apparent that seasons come to an end...as you can see........
I am so thankful for the ending of this season of my life and the BEGINNING of a fresh, NEW one......
This garden did what it was supposed to do and it did it well..  but it is time to move on..pull up the spent flowers and vegetables and  to plant some new ones....some that can withstand cooler temperatures...
It is a new season....let's embrace it......
Letting go is important..even when letting go means losing something that we are comfortable with...there is something new and better that will take it's place......but first..we have to let go...

so happy to have you here today..on a fresh path...
I would love to hear from you and what you think....
I am sharing over at Marty's  Inspire Me Tuesday  
and Efforts and Assets
come and visit.... 


  1. Mona - I am so glad that you added the part about money. I have never understood what that has to do with anything! I, too, have been with it and without it and I have always been exactly the same person. Life is messy and it is a battle every day to find that part of it which makes us happy. Keep going - I promise that you are an inspiration to lots of people!!

  2. Diane..thank you so much..you inspire me...

  3. Jenny..if you can't say something nice, you shouldn't say anything at all....

  4. Well Mona, I have a lot to say. First of all thank you for being you: beautiful, creative, maker of heaven on earth in your home, encourager, courageous and honest daughter of the King.

    You can be real, talk about the harsh realities of life and still put pretty pictures on your blog because ALL of it is you. It doesn't have to be one or the other (I know that you know this, just a reminder :)!)

    As for those whom the enemy is using in your life, love them and pray for them and thank God that He trusts you enough to shine His light in their lives.

    I love you and I am so glad to call you friend!

  5. I loved this one--it may even be my favorite! You were talking to me today, and I really needed to be reminded!! I love you, and am still blown away by your brilliant writing!
    Some days I just have to take a break from praying for the cruel ones, and have an angry day. God knows me so well, he already knew I had to vent every now and then! Love and kisses, Oliver

  6. Kimberlee..thank you so very much

    Jean Ann..you know I love you dearly.thank you..

  7. It takes a lot of courage to be "real" on the internet where it's so tempting to just want to pretend like everything is beautiful and perfect! I enjoyed your post and am glad you're being real! :)

  8. Ashley..you are right..it is HARD to be real..it is very costly to your reputation. :-) but it is so worth it..I am cheering you on.God only honors the truth..that is my encouragement to keep it real...and it will give you peace....be yourself..

  9. Inspired and real....thank you!!!

  10. You're a very strong woman! Thanks for posting this. Please also share this at my linky party http://hickorytrailblog.blogspot.com/2013/06/efforts-and-assets-linky-party-6.html


  11. You have a lot of courage! How awesome to see this! I am a new from southern charm! I would love for you to check out my blog and hopefully follow me back! Nicole

  12. Dear Mona, love your unique and inspiring voice. I am thankful that you did more than survived. You are thriving. love, Olive