Treasures Of The Heart


A little Tuesday tune-up of my blog, led me to a blog entry from earlier this year. Having read through it again….something stilled my heart, called me to surrender to the fullness of the moment for a quiet time with Him around my own thoughts from that particular day.

I AM a “word-girl”! I am captured by a vingette of the heart. Word pictures that draw me in, settle deep within my soul, hug me tight and capture a needed place to dwell. God always sends a word in due season. When I am all wound up, got stuff to do and ready to start checking off the to-do list? The Lord met with me as I slowed to a focused pace, leaned in and savored every moment with Him as a treasured gift.

“The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being.” Matthew 6:21 {MSG}

In this moment, you may well know that the to-do’s to do, have been transferred in an orderly fashion to tomorrow’s to-do list…….and all is well. If the Lord allows, tomorrow will bring with it demands that need my attention, stuff will still need to be done, etc…

I bend low in honor of my Lord in prayer this night. I whisper thank you for the extra measures of grace and mercy for the moments of my life that have gone unsurrendered. The peace, at this day’s end, that came with the treasured gift of spending time in the place that I most want to be. In conversation and communication with my Lord and Savior, who has given me life forever and access to treasures that are eternal and promised to all who are in Christ. I have been blessed with more than I will ever need for this life. And the blessings…..I am still counting!!

“Don’t hoard treasure down here where it gets eaten by moths and corroded by rust or—worse!—stolen by burglars. Stockpile treasure in heaven, where it’s safe from moth and rust and burglars” Matthew 16:19-20

About Simple Life Heartenings

I LOVE my crazy, busy life traveling with my NASCAR family through the ministry of Motor Racing Outreach. My full joy comes from loving, doing life, teaching, leading and encouraging women, children and families who journey with me. Grateful for God's grace all along the way and the discovery that living simply in the midst of this crazy, busy world has led to simply live fully in every moment. I am a Thrift Store Junkie and lover of all things lovingly used and in need of a new home. I have been collecting discarded items since my teens and find great joy in seeing life in what would have likely been tossed out and lost forever. My closest friends call me Mel. My alter-ego, Lucille Ball (aka Lucy) and I have much in common. We (I-Lucy) like to get our friends involved in crazy-fun adventures that are often considered unorthodox and idealistic. I must confess that our adventures sometimes end with me making the following statement. "Whose great idea was this? There is no dram too big and challenge too hard for the faithful God who writes His dreams on our heart so! Me: #1 in my life after Christ is my family. Married to my high school sweetheart for almost 35 years. Mom to Ashley and Ryan. Children by marriage Jeremy and Karly. Blessed MeMe to Mason and Emma Mae. Rookie blogger. I have been skydiving, hot air ballooning, swam with dolphins, raced in an all-female Bandolero race and survived them all. A picker before picking was cool! Love sunsets from my front porch and everywhere else too! Master Gardener. Favorite color is yellow and the well-worn patina, in any color, on old stuff is a very close second! Love cards, stationary and the lost art of handwritten letters. Popsicles make everything better. Love daisies, the beauty of nature and my life in the country. I'd love for you to join me on this journey of faith....simple living from my view of life in the fast lane! Crazy Life. Simple Joys. All Grace.

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