I am . . .
The LOFT (Graphic by Kerry Messer ) is open again and I am well pleased about that; the LOFT encourages me to write, something I have been lax in doing all this year. This week’s topic about which to write is who am I. And the post begins. I am . . .
I am a rusher. I rush just about everything I do or think. Today’s Journey, of all things, is asking who am I. And what did I do as I began to read it? Yep. I rushed to read it, in fact as soon as I finish forming this sentence I am going to go back to it for I have yet to finish the reading as I rushed here to start writing this post.
Other than one who rushes I wear many hats: wife, mother, grandmother, step-mother/grandmother, Sunday School leader/teacher; sometimes runner, more often walker 🙂 ; active Curves member, which probably clues you in that I have a thing for fitness. Truth is I stay active because I like to eat. 🙂 And I like to cook; I try to keep things on the healthy side, most of the time. My hubby retired this year and we are still adjusting. Actually, we are flat-out giddy about 6 Saturdays a week! Our days are packed with back to back long-awaited to be done projects and GRANDS who keep us young with all manner of activities. It’s all good!
Still with all that, is that who I am? Am I, are any of us, the sum total of what we do? What happens when my doing is done? Who will I be then when what I do now I can do no more? Valid questions for pondering, huh? There is an answer.
Isaiah 43:1 But now this is what Adonai says,
he who created you, Ya‘akov,
he who formed you, Isra’el:
“Don’t be afraid, for I have redeemed you;
I am calling you by your name; you are mine. [source]
You are mine, says GOD. Could there be anything more identifying? Whose I am determines who I am. That’s the cake! What I get to do with all the people I love is delicious icing!
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I love that verse from Isaiah and it is so fitting for this week’s Loft post! Really looking forward to reading more from you! Blessings, my friend! 🙂
Thank you Ruth. Same here!
THE WHITE STONE! You’re back. I was so excited to see you here. Have always loved your posts. You are a real woman with a real message. Enough said – Welcome back!
Well, as you know I am coming to you from the Loft. I don’t see this group as a “writing prompt” but as a discussion group. We share what is on our heart and given an opportunity to find like minded people to share it with.
Sorry I was late in posting. I’m traveling throughout the heartland and just getting over a mean case of food poisoning. I may never eat salmon again and I love salmon. When I was in Alaska I ate it everyday. Lets hope one bad apple (salmon) doesn’t spoil the whole bunch.
Again! Welcome back! Yours in Him – ~Chris~
Thank you, Chris. So glad to reconnect here at the LOFT! Blessings my Friend!
Kathie, how nice to meet you… I am visiting from THE LOFT and I am so blessed by your story and how you weave the Word so gracefully in to your posts. Blessings!!!
Thank you so much De Anna for the encouragement and for visiting. I look forward to more LOFT visits. It’s such a good place!!
I loved reading your post from “The Loft” linkup. I so love your background photo of the beautiful lantana! I also hope to be joining the six Saturdays a week club in about 2 1/2 years. I look forward to reading your posts more. I love that passage from Isaiah. God bless you Kathie.
It’s a great life 6 Saturdays a week! It was a long time coming and now that it is here it is going so fast. Enjoy the next 2 1/2 years as prep – it will be great. Thank you for stopping by and for saying hello. It is a pleasure to meet you! And I am looking forward to seeing you around the LOFT.
Kathie – I am coming via “The Loft” link up and I wanted to say first of all that I LOVE your lantana background on your blog. I hope to have six Saturdays a week 🙂 in about 2 1/2 years when I can retire. I’m a grandmother too. God bless you – look forward to reading more from you.
🙂 Grandmothers we are a special kind!! It is a glorious privilege!
Kathie, I am from The Loft, as well. I really enjoyed your blog and reading about your ministry- very inspiring!
Thank you so much Suzanne. It is a pleasure to meet you. I am looking forward to our visits together here at The LOFT.
Kathie, this is wonderful!!! I am all about how you wove the Isaiah passage into your post. We really are all about who God says we are, aren’t we? I didn’t know your man retired this year. What a blessing for you both. So, so glad you linked up at The Loft. Looking forward to having you here!