Lead Me (Journey in Photos)

Sometimes I feel alone; like I could be swallowed by the great expanse of our world.
I look for signs – What is my gift? Where should I be? How do I live a life that leads? The answers lurk in the shadows, camouflaged from sight.
If I open my heart and my eyes long enough, I often find the guidance I needed; friends who leave an imprint on my life while showing me the way.
I have times of clarity, where I feel I know exactly where I am and where I should be going.
The repeated process of feeling lost, then found again, nourishes my soul and encourages my spiritual self to grow.

Pleas to God:

Psalm 25:5 – Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.

Psalm 143:10 – Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground

God’s Response:

Psalm 32:8 – I [The Lord] will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.

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Since I know I’m going to be lazy playing with my kids on Monday, I’d like to acknowledge Memorial Day here:

My cousin is back on U.S. soil, and for that, I am thankful.  My prayers don’t stop, though because there are thousands of other men and women who are not at home with their families.  Last Memorial Day, I wrote a post titled “In the Absence of Peace, I Have Faith.”  I still feel it, so I’m not going to reinvent the Memorial Day blog post.

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day.  For readers not in the U.S., have a glorious Monday 🙂

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16 thoughts on “Lead Me (Journey in Photos)

  1. Carl D'Agostino May 26, 2012 / 11:16 AM

    Seems like you’re putting your eggs in the right basket.

    • jannatwrites May 26, 2012 / 10:13 PM

      As long as I remember which basket, I’ll be okay. Thanks for stopping by, Carl!

  2. nrhatch May 26, 2012 / 11:36 AM

    Have a wonderful weekend, Janna.

  3. newwhitebear May 26, 2012 / 12:50 PM

    I read the post. I seem that it’s special.
    Have a beautiful weekend.

    • jannatwrites May 26, 2012 / 10:15 PM

      Thank you, Newwhitebear. I hope you have a wonderful weekend also 🙂

  4. Debbie May 26, 2012 / 6:33 PM

    It’s good NOT to forget, Janna. Our service men and women can use all the prayers we can utter! Well-chosen Bible verses, too!

    • jannatwrites May 26, 2012 / 10:17 PM

      It’s so easy to take our freedom for granted. Memorial Day is the perfect time to remember those who paid the price for that freedom. Thanks for stopping by, Debbie!

  5. pattisj May 26, 2012 / 7:24 PM

    So glad your cousin is home, Janna. Enjoy your Monday holiday.

    • jannatwrites May 26, 2012 / 10:18 PM

      We’re glad he’s home, too…but we don’t see him much (he hangs out with friends when he comes to town!) I hope you enjoy your Memorial Day, too, Patti 🙂

  6. Diane Turner May 26, 2012 / 8:41 PM

    Beautiful post and photos. Happy Monday holiday, and may all our prayers be deep.

    • jannatwrites May 26, 2012 / 10:20 PM

      Thanks for stopping by, Diane. I hope you enjoy your Memorial Day, also!

  7. pattyabr May 27, 2012 / 5:10 PM

    You are right to look for signs. I pray for guidance daily, asking for little miracles. My miracles are coincidences. Coincidences are God’s way of being anonymous.

    • jannatwrites May 27, 2012 / 11:16 PM

      “Coincidences are God’s way of being anonymous.” I love that statement, Patty. Here’s to God’s guidance and little miracles.

  8. GodGirl May 28, 2012 / 4:02 AM

    What a beautiful post about our travels between lostness and clarity. You have shared a really wonderful understanding of life’s faith journey. My heart felt at rest with your final thoughts about the spiritual self growing through this process – as so often we seem to strain against it.

    • jannatwrites May 28, 2012 / 6:29 PM

      Thanks for stopping by, GodGirl. I do get a little worked up when I don’t know where I’m going…it’s a good reminder that I don’t need to know; I need to trust.

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