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Change Has Come!

It’s been a while since my last post. Going through transition isn’t always easy but anything worth it seldom is!

I now live in Las Vegas…who would have thought my path would lead me here, where the summer temperatures are consistently in the 100’s.

I’ve wanted to run back to the familiar, the safe, and the comfortable with familiar paths, family and friends. Job connections and options are plenty. I would survive because I know what to do!!! I’ve walked that path many times, its second nature.

But no, I’ve been called to another level of trust, another level of obedience.

How many people have said, “Lord send me, I’ll go wherever you lead me.”

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Well, how about the desert where your daily bread is Him and your provision you have to trust him for?

Can and will you really walk through the Valley not knowing how long or how rough it’s going to get before it gets better?

My Valley is a desert and the people around me can’t encourage me or lead me out. What do I do? Get mad at them or God? Should I have expected a place of comfort and provision just because I‘m following God’s leading!

Well, I can expect that, but still I knew it could be challenging yet I had faith that I would make it through and all would be well. (And it’s finally getting there).

However, in the midst were confusion, doubt, and a meltdown…”Why me Lord, did I miss it? My God, my God I know you haven’t forsaken me but it sure feels like it at this moment,” or “This too shall pass but not soon enough for me!”

Yep, new and uncharted territory when you are all alone can and will stir up mixed emotions even fear. Still each time I had to encourage myself and others called to encourage me as well.

They are my biggest cheerleaders and support.

I live in a place where the homeless is everywhere you turn and the people next to you can find themselves in the same homeless state and one person has and another person and her child is on their way. That I know of!

Complacency is way of life for some. They want more but don’t have the desire to pursue it. It’s easier to sit and complain and scheme to buy more time just to sit and do nothing until it’s time to scheme again. This vicious cycle that has become second nature to far too many.

Even the homeless get up and hunt for plastic bottles and cans in the heat to get money, while those with struggling to maintain a roof over their heads just murmur and complain or laugh and make fun of until…then they want someone to help them and get mad when no-one can or will.

Ironic isn’t it! Standing on the street corner with a sign for help or Going to your next door neighbor who you hardly know to ask for the same thing…is there a difference in the need?

Change has definitely come and it’s a learning experience of real life up close and personal.

 

My life has changed because I have changed.

 

Hugs and Love from me to you!

Valarie Lovelight

,th8DDDMF44When thinking about what to give to your children…

Give them roots anchored in love, a puzzle to teach them how to problem solve and wings to soar through the challenges and obstacles on the path of life!

Hugs and Love from me to you,

Valarie

Change!!!

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Everything changes: seasons, environments, people, likes & dislikes, technology, time and you. I recently changed vocations from the Non Profit back to the For Profit sector.

Change is the constant that we all must adapt to at certain points in our lives. Our attitude and how we maneuver through these changes is important.

No matter how challenging change can be, make the decision to embrace it and make it work for you. Fighting against it will only leave you frustrated and spinning your wheels.

Like a wave, you can ride it out or go tumbling along while being thrashed and dragged about. Change is unavoidable.

The good news is… change can be better than you thought and even more rewarding but you’ll never find out if you’re in fear and constantly complaining. You’ll miss the beauty and blessing it brings. Hugs and love from me to you! Valarie

A measure of love!

A measure of love is not how much you give but how much you give up for someone else! Prefer your brother in love.

Hugs and love from me to you. Valarie

Life’s Surprises!

Well, my sister is visiting my parents in NJ from Germany where she has lived for 9 or 10 years. After taking a family with her trip down south 2 weeks ago, I had to fly to NJ last week because she was having emergency brain surgery to remove a mass. WHAT!?! Yes, life’s surprise in deed. The surgery was successful but now she can’t walk and speaks slowly at times. Still, her attitude is positive as she presses through this temporary challenge. 

First, let me say this, travelers insurance is a must for those who travel a lot. Her insurance covered the surgery (how much I don’t know) as well as transport (soon) back to Germany with a medical professional. All I had to do was call and they handled everything occasionally asking me for a document. Talk about being efficient and helpful! Also, thank God they have an office here in the U.S. because I don’t speak or understand German.

Now, I’m taking an unscheduled trip to Germany with her because health care is so expensive here that her travel insurance wants to send her back to Germany to do rehab since she needs to be in an actual facility. Can we say FMLA with no pay!!! Yes, another one of Life’s surprises!  But that’s what love does!

I won’t complain because she could’ve died. I thank God that it was detected in time! Whatever’s left of the hospital bill we will deal with without stress or worry! I’m just thankful and blessed to still have my sister! 

Hugs and Love Valarie

Breaking News: Love Never Fails

But love them anyway!

Nurture them with love; it just might be something they’ve never experience before.

Love that says… I love you despite your faults!

It’s called unconditional love and it takes practice!!! Start practicing today.

Hugs and love from me to you. Valarie

 

Words!

Never underestimated words! They have the power to take a life or save a life.

Never underestimated the power of imagination, it’s what gives hope to dreams! It’s the basis for a foundation to be built. Our imagination encourages us to go further and reach higher. A word written or spoken makes it all tangible and achievable.

Hugs and love from me to you. Valarie

What do you See: Searching

 

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How many times have you found yourself searching the night sky? What were you looking for? Did you find it?

Did you see a glimmer of hope that gave you the strength to endure a little longer? Or, do constantly search the sky for a silver lining.

Questions, questions, questions?

The real questions are, “Where does your faith lie? In whom do you trust? Dreams keep us going and hope encourages us to never give up.”

If we are not careful, we will always find ourselves waiting and longing for something that’s not meant to be while missing out on what is.

Hugs and love from me to you! Valarie