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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Everyone is Complex!

I had to laugh today when I read the encouraging word of the day that K-Love emailed me. It has been a rough couple of weeks for me. While there have been daily blessings and I have gotten so much better at keeping my focus, the truth is sometimes the trio comes on so strong, I stumble momentarily.

Who are the trio you may ask? Well . . . crazy, insanity, and chaos are one of them, trials, tribulations and turbulance are another! The evil one comes at you any which way he thinks might pan out for him.

I often picture myself in my head in all my armor. It helps me keep my focus on the truth. For those that don't know, there are five children under the age of eleven at home. I am bound to a man who honestly has not discovered who he is in Christ and who also happens to be just fine with that. He is in what many would count as the first mansion. Deep in his heart he knows there is a God, he is just not ready to submit to God as the head of his house. This is where and how the famous trio enters into my house and my life!

With that being said, this is today's encouraging word courtesy of K-love:

Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous - how well I know it. (Psalm 139:14, NLT)

How true! I must remember that not only am I complex via my makeup, I am complex in my thinking and emotions. In that truth, I must also remember that I am not alone in my complexity. All those I come into contact with are just as complex!

Over the last 18 months, I have lived all over the place. I have met a lot of people that have been a blessing in my life in one way or another. Some in multiple ways. Currently I live in Laughlin, Nevada at the local KOA. My occupation title is "Guest Room Attendant". Pretty fancy when you consider I am truly that girl pushing a cart full of linens and toiletries who sets the stage or tidies up the stage of your average hotel room! It is by far the hardest work for the least amount of pay I have ever performed in my life! The perks of my job would be this:

1.  I have been paid to lose weight.
2.  I can strip and remake a bed in 4 minutes flat with two sheets, a fleece blanket, top cover, and four pillowcases. We have a little 3' cover thing that goes at the bottom of the bed as well but for the life of me I cannot think of its proper name.

Sadly, even though it is much warmer here than back home in Indiana, the hotel I work at is not busy. We are so slow that my work week went from 5 days to three days and now I am on the schedule for only two days. There is no way I can afford to stick around at that rate. My rent is paid through the end of the month and once again, I am leaning on God's promises of provision. I feel that He used me to help spur on a few others who will do great things for the Kingdom of God. They just needed a dose of faith. I am honored and humbled to have been called a "God Send". All my life I wanted to be one who helped God's people. This month I have given my book to three people. Before it is over, I believe that tally will be four.

****** Almost 24 hours have passed since I wrote the things above. I had planned on finishing this post with something on faith and the lack of worry, yet the day got away from me. Sometimes it happens ~ the craziness of a life with five hungry children with homework to get done and chores still left to do before the sun sets!

With that said, something cool happened to me last night. I was given a slide show on my next book and finally see how it is going to be sown together! I have a lot of work ahead of me but I am excited to get to it. May it bless all who read it. It will be a great follow up to my previous three books that are now available in one complete volume: "You Are Worthy Too: The Proof is in the Pudding"

With Christmas right around the corner, it is my belief that my personal true life story would bless someone in your life that you love and long to inspire. After all, who doesn't love a true life story with twists and turns that end in a rewarding way. Purchase a copy today for yourself and then pass it on to someone you feel would benefit most! May you be blessed by my story. May it increase your faith and your joy. I leave you with this final picture and verse:

Wendy, walks with God, Mom of many!

© Wendy Glidden 2015
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