Gracious words are a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
(Proverbs 16:24 NIV)
Blame the long winter. Excuse myself because life is hard right now. Call it distraction. Or admit that I tell myself lies and I neglect and I drift. And that’s why I feel so broken-hearted.
So today, I asked God to reset my heart. Put it back where it belongs. Restore the joy.
Healing for me includes swinging gently on the front porch swing, coffee in hand and journals at the ready. Listening to the wind rush by, reading good, strong nourishing words. Writing out a dialogue between the Creator and myself on the lined page. Sketching, coloring, doodling and resting in His presence.
I bought the BINGO covered journal last fall at a local craft fair. It’s my gratitude journal. I list my gratitudes. During Lent, I wrote prayer responses to the prompts sent to me by Rachel Hackenberg at Faith and Water. And now I’m writing “BINGO” prayers.
Whenever my husband proves himself right, he exclaims, “Bingo!” It makes me smile. So I thought I would use that word as a prayer prompt during the season of Easter.
My other plan for these next several weeks is to (re) aquaint myself with (re) words. I love prefixes. I guess it comes from studying Latin. Today, I realized that prefixes suggest proximity or position: towards, away, in, back, out, close to, under, etc.
I leave you with one of my Bingo prayers. And a definition.
Opportunity a chance!
a prefix, occurring originally in loanwords from Latin, used with the meaning “again” or “again and again” to indicate repetition, or with the meaning “back” or “backward” to indicate withdrawal or backward motion: regenerate; refurbish; retype; retrace; revert. (www.dictionary.com)