“Cyberspace: the digital frontier.  This is the weblog of the writer Laura.  Her ongoing mission: to examine strange new worlds; to seek out life and semblances of civilization; to boldly blog where no man has blogged before.”

It turns out this newly privatized blog is a bit intimidating.  The purpose was to afford more candor.  But do I want that?  (Do YOU want that?)  To be candid would mean disclosing my life: the cold, warm, or stationery fronts, the breezes, and even the hot air masses.  They say that weather forms from a “global energy imbalance,” frequently with an “upper-level disturbance.”  Eeyup, that just about covers it.  Lately, the weather in my neck of the woods has been rather capricious:

  • My dad’s appendix ruptured (he’s okay now);
  • I’m in the final stages of publishing my first book (to be released November 23);
  • I crashed our car (but we replaced it!);
  • Assisted with a women’s retreat (they did a wonderful job);
  • Discovered an error at work (at my 4-month mark; it landed OK);
  • Encouraging some friends enduring trials;
  • We refinanced our house;
  • Some dear friends moved away;
  • I am now (again) working alone while my manager is on leave.

As I’m facing the dailies on each of these fronts, I pray to the Most High.  When I feel like giving up, I am reminded of people who—when it came to stress—didn’t fare well; avoided challenge; shirked responsibility.  The result was a predominantly fruitless life.  This is sad.  I say it’s better to engage.  But in the fray, it’s always good to remember God’s promised peace.  (Hence my blog posts of late.)  We can be diligent, active, and hard-working—while keeping a smile on.

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From The Youngbloods ~~ “Get Together”

Some may come and some may go
We shall surely pass
When the one that left us here
Returns for us at last
We are but a moment’s sunlight
Fading in the grass
Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another
Right now

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4 Responses to Fronts

  1. hubband says:

    The lyrics to that song sure do dovetail with your blog.
    Thanks for a great post dear.

  2. To be candid is cleansing for the soul. Praying for you as you run the ship at the office & reminding you that He is with you every single moment of every single day. AND that His Timing in all things is Perfect. ♥

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