Coffee in Kauai From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Welcome to Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power and thanks for joining me for a little break today. Though we’ve been home for over a week now, I am still sharing those Kauai moments from our vacation, the memories made, the lessons learned. Grab your coffee and come on in.

As I loaded the rest of the pictures onto my computer, it was easy to go back there in my mind and soul. I’m already homesick! So where were we? Oh, that’s right. We left off with a full day on Wednesday, and closed with a reminder about not judging a book by its cover. Hmm, what a saying from an author, huh! Hopefully you like the covers of my books:)

So it’s Thursday now, and I do believe it’s the only day we missed the sunrise. We actually all slept in! In fact, Rodney and Cheryl, Mr. and Mrs. Adventurer, got up after us!

When I tried to get out of bed Thursday, it took some doing; let me tell you. My back was getting even with me and was definitely giving me a spanking. The back spasms were relentless, sending me to the floor for some sense of relief. I lay there with my knees to my stomach first, and little by little, as the spasms subsided, I put my right leg out, and then my left, ever so slowly. I caught myself not breathing for the pain, so I took a few Lamaze breaths as I got straighter and straighter until I was as straight as I could be for being out of alignment.

As I felt some relief, I actually toyed with the idea of going for my scheduled run – don’t panic – but only for a few seconds. When Rodney and Cheryl told me they were going for their run, I pushed the envy down and let common sense take over. This would be a good day to chill and get some writing done, some extra quiet time.

They left for their run and George and I stayed behind. I grabbed my daily devotional Jesus Calling book, as well as my current study on becoming a woman of freedom and tried to make myself comfortable, but I was having a difficult time. My back pain was definitely interfering with my ability to be still and press in, but then, as usual, His Words caught my attention, and for just a little bit I meditated on the truth that splashed me with perspective and made me forget my pain. Oh, His timing is amazing.

The Word is Perspective

This is what I read that day which had a subtitle of “Seeing the invisible”: 2nd Cor. 4:16-18: “Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

Wow, I am pretty sure I have read that before, but what a great reminder to look for the lessons in each day. I don’t think I understood until right then, in the midst of my incredible back pain, the significance of these verses. Yes, my body is getting older, perishing and physically, I can’t do all things; and yet, day by day, I am being renewed inwardly, prepared for heaven as I press in to the most important relationship I have, that of me and Christ. Oh, that makes getting older better!

As for the rest of our day, Rodney and Cheryl took an extra long run/walk and George and I just spent a couple hours doing absolutely nothing in this beautiful piece of Heaven called Kauai. Sitting in the living room, the view was quite authentically Hawaiian with a couple of giant palm trees, the wind blowing just enough to sing that swishing/swooshing song through the separations of the palms, and beyond the shadow of the trees, the beautiful blue water of our little beach. I will always be able to return here in my mind, and quiet my soul.

My writing place. . .

When Rodney and Cheryl came back after a really long walk/run, we ate lunch and then began to prepare for our evening adventure that my honey had planned, a Napoli Coast tour aboard Captain Andy’s catamaran. Join me on Wednesday for some fun and beauty. In the meantime, take a look back to yesterday or the day before. What was your lesson from that day for the rest of your journey?

Join us on Blog Talk Radio today at 1:00 Pacific time for more on the mysteries of co-dependency, what it is and what it isn’t and how to break free from it!  Simply log in at www.Blogtalkradio.com/Chicklit Power

Reminiscing,

Evinda

 

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