Lori Minutoli

Writer, Poet, Author

Walk of Faith

Anchored In Christ

Posted on February 20, 2016 at 1:05 PM

You know what happens when a force of nature rips through your life? You quickly realize what was anchored down and what was not. Think multi-dimensional on that: physically, emotionally and spiritually. That's what I've been doing lately. Thinking about everything that is transitioning in my life. The storm rolled through back in September and since then life has never been the same. Things are getting better... from my perspective they are.


Today I have the entire day off. A day left to myself with no one expecting anything from me (that I know of.) What a sweet relief. I find it interesting that I have a mild headache just sitting here in my pj's with a cup or two of coffee and writing. Nothing is ever perfectly perfect is it? But we make the best out of what we are given each day and give God thanks in everything.


Three weeks ago, on my way to work, I was hit by a car that ran a red light. I was taken from the scene via ambulance. My head injury was mild and required no tests.  I only suffered bruising. I am fine. But I have no more car. Thanks to a dear friend lending me money, I was able to obtain a rental and was back to work the next day. I should be in my new-to-me-car next week as things are coming to a close with the accident.


There's something else quite significant happening. I wanted to wait and write this post until after Monday so that I would know the answer but I have faith the answer will be yes so I write on Saturday anyway. I interviewed at my job for a full time position. Should I get the job it will once again change my life. It will be yet another answer to prayer... a big one. Since I have been on my own these last few months living with my son as equal paying tenants in our apartment, it has crushed my heart. My son carrying the burdens of a grown man is not anything I ever saw coming as I raised my children. To tell the truth, it is a pain that if I think about it becomes unbearable.


Most of you know that I have been a stay at home mom for over ten years and have been provided for by the means of my spouse. The sudden severing of that support was a blow that I have been trying to recuperate from. My children as well have been learning how to survive in a grown up world on their own. Please keep them in your prayers. I cannot speak my heart's cry for it would take the very life breath from me, but I humbly ask you to pray for all that is lacking in their lives.


This week ahead looks to be a huge life changing week for me. I have all of my hopes and trust in God alone for what can man do to alter the sun rising in the morning and setting at night? He alone is my provider. Praise His holy name.


Weight Watchers is still working for me. I have lost 12 pounds so far and I feel great. Standing on my feet for 27 hours a week plus cleaning houses in the morning has not killed me yet. I am getting stronger and as I continue to lose weight I believe I will simply thrive in my new full time position. Oh... do I dare mention that in just two and a half months on the new job I was named Cashier of the Month of January. I work for the Lord and trust that He has a plan for everything I go through. Something so seemingly good has stirred waves of discontentment with the associates I work with, so I say God must have a purpose.


From my perspective, the storms of life are showing me once again how strong I am in the Lord's grace. I hope to be in my own car next week, with my new job, with a thankful attitude and a positive perspective. I hope to mend the relationships at work, work on my relationship with my son, find balance in my relationships with my friends, and work on my heart's desire to get busy writing on all of my projects. A stable life is what I desire. Balance is what I pray for.


Thanks for reading and praying for me. May God bless you all.





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