(re)set: to put back in the correct position for healing

Gracious words are a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

(Proverbs 16:24 NIV)

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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.

Being
In the
Now
Gives
Opportunity a chance!

re-

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)

5 thoughts on “(re)set: to put back in the correct position for healing

  1. Oh…Lord reset my heart too! Thank you for the intro to Rachel Annenberg and thank you for always encouraging me with your words. Love your BINGO journal and prayer.

    1. Writing my way out of the blues! God is so good to remind us what we need the most…I needed some undivided time just soaking and meandering and writing in His presence! Writing is my prayer! Love you, Kelly! He will always answer the prayer to reset our hearts.

    1. Dawn- Thank you for introducing me to Rachel in the first place…I really was blessed by the Lent prompts…maybe I’ll pull some of those out for the blog…and I cannot believe it’s already RJD May! See you on Friday!

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