Where’s the Light?

June 8, 2013 at 9:17 am 4 comments

TAYLOR’S TIPS for a more productive you… (from B.J. and not Charlie Bear)

Dear Friend,

Does life ever get in the way of your plans? Do you feel like a contortionist…trying to please everyone and never pleasing them all?

contortionist

Are you stretched to the limit with everything on your “to do” list?

stretched rubber band

Feel like you are going to snap? Join the masses.

But…we must have goals, desires, dreams! That’s what they all say (who are these “they” people anyway?).

The problem is: I totally agree! And I do have them, don’t you?

But there are times in our lives when we have to put our goals, dreams, desires on hold. When things happen like when I broke my elbow. Or when Baby Hailey died in our family and I went into a tailspin for a while and couldn’t think straight. Do you think my thoughts were on my own goals and dreams and desires? Heck, no. They were on putting one foot in front of the other and taking it one day at a time.

So if the next few months find you spinning like a top

spinning top

or jumping through hoops

Jumping through hoops

take heart. There’s probably a light at the end of the tunnel.

tunnel light

A time when those dreams, goals, and desires can be nurtured once again, when we can fan our flames, see the bright light shimmer and shine, look in the mirror and see the twinkle again in our eyes. Yes, we will take up the torch and once again pursue the desires of our hearts.

But if life is just too crazy right now, step back, enjoy the moments as best you can, surrender, and look ahead toward the future.

Hugs and love, and blessings on your work.

Follow your dreams…
B.J.

What’s Happening:

Summer is here! Hope you have something fun to look forward to—maybe a Staycation or a day out at the movies? Me? My elbow is healed and I’m swinging a golf club again (haven’t played yet, but that’s coming I hope). I’m also finding joy in the fact that Kaitlyn and Nick are pregnant again. Another wonderful great-grandchild is being made and God is so good.

Of note: I’m headed to a family reunion in August up in Wisconsin where the cheese is creamy, the brats criss-crossed with grill marks and covered with sauerkraut, and the corn on the cob sweet and buttery (they say knee-high by the 4th of July…should be just right…yum!). And tons of family to enjoy it with, including seeing the “baby bump” on Kaitlyn as she grows.

Coming up in October: Antelope Valley Christian Writers’ Conference October 10-12, 2013 will be a fun event. This conference has been around awhile, but this year it will be in a new location at The Oaks Camp and Conference Center. Plan your time for learning. Join me here: http://www.avwriters.com

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A recent review from: Charlie Bear: What a Headstrong Rescue Dog Taught Me About Life, Love, and Second Chances (Paperback)

5.0 out of 5 stars Charlie Bear the “wonder dog”!
May 31, 2013
By Lois Gressley (HUNTINGTON, INDIANA, US)

“I absolutely adored this book. Charlie Bear is such a precocious little imp, I fell for him within the first few pages of the book.”

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DID YOU KNOW?

Charlie Bear posts on a blog at http://www.bjtaylorblog.wordpress.com. He’d love it if you signed up to get the free posts.
Woofs and Wiggles to you, says Charlie Bear
Charlie Bear’s story is in Guideposts magazine! There’s also a cool picture of him with his Dad and Mom Peep: http://www.guideposts.org/inspiration/pet-stories/learning-to-love-charlie-bear

Charlie Bear is also on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/charliebearwigglesandwoofs and on Twitter: @CharlieBearY2K He loves “likes” and “follows.”

Website: http://www.bjtayloronline.com
Email: bj@bjtayloronline.com
Blog: http://www.bjtaylorblog.wordpress.com

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Alice W.  |  June 9, 2013 at 10:27 am

    YES, we all need to learn to take [one Day At A Time], and if we do that then Jesus will lead us the rest of the way, I’m sure.

    Charlie Bear you just keep on ‘keeping on’ and you should come out fine along with BJ and all the other close ones, Take care all.

    My Paws,
    Beaugie~~~..

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    • 2. bjtaylorblog  |  June 9, 2013 at 6:39 pm

      Beaugie and Alice,
      So very true. Jesus is the true light!
      Thanks for commenting.
      Hugs,
      B.J.

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  • 3. Jean  |  June 8, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Oh so true, BJ. You’ve had a hard year. I’ve had a couple of difficult ones, too. Everything affected, even writing. But slowly crawling back and you are doing quite well. Proud of you, Roomie. Miss you! Jean

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    • 4. bjtaylorblog  |  June 9, 2013 at 6:38 pm

      Jean,
      Yes, a tough one, but others (like yourself) have tough ones too. Glad you are crawling back as well!
      Miss you too.
      Hugs,
      B.J.

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