Friday, October 17, 2008


This morning as I was getting ready for the day shaving, combing my hair, and brushing my teeth I thought about the person I see in the mirror. I saw a person that is the exact reflection of me. I got to thinking about what others see when they see me. Do they see someone who has a desire to honor God, someone who reflects the image of God. I must say as I began to reflect on my life to this point, I saw someone who is less than perfect but also a person that strives to be what God wants me to be. There are so many people and events to thank that have a part in making me the person I am today.

Did you ever sit at the edge of a body of water and see your reflection in the calm waters then have something disturb the water causing your reflection to become distorted? Just like our lives we experience some ripples in our life and then the ripples go away and the water is calm again and we can see our reflection clearly again.
Sometimes we experience ripples in our life but after the ripples are gone the presence of God restores the calmness back into our hearts and minds.

Lately I've been experienceing the ripples but today is the day the Lord has made and I will rejoice and be glad in it and not worry about tomorrow and put my hands in his.


Mel said...

Good Words Gordie,
I appreciate your insite, it causes me to stop and think/reflect on what is really the important stuff. You are doing a great job of reflecting God to others also. I know your days are sometimes long and seem unfulfilling but I have to believe there is a higher purpose to all this. I believe just as God promise's to be a father to the fatherless so he will give special care and provision to you.
I enjoy the tue. night hangouts and will continue Praying for and being there for you.

Love, Mel

Chad said...

dad, you truly are an inspiration. i'm proud of you and the way you always reflect a positive outlook. stay strong! your the man :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Gordie,

Wow, your words are quite profound! Your a positive thinker which is so good cause that is what keeps you going. Thanks for being an inspiration to many!

Have a great Sunday--are the cowboys playing?

Mary Ann

Anonymous said...

Hi Gordie we get to read your journal sometimes and I know we should be encouraging you but really you are encouraging us ,I love your deep insights and am touched at your positive attitudes Keep on ,we only see the small picture but God see the complete pic so hang in !!! Love Alvin

Anonymous said...

Thanks Gordie. I think of you often when I want to complain about something or feel some ripples and I think what would I be doing if I had to sit around all day? You are touching many lives and are truly an inspiration to many with your smile and positive outlook in amoung the ripples. Yes God sees the whole picture. God is faithful and good all the time. We need to continue to believe and press on toward the goal. We are praying for you and Emy as well as Chad and Clint.
Anna Mae

Anonymous said...

Thank you gordie for constantly being an inspiration to those around you. I think of you and Emy and the boys often which much love. Michelle Enright