Temporary Home


What a windy, chilly day. For the next few days we, here in Indiana, will be experiencing some last taste of winter. Frost over night and cooler days in the day hours. Spring has taken a hard road to reach us here in the Midwest, but I believe that it will remain and turn those buds into blossoms and the flowers into those we can smile at.

I had a comment earlier from a dear friend AR. She mentioned something about Moving Towards the Light. It caught and held my attention. Moving towards the light. It rolls smoothly from my tongue.

Each of us, no matter who we are, are moving towards that light or the last days of our lives. It seems that it is miles away for some. For others, it starts to enter our mind as we age. With me turning the big 60 yesterday I thought about it.

Actually, I pondered on it much more when Al was still with me. He cried out so many times that he wanted to go home. To the stranger listening to this, they may have wondered what do you mean go home? You are home.

This is a temporary home we live in. An earth where we make choices. We live good and bad lives. We choose to drink or not, smoke or not, steal or not. So many choices, and some we make without thinking twice.

But when I look back at Al, he knew which home he wanted to go to. He wanted the mansion in the sky. The healing of Jesus, the  pain-free body. I have no doubt Al believed in God and I am quite sure he is walking with Jesus right now.

Many times I look up to the heavens and if I am quiet, I can feel his warm smile upon me. I can sometimes hear his voice in my mind letting me know he is just fine, and he is saving that special spot for me.

Without realizing it we move through this dark world struggling to see the light of it. There isn’t really any reason not to enjoy each day we are gifted. There isn’t a valid reason for us to ponder on the what ifs.

I know God is in charge of my life because I asked him to be. If he can provide food for the birds, than certainly he will see that I am always fed. If he can heal the blind or forgive the prostitute then he will care for me. All I have to do is ask him for his help, tell him I love him, trust in him, and enjoy the days he has granted me.

I have a job to do while I breathe this air. I have my own desires and wishes, but God knows the perfect job I must perform. So as I walk and breathe and I inch closer to the light, I promise myself to trust more in God and to walk towards the light with a softer step.04-52

I don’t often speak of God in a topic that is so large. So many points to listen to. Arguments have broken out over this subject matter, but today, I feel compelled. I feel led to speak what is on my mind.

Thanks to Al’s illness I have grown much closer to God than ever. Not to say that it was easy. There were many times I was angry at God. So many questions I would yell out to him. When I get to heaven I will know all the answers; but maybe it won’t be necessary to understand all the details. Maybe once I see Al, I can toss all the whats, and whys and just know by seeing my brother, all is well.

I will continue to walk towards that light and try to live the life that I feel I should live. I bet if I look real close I will see many of you walking on the same path as me, maybe right beside me.

21 thoughts on “Temporary Home

  1. Thank you Terry, for walking with God, and sharing your road! Also many congratulations on your big day yesterday. The best gift of all, to know that no matter what you walk with God and him with you!
    Even if my life at times is too full of other obligations to keep up blogging, reading, and commenting as I would love to, you have a special place in my prayers that need no wordpress! Love, Solveig

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    • Oh bless you and thank you Solveig. I love your comment. It makes me feel good that I have you as a friend. God drew us together for a reason. I am thankful he did

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    • I do trust him, but not as strong as I should. Sometimes, maybe even often at times I want to make a decision by myself. Then later I realize I can’t, I need his help

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  2. Reblogged this on The Amber Light's Blog and commented:
    This is the theme of the week…we are all the same, the same energy, the same basic vibration.
    The following was posted by a friend of mine this morning and I am pasting it here with her permission. It goes so very well with Terry’s blog post this morning I, cannot help but know the Universal language is speaking to everyone.

    from Lana Sweeney 4-22-2014:

    “We’ve grown so accustomed to our physical life that we forget how huge that other part of us is. Your physical world has masked who you really are, you are NOT your body, you are NOT your worries and fears, not even close. Who we are is so much more than that and those we love who have died and left us have done neither! Not only are they neither dead nor gone, but in most cases, they are more a part of you now, than they were when YOU considered them “alive.” They ARE speaking, but are we listening? They are telling you how to love them NOW and at the same time heal your heart along with so many others. They feel your every emotion. When you light up, you light them up and when you’re sad or hurt, they feel your pain. They want to reunite with you just as much as you want to with them, but with one small difference; they “know” this reunion is real now and you, who are still focused in the physical, can’t yet see how that’s possible. From where they are, the word and the feeling of jealousy can not even be understood, so when you love someone, it is as if you are loving them. Correction, loving anyone IS loving them. We intellectually understand the concept of, “we are all one”, but they actually live it and feel it in real time. They have been asking us to dance. The invitations continue to come, but we don’t recognize them as such and they are written in a language we have not yet learned to understand. There is a different message for all of us, but there is also one that is universal…………..

    “I want you to know that you DO touch me still, and I love you and know that I always will; everyday just out of the blue, my world starts to glow and I know that it’s you; it doesn’t matter which world or how many miles, you still illuminate my life with all of your smiles; you touch me in the moments that you wish for one more day, and I know that you can’t see how you touch me in that way; every time you love someone another part of me glows, so make me your star up in heaven and give your love out in droves.” “”

    Love you ladies…thanks for inspiring my life and my day!

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  3. arguments are not a bad thing. it means people are thinking and challenging each other. to not speak your mind is to not share yourself with others. you have too much to give, too many people need to hear what you have say. love and hugs my friend

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