goodbye to you

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‘Goodbye to You,’ by Patty Smith & Scandal

I’ve been having some very interesting and hysterically funny conversations with Holy Spirit lately. Conversations that are way over on the lighter side. I must need them.
So. This morning, I go downstairs to throw in a load of laundry. I did start the coffee first. #yesihaveaclue

I’m in the kitchen and this old song starts playing my head. What?!?!

It was, ‘Goodbye to You,’ by Patty Smyth & Scandal. Now, I haven’t had even a drop of caffeine hit my lips yet, and I began to howl in laughter.

Today is the day I’m dumping a bagful of things I do not want to have any attachment to, no memory of, and they most certainly will NOT have any room in my future. #BAM #IamSOdone

I took a sucker punch this week from someone who had nothing better to do than poke the bear one last time. Holy Spirit highlighted this incident to me, too. “It’s okay to be mad,” He said, while I landed an air kick to someone’s imaginary backside, laughing all the while.

Chuck Norris Kickin It

I also had 4 inches of old hair cut off this week. I’d had an inch taken off last month, but I still couldn’t comb through the ends without endless tangles and frustration. Did the Lord show me some stuff in this? Absolutely. My tangled hair represented all manner of things that needing cutting off. #yesimpreachinghere #doyougetthis #whatdoyouseeinyourownlife

I also have territory to take back. Maybe you do, too. This can be a little tricky, and maybe a little painful. You have to press through it. But this is what He said: “The new memories you make in these places will dissipate the old ones until there is no more memory of the old ones.” I nodded. Yep. That works just fine. I can walk that out.

I love how the Lord will use ANY music to help me see something and move through it with grace. He’s not afraid of my feelings and He’s using different media to pull up old emotions so certain memories can be healed.

If you’ve got anything, be it physical or emotional, that you need to kick to the curb or take to the trash or Goodwill today, this song might motivate you.

I’m telling you, people, don’t allow yourself to be entangled with anything that will slow you down. Ever.

You made to be FREE. Childlike.

I have a friend who hums Sesame Street songs on a regular basis. I LOVE this. It’s delightful.

Last night, I was sitting outside after swimming enjoying the big, tall Douglas firs in the park, getting my joy back, and Holy Spirit pipes up again. “It wouldn’t hurt you to learn a couple of Sesame Street songs, either.” I shook my head and started to laugh. That’s one of my assignments for the day. Me, YouTube and Sesame Street.

Be on the look out. You might find me humming Sesame Street tunes on a sidewalk near you.

Sesame Street Muppets Mahna Mahna

with love, freedom and silliness from Portland


(Copyright Laurie Hilgers 2016)

About withlovefromportland

Hey there! Welcome to my blog! I’m so glad you stopped by. I’m a 50-something woman living in the West Coast version of Narnia. The flora, fauna and people of Portland invite new adventures every day. I encourage you to plot our coordinates and visit this beautiful piece of the Earth. Creation is amazing here! You’ll also find a St. Arbuck’s or local coffee shop on nearly every corner. It rains here in winter. A lot. We like our coffee. As you read through my pages, I hope you find healing, hope and relationship with the One who radically loves and adores you. Some call Him Heavenly Father, others know Him as Daddy. You’ll find your own term of affection for Him if you don’t already have one. He’s shown me the depths of His love for me, yet I know it goes deeper than what I’ve explored. Every day is an opportunity for us to BE with Him, to love and be loved, to learn and grow, to heal and to help others heal. My intent is to encourage you to draw near to God. My prayer is that your heart is willing to let Him in. Once He’s in your heart, well, that’s when your story really begins. It’s when you begin to learn and experience who He is for you now and Who He wants to be in every circumstance you face in this life. Why does this matter, you ask? It matters because each of us was created in His likeness and image. It matters because He has given you gifts. It matters because He has given you a destiny to fulfill, lives to touch and heal, love to pour out into others. It matters most of all for you. You get to learn how beloved you are. You get to have an off-the-charts, one-of-a-kind amazing relationship with Daddy God, with Jesus and with Holy Spirit. You don’t buy it? You don’t think any of this is real? Okay. I’m good with that. I’m not here to convince you otherwise. I do, however, ask you to do this one thing of you: Ask God to make Himself more real to you than your own right hand in front of your face. That’s all. Then go about your life just like you did before you stopped by my blog. If you think of it, though, could you stop back some time to let me know how you’re doing? I’d like that. Again, I welcome you. Grab a cup of something comforting to drink and join me whenever you like. We need each other. With love from Portland
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1 Response to goodbye to you

  1. Lady the Fearless says:

    It’s ok to be mad. AMEN. Can you tell me how to get, how to get to hmmmmmmm… XD

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