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It's my right angle

Joni’s Corner, It’s My Right Angle

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This is going to be a blog about life. I am doing so because my friends have entreated me to put my thoughts into words.  I trust my friends. I doubt that I will write on a regular basis as I usually write when life tugs at my heart-strings, in good ways and bad. After all, they call me the “story teller.”  Why “Joni’s Corner?” Because this is my corner of the world. I love my corner. It is where God has planted me. It is my schoolroom. Why a “right angle?” Who wants to read about a wrong angle? Seriously, in the lessons that I have learned, many of them I entered into with a wrong perspective but by the grace of God came out the other side with, hopefully, a right one. Enough said.

One of my most important lessons that has come out of that corner has been to make it a better place. How do I make it better?  It’s like Cinderella sang about in the Roger & Hammerstein’s Classic, “In my own little corner, in my own little world, I can be whatever I want to be.”  What do I want to be? I want to be “Jesus with skin on” to this precious corner of the world. For me, this certainly does not imply getting on a soap box. I am in Camo, in disguise per say. There is an old hymn that is called, “Brighten The Corner Where You Are.” It’s beautifully corny.  It’s my heart. Whomever I come in contact with, I want to make their day, their life or their current situation a bit brighter. Why? Because that’s what my heavenly Father did for me and taught me to do for others.

I am melodramatic and it comes out in my writing. My bestest friend and husband didn’t get this when we were married over 30 years ago. It was like a Jamaican having to learn to understand Mandarin. He just didn’t get it. Now, however, while he does not speak Mandarin, he seems to not only understand it, but even has come to love that part of me… Like I said, he is my bestest friend. I say that to say my writing is more free style. It’s where I bare my soul. I usually bare my soul when a circumstance has revealed to me a lesson that has actually caused a change in my character, hopefully, for the better. For is it not a noble pursuit, the betterment of one’s own character? This answers the question, Why should anyone read my blog? Maybe you, the reader, will come away with something that also inspires you or is a lesson learned for you as well. Then we all win. Awesome sauce.

I can be funny, poignant, emotional and on rare occasions even quite eloquent. Don’t look for the latter too often. This very first blog will probably be the first and last time I talk about myself. It is not too interesting of a topic. I only do it now for introduction. I much prefer to talk about life and people. You see life has been my schoolroom, mountaintops and valleys have been the tools by which God and people have taught me!

            You know what caused me to finally set my fingers to the keyboard? Another blog. Yep. After reading it, I was stirred to the core. I love being moved like that, it’s better than a Starbucks’ Carmel Macchiato Grande . Words! How powerful. In the book of Proverbs it tells us that life and death are in the power of the tongue. That being said, even more so the power of life can be in the pen because then it endures. I believe they call that a classic in literary terms. Yep, those kinds of words have hutzpah or staying power.

Oh, and that blog? It’s beautiful and it’s written by my favorite daughter in-law. It is well worth the read. Here’s the site:  http://roxannabradley.wordpress.com/2014/02/22/maybe-ill-always-write-to-you/

Last thing- to each of you reading this, welcome to my corner! Come on in, have a seat. Let me know what’s on your mind. Tell me a story.

Finally, as the Jewish blessing goes: And May the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.

Author: joniscott777

I write. I've always written. It's what I do. It's how I relax and think things through. Hope you enjoy.

3 thoughts on “Joni’s Corner, It’s My Right Angle

  1. LOVE IT. I hope you post again soon because now I’m ready to read more! 🙂

    You are definitely a storyteller and now you can share your stories with people you may never even get to meet. Isn’t that so exciting? I think it is. 🙂 People will be able to come over to your little “corner” of the world for a little while, anytime they want, even if they live on the other side of the earth.

    Can’t wait to see what you have for us. Love you Joni!!

  2. Joni, it’s about time! Thanks for sending this to me and sharing from your heart. It won’t take long for you to have a growing list of followers on your blog. Now if we could just get Jaclyn to start writing, (but that’s another story). You asked your readers to share what’s on our mind, which will be easy because it’s being lived out right in front of us.

    In the last few weeks Rhonda and I have witnessed four different couples going through the marriage mine fields and one of the four is already going through divorce proceedings. The other three couples are either separated or on the precipice of separation. All four couples are part of our little church of about 150 souls.

    As you know, Rhonda and I have been doing marriage coaching for quite some time, but witnessing Satan wreaking havoc in the lives of our friends is heartbreaking. The casualty list goes as far as the ripples of all their family, children and friends. But what is really sad, is the fact that some of those who make up these couples seem to want to give up and give in, rather than fight for the one they vowed before God to love no matter what, till death separated them.

    This epidemic can be found in every church across this country and has become the new normal. Why do “Christians” settle for so much less than God’s beautiful and sacred plan for a husband and wife? Next time you are with a group of believers, look at the couple on your right and then on your left. Statistically, one of those couples will end up divorcing. My view is that the vast majority of the time the root cause of marital problems is spiritual in nature.

    We don’t have all the answers, but it’s where our hearts and passion lie. Our favorite place to be is sitting across a table with another couple who are seeking to make their marriage stronger. Perhaps you will share your own marriage stories that will challenge and encourage others to never give up or give in to the temptation to call it quits. Thanks for allowing me to vent.

    Blessings,
    Joe

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