"One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering."

Ida Scott Taylor


Sunday, February 23, 2014

Far Better Things Ahead Than What I Leave Behind




Well, this 2014 word I've chosen to work on this
year, as I told you in my last post, 
 is the word Release.
                                                                           
I'm hoping as you read my post and
future posts that
you too will find a cord of hope 
that will help you release things that
might be also holding you back 
from receiving the best 
that God has planned for you ahead.

Today I want to start with a biggie
myth that has tripped me up with it's lie
way too many times.

The Myth of the guaranteed right choice!

I like guarantees that I can count on.
I probably drive some sales people crazy
with all of the  questions I ask when
I'm trying to make sure I don't end up with
a mistake choice in purchasing something.
I'm sure you are like that also when it 
comes to big purchases
and it's 
the responsible way to be.
But in this path we take called
daily life,
we cannot tie it all up in a pretty bow
like we would a purchase.
Sometimes things happen that we 
didn't count on and that disappoint us
and they totally change our dreams and plans.
Then fear can set in
and cripple us from making 
new plans and having new dreams.

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I've been reading a great book by
Here is a passage from her book that really
spoke to me:
"Hidden behind most of our regrets is the myth of the guaranteed right choice - as though if we'd only done it right, the path would have been smooth.  There is a yellow-brick road, we think, and our job from birth is to find it."
"The search for guarantees can leave you cautious and tentative about nearly everything - always fearful that your next choice will prove (yet again) to be some kind of mistake you regret."
"I want to suggest that it's just these places in your experience where dreams and expectations don't work out - that you are being issued the invitation of your life.  Disappointment is, strangely enough, a doorway to the real adventure. It's the point where you start to leave behind most of your notions of how your story should read - and enter your relationship with God as a journey. A true journey, one that's wild and adventurous and not anywhere close to predictable."
Paul Rinehart..
.book Better Than Your Dreams

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 So this myth,
The Myth of the guaranteed right choice

is one of those things you and I 
need to release
 so we can move forward to
 better things ahead.
It will probably be a work in progress
in letting it go completely,
but God promises
 freedom, peace and adventure
along the way as we do.

I LOVE this song by J.J. Heller...
Listen and be hopeful..
oh and sing it at the top of your lungs
with me..  (it's one of those kind of songs!!)




Hugs,

Saturday, February 1, 2014

"Release" and Move On in 2014



Finally figured out my
WORD to live by for 2014.
I didn't really want to use this word.
I continued to ignore the thoughts of it.
Just didn't feel like a pretty word..ya know?
But this theme kept showing up
and I realized it really is
something I need to pay attention to
and take care of. 

       "Release"
to set free





All so I can move on and

receive the BEST that God has

planned for me.


Are you anything like me and

in your mind sometimes

find that you

 re-hash and scold yourself  

over some past failures or mistakes?

(even if they happened years ago)

(even if to others, they aren't even considered mistakes)

Do you sometimes play 

the "woulda, coudla, shoulda" game

over and again in your head?

If so, I hope you will join me 

this year on my blog as I 

share how God is helping me

to Release

 this kind of thinking, 

and hopefully it will help you 

also to do the same.


It will be a work in progress,

but I already feel lighter.

As if  a burden

has been lifted off of me,

since releasing some of this

junky-stinkin' thinkin!

  
Friends,

I am excited to share this journey

with Y♥U....

and hope it will be an

encouragement in your life also.



"When God created you, he knew exactly

what He was looking for..

YOU are what He came up with."

Brian Houston



Hugs to you all,




Sunday, January 5, 2014

My Birthday Snowman Tradition


We are in the middle of a winter storm
 here in Indiana
and  my employer has cancelled
 work already for tomorrow.
They are calling for wind chill temperatures tonight and tomorrow
 of  30- 40 degrees below zero!!!! 
brrrrrrrrrrr¨.....
`*✲ ´*。.❄¨¯`*✲。So baby its COLD outside..¨¯`*✲ ´*。.❄¨¯`*✲。


I went outside this afternoon 
(while the temperatures were still mild)
to make a snowman.
Actually, 8 years ago, 
on my big five-O birthday,
I decided to build a snowman and to 
make it a tradition
every year to remind myself that I 
am NEVER TOO OLD to be a kid at heart
and to continue always putting
the all important and spontaneous
 FUN..FUN..FUN
 in my life.


“Play keeps us vital and alive. It gives us an enthusiasm for life that is irreplaceable. 
Without it, life just doesn't taste good”.


 -Lucia Capocchion



I think sometimes we have to be intentional

about putting fun in our lives.

Sometimes we get so busy in this life

 that we forget to take time out
and let down and just enjoy for no reason.



I usually find that when I am extra stressed

 or feeling low on life,

it is usually because I have 
gone way too long
 without any playtime or fun.

When I do stop to do something silly or fun,

then my TO DO list seems so much easier.

And I usually have more energy too.



One of my 2014 wishes for you my friends,

is that you will add extra play

 and fun in your lives.

Life can be so serious, with all of the details

on our lists that need done

 or taken care of each day..each week.

Maybe together we can keep tabs

 on one another
and encourage each other

 to make special time

 for play and fun in our lives.


 “Sing to the Lord a new song;

 play skillfully, and SHOUT FOR JOY!!!”

Psalms 33:3


NOW  why don't you

 go out and build a snowman or 

something FUN like that!


HUGS,