"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

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

To Be Brave Like We Were As Children

Isn't this quote so true?

All I have to do is to think back to when
I was that dare-devil of a little kiddo, 
who loved
 new adventures and trying new
things without giving it a second thought.
We dreamed and imagined
and it brought so much joy and 
hope to our futures.
We knew without a doubt that if
we could imagine it, then we 
would surely make it happen one day.

“Your imagination is your preview
 to life’s coming attraction."
 ~Albert Einstein

Imagination is the road less taken,
 but it is the pathway of prayer.
 Prayer and imagination
 are directly proportional: the more you pray the bigger 
your imagination becomes because
 the Holy Spirit super-sizes it with God-sized dreams.” 

Mark Batterson - The Circle Maker

Somehow along the way as we are growing up,
we lose some of that bravery that we were created to have.  
The kind of bravery it takes to
 dream and imagine,
even when others tell you it's 
not possible.  Or maybe you've 
gone through many trials in your life
that have really gotten you down
and now you find yourself
believing the lie
which tells you that imagining and dreaming 
 is only for children 
and can no longer be for you.

 but Jesus called to the people.
  Let the little children come to Me. Never hinder them!
  Don’t you realize—the kingdom of God belongs to those who are like children? "    

 Luke 18:16 (The Voice version)


 Found this following quoted portion from a  devotional 

"What does that mean – to become childlike? Think about a toddler (a child one to three years of age) – they approach authority figures without pride. They ask questions – lots of question. Small children recognize that just about everything they need to accomplish will require assistance and they are resolved to that fact. They accept guidance and even grasp for hands to help them get where they want to go. They tell the truth, if not with words, with their eyes and body language. Children want to please and are remorseful when they make mistakes. Children are openly affectionate and seek comfort when they are hurt or sad. They seek refuge when they are afraid. They have a sense of wonder that is not tainted by experience.

That is who God wants us to be when we come to Him."
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It really would be amazing to find
out what WE could do in our lives if we
would trust again, believe again, dream again,
go for a new adventure with no fear again, and quit "over thinking it" again...... like we did 
when we were children.....

It's possible, for all of us you know,
to be childlike... 
because God said so!
It's what He said we must do.

NO more over-thinking it, okay?
Or at least,  let's try not over-thinking it all of the time!
(wink- wink.....from one over-thinker to another)

I believe we can do it!

 Have a wonderful Easter
celebrating His awesome love
for you...

1000 Gifts List continued.......

641.  Our age 3 grandson's need to call us just to say he made us a paper airplane.
          (that childlike sense of wonder that is so special)

642.  Finding a great deal on another vehicle after my husband's wreck..and he is 
         so excited because he finally has his "manly man truck"!! 

643.  Cinnamon Fire Jolly Ranchers!! YUM

644.  An Olive Garden date with my hubby! (he surprised me)

645.  That I can face life chaos with assurance because of my loving BIG GOD     

Thursday, March 14, 2013

We Cannot Fathom In the Beginning

Oh my goodness!  Where did the 
past three months go?
I can't believe it's been that 
long since I've posted last.
I've been recouping
from my knee surgery  and 
I'm doing very well now.

Wanted to share with you
a quote that spoke to 
me the other day when I 
was feeling like I 
was stuck in some areas of 
my life. You know that feeling
you get when certain things in your
life seem in limbo
 and you feel like it is never
 going to change?

after hearing this quote,
 my stuck place didn't
 seem so deeply stuck anymore.
remembering...the best is yet to come!

If you also are feeling a little stuck 
here are a few more quotes
I hope will encourage you .......

“You can be absolutely certain
that when you feel you are being most unfairly tested,
you are being prepared for great achievement.”

…..~Napoleon Hill

“The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without,
 the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be.”

~ Horace Bushnell

 "Now to Him Who, by the [action of His] power that is at work within us,
is able to  do super-abundantly, far over and above all that we dare ask or think,
 infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires,
 thoughts, hopes, or dreams."

Ephesians 3:20 (AMP)

Sometimes those stuck places can
 rule over (me) us and our
 thoughts and we can forget
 about the other blessings in our lives. 
 I like how Katherine Hepburn said it in her quote:

“ I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun.

and we don't have
 to have everything fixed
in our lives at every moment in order to 
be grateful and happy.

I'd love to hear what is the most fun thing
you do when you "just let yourself be" ?

I may have to go to a playground tomorrow so 
I can "just be" like I used to as a little girl 
and do some swinging on a swing.
I'll let you know how it goes.
Care to join me? 

1000 Gifts - Thankful List continued....

622. my husband's guardian angel protecting him
        during his automobile accident      
623. special weekend with our daughter-Jaymie
        and family (grandchildren!!)
624. seeing the leaves of the soon to be, spring flowers 
        popping out of the ground
625. being able to walk my nature walks again after
        knee surgery 
626. fresh beautiful air to breath outside
627. creating again
628. that it's not about me, but it's about God