Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Hello to all...
I hope you all had a lovely, loving Valentine's Day.
As I sat in church this morning, I heard this:
"We can make our plans, but God determines our steps".
I have made many plans in my lifetime...some good, some not so good.
When I decided to start this Journey, I made a plan...with a very specific goal and strict timeline. Very early on, I began to feel God's refinement of my plan.
As most of you know...my specific goal and very specific timeline have changed, morphed, mutated into something completely different than my original plan.
That at times, has been scary for me...but each time I feel off plan...off course...something happens that keeps me grounded, safe and moving forward.
As I have planned...God has clearly determined my direction...guided my steps...changed my heart...and cushioned the reality that my plans are not perfect!
I heard one more thing in church this morning...
"Nothing can ever separate you from the Love of Christ"
As I proceed with my plans and as I experience this God-guided Journey...I time and time again, am reminded of the above...reminded that when my plans fail, when my courage wanes and my flaws are exposed that nothing separates me from God's abiding love...
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
I have a problem with the word "NO".
The hardest part about NO...is trusting that there will, at some point in time, be a YES...and all the No's will suddenly make sense.
Over the past few weeks...my body has been saying NO quite a bit...making training for a physical challenge quite complicated.
In the past several months, I have been the both the recipient and giver of the dreaded NO in both my personal and professional life...and daily, I have to say NO to food, fear and a huge desire to just be fluffy and complacent!
My challenge today is to trust the NO...trust its purpose...trust the lesson and trust that with every painful NO...comes a better, brighter...YES.
The hardest part about NO...is not believing it is permanent!
As a practice in Faith...I am working daily to trust that the YES will be illuminated by God's Grace and that I have the eyes to see it, the heart to believe it and the courage to accept
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Well...today I woke up 48 years old! Wow...that's a lotta years...
I suppose I could talk about getting old...creaky bones...achy joints...the occasional hot flash...you know!
But instead, I am going to take these few minutes to just let you all know that I am unbelievably ready to pack all the fun, laughs, love, adventure, learning and blessings I can into this year that lies ahead.
I am fully committed to this Journey...to persuing the best me...living with the best intentions...loving with conviction and embracing every single opportunity God puts on my path.
Somebody asked me before my birthday if this year was a milestone birthday....For me...each year I get to live my life in the pursuit of this path...this special opportunity to change, grow, learn and "defluff"...IS a milestone!
So...I'm gonna suit up...show up...prepare for the next big challenge...pray for a clear mind and an open heart and enjoy the ride...to the best of my ability!
So...I will be bringin' it in this 48 year old body! Creaking, popping, hot flashes and all!!!
Started this 48th year of my life off the best way possible...surrounded by friends, family...lots of love, laughter, great hearts and some serious fun!
Thanks to all who texted, tweeted, emailed, "Facebooked", called, etc...and made me feel special. A special thanks to my weekend ge
taway girls! You guys Rock AND Roll!
You make this Journey Golden!
48 is feeling GREAT!