OK, I promise... I do understand that I've been an adult for at least the last 5 years, but THIRTY? What. The. Flip? My cutesie twenties are officially leaving the building, but I hear it gets better from here, and that's nice... I'll take it :)
Reminds me of a conversation I had last night.. ⭐️ so grateful for those who share truths to challenge my now and challenge my process...
"You don't always have to over-prepare to care about what you care about, to stand for what's in your heart to stand for, to be who you were created to be. Not all the time......"
Your passion will lead your life & your truth will shape it.
If you have the courage to acknowledge what moves you & the will to do something about it - DO.
And BECOMING is in the doing.. your practice will make YOU perfect. Perfectly you. Authentic. Enough. So move.
I'm learning and I am challenged..
Faith has more than a voice with which to speak, it has legs, with which to walk...
Happy 2016 : )
This sign and his hat.. wore. me. out!
Turns out my day was packed with many surprises way more beautiful than what I had planned...We went to the movies and LAUGHED, we went for a facial and massages, then we had Sushi for lunch & Tex-Mex for dinner - 2 of my favorites! They even scheduled a nap that I failed to take but at least they knew that I love naptime!!
I'm a planner by nature and profession, so let's just say that I was IMPRESSED:) Let's also say that right down to the last moments of the day, I'd already experienced so much more of what I would have wanted for myself, but had neither the capacity or thoughtfulness for myself to get it all done!
Isn't that like God though?
As soon as He "cancels" or "postpones" our plans we get shaky and think, "Why is He ruining my plans? Howww is this supposed to work out now?" Meanwhile, He just threw in a remix and upgraded OUR plans to more than what we could have imagined, more than what we could have figured out or properly executed on our own..
THAT was my day. My day - could preach, but I won't! ; ) All I had to do was follow instructions, trust my sisters and "my driver" to take me where I would have needed to go to enjoy my birthday (or in the "GOD scheme of things," LIFE!).
I had to sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. I also had to take orders, but that's okay. All things work together. This birthday was for the books:) I laughed until I cried. And now I have to figure out how to make their birthdays even more awesome in the years to come!
..If my yesterday... was any indication of my year to come, then I will continue to trust and take orders.
My birthday served a great reminder... God's plans are better than mine.
"Now to Him who is able to do (exceedingly and) FAR more abundantly than all that we [can] ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to Him be the glory... in Christ Jesus, throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen."
The wholeee summer flew by.
I literally don't know where it went.
One minute I'm sleeping over a friend's house, then maybe I was singing somewhere, then there was church, a few family get togethers, cookouts, a wedding, and what happens...?
I'm driving to work one day and it occurs to me --
"I haven't stepped foot near one, large, body of water.."
(...and my tub, doesn't count)