Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Ever Feel Like You Don't Fit In?

I was talking with a friend the other day about something we are both going through. She went to meet up with some other friends and said she felt like a giraffe among a pack of smaller animals... so I started thinking...


How many times do I feel like I stick out? Like I don't fit in because of what is going on in my life at the moment or some physical characteristic - for me - being overweight - that makes me feel like the odd ball.

When you are in a season like that or have a challenge you are facing (losing weight) its almost like you have to have a long neck to see beyond now into what is coming to remind you that it won't stay this way forever.


So, the next time you feel alone, or like you stand out... look around, there might be someone you can walk alongside who feels the same way. Then, walk together, focused on the future, but working together through the now... being POSITIVE and ENCOURAGING to each other to drink lots of water...
 
Eat your veggies...
 


And no matter what you look like...
Don't take yourself too seriously... because everybody feels the way you do at some point in their life...

Friday, February 8, 2013

Bare

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where we write for 5 minutes on a prompt she throws out there for us... so here it is:

Bare –

When I think of this word I think of how I am walking right now. I feel like my God is stripping away all the things I have clung to for my own self- preservation and protection. I have made this choice willingly, to allow Him to do this, but I will admit that every once in a while, the pain is intense enough to want to throw in the towel and quit.

But what I do know about Him is that in the stripping down, there is always a re-clothing. A gift of a new wardrobe on the other side - a wardrobe of solid identity in Him, confidence that comes from my core not my rational brain, and the ability to believe Him when He says I am “fearfully and wonderfully made.” (Ps 139).

So, I say again, “Yes, Lord”, I come to you bare, all things between You and me stripped away, releasing my will to Yours knowing that Your plan, Your process for me is far more than I could ever imagine (Eph. 3:20).

Friday, February 1, 2013

Holiday

Clouds zip fast
Wind pushing
Snow-glitter spins
Chill and beauty collide.

Skiers and boarders
Heads dipped low
Against thick collars
Finish mountain play.

In sun-filled patch
On floor resting
Cozy still
Shine on face
Heaven's kisses go deep.

Who am I?

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I am a wife and mother of 3. I have been married to my best friend for over 25 years and our children are 12, 11 and 9 years old. I have struggled with infertility, suffered the loss of a baby by miscarriage, and endured multiple career paths. I have experienced a crisis of faith that shook me to the core and lost a dear friend to a tragic death. I have had a personal relationship with Jesus for most of my life. The Bible and my relationship with Christ has been essential to my surviving and even thriving in my circumstances. I hope you will be blessed by joining me in this process of life. I thank you for showing up to read what I have written.