Thursday, January 17, 2008

Growing UP

This past Saturday was my Birthday. I guess late-twenties doesn't sound that bad, does it? Normally my age doesn't bother me. In fact, being younger than most is usually my problem. Not anymore!

The New Year is when people think about something they need to change, want to work on, or should have done better from the year before. For me, it's more about wondering who am I right now. Not who was I, who will I be, but rather who am I right now in this moment.

After much thought I have settled on this one thing...I am REAL. I am by no means perfect, but at the same time I am God's creation and therefore perfect in His eyes. I fail and I succeed. So many times I have tried to be this or that and have ended up frustrated by the result. Accepting the uncertainy of being REAL is always the first step. This realization sounds simple enough. But it was really a kind of difficult one for me.

My encouragement to you is to be REAL. Don't be afraid to succeed with happiness, fail without excuses, and to view yourself through God's eyes.

Growing UP is learning to look UP to find out who you are!

Sunday, January 6, 2008


It's beauty that captures your attention; personality which captures your heart.

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
Jawaharlal Nehru
I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance.
Never settle for the path of least resistance.
Living might mean taking chances
but they're worth taken.
Lovin' might be a mistake
but it's worth maken.
Don't let some hell bent heart leave you bitter.
When you come close to selling out
Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance
And when you get the chance
to sit it out or dance...
(Lee Ann Womack)