June 29, 2015

I Will Never Forget -- But Then Sometimes I Do...

You know how it is with those sweeping statements! We all say them from time to time, and in the moment we truly believe them.
"I will never..." or "I will always..."

...and I think our eternal God just laughs and laughs.

Last week was a Long. Week.  Am I right?  For some it was filled with some celebrating, and for some it was filled with mourning - for many it was filled with a bit of both. 

This is real life and we all have things come at us that pull on our hearts and call us to our knees. I'm not even talking politics or national and international news. I'm talking in your real every day routine, life comes at us. 

I don't know about you, but I know I gave my heart and my life to God years ago. It's just that sometimes I forget...

I sing it loud, "Lord, You have my heart!" and I mean it, and I think I will never forget... but then sometimes I do.

June 27, 2015

That Thing I Do Now - Vol 102

Hello, my friend!

~ That Thing I Do Now ~
Volume 102

Featured today are posts by Michelle DeRusha, Sarah Bessey, Amber Haines, Logan Wolfram, Roo Ciambreillo, Ann Voskamp, Lisa Jo Baker, a post from right here, and - of course - a video to wrap it all up! 

Happy Reading! (Ya'll know to click on the authors' names below to read the entire post, yes?)

June 26, 2015

Dream a Bunch of Little Dreams With Me... A Five Minute Friday post

I prefer to write as soon as the prompt goes up on Twitter on Thursday evenings, but the timing was off last night and I saw the prompt and my Honey came in the door and I got distracted... and this One Word, y'all!? There are so many different directions one could go and I hate to have time to consider them all... it makes it feel a bit less authentic somehow for me.  I woke up with all the paths I could walk this word along, so instead of just picking one - I sat outside and quieted my soul. I sipped some coffee and listened to the symphony of summer waking up all around me... So here I sit, refreshed, mind cleared, and ready to start my timer - actually unsure of where this will go! So this is an actual, for realsies, spontaneous Five Minute FRIDAY post, my friends! Let's see what I will say! 

This is Five Minute Friday and our Word Prompt for the day is: DREAM


I am one of those people who rarely, if ever, remember my dreams. If I remember it, it must be God trying to talk to me. (If I remember it, it usually is God trying to talk to me!)

We all have Dreams - some that we share, boldy - wanting others to know of and champion us on our way to reaching for them... and others that we don't dare whisper aloud - for fear that they won't come true, or maybe that they will...

"Hope is a waking dream." Aristotle said, and Eleanor Roosevelt said, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” 

Hope. Beauty. Dreams.

June 24, 2015

The Danger of Doubt and How It Robs Us...

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..."

This week, y'all!

For. Real.

The contrast has been startling and for a moment or two (or 10,000), I was left dizzy and spinning.

Let's just be real here.

This past week, I have felt both extremes of just how blessed I am and also of the depravity reality of this world. 

June 22, 2015

Happy Father's Day... to the only true Good, Good Father.

I know... it feels like this should have been published Sunday, right?

I get that. 

It's just that I just wrote it today... and really, it was more from me to Him, than from me to you - but since it is Monday and I'm all about play dates with God and counting my gifts and such, I thought I would go ahead and share. 

Trust me... it's right on time!

June 20, 2015

That Thing I Do Now - Volume 101

Happy Weekend, sweet readers!

Featured today are posts by Michael Hyatt, Lisha Epperson, Ann Voskamp, Michelle DeRusha, Kaitlyn Bouchillon, Christie Purifoy, Sarah Bessey, Branden Harvey, Dana Butler, Emily Freeman, and a post from right here... and - of course - a video to wrap it all up! 

Happy Reading! (Ya'll know to click on the authors' names below to read the entire post, yes?)

June 17, 2015

When Fear is No Longer the Boss of You... A Birthday Post.

I will be 45 this week.

This means that I may have already lived approximately half of my life. 

I mean, you know, not to sound dark or lamenting or anything...

That is not how it is.
It's not how I feel.

Age has never meant much to me. It's most often held me back. I rejoiced at thirty. ("Finally, I'm a grown up!")

But God has been whispering things like, "Second Act" and "Launching Season" and my, how He has us stepping up and stepping out and living into the beginning of Dreams Come True lately. I find strength in the sense of excitement that is bubbling over. I find hope in promises and prophecies yet unfulfilled - oh, but how they are unfolding!

It feels like (finally) "Next" is happening all around us...

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