Monday, December 15, 2014

Quotes

Many of us were taught to put ourselves last, and as a consequence we attracted feelings of being unworthy and undeserving. As those feelings lodged within us, we continued to attract more life situations that had us feel more unworthy and not enough. You must change that thinking.

—Rhonda Byrne

Monday, December 8, 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014

Quotes

Surround yourself with people who make you hungry for life, touch your heart, and nourish your soul.
 - unknown

Monday, November 24, 2014

Quotes

Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer. 
- Denis Waitley

Monday, November 10, 2014

Quotes

Stop trying to get noticed by people, you're already approved of by God.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Quotes

What makes me powerless is trying to control others. What makes me powerful is learning to manage myself. - Danny Lee Silk

Monday, October 20, 2014

Quotes

Give, but don’t allow yourself to be used. Listen to others, but don’t lose your own voice.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Quotes

She dances to the songs in her head, speaks with the rhythm of her heart, and loves from the depths of her soul.
 - Dean Jackson

Monday, October 6, 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014

Quotes

Breaking someone's #trust is like crumpling a perfect piece of paper; you can smooth it over but it's never going to be the same again.

 - Single Matters

Monday, September 22, 2014

Quotes

A relationship doesn't need any promises, terms and conditions. It just needs two wonderful people: one who can trust and one who can understand.

 - Single Matters

Monday, September 15, 2014

Quotes

If he makes you laugh, kisses your forehead, says he's sorry, makes an effort, holds your hand, works hard, attempts to understand you...then believe it or not, he's quite perfect. 

- Single Matters

Monday, September 8, 2014

Quotes

There comes a point where you stop the desperation to be perfect and you just start working towards being better. 
 - Jonathan Dixon

Monday, September 1, 2014

Quotes

All human nature vigorously resists grace because grace changes us and the change is painful.
 - Flannery O'Connor

Monday, August 25, 2014

Quotes

The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.
 - Flannery O'Connor 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Quotes

Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time. 
- Oswald Chambers

Monday, August 18, 2014

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

right or wrong?

In approaching some new dynamics in my life, I have been intentional at stepping back and analyzing what I have believed and why.  I have decided to approach things that I previously was told were right or wrong with the purpose to prove all things.  With the perspective to be objective and not assume that how I was trained and what I know is inherently correct.  To be open to daily being guided in every aspect of/on my courageous journey.

In doing so, I have come to realize very clearly that the way I was raised was to look at everything in life with the filter that it either must be right or it must be wrong.  

Yet as I work through this process of complete authenticity, opening myself up to being willing to see something in a light that I had never seen before, being willing to consider something I had never considered previously, being in a state of mind knowing that God will not lead me wrong if I put all my trust and faith in Him, that He will lead me to find the truth and the answer, for me in the moment, I am finding that as I step back and ask questions, reflect on the facts, analyze the information I have available to me at the time, approach things in this light, fully with an open mind not trying to figure things out on my own, in prayer asking God for complete direction, daily, many times every minute of every hour, to help me understand His plan for my life, to pursue those things that are excellent, and follow my heart and dreams, I have come to see that not everything falls into the category of being right and wrong. 

Sometimes there are decisions that either choice you are presented with would be acceptable or beneficial.  Not every decision is a right or wrong decision. 

This has been a hard adjustment to make. 

I want to make everything a right and wrong decision.  A right and wrong way of living.  A right and wrong motive.  A right and wrong attitude.  A right and wrong belief.

Even if other people have beliefs that my decisions are right or wrong.  Even if others don't see the situation the way I do.  Even if other people wouldn't make the choices I make.  Even if I don't always know if its the right or wrong thing to do or to say.  I can have faith that I am choosing the best in the moment and that even if in the end its not the best thing for me, it will be used in my life to help me in the next moment and decision that comes across my path.   

I know this, in time, hours, days, weeks, months, years, I will know.  In time, I can make additional choices to make the necessary adjustments to tweak my path.  In time, I will have a deeper understanding or perspective as to what is the best thing for me in my life. 

And if I make a decision that isn't the best one, I know this, God is faithful to bring it to a clearer understanding and help me to see the changes that need to happen.  His spirit is so alive that it will be creating life in me!  I also know that God equips us to have a sound mind and to have the ability to make the appropriate decisions when we ask Him for wisdom.  He gives it generously.

Don't doubt that you will know with clarity, completely know, what is right and wrong, for you.

Monday, August 11, 2014