Friday, May 31, 2013

Five Minute Friday - Imagine

I'm actually doing this Five Minute Friday post ON Friday! How creative of me :D
Today's topic is Imagine.


I imagine lots of things. I imagine what our own home will look like one day. I imagine having enough money for the things we've always dreamed of. I imagine flight school. I imagine flying. I love flying. I don't have to just imagine that, since I can remember as well. I remember riding roller coasters and imagine riding more. I imagine what it would be like to have a successful home business, which urges me on to making that a reality.

I imagine what it's like for those in the military. I imagine how it feels to be a movie star. I imagine dragons and fairies and princesses. I imagine cobblestone streets and horse-drawn carriages. I imagine what life was like during the Revolutionary War. I imagine being there while they built the Panama Canal. I love to imagine what it would be like to be standing on that beach when the Wright brothers successfully flew the first plane. I especially imagine that. I also imagine how exhilarated Charles Lindbergh must have felt when he touched down in Paris. Or when he saw his plane for the first time. The Spirit of St. Louis.

I imagine God hugging me, laughing with me, telling me everything's going to be okay and that I should just trust Him. I do trust Him, but I would love to physically see and hear Him say that.

I imagine all sorts of things. Some realistic, some fantastic, some historical...

I don't have to imagine God, though. He is very real and very here.

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Thursday, May 30, 2013



Right now, for me, life is:

a new job I like but still hate having to go to some days, and being very happy when I get to leave.

more discipline in the form of waking up and being at work at a certain time, going to sleep earlier, and having a lot less time for fun stuff. This is bad and good.

a place to live but not one I love.

looking forward to buying our own home and finally having that freedom we've waited so long for.

a husband of four years who is loving and being pretty patient for a guy who's had to put some dreams on hold in order to pay bills and buy things for his wife who isn't the best at saving money.

pushing my own dreams farther into the future, but never giving up on them.

a white German Shepherd that knew my husband before I did and still has some trouble giving us alone time.

a bunch of amazing friends, most of whom I've known my whole life, who keep life interesting and are usually there when you need them :)

a group of beautiful women of all ages who, while we've never met in person, support each other, pray for each other, laugh and have fun together, share books and book reviews, and most importantly, worship God together.

a car that I don't love but it works (mostly) and gets me to where I need to go.

a Thirty-One business that has slowed to almost non-existent but still allows me to get together every couple of months with other consultants. Plus, I've got great bags!

23 years of experience, trials, triumphs, and lessons, and a whole future to look forward to.

a wonderful God who created me, loves me, protects me, knows what's best for me, and continually gives me hope.

That's the view from where I am.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013


Seems I've been making a habit of doing my Five Minute Friday posts on days other than Friday. But I want to fit them in when I can rather than not doing it at all :)

So here we go. Theme for this week was Comfort.


Comfort makes me think of a warm blanket, a comfy couch, a soft rug, a fluffy pillow, feet up, relaxing, no pain, no stress, just comfort. 

But I don't think comfort is purely physical.

I'm an easily scared, shy, paranoid person. I am comforted when my husband is home. I am comforted when there's a friend with me on a night-time drive. I feel more comfortable when there's people I know at a social gathering.

And I'm comforted by the fact that God is always with me, that Jesus cares for me, that the Holy Spirit is guiding me.

And that's the most important one. Even when you're not physically comfortable or mentally comfortable... When you're in that situation where you don't know anyone, or you're alone in the dark, or you hear something when you are home alone, you can know that the Lord is there with you, protecting you, and nothing will happen to you that isn't in His plan.

I know it is hard, believe me. But I've found that if I'm constantly praying I start to forget about the scary or uncomfortable situation and just focus on thanking God for everything He's given me and thanking Him for taking care of me and knowing what's best, and praying that He'll continue to protect me and get me through life's uncomfortable spots.

Often God wants us out of our comfort zones. But He will go with you, which is a very comforting thought :)

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013


Last Friday's Five Minute Friday topic was Brave. But I wasn't around to write. I started two new jobs in the past week. And boy have I been busy and tired. But I still wanted to write about Brave. So here it is, on Tuesday :)


Brave is usually thought of as being heroic. The hero of the movie. The heroine of the novel. They're the recognized, and often fictitious, brave ones. Occasionally you get the real-life recognized hero. The newspapers and news stations turn them into temporary celebrities. But what about all those unrecognized, uncelebrated heroes? The brave ones who go on being brave every day without fanfare.

Brave is fighting for your country and not knowing if you'll make it home.

Brave is fighting flames and rescuing people from burning buildings as your day job.

Brave is putting on the badge and getting in the squad car, not knowing if today will involve just another traffic ticket, or maybe a dangerous drug bust or a school shooting.

Brave is crossing the globe to work for God in dangerous places.

Brave can also be... mundane.

Brave is home schooling your kids.

Brave is starting two jobs in one week.

Brave is not knowing how you'll pay for next month's rent, next week's groceries, or the gas for tomorrow's drive to work.

Brave is sticking to your beliefs and morals when it seems like the whole world has thrown them away.

Brave is holding onto a dream for the future, while others tell you everything has to be now.

Brave is adopting.

Brave is writing a novel.

Brave is being married to one person for your whole life.

Brave is starting your own business and/or working from home.

Brave is saying hello to the new people at church or smiling at strangers on the street.

Brave is getting through high school.

Brave is that girl who chose not to abort her baby, even though her parents threw her out and her boyfriend wants nothing to do with her.

Brave is graduating college and looking for a career.

Brave is going on with life after a loved one dies.

Brave is trusting God when you can't see any way out or any way forward.

Brave is anyone who faces something scary, something dangerous, something uncomfortable, or something unknown, and continues on.

There are so many ways to be brave. So many forms of every day bravery.

Here's to the ones who don't give up.
This is your anthem.

In what ways are you brave? Maybe you never thought you were. But I know you are brave.

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