Friday, September 18, 2009

{Two Must Sees!}

Two really amazing movies coming out and I love both of the main actors each of these movies. Sandra Bullock: The Blind Side and Clive Owen: The Boys Are Back. I cried deep tears and laughed sweet laughter to both trailers. Both a must see. Thought I would share.  Turn the music off at the bottom of the page and then view trailers below. Enjoy!

The Blind Side: Sandra Bullock

The Boys Are Back: Clive Owen

Happy and just really blessed weekend to you All!

Friday, September 11, 2009

{Promise yourself!}

Promise yourself to be strong that nothing 
can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness and 
prosperity to every person you meet.

To seek the amazing and good in people.

To be Brave. Really Brave.

To look at the sunny side of everything and 

make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only 

for the best and expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the 

success of others as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and 

press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times 

and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself 

that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear 

and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

Author: Christian D. Larson

Today is 9/11 and leaves me feeling still with a "what happened?" How do hearts that lost and we as the United States deal with something that catastrophic as the pain still holds its own. So knowing that we do not know the seconds we have in front of us I pray you make the most of each moment. I pray you happy so very much joy, gratefulness and yummy-good and true. And all God's chlidren said a  big and grateful, AMEN!

Happy, Beautiful Weekend People!

Mwuah, Me

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

{Lissa and Game On: BRAVE}

I wish to tell you all about an amazing and bright light:

She is amazing!!!!
Or rather, God is amazing through her and
she has given him her whole heart to bring out his perfect in her!

Lissa's life walk shows that one can do ALL things through Christ who gives us strength!

Becoming Brave Amazing Women. Certainly our walks of what we are going through look to the eyes different. What is the same is that we are two women learning to stand strong, face their fears and fly. I am certain many of you might feel the same way walking through a similar walk. Learning to face storms with a fierce gracefulness. If you watch Lissa's posts you will see that goodness her journey has been challenging! What I hope you see though is what brave and just heart beautiful looks like from her perspective as a Wife, Mother, Sister, Daughter and what true love for Christ can do to a woman's heart. You can't help but get all sunshined up and feel brave after reading her posts and the tapestry of her true heart as she paints it with words and images of lovely and just cool is she.

I wish to tell you to watch Lissa on the outside and to be her friend, I am amazed and humbled by her and feel so very blessed that God crossed our paths as friends in life.

She is hilarious too people and just a blast to talk with!

Lissa you are a gift from God and I am inspired by you greatly.
I pray all your goals and dreams come true.
I pray you perfect in your heart and world, I just do!
More than anything, I pray God fully in your life and stand next to you as your friend cheering you on in half marathon, Brave Girl conference, anything you choose to accomplish, or just being fully you in Christ and standing as your friend. I am honored.

You are amazing Girly and I wish you to know we all see wonderful sunshine in you! Thank you for helping me see to that I can be brave and face storms, follow through with goals...even if a goal take the opportunity to learn drive a tractor at my Mom's farm,

learn how to build a swing,

begin training for a triathlon, or start taking steps to start a company, or just facing my storms while holding onto Christs hand. By your walk you have shown me to listen to God and find His true in me and really face me and my fears. You have shown me to turn my heart towards faith and become the woman graceful and true that God desires for me to be and trust in Him. I am certain you have shown this by your walk to many and we are all better women for it. More than anything you have shown me to lay down my hurts, my happy, my all before God and allow him to do his wonder and works to make me the best I can be for Him. For that many tears and smiles flow and I owe you so very much in friendship.

Like a kindred spirit you are to me and I am certain many. Grateful for you!

Many of you already know Lissa, but if you don't go and read her blog. Her life and journey will bless you and touch your life with amazing light!

You Lissa will be a true crown of splendor in the Lord's hand.
You just will in every way!

Happy Day to you all.

Mwuah, Me

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

{Flight Lessons}

So very true. Funny, A little (very, smile!), cut and bruised deep from the journey, but it is still all good, because I realize that I am becoming authentic. Or, rather in truth, God is becoming authentic in me and I am becoming real and not a fake. Only soul growth can come from this. I know you are hearing me people!

The shortest and surest way to 
live with honor in the world is to be
in reality what we would appear to be.
-- Socrates

Did you know that you can play games and trick yourself out of depression. I have done this by thinking of sunshine, calling my dearest family and friends to giggle...or well, having a friend call and say hey...get out of bed, wash your hair and face your day, dust yourself off, look towards Gods face, be real and don't forget to find a smile. I have another friend that sends prayers to me and casts me sunshine just because it is good and one precious soul that makes me smile so much from the inside that I cannot help but have it throw sunshine and amazing smiles all over the place. Thank you friend, you are precious! I pray I can bless you all back a million fold!

Did you know that when a caterpillar goes into it's cocoon it almost completely liquifies before morphing into a much more fascinating information that I am amazed by. Yep, I have been liquified so to speak! No, it did not feel good!
I have gone through what seems to be every stage so far of
a caterpillar's stages to become a butterfly, but am now in this cocoon stage that I have just slightly (and I don't use that term loosely) broken to air, through a very tiny hole. I can see sunshine glistening, and smell and sense that fresh air is available. I am still in protective mode. My friends and family goodness have helped me so much through this. I owe them and God my life and owe them for helping me stand when I did not know if I could. To remind me to breathe in and breathe out. To give me faith and help me to stand strong in that.
....or just help me smile and remind me that is healthy too.

I pray I can give all of this kind of sunshine, strength, smiles and more to you all and many.

Goodness, I have tried to do this with integrity.
To be careful with friendships and still get burned, even though I thought I guarded myself well. I honestly think my neighbors say this when I drive down the road...."Yep, here she comes down the road to her home that sits as the only house in the very center of the cul-du-sac... she waived...she opened her garage door...and....she is in and the door is shut and she (me) is back in her cocoon."...and they giggle and say, "Bless Her". As if this home has become my cocoon of sorts. In here I have learned to enjoy my own company, face me and face my lonely. I have learned to pray and listen. Still learning that! I have learned who is my friend and who is not. I have learned even in many friendships to remain careful and keep integrity about me. What I have found is that there are going to be fires in life. Ones that we do not create, yet are standing in the middle of. But realize that God is there to stand with me boldly and gracefully. I pray that he is teaching me how to take my fierce and make it into a fierce gracefulness that is real and beams light of him. I pray that he is teaching me not to navel gaze so to speak but to pray and serve and love others and move my focus off of me. I know that is when He is blessed and goodness, I want to bless and please him alone with everything in me! I just do!

I know that God would never wish harm to me, but has desired me to grow and allowing things so that I can be all that he wants me to be. Not there yet God, but he knows that I am thankful and stronger for this journey.

What I realize is that God does have to take us through hard in order to move our hearts to better.  If we can do this, I am realizing that this is where strength, character and true integrity sit in our hearts. This is where the face of God eventually shines to others as we become less us and more likened to Him.

I know that this is not exactly a happy or cheery, Labor Day wish, but for anyone else going through life challenges, know that I would pray for you if you needed me to and will if you request. Know that God is real and can meet you right there in the middle of your storm if you will allow him.

"...there will I be also, for I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your life, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and Mine angels round about you, to bear you up." 

I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength! Phil: 4:13

Mwuah and many smiles and prayers to you all!

{Wednesday Thought}

"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly."

Matthew 11:28-30 (The Message)

...Lord help me please!!!!!

Image via: William Wagman