Posts Tagged ‘dream’

Finding Inspiration

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

If you’re anything like me…..you love encouragement! Kind words push me forward. Just think about a time when you felt inspired to do great things. Didn’t it feel awesome? Being encouraged to do big things is how I’m feeling today.

I’m psyched!

I don’t want to lose my enthusiasm. If I sit on what I’ve discovered too long though…..I’ll leave it for good. That’s just how I am. Lame, huh?

I’ve had this one dream for so long, that I’d reached a point of believing maybe I had it all wrong. Now, I’m feeling pulled to give that old dream a shot. What will it hurt?

If I don’t TRY…..I’ll never know.

Handling…No!

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

I’m human. I want what I want when I want it! I ponder and mull over things…..I dream and wish….and scheme and plan. But how do I handle it when God says, No?

I must admit, I’m not always pure of heart with my emotions. I get bummed! I feel disappointment and I wear it proudly like a badge of honor. I even make people around me miserable (poor people). I guess I’m normal. But I don’t want to be like that.

Winning isn’t everything! How many times have we heard or said that one? If you’re a mom, probably a million! Life is full of moments of rejection. I can remember as a teenager not being chosen to join the very special girl club called Lionettes. It really broke my heart. I took it very personally because it was based on your personality and popularity amongst the teachers in our school. Yea, how’s that for molding young ladies? It was something that has stuck with me my whole adult life. Even though….I know my value doesn’t come from such things as club memberships. It just stuck, ok? (Beth Moore might peg this as an insecurity and I’d have to agree) Darn you, satan!

My kids have faced rejections as well. It’s even harder to handle (for me) than my not being selected for Lionettes. The hurt you feel for your child is multiplied tenfold. Competition is tough. They have had to work very hard to be in everything they’ve participated in at school. Nothing has been handed to them. Some no’s have stung so deeply that I sensed that connection from my own experience in high school. I’m afraid it will hurt forever. I try to remind them that God is in control and He has a plan.

We can bank on being told no….at some point in our life. It’s how we handle it that says something about who we are in Christ. I’m much more sure of myself 27 years later. But that doesn’t mean NO feels good. I like hearing yes or being told you win much more. Today on Lysa T’s blog, she posted about the She Speaks scholarship winners. This lady is such a sweety. She clearly understands how NO feels. Her words reminded me not to be torn up if I’m not chosen for one of the four scholarships. It’s not the end of the world. God knows what He’s doing and they will go to the ones who NEED to be there the most. 🙂

I had to confess to her in the comments section. When I hear such news, I feel that first twinge of “aaah bummer”! But then, I get so dang excited for WHOEVER it is that won….that I have to go and tell them. Like they need me to have a woohoo halleluia party with them or something. I know…..it’s crazy. I can’t help it. I’m a celebrator! I like to rejoice with my sisters & brothers in Christ. I can’t help but think…that’s what God would want me to do. His blessings are amazing and I should acknowledge them with my fellow believers.
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So, if you are facing a NO today…..I pray that your heart would be quickly reminded that God has a perfect plan and that no…..was part of it.

Solomon said, that there is no greater thing in the life of a person: “but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life”,(Ecclesiastes 3:12)

It’s fun to dream…

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

My girl Ally has been dreaming. No, not about a boy. She’s quite smitten with one….but this dream is not boy related. It’s car dreams! She has fantasized about “what” God will bless her with in the form of wheels! She has some personal favorites.

Meet the FJ Cruiser! A groovy little SUV made by Toyota!
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A bit pricey……around $20,000+. I’m not sure it’s worth it. But she likes it. It’s a dream, remember?

Then there’s the Smart Car! Yes….that weird little squished up thing they are calling a car. She was lucky enough to drive one recently. While at the eye doctor a few weeks back….one of the doc’s owns one and happily let her take it for a spin. Umm, she was psyched beyond words. (Thanks, Kirk…you’re SO COOL!! for a doctor and all!!)

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Imagine our surprise when we saw Little Debbie is giving away the cutest little cupcake SMART CAR??!!!! Holy shmoly….we were really excited! We have signed up to win (OF COURSE!!) and you need to do the same! It’s not that complicated! Besides, who doesn’t want to drive around in a stinkin cupcake? Duh!

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If you happen to win……..please drop by and take the dreamer for a spin! She’d be so thrilled! 🙂

And I hear….these scooter patooter’s get like 50mpg! Wow! That’s a lot of mileage!

Oh and the dreamer?  She’s reached the point of a Ford Taurus starting to look cute.  Poor girl!  🙂