Friday, June 24, 2011

Don't Over Think It-

Do you EVER over-think stuff?

Gosh, I do....a lot...too much....sometimes to the "Nth" degree.

I can think about things so much I become like Alice going
down, down, down the rabbit hole.

Sometimes I think so much about things that I end up not doing much,
except thinking about that thing, instead of making a decision and MOVING....

I doubt any of YOU can relate.

Nope, just me, right?

Well, I've started 4 blog posts that I'm not even 1/2 way done with.
I over-thank them...yup, the past tense of "think" is "thank", not "thought".
There you go, overthinking again!

Anyhow, sometimes you just gotta get out there and do it-
Whatever it is...

Sometimes you just gotta take a step, even if you don't know where that step is leading,
just to see WHAT shows up
or to see WHAT happens?

Kind of like Indiana Jones, when he gets to this huge cavern and must step out
"In Faith".
Each step magically "shows" up as he steps out.

Kind of like Peter, who was able to walk on water.

Matthew 14:22-33

New International Version (NIV)

Jesus Walks on the Water
22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray.
Later that night, he was there alone, 24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.

25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake.

26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.

27 But Jesus immediately said to them:

“Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”

28Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”

29 “Come,” he said.

Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.

30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”

31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him.

“You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”

32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

Lesson: When we focus on our Lord, we can do the un-do-able!

Let's get out there, friends!
Let's take a step of faith!

Let's take a step and SEE what shows up!

Let me know what steps of faith you are taking and what shows up!

Happy Weekend!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Your Personal Touch

All Write!

Today at our Speaking & Writing Group, we each shared how our "Writing Thing" happened.
You know, when each one of us "KNEW" that we just had to write.

I would say that ALL of us were either writers or speakers as young girls.
Each of us shared personal experiences of when "IT" happened and when we just had this compelling feeling to express our thoughts and feelings on paper.

I think all of us have kind of "Come out of the closet" to seriously write in the last 2-3 years.

I recollected how as a young girl, I kept a diary.
I loved writing letters to friends, and was always on the telephone.
I also LOVED receiving letters and notes from friends, both boys and girls.
I have to say that there is NOTHING more special to me than a handwritten note that has sentiments straight from the heart.
I still LOVE receiving notes and letters, don't you?
It is the PERSONAL touch....

This world is a difficult world to live in.
I don't know about you, but occasionally, I feel beaten down.
Do you ever, (like me) feel like you are:
not smart enough,
not pretty enough,
not skinny enough,
not creative enough,
not organized enough,
just not ever enough
the right stuff?


(occassionally- ha ha)

Sometimes a hug is just what we need,
but sometimes, words can be more than a hug.
Words are a hug, PLUS, a connect, from one heart to another.
It is that - that I love.


The Personal touch.

Who do you know that could use YOUR personal touch today?

An encouraging word,

a prayer,

a thank-you,

a few sentences to let someone know how grateful you are that they are in your life?

Don't let another minute go by.
Life is too, too, too short and unpredictable.

Make sure that those whom you LOVE & ADORE know just that,
that they are loved & adored.
You know who I am talking about!
(they just popped into your head right now!)

I feel very blessed to be loved and to have the ability to love.
I also feel very blessed that I am not only able to say those three words,
but that I do say those three words to friends and family,
male and female,
animal and human! (couldn't forget Lilly & Hammy)

Share the one thing that only YOU can share:

YOUR Personal Touch with someone YOU care about.
If we don't say it, we can't ever assume they know it.

"A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver."
Proverbs 25:11

"The Sovereign Lord has given me an instructed tongue,
to know the word that sustains the weary."
Isaiah 50:4

"How GOOD is a timely word!"
Proverbs 15:23

Who will you share your personal touch with today?