Move!!! Get out the way!!

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I just love my best friends!!

Though we don’t get to talk as much as either of us wishes, it’s always a great conversation.  We talked, well texted, this morning about a situation I’m going through.  She is always a great source of real tough love and great encouragement.  I saw this picture on Facebook a few minutes ago, thought of our conversation and wanted to share with you all.

One of my best friends politely reminded me today that we all go through things in life. I learned from speaking to her that it’s about perspective.

We are so quick to try to assign blame and point fingers. But…It’s not about assigning fault and more so about realizing how our actions affect the people around us.  It made me realize, before I can truly move forward with my passion and purpose, I must get out of my own way.

After more girl talk, and some quiet reflection afterwards, I realize the steps I need to take to remove my self-induced roadblock.  And I understand that I may have to move the roadblock brick by brick, but it must be removed.

It won’t be easy friends.  But be encouraged.  Don’t let your thoughts or opinions, experiences or guilt, bind you as a roadblock to securing your blessings and accomplishing God’s purpose for your life.

You can make it!!!

At the Close of Business

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A little anecdote of humor thanks to the folks over at the awesome world of Bitstrips. I just love this app!!

For those who don’t know, Bitstrips is an application for your phone or tablet where you can turn yourself into a cartoon character and throw yourself into a comic strip. Cool right?

Isn’t this how we all wished we could leave work?!?!?

Have a great evening friends!! And go download that app!

Respect the Order

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Well, here’s another one. Another rainy, cloudy day on the east coast. Dreary days tend to go one of two ways around me: either extremely productive or extremely UN-productive.  Today, I’m feeling the latter of the two.

When I grudgingly opened my email this morning, my daily inspirational message had the above captioned verse attached.  I admit, I had to really stop and think, as the message discussed doing things in God’s order, lest our progress will be hindered or completely derailed. I began to wonder, Am I doing something out of order, maybe moving too fast?

I let those questions slip to the back of my mind along with my first sip of coffee.  I checked my next email account to find a different daily devotional message. (When possible, I absorb inspiration from everywhere and send it anywhere my eyes may travel during the day!)

This one, from Diana Hobbs over at http://empoweringeverydaywomen.com, is aptly titled ‘God is Ordering Your Steps’. (Anyone else see the irony, or divine influence, going on here? :-)) Before I could even finish reading the article, my heart was beaming.  I knew for certain what this article was addressing in my life… jumping ahead.

I think it is normal for most humans to try to spring forward, so to speak, our thoughts about what our future should be according to our experiences and mindset.  Who doesn’t enjoy daydreaming about fully living out our life’s purpose and the rewards that will undoubtedly follow suite, right? I feel like this message was God saying, “Slow down E.”

Yesterday I posted about extending your territory, and how true change in mindset doesn’t happen overnight. Let’s say this is the next wellspring from that statement.  I’m so grateful that with God, it’s not all or nothing. I don’t believe that God’s heavenly office has a mandatory 24-hr turnaround period. Meaning, He understands that there is a process to change.

In fact, according to this verse, He mandates a process!

Much like coal being converted to a diamond, some things in US must be refined before we are truly at our peak, and this can only be accomplished through God’s perfect planning and timing, with a pinch of our faith as fuel. (Remember that lil ole mustard seed?)

Have faith today, that His timing is beyond perfect, and you don’t have to force the issue or the change.  Remain diligent, seeking Him and the Word. Remain faithful, because He’s done it for you before. Remain hopeful, because He knows what He has planned for your future, and it’s ALL good, so you need not worry!!

Have a great day friends!

Extend Your Territory

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I know…Wow…right??

This is by far my favorite yoga teacher, Laura Sykora from http://twofitmoms.com. She posts absolutely beautiful pictures and amazing poses on Instagram (@laurasykora).  And the coolest part is she poses with her ‘minis’, her son and daughter!

Go check her out and hit that Follow button! You will not be disappointed!

The reason I wanted to use this picture was to visually demonstrate the idea of thinking past your borders.  When I first saw this picture, I was like…I will never be able to achieve that!!! Good Lord, look at her leg in the air!! 😱

But as with most things in life, true change will not come overnight.  And change will never work unless our mindset changes first. A change in mindset most often requires us to think outside the box and challenge our preconceived ideals.

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So now I don’t say “That’s not happening!” Instead I try to think, “When I get this pose down, I’m going to…”. And I challenge each of you to do the same.

What do you have on the horizon that you keep thinking you can’t do? I challenge you to extend your territory to find a way to realize your extraordinary!! And if you feel comfortable, please comment and share your challenge and your plan!;)

Plan B Aftermath: We Must Talk To Our Daughters About Sex

Plan B Aftermath: We Must Talk To Our Daughters About Sex.

I recently signed up to recieve daily inspirations from a website I stumbled upon called  www.empoweringeverydaywomen.com.  The websites founder, Dianna Hobbs, is a great source for inspiration and reflection.

The recent ruling regarding Plan B is a great concern for me, being the mother of a soon to be 14 year old daughter.  Having teenagers is a journey beyond any other, but with this decision coming down, our jobs have parents have become even more difficult than before. 

I have been in daily prayer as to guidance about how to talk to and be patient with my maturing daughter.  I felt like God answered my prayer, and since it helped me so much, I wanted to share this and hope that it will bless others as well.

Please go check out the website.  I’m sure you’ll be inspired as well. 

And leave me some feedback about your feelings about the recent decision regarding Plan B, and any tips on how you handle or approach teaching moments with your children.

ttyl all,

Selah ;)

Did Jesus use a modem?

AgapeBlogged:

This poem forces us to think. Can you put your tech down, step away from this fast paced, give it to me now society and just be still and quiet with Him?
Well, can you?

Originally posted on Bryan Patterson's Faithworks:

Did Jesus use a modem,

At the Sermon on the Mount?

Did Paul use a laptop,
With lots of RAM and ROM?

Were his letters posted on twitter,

via Paul@Rome.Com?

Did Moses use a joystick,

At the parting of the sea?

And a Satellite Guidance Tracking System,

To show him where to be?

Did he write the law on tablets,

Or are they really on CD?

Did Jesus really die for us,

One day upon a tree?

Or was it a hologram,

Or Technical Wizardry?

Can you download the Live Action Video Clip,

To play on your PC?

Have the wonders of this modern age,

Made you question what is true?

If in your life, the voice of God,

Is sometimes hard to hear.

With other voices calling,

He doesn’t touch your ear.

Then set aside your laptop and modem And all your fancy gear.

open your heart,

And let…

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