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I don’t know about you, but I am making an effort to be more transparent. More, well, myself. It’s been hard, because as an introverted extrovert, I’m an anomaly. Social but still guarded. Talkative, but still quiet. I don’t often like to let the real me out of her box, but I’m noticing that good things happen when I do. 

Last week I posted a video on Facebook live about my life as of late, and all the positives that are happening in my life. It was hard. I talked myself out of it several times. I decided to just go for it and I’m glad I did.

You all responded with love and with encouragement. You responded with positive words and all of your responses really reassured me I did the right thing. 


Thanks for allowing me to truly be myself and not judging me for it.


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I certainly wish I’d had known this quote at a younger age. In years past, I was way too consumed with what people thought of me and whether or not they liked me. In fact, a lot of the time, I was too worried about what people thought of me to be myself. I often was afraid to be my real self because I wasn’t sure how it’d be received. 

If I knew someone didn’t like me, I saw it as a problem with myself, and something I needed to change. What I didn’t know was this:

I’m not everyone’s cup of tea AND that’s ok. 

Not everyone you encounter in life is going to like you…just like you won’t always like everyone you meet. So why is that so hard for us to understand? 

I have learned to fully embrace my weirdness and not care what others think. I was past the age of 30 before I made the decision to just be myself, and I’m glad I did. I’m much happier and much more genuine. 

You are perfect the way God made you. Don’t worry what others think- just be you and be happy.

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I was scanning for quotes for today’s post and I came across this. How many of these five things do you do on a regular basis? I probably do all five of them daily.

I want to look at these five things from a biblical perspective.

First, we can not please everyone but we can please God. God said this in Ephesians 5:8-10: “for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light (for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth), trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.” He also said in Romans 12:1, “Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.”

2. Fearing change. God told us not to fear tomorrow because he has a plan for our lives. Even though the plan may not be the same as what we’d planned, God knows what’s best for us. Jeremiah 33:3 says, “‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’”

3. God says that we shall not look to the past but rather we should look toward the future. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future.’
4. Putting ourselves down shouldn’t be an option: the Lord plainly says he created us for a reason. We have a purpose in life. The Lord said in Psalm 139:14 (NIV), “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful,I know that full well.” God created each and every single one of us with his special purpose in mind. He didn’t make any mistakes.

5. Overthinking

I don’t about you, but this is a huge one for me. I worry about and overthink everything. Here are two of my favorite verses about overthinking:

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” – Matthew 6:33-34, NIV

“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” – Exodus 14:14, NIV

I am trying to apply these biblical truths to these areas in which I’m struggling. I know these are common things that many of us struggle with, so I wanted to share these biblical truths with you. I hope God’s words on these struggles bless you as much as they’ve blessed me. Have a great Wednesday.

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With this post, I’m totally at risk of being more transparent than I usually allow myself to be. For once, I’m not going to worry about that. Most people who know me know that I’m currently going through some stuff. I’m trying to handle it and deal with it the best way I know how. When I saw this quote, I felt like it applies to where I currently am in life.

“The days that break you, are the days that make you.”

Do I consider myself to be broken? No. Not yet. But I know that there are some things that have come pretty close to breaking me.

Have you ever heard the quote “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger?” As much as I hate that quote, I can’t deny that there is a lot of truth to it.

The days that break you are the days that make you. I plan to remember that even though there are things that happen that are almost impossible to get through, we do get through them. And we’re stronger people for it.

 

Have a wonderful week.

 

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We don’t remember the days. We remember the moments. -Cesare Pavese 

This quote holds a lot of truth. I thought it might be fun this week to expand on this quote by showing you some of my favorite moments. In fact, if I show you all my favorite moments, this post will go on for.ev.er. 

Here are just a few of my favorite moments in which I do know the day.

Here’s a proud first time daddy holding his one-day old baby on Father’s Day 2011.

Then, this little sister came along.

And sometimes those two sweet sisters actually do love each other.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that my favorite moments almost always involves my family. And I don’t need a special day to have more of those.

Have a wonderful, wonderful Wednesday.

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I believe every single one of us is born with individual talents and that we’re also born with a purpose. That’s why this quote resonated with me.

Lately I’ve been praying a lot about what my gifts are and what Hod wants me to do with them. I believe too that that’s why we are given those gifts: to use them for His kingdom, for His good.

While that may not have been Picasso’s intentions with this quote, I definitely feel like he was on to something.

Have a wonderful Wednesday.

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Today’s wordfull Wednesday is for our youth, especially the students who are preparing to graduate and embark on new adventures.


I have this very poster hanging in my classroom. Dreams don’t just happen by accident: you have to work for them and make them happen.

Everything that is worth having is worth the work it requires. If you want it bad enough, work for it. 

Don’t convince yourself that you can’t do it. Don’t convince yourself it isn’t worth it, or YOURE not worth it. Get out there, work hard and make it happen. You just might surprise yourself.

What dreams are you working toward?
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I am reading a Bible study called The Comparison Trap. While there have been many eye opening moments in the study, one of the biggest eye openers is this: what we take for granted, someone else wishes they had. This is also ingrained in those words: we are wired to always want bigger and better, and more of it, but somewhere someone is happy with less than what we have.

It lends an interesting perspective in this “I want it now” society, right?

Have a wonderful Wednesday.

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Boy, does today’s quote ring true!!

I don’t know about you, but I notice more and more that our culture is obsessed with me, me, and me. I don’t mean that our world is obsessed with me, but well, oneself.

It just seems like in a world where we ought to be building up other people, we’re all about making ourselves look good. Thankfully, not everyone is like this.

Did you know that sometimes we are on the opposite end of the spectrum and we belittle ourselves instead? 

There’s nothing wrong with putting others before ourselves; in fact, that’s what humility is. That is what we ought to do. At the same time, we shouldn’t ignore our own needs.

It is perfectly ok to be grateful for what you have and what we can do. It’s perfectly ok to put others first, but this week, I’m going to try to think of myself less instead of think less of myself.

Happy Wednesday my friends.

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On Wednesday of each week, I like to share a quote or poem that spoke to me. I am a Canva user, and as I was creating Pinterest banners for this week’s posts, I saw this quote.

I don’t know about you, but for many years in my life, I was consumed with what other people thought. I was afraid to be different. I didn’t want to stand out. I didn’t want anyone to think I was weird.

I’ve gotten older and I’ve realized not only am I weird, I am ok with it. Despite this, I sometimes still talk myself out of things I really want to do because…I’m worried about what others will think.

But, this quote shows up on my Canva and it reminds me, “hey, some of the greatest experiences of your life occurred when you stopped caring what others thought.”

I’m currently wrestling with a few more things I want to do that others won’t like. I can’t share yet, but I think I’m going to shake off others’ opinions and see for myself. What does this quote say to you?

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