Thursday, September 30, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Jump in puddles. swing as high as you can get. eat ice cream to your hearts content. laugh until you cry. sing into your hairbrush & dance around your bedroom. watch your favorite movie. wear sweatpants. sit by a bonfire. drink hot chocolate & roast marshmallows. devote yourself to quiet times. take risks. try new things. pick yourself up and dust yourself off after you fall. laugh at yourself. stay up late and sleep in. go out to eat with your friends. spend time and invest in your family. hug someone. give away as many smiles as you can. see how long you can hold your breath. count the stars in the sky. be still. read a book. dream big dreams. cry if you need to. constantly be on your knees. be silly. use your good dishes. know you are fearfully and wonderfully made. do what makes you happy. hope against all odds, you never know what you'll accomplish. Forgive others; grudges are unattractive. don't keep things bottled up. wish on stars. fight for what you believe in. have faith, not everyone you love is going to leave you. be spontaneous. speak only encouragement. be generous. let go when you need to; goodbyes can be good, even if they hurt at first. be who you are, and don't worry about what people think. be beautiful. sing in the shower. go on an adventure. wear your good clothes. make a difference. send a card. enjoy your life, and make every second count♥
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Psalm 68:19 KJV
Today is your best day because you can grow a little more in your faith, a little more in your maturity, and a little more in your intimacy with Jesus. Today you can take another step higher as He takes you from glory to glory.
Corrie Ten Boom once said, "God doesn't have problems; He only has plans." God doesn't make bad days for you and good days for you. God makes each day fit perfectly into His plans for you.
There are two ways that we can walk through a day. One is to walk by sight, and the other it walk by faith. To walk by faith means to walk in the truth of God's word and the presence of the Holy Spirit who lives in you.
A day of blessings filled to the brim,
a day of good things that come from Him.
A day of beauty, a day of grace...
a day of sunshine touching your face.
A day that keeps you in peace and rest,
a day that bring you all of God's best.
This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24 KJV
Sunday, September 19, 2010
I just liked some of these, and wanted to put them together somewhere. Here seemed like a good place, and plus, you guys could enjoy them too! (:
"A woman's heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her."
"Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right."
"Forgive and give as if it were your last opportunity. Love like there's no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again."
"God loves you just the way you are, but He refuses to leave you that way. He wants you to be just like Jesus. "
"To lead the orchestra, you have to turn your back on the crowd."
"You weren't an accident. You weren't mass produced. You aren't an assembly-line product. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on the earth by the Master Craftsman."
"What you and I might rate as an absolute disaster, God may rate as a pimple-level problem that will pass. He views your life the way you view a movie after you've read the book. When something bad happens, you feel the air sucked out of the theater. Everyone else gasps at the crisis on the screen. Not you. Why? You've read the book. You know how the good guy gets out of the tight spot. God views your life with the same confidence. He's not only read your story...he wrote it. "
"If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it. If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it. He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning... Face it, friend. He is crazy about you! "
Next time a sunrise steals your breath or a meadow of flowers leaves you speechless, remain that way. Say nothing, and listen as heaven whispers, "Do you like it? I did it just for you."
"What is family? They were the people who claimed you. In good, in bad, in parts or in whole, they were the ones who showed up, who stayed in there, regardless. It wasn't just about blood relations or shared chromosomes, but something wider, bigger. We had many families over time. Our family of origin, the family we created, and the groups you moved through while all of this was happening: friends, lovers, sometimes even strangers. None of them perfect, and we couldn't expect them to be. You can't make any one person your world. The trick was to take what each could give you and build your world from it."
"When you lose somebody you think you've lost the whole world but that's not the way things turn out in the end. Eventually, you pick yourself up & look out the window and once you do, you see everything that was there before the world ended is still there."
"Some things don't last forever, but some things do. Like a good song, or a good book, or a good memory you can take out and unfold in your darkest times, pressing down on the corners and peering in close, hoping you still recognize the person you see there."
"It's just that...I just think that some things are meant to be broken. Imperfect. Chaotic. It's the universe's way of providing contrast, you know? There have to be a few holes in the road. It's how life is."
"It's a lot easier to be lost than found. It's the reason we're always searching and rarely discovered--so many locks not enough keys."
"Holding people away from you, and denying yourself love, that doesn't make you strong. if anything, it makes you weaker. Because you're doing it out of fear."
"There has to be a middle. Without it, nothing can ever truly be whole. Because it is not just the space between, but also what holds everything together."
"I don't believe in failure, because simply by saying you've failed, you've admitted you attempted. And anyone who attempts is not a failure. Those who truly fail in my eyes are the ones who never try at all. The ones who sit on the couch and whine and moan and wait for the world to change for them."
"The past did affect the present and the future, in ways you could see and a million ones you couldn't. Time wasn't a thing you could divide easily; there was no defined middle or beginning or end. I could pretend to leave the past behind, but it would not leave me."
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
My Grandaddy Kerr (My Mom's Dad) passed away before I was born. But I still consider him very influential in my life. I've heard so many stories about my Grandaddy. He was a kind, quiet person. He never raised his voice, but you knew that when he said something, he meant business. He loved all of his kids with his whole heart, and no one ever doubted that about Him. He was never afraid to shoot for the stars, but he always made sure that the family was taken care of first. He opened his own concrete company, Kerr's HRM Concrete. He was a person of integrity, strength, and a heart for God. He instilled all of those virtues into his entire family. I wish I could have met him!
Friday, September 10, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Well today I was walking with someone and they asked me what I thought about them. It took me a minute to think about it, and until they pointed it out, I hadn't really thought much about it. When people put these on their cars, are they saying that we should all be able to live in the same world together without any issues? Or are they trying to say that all of these things are equal? If that's the case, the one that throws them off is the one on the far right. You just can't believe in all of the other ones, and in that cross at the same time. Either Jesus was who he said he was, or he was a lunatic and a liar. There's no middle ground there... no compromise. No, "he was a good teacher", or just a "prophet". If someone went around today saying that they were the son of God and that you should drop everything and follow after them, and you knew that they were lying, would you say that they were a good teacher? No, you'd say they were looney. A nut case. It was the same back then. If He was a liar, then he most definitely was not a good example, or a good prophet, or a good teacher. He was crazy. But what if he was telling the truth? Then yes, He was the best of teachers, an example we should all live by, and the most amazing human to ever live. This is what I believe. Why else would people go around risking their lives every single day... some of them even dying for the cause? Many of the disciples were beheaded, beaten, and even crucified upside down. Would they have done that if they were lying? No. People don't die for a lie. Anyone that has ever accepted Christ and felt His presence knows exactly what I'm talking about when I say that I know for a fact that He's real. I've felt Him, experienced His love and grace and mercy. I don't know how else to say it. If you don't know him, I really encourage you to make that decision today. You don't need pastors or a church to talk to God, He's right there beside you, waiting. You don't need special words, just talk to Him from your heart. He'll listen.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
"You are my God, and I will give you thanks; you are my God, and I will exalt you. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever." Psalm 118: 28-29