Thursday, January 28, 2010

Being Thankful

Today I am thankful
I'm thankful for simple things like sunshine,
good food,
loving friends,
and family.
I'm thankful for the promise of spring.
I'm thankful for baseball.
I'm thankful for my job
and endless opportunities for my future.
Today I'm thankful for support and encouragement.
I'm thankful for blog friends,
and prayers of loved ones.
I'm thankful for quality,
not quantity.
Today I'm thankful
that I'm thankful
**What are you thankful for?

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Heart Surgery

The last few weeks I have been receiving a heart transplant.
My old heart started out full of sadness which turned into bitterness and morphed itself into a deep rooted fear and disbelief that God can make beauty from ashes.
I traded a life of peace, beauty, and redemption for a hopeless life of bitterness, resentment, and shackling chains.
Jesus has been chasing me. Chasing me with His spirit and the prayers of many.
He began performing surgery without my knowledge or conscent.
I am so thankful that I serve a God that LOVES me despite my hardened unbelieving heart.
He LOVES me enough to take that heart and not just repair it but to make it new.
He LOVES me enough to pick up this sopping mess of a sinner and carry me to safety.

It has been and will be a long journey of making sure we cut out all the rotting parts of my heart, but I am hopeful now that He is the one restoring me instead of the world.

At the end of the day I hold a new truth...


Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Today I am going to choose to see the world through optimistic eyes.
Today I am going to choose joy.
Today I am going to choose to have hope.

What are you going to choose for your day?



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Saturday, January 2, 2010


HOPE: the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best. Something that is hoped for. To look forward to with desire and reasonable confidence. To believe, desire, or trust. To place trust, rely.

The bible says :

"Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord." -Psalm 31:24

"But the eyes of the Lord are those who fear Him, on those whose hope is in His unfailing love." -Psalm 33:18

"We wait in hope for the Lord, he is our help and our shield." -Psalm 33:20

"Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him." -Psalm 62:5

***How I could use a dose of His hope today...
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