I just want to say a quick note:
Yes the Cross is important…without it we wouldn’t stand a chance to be redeemed! We could never have full hearts knowing that all has been forgiven! What Jesus did on that cross and how He was brutally beaten for OUR sins is an amazing thing. We don’t deserve such love shown to us and yet there it is…a gift for us to recieve whenever we are ready to open it!
However, what is even more beautiful to me is the Stone…It did NOT stay out in front of that tomb!!! It was rolled away by the power of the Resurrection!!! Jesus didn’t just die…He arose!! He conquered our sins and finished that phase of His Journey for us!! How beautiful! I pray that today, you know He lives!
Happy Easter!! May God bless you richly!
It’s not our failures but our ability to succeed that scares us! To shine so much that you become a beacon of light for all to find there way IS to stand alone! It is within all of us to achieve greatness beyond measure!! But there’s a price! It’s a high price. To follow your heart and not people IS to go down uncharted territory!! It is awesome and it is scary! It IS SOOOO worth all that is needed to pay!! Dare to dream! Dare to create! Dare to follow through all the way to the end! There and only there lies the pot of gold!! When going after success and it’s rewards, it takes all that you have and more!! It creates an atmosphere that actually takes more than what we have as an individual…When reaching up beyond our own strength to achieve, we have to reach for a power that is both inside and outside of ourselves! We have a decision to make. We have to choose…
When told we can’t….we choose to believe them or not.
When we are mocked…we choose to rise above.
When we are ignored…we choose to encourage ourselves or not.
When we get tired…lonely…scared…or start to doubt…we choose to draw strength from something outside of ourselves.
Here’s a great video to inspire and help you to keep going for your dreams!! Get aligned with God & yourself & your gut. Then, go for it!
I hear there are some haters out there on this very special day! I say “whoa” don’t react so fast and take a broader view!
Valentines isn’t JUST for some mushy couple and the guy needs to rush around planning (yeah right!!) or some great romantic wonderfulness!! I heard from a very young (I know you feel all older and everything sweetie-but you ARE under 20!) friend of mine who gave some really wise advice! I am paraphrasing, but you’ll get the idea!
Valentines Day is about sharing love…to our friends, to our families, to the people in our lives that have shown us love, and grace. Those that have stuck with us through good times and bad. Those that have been just a whisper that we will always remember in our lives! It’s a time to care not only for others, but also for ourselves! We need to learn to love us too…Honestly, as Jesus Himself loves us…UNCONDITIONALLY!! Some of us need a new viewpoint…So take a deep breath and do something nice for yourself and for ALL of those people in your life that have meant something to you!! At the very least, give a smile and let your heart say thank you!
Much love to you all!! And I am VERY thankful for all of you!!
Happy Valentines Day!
…telling you how much He cares for you! Learn to look around and soak His love in. Take the time each day to stop…Be Still…and know He is attending to your cares, worries and desires! Here’s a video to see some of that beauty!
Take a deep breath and have a wonderful and blessed day!