November 24, 2014

Pay it forward Potluck

We had a blast!!!  There was good food and great fun at our church’s Operation Christmas Child Packing Party and Potluck this past Friday night!

I love that I can teach my children how important it is to get together, mobilize, be active and intentional about making a positive change in their world. They are 5 & 4 and they know they have the power to make a difference.  My friends, I’m throwing out a challenge, it’s your turn to make a choice to ?#?bethechange?

How will you make a positive change in your world this Christmas season?  I’d love to hear your ideas.

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Potluck

 

May 2, 2014

Do not fear, for I am with you!

Do not fear for I am with you

Our Deepest Fear

Poem by: Marianne Williamson

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness
That most frightens us.

We ask ourselves
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.

Your playing small
Does not serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking
So that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

We are all meant to shine,
As children do.
We were born to make manifest
The glory of God that is within us.

It’s not just in some of us;
It’s in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine,
We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we’re liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.

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Special Note:  “Our deepest fear” is taken from Marianne Williamson’s inspiring book A Return to Love. It was also often quoted as part of Nelson Mandela’s moving inaugural speech.

April 1, 2014

You weren’t an accident…

You were not an accident quote

January 20, 2014

Choose to serve…

As a mom, I serve all day, everyday. Many might think there is no choice when it comes to this act of service, but there is. I choose to approach parenting with a joyful heart, not worrying about whether my kids value and appreciate the effort I put into everything I do where they’re involved. Some days this is easier to do than others. What I’ve realized though, is that I do all of these little things in the name of Christ – just like Dr. Martin Luther King encouraged us to do in his sermon adapted from Mark 10 in 1968. I do these little things in hope that all the love notes in lunch boxes, kisses on boo boos, phonics to silly dance moves, toothbrush parties, homemade costumes that fall apart (I sure ain’t no Martha Stewart lol), cookie baking sing alongs, all of the seemingly inconsequential little things I willingly do, are a blessing to my children now, will be a great blessing to my children in the future and I hope that one day, they will choose to serve their families with joy, grace, love and thanksgiving too.

MLK quote

October 11, 2013

You ARE Awesome!!!

Every Woman MUST Hear This! from untilweflyaway on GodTube.