Fall Into Place

I’ve recently come to two conclusions…

The first conclusion is now that I’m a stay-at-home mom, I don’t ever want to have to punch on to somebody else’s time clock. And as a result of that first conclusion, the second conclusion is that I need to work extra hard on that which God has created me to love. 

tom-holmes-556809-unsplashI am passionate about writing, photography, and art. And I am passionate about travel. It’s time to stop being afraid of doing and actually start doing. I’m not living my life if I’m just sitting on the sidelines waiting for everything to perfectly fall into place.

Life would definitely be much more fulfilling for me, if I stopped being afraid of mistakes, shortcomings, setbacks, and the opinions of others. Life would be much more adventurous if I stop waiting for the right moment and just create the right moment. Sure, I have a two-year-old daughter and another one due in December, but they can come along on the adventures. I have to stop using motherhood as an excuse to stay home all the time and not go anywhere or do anything. I also have to stop waiting for my toddler to be 100% cooperative before we get ready to go anywhere as well.

I can take the easy route and wait for things to fall into place before I just get up and go and start doing things. But I’ve been taking that route for awhile and nothing that was truly amazing has come of it. So now is the time to take the road less traveled and start making things happen. If I want an adventure, then I simply need to start taking an adventure!

 

Living a Good Story

How often do we say we want to do something and never do it?

How often does opportunity come along for us to do something awesome and we come up with reasons not to do it?

One of my favorite books is by Donald Miller. It’s called A Million Miles in a Thousand Years. (If you want to know what it’s about, I suggest you read it!). Anyway, there’s a line in the book that says “live a good story”. I don’t remember what page, but those four words made a difference for me. I’ve sucked at it lately, but I’m making that transition again into living a good story. I come up with too many excuses and I’m simply left with another boring day in the books. What really comes of playing small? What really comes of always playing it safe?

I want to do more. Not just for myself and by myself, but with my husband and daughter and family and friends. The only person who really says we cannot do something is ourselves. I’m my biggest obstacle and I’m learning to simply get out of my way. If I want to do something, I need to figure out a way to get it done. I can’t write about experiences if I don’t have any.

It’s time to stop being boring and start having fun again.

It’s time to add some exciting chapters to the story of my life!

Stand

I know I possess
So many character flaws
But one flaw I don’t want to have
Is the inability to stand
Stand for what is right
In the sight of God
Stand for what is right
For my people
For the world I was blessed with a voice
And I will stand
I will rise above the screams
With a whisper
So I can command the attention of those
I need to share with
I must do what is right
In the sight of my Lord
My God
My personal savior, Jesus Christ
I must bring the lost
Closer to him
I can live with most of the flaws
That are in my character
Because I can work on those over time
But I can’t live with
The ability to sit and keep quiet
When I should stand and speak
And share the good news
With those who are longing to hear it
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