Friday, April 23, 2010
This past Sunday, at church, a dear friend of mine, who is now a Pastor and soon to be new mom, delivered a message entitled, "No Excuses: Walking the Walk of Wholeness". Using the story from John 5:1-17 (New Living Translation) as her text, Pastor Jessica posed a rhetorical question that made me (and I know many others) want to scream out, "YES!" She asked the congregation, "Do you want to be made whole"? As I reflect on the things she said that day, I've decided to stop making excuses for my failures, disappointments, unacceptable behavior and thoughts. I am determined to live my life differently. I deliberately give myself to wholeness (spiritually, socially, emotionally, physically, financially, vocationally, and intellectually) in hopes that my life will be more significant and fruitful. I'm not sure how this will pan out but I do know that my life as I currently know it, is not what's happening! I also know that insanity is doing the same things over and over all the while expecting a new yield. I know that this journey is not one that I can place a due date on for this is a way of life change. I admit that although I am excited about the outcome, I am equally unsure how this pilgrimage will look. Stay tuned as I sojourn to wholeness. Watch me as I get it all together!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Let me first start by saying hello! Hello to you, reading this right now. Hello to me, penning this right now. Greetings to my readers are appropriate but one to herself, you might ask, is even more. See, I am in no way a writer. In fact, writing would be on the bottom of my, "Love To Do" list. Now you're probably wondering why I would create a blog if writing is not my forte. Well, simply put...I'm trying something new. We've all heard the saying, "Live Life To It's Fullest", and that's exactly what I plan to do! For most of my life, I've been some what of an introvert but over the past ten years, I've really stepped out of my shell. Instead of living behind the protection of my family, I've had to fend for myself. Instead of always having a person to lean on, I've had many lonely years. (Yes, I said years!!!) Instead of having someone to speak for me, I've had to open my mouth and say exactly what I needed, wanted, felt, thought, saw, etc. Instead of having mommy or daddy to dry my eyes, kiss my "boo-boo", and tell me it was going to get better, I've gone through boxes of tissue and gallons of ice cream, teas from Long Island, cartons of cigarettes, and more! Believe you me, there has been more!!! And all of these things, good and bad, have made me who I am at this very moment. So without further a due, I present to some and introduce to others... ME!