Jun 19 2012

It's Okay Not To Be Perfect

You know when you see one of those studies or survey’s that seems so

obvious you wonder why they had to spend the money to find that

answer…when you already know it’s true.

Saw this thing on the news last night about stress…it’s obvious we have a lot of it.

 

This one said, in America, over the past 30 years, your stress level

has gone up by 30%.

Feeling it the most:  Women, young people, and low income families.

Yeah, I get it.  I wish I had the magic formula to tell you how to fix

it.  Over the past couple years I’ve had to simplify my life to deal

with it.  Less activities, smaller house, realizing it’s okay not to

be perfect.

I don’t know about how you deal with it, Maybe you’ve found the secret.

I stress and worry when I start to doubt.  Will God provide for me and

my kids, will I find someone to love us…our whole crazy package?

That’s why I love being here with you.  For 4 hours a day I get to be

surrounded by positive music and encouragement that reminds me that yes…God can

do the things the bible says He can do.

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Jun 18 2012

Where You Run

We’re playing a new song from Kari Jobe called “Steady My Heart”.

It makes you think about where or who you run to when things aren’t going the way you planned.

They lyrics say:

"Even when it hurts

Even when it's hard

Even when it all just falls apart

I will run to You

‘Cause I know that You are

Lover of my soul, Healer of my scars,

You steady my heart,

I'm not gonna worry

I know that You've got me

Right inside the palm of Your hand"

I rented this movie over the weekendit’s a grown up onecalled “The Way”.  When the son was explaining to his father why he wasn’t going to finish college and instead travel around the word, he said, “You don’t choose a lifeyou live one.”

So trueplus I don’t know about you, but I’ve found, if you try to choose a way a life for yourself, it usually doesn’t happen that way. And then you have to figure out what you’re going to do when life doesn’t go the way you planned.

There are all kinds of options in this world that you can run to if or when that happens.  The biggest section in the bookstore, "Self Help."

There is a book to help you through just about any situation you’re going through.  From Parenting help, to marriage, to finding yourself. There’s a guru for just about everything.  Some are great, some are distractions, from the real thing.

You could save a lot of money, and just buy one book.  It’s the only thing that helped me when my life was falling apart, called the Bible.

I camped out on this verse for about a year…

for those who grieve He will bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.” (Isaiah 61:3)

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