Oct 28 2011

Rear View Mirror

Amanda Carroll Rear View Mirror by K-LOVE Radio

I love fall, but it means the holidays are coming along with the to do list, the worn out and ragged.

This time of year the rear view mirror is a scary thing.  I don’t know about you, but that’s usually where I find grey hairs, pluck them out, and check my makeup at the end of the day, usually to respond with "WOAH…must have been a long one." 

My mom said something to me yesterday that changed my attitude of the quick glimpse we get of ourselves in the rear view mirror. She’s always telling me not to be so hard on myself. 

I looked at my eyes in the rear view mirror yesterday, and noticed how tired they looked.  I heard my mom’s voice in my head at that moment and realized…

I'd rather have tired eyes because I spent my time working hard and enjoying moments with my children, than sitting around waiting for life to get easier. I choose the full life. Besides that's what they make cover up for.

 

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Oct 27 2011

Let Go of Your Paddle

Amanda Carroll "Drifting" by K-LOVE Radio

I don’t know about you, but this week’s free download at klove.com, Plumb’s new song, “Drifting”, really resonates with me.  Especially if you feel like you are stuck or unsure of your future.  Not sure where to go next or where to turn.  The lyrics are found here.

"You might be drifting

And can't find the shore,

So Hopeless

And all alone.

The waves are crashing

All around you.

Just when you've lost the will to live

You see the sun.

I am hurt and nearly drown.

Open up your eyes.

I cry for help. You turn around."

It’s such a deep visual. You can literally see yourself in a canoe in a raging river not knowing what to do, where to go or how to get out.  

Just like you face a daunting problem or stressful situation in life. If you just find the strength to ask for help.  That’s really all it takes.  To say, “God, I don’t know what to do here, I need your help to guide me.”

Loved the analogy today from a listener, Rose. She actually has a blog I love at http://rospiration.blogspot.com

Time to let go of your paddle, and let God do the steering.

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