Feb 21 2012

Not Picture Perfect

I remember putting this song on repeat in college and listening to it over and over again.  I’m sure annoying my roommates. 

"Not everything is gonna be

The way you think it ought to be

It seems like every time I try and make it right

It all comes down on me

Please say honestly You won't give up on me

And I shall believe"

Matt BrouwerI Shall Believe

Now, I’m doing it again. Not because I’m wallowing (well maybe a little), but because I want the reminder that even though sometimes life doesn’t turn out the picture perfect way you thought it would, God doesn’t give up on you.

Today, I’m celebrating 6 years of motherhood.  My oldest daughter, Emily, turns 6 today, but I’m not with her.  She is visiting her Dad. 

Not the picture perfect Kid’s Birthday celebrations that I thought would happen.  It feels like a part of me has died, but I’m still kickin’.

I Shall Believe. 

"Broken in two

"I know You're on to me

That I only come home

When I'm so all alone

But I do believe"

When things don’t go the way you plan, you either can run away from God, or run to Him. 

"Open the door

And show me Your face tonight

I know it's true

No one heals me like You

And You hold the key"

He can unlock you from wallowing in depression when things don’t turn out the picture perfect way you thought they would. 

"Never again will I turn away from You

I'm so heavy tonight

But Your love is alright

And I do believe"

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Feb 20 2012

Live in the Moment

You can get so wrapped up in the “what’s next” that you forget about “the now”

Went to a great restaurant over the weekend called Catelli's, and I noticed on the menu there weren’t specials of the day, or soup of the day.  They were called Moments. 

Pizza and Pasta of the Moment

I actually asked them about it.  Because I thought it was cool.  The chef herself told me, she didn’t like committing to a special for very long, or one special dish for every day of the week and to have to constantly repeat it. 

She goes to her garden, gets the herbs that are fresh, and sees what fresh ingredients she has, and creates the Pasta of the Moment. 

I don’t know about you, but I want to order up my life like that.  Take what “ingredients” you have in life and create something special out of it.

Don’t worry about what ingredients you’re lacking, like the right stuff or the right relationship, but make the most out of the ingredients that you have; your family, your friends, your purpose.

Be okay with who you are, and where you are.  Stop worrying about what’s next.

Philippians 4:6

New International Version (NIV)

6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

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