Tuesday, October 14, 2014

God's plan

As I continue in my daily tasks, working toward what I believe God's purpose in my life is right now, I keep listening to God's voice in my day-to-day activities, and to this wonderful song...

Ashes Remain - Here For A Reason (Single): http://youtu.be/hmXoLGK0MJg

Just last week I was privileged to speak to a wonderful group of Christian women. Each time that I present my speeches, I am just as blessed and positively influenced by the reminders that God gives me through Scripture, as I hope and pray the other women listening are.

As I was speaking, and driving to and from my speech, the message that kept resonating with me personally last week was that each day is a gift. Over and over I was reminded of how much can be accomplished in each day, of how much love and kindness we can all share, and how we can add a positive influence into others lives each and every day! Right now, a part of my God given purpose is to share my faith and life experiences with others to benefit them and make their days better. I am so so happy to feel that purpose and continue to try to live it every day!

Wishing you all a very blessed week!!

Monday, October 6, 2014


win·dow -ˈwindō/  noun
1. an opening in the wall or roof of a building or vehicle that is fitted with glass or other transparent material in a frame to admit light or air and allow people to see out.
2. a thing resembling a window in form or function, in particular.
3. an interval or opportunity for action

I caught myself gazing out a window of my home last night.  I had been completely lost in thought and I felt as though I was looking out into a world of vast unknowns...  I was day dreaming about my public speaking, and where it could take me.   I thought of so many places that I would love to see 'beyond MY window', and I silently prayed that someday I experience the views from windows all over the World!
Sometimes when I am caught up in the tasks of day to day and the busyness of being a working mom, I feel like all I see of the world around me is the limited view from the inside of my home looking out.   There have been many times that I have felt trapped or stuck inside my home, or my current lifestyle, and dreamed of being 'beyond the window'.  Because, who really know what excitement and opportunities are available on the other side of our own 'windows'!?!?
I felt compelled to find the "meaning" of the word, Window, and I share that above.  It is a very interesting meaning indeed.  I reflected on the 'windows of opportunity' that have passed me by in life, and on the many 'windows' that have admitted 'light' into my life, and allowed me to see...
I am so very thankful for all of the people around me that act as 'windows' bringing light into my life!  My children, for sure, are the largest light bringers!  They make me laugh every day, and looking at them reminds me of the importance of the side of the "transparent material" that I am on in life right now!  Then there is my pastor, my mother, my dear friends, and so many more!  The 'light bringers' are the special people in our lives who remind us that we are behind a certain 'window' or within a certain 'frame' in life for a God given reason. They motivate us to keep going and to continue to reach forward, through that current window onto bigger horizons.
Thank God for all the 'windows' in life, and for all the people who bring 'light' into our lives!!