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SMUDGE WEDNESDAY? WHY?

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Great message from my friend Donna Spencer Collins

Originally posted on WE Rise:

images (1)Many people would say, that’s the day people go to church and come out with black smudges on their forehead or hand.   But they only know what they see; they do not know the why and the reason.  Unfortunately, many Christians do it because they are supposed to do it without knowing its meaning and purpose.  Nevertheless, for all who come, the simple act of coming and receiving the imposition of ashes is an act of faith.  It is not a symbol of humiliation or punishment but a revelation. I believe when one intentionally carves out a portion of their day, and engages in this act of worship, they are expressing a desire to be in relationship with God with the hope God’s desire is to be in relationship with them.

Ash Wednesday begins the forty days of Lent which symbolize the 40 days Jesus fasted in the wilderness; overcoming…

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My One Word 2015 – Release

OWNewCoverI am currently reading the book “One Word that will change your life”.  It is sort of an alternative to making all kinds of New Year’s Resolutions that don’t stick.  The website says this about the book:

One Word that Will Change Your Life will inspire you to simplify your life and work by focusing on just one word for this year. That’s right! One Word creates clarity, power, passion and life-change. The simple power of One Word is that it impacts all six dimensions of your life – mental, physical, emotional, relational, spiritual, and financial. Simply put, One Word sticks. There is a word meant for you and when you find it, live it, and share it, your life will become more rewarding and exciting than ever.” (x)

I originally heard of the book when I came across a 4-day devotional plan in the bible app.  I went through that and was intrigued and wanted to know more, so I purchased the e-book.  I read the first couple chapters and went about trying to discover my One Word.  I will admit it took me better than a week to figure out what it would be.  I had lots of words flying around in my head.  I prayed everyday for God to give me clarity on what my one word should be to focus on for the year.

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After much prayer and consideration, my One Word for the year 2015 is “Release”.  I can see a million ways this word may come into my life, but here are a few examples:

  •  Release control – Stop trying to control everything and trust God
  • Release anxiety/fear/worries – to God
  • Release stress
  • Release old ideas I have about what my life was supposed to be. – Some of those ideas are no longer realistic.  I need to look at the blessings I have in life and look to God for purpose and direction.

I am sure there are many other ways that my One Word will come into play in my life over the year.  I will be praying about this and being mindful about this.  I will let you know if I have any breakthroughs! :-)

Let me know if you have any questions or comments.

<3 Liz

 

 

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Song of the Week – 1/19/15

Because I am really into this song right now, I decided to share it again…

Song of the Week – 10/13/14.

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Song of the Week (or of the New Year) – 1/13/15

Matthew West – “Day One”

I wanted to post this video last week, but it was just released today.  I heard it on the radio and thought it was just perfect for the new year.  Enjoy

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New Year? Now what?

Friday, January 2, 2015
Do you usually keep your resolutions? Tell us about a time when you were particularly successful.

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Honestly, I am having a hard time thinking of a time I was successful.  For a long while I didn’t make any resolutions at all because I knew I wouldn’t keep them.  So I guess I was successful in not making resolutions.  The truth is, if you want to change something or do something in your life, you don’t have to wait until January 1st to get started.  You just need a plan… this is what I want, and this is how I am going to get it.  So I guess right now I am in the planning stage.  I know what I want, but I need to lay out a concrete path to move forward.

I hope that whether or not you make resolutions, you are successful in whatever it is you want to accomplish… this year, this month, tomorrow… Today!  Change can start any time.  In the immortal words of Larry the Cable Guy, “Git ‘er done!”

Thanks for reading!

<3 Liz

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Starting Over… Again (and again, and again)

Thursday, January 1, 2015
What are your resolutions for the new year? Tell us how you picked them.

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I have lots of resolutions.  Many are the same ones I have pretty much every year.  My number one resolution for 2015 is to turn the things I want to accomplish from New Year’s Resolutions to New Life Changes.  I want to make them stick…

Here is what I want for 2015 (and beyond):

  1. Life Goals
    1. Get pregnant / Have a baby
    2. Get a new job
  2. Health Goals
    1. Eat better
    2. Exercise more
    3. Lose weight
  3. Brain Goals
    1. Write more
    2. Read more

So welcome to 2015.  Here’s to a getting off to a running start and making changes stick.

Thanks for reading!

<3 Liz

 

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Here comes 2015!

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Sorry I have been MIA lately.  One of my New Year’s resolutions is to write more and to try and post to both of my blogs at least 2 times a week.  Thanks for reading and checking out my pics.  Wishing everyone a Fantabulous 2015.

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Song of the Week 12/1 – Holiday Edition

This song… because it cracks me up… “Disco Santa” – Holiday Express

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Song of the Week – Holiday Edition

This came across my Facebook feed the other day and it is, well… WOW.

Pentatonix – “Mary, Did You Know?”

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Song of the Week – Holiday Edition

Sorry I have been MIA lately.  Things have been a little hectic.  I am going to try to post more going forward.  I am going to start this week with the Song of the Week.

It’s that season and I heard this song the other day on Sirius.  You should definitely listen to the whole thing.  It’s got a lot going on.  I couldn’t help but smile. :-)

Straight No Chaser – “12 Days of Christmas”

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