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Pep Talk from God… July 5, 2009

Filed under: Random,Truth — Laura Kelly @ 10:29 pm

My husband keeps this posted on his mirror in the bathroom and it struck me today, so I thought I’d share it with you!  We’ve been traveling through some ministry valleys lately and it just really helped me to remember just exactly the PATH that I am on…

This is the Manifesto inspired by Mark Batterson’s book, In a Pit with a Lion On a Snowy Day: How to Survive and Thrive when Opportunity Roars

QUIT LIVING AS IF THE PURPOSE OF LIFE IS TO ARRIVE SAFELY AT DEATH

SET GOD-SIZED GOALS.

PURSUE GOD-ORDAINED PASSIONS.

GO AFTER A DREAM THAT IS DESTINED TO FAIL UNLESS GOD INTERVENES.

KEEP ASKING QUESTIONS. KEEP MAKING MISTAKES. KEEP SEEKING GOD.

STOP POINTING OUT PROBLEMS AND BECOME PART OF THE SOLUTION.

STOP REPEATING THE PAST AND START CREATING THE FUTURE.

STOP PLAYING IT SAFE AND START TAKING RISKS.

EXPAND YOUR HORIZONS. ACCUMULATE EXPERIENCES. ENJOY THE JOURNEY.

FIND EVERY EXCUSE YOU CAN TO CELEBRATE EVERYTHING YOU CAN.

LIVE LIKE TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY AND LAST DAY OF YOUR LIFE.

DON’T LET WHAT’S WRONG WITH you

KEEP YOU FROM WORSHIPPING WHAT’S RIGHT WITH GOD.

BURN SINFUL BRIDGES. BLAZE NEW TRAILS. CRITICIZE BY CREATING.

WORRY LESS ABOUT WHAT PEOPLE THINK AND MORE ABOUT WHAT GOD THINKS.

DON’T TRY TO BE WHO YOU’RE NOT.

BE YOURSELF.

LAUGH AT YOURSELF.

QUIT HOLDING OUT.

QUIT HOLDING BACK.

QUIT RUNNING AWAY.

CHASE THE LION.

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Will I Ever Get this Thang? July 1, 2009

Filed under: Random — Laura Kelly @ 12:13 am

It’s definitely been difficult (as you can tell since it’s been 1 month since my last post) to maintain some kind of discipline with this blog thang.  I have tons of ideas and thoughts swirling around in my head & heart all day long, but seems like while life flings things at me daily, I haven’t figured out the blog groove yet. But, I’m a work in progress 🙂

I am still excited to see how it will all unfold and am continually encouraged by my friends, and hubby, to keep writing. So, I guess that means that my discipline must start with just writing about whatever comes to mind or happens in my day instead of waiting for words to jump into the computer on their own, huh?!

Sorry that you’ve now read something like 135 words and been left with nothing profound!  But thanks for the support as I embark on Day One of the Discipline to Blog… we’ll see how I do 🙂

 

Here it goes… May 21, 2009

Filed under: Random — Laura Kelly @ 3:15 pm

Well, after listening to tons of my friends, my husband, some people I’ve worked for and with, and even a really sweet gal that I don’t even know (via my husband) … I’m doing it… I’m gonna start this blog thang! That sweet lady stranger’s advice was “she’s just gotta start writing”. This certainly isn’t the first adventure that I’ve jumped into completely blind!  And I do love to write, so what could I possibly have to lose?

nothin’

And I’ve learned over the years, that I seem to process life “out loud”… in journals, with a good girlfriend chat over the phone, food, or a cuppa joe, a walk with the hubby or a long talk that uses all the words I didn’t get to use on the little people in my house that day! And he just listens as the words spew out all over the place… he’s great that way!

So, your patience will be required in the first month or two as I get the hang of all of  this… I am quite a novice to all things blog, except that I read plenty of them already.

I hope this is a place where God is revealed and the journey is always focused toward discovery of the delighted heart!