June 26, 2015

SCOTUS and prayer

Something happened today which has put a fire in my gut. The SCOTUS told the states that same-sex marriage is legal. I'm not upset about the marriage issue. I'm upset because 5 people told the rest of us what we can and can't do. 5 people legislated from the bench because they think it's right. The problem is it's not their job. But what can we do? We didn't vote them in and we can't vote them out. Are we helpless in this situation?

I say no. But we've got to get together and allow that fire to spread.

prayer

June 25, 2015

Little steps towards goals.

Last Saturday I had the privilege of testing with seven other KICS students. It was an amazing day.

TWD Upper Belt Test June 2015-2
( Captain took some beautiful pictures. He's good and generous like that. )

June 22, 2015

Feeling overwhelmed?

I woke up this morning overwhelmed. It actually started to kick in last night but this morning it was fully overhead weighing me down with questions and accusations. I'm now exhausted and I've only been out of bed for two hours. We wont talk about how long I have been awake.

refuge

June 19, 2015

Moments in time

I have come back to the idea that life is made up of a multitude of moments many times over the years. No one denies this, but I wonder how often we remember it. Obviously I forget quite a bit considering how many times I have returned to it.

moment

June 15, 2015

What happens when the path to your goal gets bumpy?

I have a test this coming Saturday to go up a belt level in taekwondo. The gym we have class in, and where I do boot camp and my personal training, is closed all week because the church is having VBS and will be using that space. There is a chance of rain every day this week. And yet, what I know is I have a goal, one I have been working towards, and one I want to reach regardless of whether the stars align or not.

obstacles


June 10, 2015

5 things to consider when interacting with police officers

I feel like we are becoming what the Grinch complained about in regard to the Whos. 
Noise, noise, noise.

And yet.

We all have the freedom to speak our opinion.
We should be able to be brave enough to say what we want to say.

But is anyone really listening?

June 8, 2015

All or nothing.

Sometimes I am way more all or nothing than I should be. After talking about the "15 minute" thing and making choices and being intentional in our lives yesterday, I have now found about 5 different 15 minute things to add to my day. Somebody stop me!

all or nothing

June 7, 2015

Do today over.

Sometimes we lose track of time. Sometimes we turn around and a month has gone by, a year has gone by, or just a day has gone by, and we question what happened in that time. What if we did make a difference in some way. Whether it's in our own life, in the life of another, or both? How long would it take? When would we be able to look back and know we spent our time wisely?

Choosing today

June 5, 2015

Thanks to the Warriors.

I know a girl who just returned from a 10 month deployment. She had her hard days but she made it through. I know a boy who just began a 7 month deployment. He will have his hard days but he will make it through.

Okay, they aren't boys and girls anymore, are they? But in my heart they always will be in some way. Truthfully, they are men and women in the service of the military. They stepped up to the plate, each for their own reasons, and chose to stand between us and evil.

As a matter of fact, there are people who make that choice all over the country. Whether they are deployed, serving in the military, police, firemen, or sometimes ordinary citizens, some choose to stand between good and evil all the time. They are warriors.


June 1, 2015

Becoming something new, but what is that something?

newness


There's something going on under the surface. The desire to wipe the slate clean is strong. The desire to start again fresh. But I am not sure how to go about either yet. I only know that something is going to be needed to be done about this, because the air of expectation can only last so long before one explodes.

Have you ever felt the air of expectation even when you didn't know what would come of it? Have you felt the need to do something even when you didn't know what to do?


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