Monday, August 31, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Yesterday at church our pastor was also talking about stress. He spoke of the pressures in our life that we have or will one day face. There will come a day in your life, he explained, when a situation arrives that you will have no control over and the stress of the situation will be too much for you to handle. Why does this happen, we ask? "Letting “all hell break loose” in our lives is the only way God can get our attention at times. God will often let more be put on us than we can handle so that we will stop boasting in our own strength and become desperate for His," He explained. Yes, there is hope. There is a God that is sovereign and in control of every situation. If we no longer see our problem as our own but as God's problem (God's cancer, God's addiction, God's job, etc.) then we are set free. We leave the situation at His feet and trust in Him to take care of the burden...
Ahhhh, what a sweet and refreshing comfort! Sweeter than even an ice cold glass of freshly squeezed lemonade...
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
"I read because one life
isn't enough, and in the page of a book I can be anybody;
I read because the
words that build the story become mine, to build my life;
I read not for
happy endings but for new beginnings; I'm just beginning myself, and I wouldn't
mind a map;
I read because I have friends who don't, and young though they
are, they're beginning to run out of material;
I read because every journey
begins at the library, and it's time for me to start packing;
I read because
one of these days I'm going to get out of this town, and I'm going to go
everywhere and meet everybody, and I want to be ready." ~Richard
Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school
supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly-sharpened pencils if I knew your
name and address.
Monday, August 17, 2009
I am inspired by the new day, a new week, starting clean and fresh, and my great fellow writers and inspirators: Carrie Bradshaw, Anne Shirley, Mary Engelbreit, and Jane Austen. What is going to fail when you have those chics on board, right?
I've named my blog "In My Tennis Shoes" (as you probably already noticed)... I'm not exactly sure why... I guess its because I feel so much better, confident, and secure in my tennis shoes. I feel strong in them, like no task is too large. And as I am blogging right now and was tyring to figure out what to name my blog (who new you named these things?), I sit at my small desk in the corner of my small room with my t-shirt and undies I slept in last night, a pair of white cotton socks and my super exciting gray and pink Mizuno tennis shoes.
So this first entry is dedicated to you my dear old friend: To the many paths we've walked together and to those we have yet to conquer!