Tuesday, March 6, 2012
"Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death. Grab life by the mane. Set God-sized goals. Pursue God-ordained passions. Go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention. 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. Consider the lilies. 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 a new trail. 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." ~ Mark Batterson
Thursday, March 1, 2012
This is how my day went: I woke up in the blue bedroom looking at the cracked ceiling. Then I dressed in a hurry and slipped out the side door and walked into town. I stopped by the Red House Cafe and drank a bowl size cup of coffee. I walked in the warm sand down by the beach. Early in the morning, It was quiet there. I looked at my feet and liked how they were tan and pretty against the crashing waves. My hair softly whipped my face. I sat up to read the book I brought with me. It was a perfect day.