Wow! I don't know why I am starting a blog. Maybe it is because I have a lot to say. I read a book not too long ago entitled "God's Guest List" by Debbie Macomber. A friend of mine recommended the book and I can say that it definitely made an impression on me. It talked about how God places people in our lives in different seasons and how we should take time to embrace them. But there is a part in the book that talks about following our dreams and passions. The word "passion" has been on my mind for at least 6 months now. I am a wife and a mother of two handsome boys. Although, that in of itself keeps me jammed-up busy, I find myself wondering what my passions are. Yes, I am passionate about my family but I don't know what I like to do outside of them. Unfortunately I don't have a crafty side, nor do I have a green thumb, and I certainly am not the best cook.
My passion is people, if you consider that a passion. I have always loved to speak and write and have had dreams to be a motivational speaker. When I was in high school, I thought I was going to be a news anchor. Life took a very different turn. I don't regret that turn because it brought me my husband of 13 years and counting. But some of those dreams I thought I wanted to see come true were not in line with what the Lord has for me. And that is a good thing!
I love to encourage and I love to pray for people. I love to put smiles on people's faces. I love to cry with them and laugh with them. I like to rejoice in their accomplishments. Now before you want to gag, I will tell you that I struggle with people too. Sometimes I want to punch people out, but I have to be reminded that I am a child of the Most High and can't do that. I mess up daily and am nowhere near perfect. But I am constantly seeking to be renewed and purified. The Lord has His hands full with me that is for sure.
I hope that as I share my thoughts over time that you will be encouraged. I don't always say the right thing at the right times. I will put my foot in my mouth at times and you may have to set me straight. But I want you to know that I will strive to bring a smile to your face, touch your heart, and share hope. Most of all, I hope I share the love of my Heavenly Father.