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Excuse Me While I Go Write My Novel

A dream is a wish your heart makes.  A goal is the vehicle that drives the dream to fruition.  So to all of you, don’t just dream – set that thing in motion.  Do what you need (for yourself, your heart, your spirit) to do to get your goal and dream accomplished.  Seek wisdom.  Get a support group.  Stay accountable.

Getting Ready to Write by Marvia Davidson
Getting Ready to Write by Marvia Davidson

Today I choose ME.  I choose to do that thing that I’ve been afraid to do.  Today I choose to use the voice the Shepherd gave me.  Today I choose my life.  Today I choose my story about His glory.  Today, yeah, Today is that day. Today I choose to lean in. So if you’ll please…

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When the Seed Dies …

The Life of a Seed …

35 But someone may ask, “How will the dead be raised? What kind of bodies will they have?” 36 What a foolish question! When you put a seed into the ground, it doesn’t grow into a plant unless it dies first. 37 And what you put in the ground is not the plant that will grow, but only a bare seed of wheat or whatever you are planting. 38 Then God gives it the new body he wants it to have. A different plant grows from each kind of seed. 1 Corinthians 15

I’ve been reading the bible all my life, and how did I miss this ?!? In God’s own time he reveals what we are to know at just the right time we are meant to know it.  For me that day is today.

Girl Holding Plant

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In Honor of International Women’s Day – Spiritual Midwives

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Today I find community in an unexpected place.  I find the birth of the real and authentic me in an unexpected place.  It is not in the physical realm because it was not born there.  It was born in the heart of a very brave woman whose own dream was set on fire.  Those flames have since ignited several burning embers amid a community of diverse women.  Women who, perhaps, once thought themselves irrelevant, voiceless, ashamed, shy, or fearful, and I was one of them – but not anymore.  Though I’ve been writing for a while, this is the year I’ve really been breaking out of the shell thanks to other blogger, women of faith, and my first synchroblog participation as inspired by Sarah BesseyContinue reading In Honor of International Women’s Day – Spiritual Midwives

That Old Pesky Impulse…

That ole pesky impulse is back at it again.  I’m sure you’ve felt it at one point in your life too – that nagging naysayer voice that rings out any time you take a positive leap forward deviating from the norm of your life.  I’m writing a book.  GASP!!!!  I didn’t intend to, but there it is.  It is now one of the goals I am actively pursuing.  I’ve always liked to write, but now I’m putting my own feet to the fire, giving myself the pep talk I’ve given so many other people… “You can do it.”  I often struggle coming to grips with it, but it’s too late now because I’ve already begun.  My head say yes while my heart says, “whoa there, cowgirl;” yet I’m still inching forward.  Arrghhhhhhh!  If you could only really hear my screaming because I am screaming.  I’m a little out of my element.  Maybe that’s how pursuing a dream is supposed to be – unsettling – because you are settling into a new you, a new reality, and new sense of “be”-ing.

I thought this writing idea would be great, but then life happened.  I happened.  It happened.  Sermons happened.  God kept happening – busting up on the scene of my heart. It just was happening.  And now I have barely started a journey I’m not sure I can finish.  So let’s keep it short and simple.  In the words of Thoreau, “move confidently in the direction of your dreams.”  No need to be afraid.  Don’t get ahead of yourself.  Slow and steady.  This dream.  Yes! This dream is worth all my pursuit.  God didn’t give it to me for nothing.  I will move fiercely, fearlessly forward!  You go do the same.  Own it.  Own who you are.  You are a purposeful being.

We are often our own competition.  I am my own worst critic.  We end before we even begin.  We talk ourselves out of moving forward.  We let our lips speak in disbelief that we would actually have something of value to lend the world.  Basta!  Enough!  Silence those voices trying to crush your dream, vision, and goal!  Close the door on the past, and move forward.

Let’s not keep shooting ourselves (metaphorically) in the foot 2013.  Our lives and desires are precious.  Let’s take bold steps of faith and leave no stone of creativity unturned. Leave no word left unspoken.  Let’s leave no phrase unwritten, rewritten, or lying dormant.  Leave no dream unfulfilled.  Leave no opportunity unexplored.  Let no failure, even if epic, deter you from pushing through.  Believe in the dreams.  They are beautiful.  They are gifts. More than anything, dreams and calling matter; “for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable” (Romans 11:29).  Get fearless.  Get tenacious.  Get to work.  Settle in to the uniqueness of being fully you and expressing those gifts and dreams.

The world can be blessed by you simply because you just chose to “be.”  Get comfy in your running’ shoes. Run your race.  Run it with passionate zeal.  Run it with your eyes on the prize.  Run as if you’ll never stop.  Breathe deep.  Only you can run your race.  I believe in you!  Now you need to believe in you.  Write it down.  Plan it out.  Go forward with bold confidence.  Listen intently to the song your heart has been singing.  For each of us it will be different, and you must express that voice in ways that are authentic and original to who you are.  There’s only one you.  There’s only one me.  What you have to offer IS worth it.  You are worth it.

Now, go live by just…being!  Let that being become what you do.  It was always who you were.

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Verse retrieved January 29, 2013 from http://bible.cc/romans/11-29.htm.