Friday, January 31, 2014

Anything is Possible


"When one paints an ideal, one does not need to limit one's imagination."

-Ellen Key

In the film world, we see that anything is possible.  Why?  Because there are writers and actors and directors working together to create a reality for the big screen.  Many of these production companies have names that emphasize that it is an illusion that we are watching, like "Dreamworks" or "Imagine Films."  In the "real" world, anything is possible, but we don't always believe it.  We limit ourselves to what we have already experienced, or what we can see, or feel.  But the truth is that we are creating our reality everyday, just the same way that filmmakers are making movies.  We're writing our script, and acting it out.  If we want to change something, we can change it.  We have that power.

-Lissa Coffey

The last couple of days writings have been from a daily reading I receive by email.  I'm very busy working on a project/event that will be all day Friday & Saturday.  Back to the regular grind on Monday.

Be seeing you - Have a blessed day!  Barb

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Word of the day: DESIRE

"In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.   (Jane Smiley)


Desire moves us to action.  The bigger the desire, the swifter the action.  When we really want something, we get creative, and pull out all the stops.  We engage our intelligence, we find the means to fulfill our desire.  We become empowered.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

I was really going to stick to just posting once each day ~ I seem to get obsessive with posting things I really love; but I need to put this up, because I just love it, it's so true.  :)

"Nothing will enhance abundant life more than beginning our day expecting God and ending our day remembering God"

It's been a few days since I've written, a lot going on in my life and in my head.
    I've spent many hours praying for the health of some friends & family.  I will continue to pray for their health, but I've also been praying for them to realize that they have faith inside them to believe in miracles.  We have faith because God put it there.  We didn't stumble upon it.  He gave it to us to use. 
     On another subject, I'm addicted to buying books.  Not necessarily new ones, I buy them at garage sales, thrift stores, etc.  Anyway, this past weekend while Bret was over at my house, I was getting ready to got on our weekend adventure, and he was looking through my bookcases.  He stumbled upon a book that I had forgotten I had.

So, yesterday I started reading it.  It's a work/study book that evidently was supposed to have some DVD's included.  But, since I don't have those, I'm reading it anyway.  One of the things in the introduction, Beth talks about "God Stops".   She explains that the "stop" in GodStop comes from the acronym Gad gave her:  "Savoring the Observable Presence".  When God makes Himself observable, we want to stop and take notice.  How we need to stop and learn to say to ourselves "That's God"~ Stop and savor the moment"!   A Godstop is any means by which God seems to go out of His way during your day to make Himself known to you.
     Need examples?  Any answered prayer is a GodStop.  Any occurrence that you know is more than a coincidence is a Godstop.  Even consider a Godstop a time when God suddenly catches you in a sin or action of attitude that you didn't know anyone noticed.  A sudden disciplinary action is a Godstop.  Four green lights in a row when you are late for work is a Godstop.  God's children are not driven by coincidence.  We are people of providence.
     I'm really loving the book and wanted to share what I learned on day one.


Friday, January 24, 2014

Word of the Day - DISCIPLINE

 Growth and greatness often come from those seemingly 

endless, fruitless days of discipline.


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Memories Matter

Well today was another interesting day, one of patience and progress.  Patience because, all of my appointments either rescheduled or cancelled.  It's not even snowing that hard.

On a positive note regarding progress, I got so much written for my book, not in comparison to how long it will be, but just lots of time to write, since my appointments didn't show.

As I write, its so weird, because I'm starting at the beginning of the incredible stories of where I've been, what I've done and how I've survived.  And all the while, the remembering is very emotional. Some happy, some sad, but mostly just emotional.  It makes me realize that I've spent so much of my life living in the "emotional" part, that had I known what I know now, things could have been so different.

I realize that I had to go through these things to grow into who I am now, but I feel bad for the hurt I inflicted because of my lack of regard for anyone else's feelings.  It wasn't me just being mean, it was just me not thinking that what I was doing was affecting anyone else.  I know I was forgiven years ago, but still, I hate that my family has had to deal with so much when it came to "me".

But, I will keep writing, because

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Stories Yet to be Written

It's funny that I stumbled upon this picture today.  I started writing about three days ago.  It's hard "that writing".  Has to do with my ADHD, because I get so off track.  I have to keep making little notes, so I can go back to a certain thought and stay on track.  Wish me luck, maybe this book will eventually get written.                                                                                 

Monday, January 20, 2014

The Crystal Pistol - Best Little Hair House in Town

Well, I did it.  I took the course, I passed all the tests, and now I've opened the Crystal Pistol.  The Crystal Pistol is the name of the salon I owned from 1985 until 1993.  Also known as "The Best Little Hair House in Town".
It's just amazing that I finally completed this ~ so exciting!  Not alone, I did it with a little help from all my family and friends, and a lot of help from God!