Saturday, October 20, 2012

"The Power of Words"

My friend Laurie put together this amazing video to help me promote my anti-bullying campaign "The Power of Words." I am so excited to launch this campaign in a new way!!! The next step is to get this video in front of school counselors in Tacoma. My passion is that this would go state wide, then nationwide!!!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Jump off the merry-go-round

Lately I have been recognizing some deep seeded issues of rejection in my life. I know every human struggles with rejection, but for a long time, I've been letting it win. There came a point recently where I realized "this is holding me back, from eveything God has for me."  The pain of actual past rejection and the fear of anticipated rejection is keeping me stuck. Rejection is a wall that seperates you from true community.  It takes humility, forgiveness and bravery to push through it and love your fellow man.  I see rejection as a merry-go-round, at first it seems comforting, the round and round and round motion, but after a while you just want to either jump off, or barf .Also, the longer you stay on a merry-go-round, the faster it starts to spin.  It takes guts to jump off a fast spinning merry-go-round, and who can rescue someone from one.  So you have a choice, stay where there is no risk and spin round and round, or JUMP! My choice is to jump. I am going to do and say, all the things I have been holding back that have kept me from being an effective member of my community! I can't wait to see what will happen! Will you jump?

Monday, October 8, 2012

Wind in the sails

I was talking to my roommate tonight about the struggle of asking for help.  Asking for help is one of the most humbling things we have to do as humans. The fact that I have partial arms and legs means that asking for help comes with the territory. The truth is, we all have needs. The truth is God desires to meet our needs.  He does not desire that we would have a deficit in any area of our life, but so often we ask for help as though He wont answer. When we believe this, the only option is to meet our needs on our own, which leads to burn out.  It's like being in a sail boat and instead of turning the sails at full mast towards the wind, we grab oars and row like a maniac towards our destination. The truth is, the wind is there, and if you trust in the wind and turn your sail towards the wind, it will fill your sails and propell you forward to your destiny.  The point is you must turn toward Him and admit your need. He will answer, He will fill every part of your life, every area that you invite Him in.  Let Him fill your sails and rest in His will.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

If You Say Go

The Rita Spinger song "If You Say Go" has spoken so deeply to my soul lately.

If you say go
We will go
If you say wait
We will wait
If you say step out on the water
And they say it can't be done
We will fix our eyes on you and we will come

This pretty much sums up where I am right now. I am in a season of change and transition, and with that comes a brutal war. When ever we step out to walk on water, fear, doubt and not to mention a big squal, comes against us.  But that doesn't mean it's not worth it. I say it is!  I desire God's full will for my life. I am stepping out on the water. I have a whole weeks vacation next week, which I had to fight very hard for.  I am using it to move my motivational speaking business forward. This is awesome and scary. I know that God will meet me.  Please pray for doors of opportunity to open wide!!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Heavenly Father

My Church had a 12 hour prayer and worship time. I went for a couple hours. This poem came to me.


Heavenly Father you are good
You know when I am tired and I need to rest
You know when I am hungry and need to eat
You know when I am thirsty and need to drink
You know when I am happy and need to dance
You know when I am sad and need to cry
You know the plans you have for me and how to fullfill them
Heavenly father you are good

By: Jenny Adams