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Eggs, Bunnies and Easter

I really wish these kind of thoughts didn't enter my mind... and I really wish I didn't feel the need to share them in a blog. My blogs are just what has been filling journals and composition books for years.  The only reason I started putting them in blog form was for someone like me. Someone who at times feels way too "normal" and at the same time so "abnormal". This process isn't always easy for a recovering people pleaser personality like mine. I'd be more comfortable  just keeping my opinions to myself and having you like me. I am happy to say, though, that at the age of 45 I am much more OK with you not liking what I say and instead doing what I feel I'm supposed...

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Wholeheartedly "Undone"

It's exciting to see what God is doing with this message of living Wholeheartedly! I wanted to share a blog with you that I read last night from my friend, Jonathan Stone. It reminded me of what we are talking about in living our lives wholeheartedly. Wholehearted 1. Completely and sincerely devoted, determined, or enthusiastic 2. Marked by complete earnest commitment: free from all reserve or hesitation Some of the most powerful moments  in my life have been when I have chosen to put action to what is stirring in my heart. Moments where I've made the choice to appear foolish or misunderstood... Moments where the choice was made from a sincere, devoted and enthusiastic heart... Free from all reserve and hesistation....

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EXTRAVAGANT

Hope this doesn't sound too weird, but I'm feeling like I did when I was anxiously awaiting the birth of one of my kids! You know that butterfly feeling in your stomach when excitement and anxiousness is all rolled up together and you can't be still kind of feeling? The feeling of  "I'm in over my head" yet knowing the overwhelming blessings and benefits of what being in over your head is bringing into your life! I can't get past point one from this past week's sermon from our EXTRAVAGANT series: God wants it all!   He wants me in over my head totally dependent on Him. Living an extravagant life... exceeding the bounds of reason. He doesn't expect obedience...

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Thrive- Wholehearted

In my previous blog,  Wholehearted I mentioned putting our hands to those things that God has placed in our hearts.  A desire that has been in my heart for years is having resources for encouragement and avenues of connection for women. In today's world we have had so many messages in front of us.  Sometimes the messages that I believed to be true weren't as visible and accessible. A lot of the things I would read concerning women didn't resonate with me and what I felt like God had put in my heart.  Not saying everything out there was off base... just didn't hear many voices speaking my language.  I know what is in my heart is not appealing to...

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