Time To Be.

It’s time to be, time to try.

How do we give ourselves permission to “just be”? Especially when the panic sets in because we are not “accomplishing” anything “productive”?  By evidence of this very struggle, I believe it shows that we are in dire need of rest, of being reminded, we are but human, messy, out of control sometimes, but intrinsically valuable humans.  We are not machines, we are not work-horses, we are not robots, we have a heart, a soul, a life.  One life.  One life to live.  To do our best to live it fully.

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And I would argue that we were created, and our Heavenly Father created us to be creative in our each individualistic ways.  Like an expression, like part of God’s DNA is in our very finger tips, and that when we create, it becomes a flowing-out of, who He is, as He is, in us.  His DNA becoming visible.  If we don’t express it, it stays hidden, a seed, that is not able to grow to its full potential.  I don’t know about you, but I want that FULL potential.  That whole expanse of opportunities, to truly be who we were meant to be.  Flourishing wild; the things in our hearts.

I think it’s beautiful that something not visible in us (an idea, a concept) can be made seen and shared with humankind.  Like how God created:  Hebrews 11:3 “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear”.  How cool is that???!  I love that verse.

Another good one:  Colossians 1:16 “for by Him were all things created, that are in heaven and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones or dominions, or principalities or powers:  all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

So when we create, we are participating, becoming part of God’s “creating”.  We get to dabble, to try.  A kind of mimicking, like children mimic their parents.

Pretty cool to be part of His creation.  It’s almost like a real sad tragedy if we don’t try our hand at this.  Like if the children of this world never tried to paint or write or speak our language because they were afraid of NOT DOING IT PERFECTLY.

So God… what kinds of Hopes and Desires do You want us to try?  Any ideas?

Readers, please comment below, your ideas, things you have WANTED to try, but hold yourself back because of the perfectionism clawing at you.  Please share, so we can encourage one another to go full steam ahead, and not let that nagging fear have the last word.

 

Dreaming…

Dreaming.

That is what this blog is about.  Isn’t it wonderful, when we allow ourselves to look at the open expanse of this world, as a canvas to paint our dreams, and have the courage to try?  It is my goal to use this blog as a catapult to do just that.  Explore the dreams that I have held onto, yet not attempted, for far too long.  And I hope you will join me! So, as writing is one of these “dreams”… here is blog number one!

The first picture below, is one of those pictures that get my creative mind going.  The pictures are from a hike my husband and I took, which was absolutely gorgeous.  We had such a fun afternoon exploring the trail.   It was incredibly beautiful, although a little windy, and my head hurt a little after a while because I am currently fighting a stupid cold.  It was worth it though.  Well worth it.  We took many pictures, but here are just a few.  I hope these inspire you too, and I hope you enjoy your Saturday, and the rest of your weekend.  I’m hoping we can enjoy a few more before the snow starts rolling in….

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This picture below, is my new tree friend.  As soon as I laid my eyes on him, I was transported to those Dr. Suess books that I love oh so much!  I will go back and visit him someday, and see how he is doing.  Such a cool tree.

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I love the below picture as well…. so magical!  Makes me wonder why we don’t go on hikes every single day!

 

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…. as you can see, even my husband has his hoodie up… it was a pretty good wind out there, but again, so worth it.

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