Mar. 21, 2007

I want to hear from you...

Well as some of you know (if you've read October 7th post), Mark and I have a 'few' baby names! You also will see that they aren't all that common. But lately I've been liking a few very old fashioned names.
I would like to hear from you, the total truth, on how you feel about these names:
Baxter- Baker
Maverick- Wild in action & thought
Theodore- Divine Gift
Malcolm- Dove (which symbolizes peace)
Beatrix- Bringer of Joy
So now, let me know your opinion!!!

Challenge to myself...

The other night, my sister, my mom and I watched Pollyanna. It has been so long and I didn't remember the majority of the movie. But there was a message in that movie that really impacted me. Pollyanna shares a game with everyone she meets called the "Glad Game". When you are faced with a bad situation or with a person who tends to make you scream, instead of speaking that way about it, you choose to see what you can be glad about. Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response. More times than not, my response in a situation is one of pessimism.
My challenge to myself is that I will find something in every situation to be happy about. To see the good in people instead of dwelling on their faults. To see what they could be and not what they lack. Because thats how I want people to see me.
So be GLAD!!

Mar. 19, 2007

Faith & Love

"At the beginning of every act of faith, there is often a seed of fear. For great acts of faith are seldom born out of calm calculation. "
Max Lucado


"To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket- safe, dark, motionless, airless--it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.”
C.S. Lewis