When You Don't Get An Apology...

Happy Monday! Well, I hope it's a happy Monday =)

So I have a handful of little videos I call #90OrUnder. They are 90 second or less videos with a little deep thought from me. I love doing these! I love sharing my experiences with you AND I love the challenge of getting as much content as I can into 90 seconds!

In chatting with a friend recently about an apology they felt they deserved, I thought I would share this one again. I hope it encourages you! And it's only 78 seconds.

 

 

TraffickCam

Are you a traveler? 

I know a lot of people who travel frequently. Speakers, musicians, missionaries... This is for you!

TraffickCam. 

You can help authorities rescue trafficked victims with a simple app on your phone!!!

“You just enter your hotel room, and your room number. You take four pictures, and you submit them to the website... And then those become part of the pipeline that law enforcement can use to track down where the victims are being trafficked.”

Honestly... everyone one of us should have this app. So please get it and use it and lets help rescue these sweet ones.

 

TraffickCam is a free app so there is no reason not to have it. 

This link takes you to the Apple App Store. 

This is definitely worth sharing. Just use the link and write your own words. You don't need to share mine. Lets just get the word out.

 

Existing vs Living

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Why are you here? Why are you here on this earth, at this time in history?

Have you ever asked yourself that question?

Why not a 100 years ago, or a hundred years from now? Surely there must be a purpose, right? Why do we exist right now? Which begs another question I ask myself often... Are we existing or are we living?

And that is the most important question of them all. Obviously there is a reason why we were born in this generation. We each have a role to play in this life. Each role lived makes a difference.

But what kind of difference are we making?

If I am just existing then I am just getting through. But if I am living with purpose then I feel confident I will make a difference in this generation and generations to come.

Which, of course, leads to another important question, yet often hard to answer: What is my purpose?

I'll go first...

This is what I believe my purpose is -

To love well. To daily consider God's grace and mercy on me so that I may extend it to others. To embrace life and hold it in high regard. To smile at, and compliment, strangers. (Yes. I deeply believe this is one of my jobs on this earth) To be a supportive wife. To be a loving and inspiring mom. To be an open book. (Quite literally) To share the ugly, scary, and often frowned upon moments in hopes another will find freedom to do the same. To be an encourager. To bring laughter.

To me, these all are high callings. Some may seem insignificant. But to someone else they may change their world. Who knows. All I do know is that, collectively, these purposes help me stand tall and embrace my role in this life. When I walk out my front door each day I leave knowing what I can add to the world around me. No one little task is small. They are all a big part of our time here.

So, I ask you...What is your purpose? What is your purpose in this time, in this place, in your world today?

You matter. You make a difference.

 

[repost 11/30/14]

Holy Mud Bath

 

Just a quick note of encouragement from a passage that has pulled me out of many ruts...

As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man who had been blind from birth. “Rabbi,” his disciples asked him, “why was this man born blind? Was it because of his own sins or his parents’ sins?”

“It was not because of his sins or his parents’ sins,” Jesus answered. “This happened so the power of God could be seen through him…” John 9: 1-3 NLT

Jesus goes on to heal him by putting mud on the blind man’s eyes because he’s Jesus and he can do whatever he wants. The healed man begins telling everyone of this miracle. Though he definitely was met with some opposition. I encourage you to read the whole chapter today, but this man’s disease had been healed and it brought attention to God. His blindness served a purpose.

Are you feeling like you're in a rut today? Are you angry at an ailment and feeling like you're being punished with it? Do you question if your life has purpose? 

Make no mistake, your life has purpose. Your seasons, whether high or low, have purpose in them. God is in all the details, even when we struggle to feel Him... He is there. 

Think about how many times you've come through a tough season, even though you believed you'd never ever get through it and then, there you are, standing on the other side. That's a holy mud bath moment.

Even when there is no healing in sight - God is still allowing and walking you through your trial for His glory and for your good and for your growth. And who of us doesn't want to grow in our maturity, discipline, spirituality, strength, faith, trust? I know I do.

So lets look for those holy mud baths today and remember that those are moments we're being touched by God for a greater good!

Be blessed today!