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NOT guilty!

I have wrassled with some guilt today.

I know we all do it…. we let it creep in and steal our joy.

It’s past…it’s old news, it’s OVER.

Yet, I still allowed it to overwhelm my thoughts today and take my “ZIP” away like one of my friends observed today.  He said, “You don’t seem very zippy today.”  He was right.  I was down.  I was sad.  I have things on my mind that my mind has twisted and made stupid.  I think about the past and how I could have done this or that right or better …and then I feel like a failure.  YUCK!

WHAT WAS I THINKING!?!

As another friend pointed me to my GO TO scripture while I was right in the middle of a mini-meltdown:

“NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST ME SHALL PROSPER.” -Isaiah 54:17  (I’m horrible at recalling the addresses in the Bible.  I can tell you stories or even point you to the book a verse or story came from, but exact spots, my brain doesn’t hold on to.  I DO REMEMBER THIS ONE THO…and I know it’s because God blessed me with it.  He knew/knows that I NEED THIS VERSE CONSTANTLY.)

I rebuked the stupid devil, rearranged my thoughts and held on to the VICTORY God gave me through Jesus!

He said….. NOT GUILTY!

I love this song which says exactly what I’m talking about:

Change

People do change.
Most say they don’t.
Most believe it’s not possible.
You will hear people say, “Once a thief, always a thief.” Put any noun in place of thief, it’s been said.

Why do we think people can’t change?

Mainly because they don’t give us reason to believe they can or even when they do give us plenty of reason, we tend to look at the “mark” we have against them. This so called mark may even be years old, but it still clouds our opinion of them. We don’t even consider that it may be sitting on their chest like an elephant, because of the way we look at or treat them or at the very least due to their own conscience.

I am the first to remember when someone “done me wrong.” The taste of betrayal or the anger I felt in a situation comes back quick as a rabbit by just recalling the memory.

People change, though…

I was lost, but now am found. I was a sinner and now God refers to me as His saint. Wow. God forgave me of all my sins–past, present and future.

People do change.

I changed. I still have a lot of change (growing) to go through, but thanks to God I am on a lighted pathway and not on the darkened alley satan had me stumbling down.

People change.

I’ve seen drunks become sober, mean people become, well, less mean (moving toward nice), gossips become convicted by the words they speak and minds changed, because they can change.

It can happen.

It does happen.

People change.

Do you need a change?

You are trying to send a message aren’t you?

Today’s title is a comment I received from a friend earlier on Facebook.

I had posted a picture of my fresh new hair color yesterday and my face had NO-MAKE UP on it!  *GASP!*  Then, my post this morning was “I’m me and that is all.”  I really didn’t mean for those two things to go together, but they did anyway.

My “I’m me…” post was born from my mood this morning.  I really wasn’t thinking I was sending some message to every one.

A lot of times I wake up with crazy things running through my head.  The last few days have been reflection days.  I’ve just been on this emotional trip fueled by woman hormones (gag) and the fact that summer is coming to an end.  I do this every year, really.  Summer is marching out and the first day of work is quickly headed my way.  I’m not saying that saddens me.  I LOVE MY JOB and I cannot wait to be back with my coworkers (most of which are dear friends) and my students whom I most always adore.  It’s just this transitional period that gets me into this “reflection” state.  I start thinking about things I’ve gotten accomplished this summer and all the things that will be on my TO DO lists in the near future.  I was thinking this morning, I’M ME and that is all.  I can only do so much.  You can only get so much done and accomplish a certain amount of things within a certain amount of time.  I don’t want to worry myself with regret of what I haven’t done or with any kind of doom or gloom of what is to come.  I’M ME AND THAT IS ALL.  I will give my all and that is the end of it.

So, there.  No HUGE message, or was it?

As for the NO MAKE-UP me…I wasn’t really trying to send a message, but after this comment from my friend and thinking about my post above, I realized,

I’M ALWAYS TRYING TO SEND A MESSAGE!  (sometimes it’s easy to get…other times, it’s not–YA GET IT? haha!)

So, here is the next part:

The no make-up message is not one of a make-up industry boycott or anything like that.  Most of my summers are NO MAKE-UP DAYS!  I love the freedom of not having to put on any make-up.  In the summer, I don’t worry about being on a schedule; although, I do still like to get up quite early, eat the same thing for breakfast each day and get a walk in before 8 a.m.  So, NO MAKE-UP is just a message of freedom.  Not that make-up is a restriction to me.  Make-up just helps ACCENT my beauty, I believe.  I know that sometimes I may accent a little too much, but most of the time, I try to just use it as a supportive mechanism.  HAHA!  This message isn’t as complex as the first one, I suppose, but still a message.  Make-up or not—I’M ME AND THAT IS ALL!

So here is the NO MAKE-UP ME:

me

 

 

I was doing a little creeping on FB earlier and found the image below on this cool crazy FIRED UP guy’s page.  This guy’s name is Aric Bostick as you can see on the image.  If you ever need a boost for your day, this dude always has some kind of awesome saying, picture or comment.  The image below which he posted TODAY, I’ve decided is THE  MESSAGE I’m trying to send not just to everyone, but mostly to me:

 

FREE

 

…AND THAT IS ALL.

 

Back Road Thinkin’

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Continuing a little photo series.  Yesterday, it was of the sky.  Today, the back road.

There’s something about a back road that just makes you think.

Sometimes, your mind needs a back road.  A back road, to me, brings back memories of friends.  We used to travel down trails like this (in fact, this is one of those very trails) with no real destination.  It makes me think of the music we played and how we laughed together about all kinds of stuff.   Good times. 

I thank God for back roads.

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