Wild horses couldn't drag me away...

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Speaking Life Words

Today the message was about speaking life words, and avoiding using dark words. This message really hit home with me. One of the verses, Ephesians 4:12 to be specific, took it even further for me. I walk around putting on the face of a Christian, I talk with God multiple times a day, I LOVE my God; but yet, I still struggle with this simple thing: keeping the negative out.
I realize now that I cannot change what people think of me, or what they think they know about me---I've just got to be me, and let God's words speak through me with my actions. My mom always said 2 things: "Actions speak louder than words", & "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all". I guess the point of it all is to treat people with love, and you will get love in return. If everything you say is bad, or has a negative undertone, then how can you expect your life to be anything but miserable? Negativity can consume you, and I refuse to let it get the best of me. I've got some work to do, and I pray that God will give me the words to speak, that He'll guide me each day & help me to not fall into the traps set before me. I'm going to do what the words in the song we all sang as little kids says: "This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine...."
Let it shine people....let it shine! :)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

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Makes ya think....

So, we went to see "Social Networking" tonight, and it was a really great movie. It really got me thinking about my son's future; actually I've been thinking about that a lot lately for some reason. I want so much more for my son, than I ever had, which was nothing to look down at; I've had a pretty awesome life & been given way more than I deserve. I just want for him to grow up and think beyond the town we live in, or think beyond any "young-love" relationships.... Like I told Ryan tonight, I would not take back one minute that I've had with him for the past 11 years. It has been the best ride of my life & I hope it never ends. BUT, I want more than that for my son; I want him to experience life in a different way, I guess. I want him to experience things I never did, like living on his own--maybe even in a new and exciting, fast-pace place.... IF that's what he wants.

I guess I just think that growing up in our country, you're presented with so many opportunities that aren't usually taken advantage of---I want him to take advantage of what's out there. I don't want him to settle, or stay around home because "Mommy would be sad without him", or because of "some girl". I want him to follow his heart, be passionate, go somewhere exciting, do something, make a difference.... & I will support his every decision... even if it means it will make me sad.. I don't ever want to feel like I held him back from doing something that could change his life.....

Of course all parents think their child is the smartest, cutest thing in the world; I want Aiden to believe in himself and know that he can do anything.... I want him to live it!