Wednesday, September 30, 2009

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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Will is walking!

video

Sorry about the quality of the video, my camera's batteries were almost done. I'll have a better one later.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

moments of weakness

I guess in every person's life there comes a time when you have to tell the truth even if it hurts. Lately, I have been dealing with my own insecurities and what other's think about me. I can say out loud as much as I want that words don't hurt me and I don't care what others think, but inside I am cringing at the thought of someone not liking me or my family. I put way too much emphasis on what other's think sometimes. It's one of my downfalls. God has reminded me time and again that we are not called to be popular, we are called to bring the truth to the world, His Truth. My weakness is to say the right words to make everyone get along and I am constantly fighting that. God doens't want me to compromise His truths just to get everyone to like each other. God has given me so many opportunities to stand for the truth and sometimes I fail. I want God to work and shape me. Part of this transformation is the way I view myself. Thankfully God never gives up on me and my faults. He uses these moments to shape me. It's up to me how long it will take God to form me into the woman he wants me to be.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Power of Creativity

I know this is the end of the day, nontheless I wanted to start a new series on my blog devoted to creative ideas in ministry. I was reading a Children's Ministry Magazine called "K" and came across some great creative ideas and ways to get our creative minds moving.

Creative Idea #1

"Ideas generated in unexpected, unusual places are unexpected and unusual. when you operate within a process that imitates (or better yet, exaggerated) these circumstances, you significantly increase your creative capacity." from the book Holy Wow by Jeff White

How to get the creative juices flowing:

Ask hard questions. Why is this the best way? How do I know this is the way it should be? Why not? Relentlessly question everything.