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Difference Between Surviving & Getting Through #everymilemattered #flyby

The Nichole Nordeman may be my anthem for a while.  A great reminder, one which literally sings a reminder that while things may not be fabulous, we are making it.  I don’t know if I am in a place for all of her music to speak to me, but Every Mile Mattered by Nichole Nordeman is just the album for where I am right at this moment.  A bit of inspiration, without any message being thrown in my face, just a selection of songs that remind us to go on, that we aren’t doing terribly.  To be honest, I can’t listen to prosperity Christian music anymore.  If you think God won’t allow us to carry more than we can bare, you’ve clearly been very lucky because I promise you, He will.  One might argue that I’ve gotten through, or am getting through, but those people don’t know the difference between surviving and living.  As a survivor, I carry more than I can bare each and every day, pulling me down to the depths of sorrow by things I didn’t even know were there.  Yet I go on, usually at something resembling an army crawl, because I have no choice.  He gave me more than I could bare, I don’t know what He has in store next but I’m still breathing.

I definitely recommend checking out Nichole Nordeman, especially if you are like me and are drowning under the burden.  We have to do whatever we can to keep moving, giving up is not an option.

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Self Improvement in Just Moments!

MomentIt is said that you aren’t supposed to focus on I and me in writing.  I’m not sure where that rule came from or even why that is, though I can take a few guesses.  This post has a lot of those in them.  But that’s okay, it’s going to illustrate my point.

Today, I got up and was ready to work.  I spent the weekend in bed, sick and miserable.  Finally feeling decent enough to get out of bed and be productive I was so excited and ready to get to work.  I have reviews to do, giveaways to post and even just random things that I’ve jotted down that I plan to do posts on.  However, plans don’t work that way.  See, I’ve spent the last few days sick, tossing and turning in my own misery not thinking about anything at all except getting better, how I was behind on so many things, how I had ten million dishes and 300 thousand loads of laundry, along with a ton of things to do for my website and for my Mom and friends and how I needed to do things for my husband.  I don’t know if you noticed, but there are a lot of I’s in those worries.  Even when it was things about others, it landed on what I needed to do.

I decided that the first thing I was going to do was get some coffee then go straight to work.  Fortunately, God had other plans.  See, in all this insanity of my own thoughts, desires and problems, I forgot about Him.  Don’t get me wrong, I was praying like crazy for healing and for others, but that wasn’t about Him, that too was about me.  So when I began to work, God reminded me I needed to pray for a friend (a few specific requests I hadn’t quite paid enough attention to), then He sent me down a path to focus on Him for a minute.  Nay, a while.  I’m still not ready to get to work and that’s okay, because God is good and He knew just what I needed.  Physical healing is wonderful, but my spirit needed some lifting up and a little workout and a lot of reminding.

I had a deep desire to write this, it sort of hit me out of nowhere.  So, if you are reading this then perhaps God is trying to help you remember too.  Take a minute, take 5 or ten, do whatever you need to do to focus on Him for a while.  That other stuff, my huge to do list and pile of insanity, it’s still there and that’s okay.  I’m cool with that, as I needed more than anything this time with Him.

I’m sharing some videos that touched me and helped get me focused on Him.  Maybe they’ll help you too, maybe you don’t need to watch them at all and you can just get yourself focused on Him for a while.  Music helps me tune the world out.

May God bless you and Keep you,