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Have you heard of laughing yoga? I was recently introduced to the idea of making yourself laugh to make yourself feel better, and get more “limber” during exercise classes. I must say that because I am a creature that is drawn to human quirks, I looked up LAUGHING YOGA on the internet. Bahahahaha! Wow…

You watch closely at first.. intrigued at the idea, then you think.. these people are crazy. Then, once you find yourself laughing at them making themselves laugh…You – well…. End up feeling incredibly well and laughing to boot…

http://vimeo.com/32823404

My hat is off to this unconventional method of “feeling better” through laughter. Didn’t they used to say “laughter is the best medicine?”

It’s been a rough day.

I am too drained to quote scripture.

too lazy to copy and paste.

and frankly, I’m ready for a nap after laughing ’til my side hurt..

Hope this finds you well today. I hope you have a reason to laugh..or atleast laugh at someone else…

Amen.


Good morning out there! I have been burning the candle at both ends and have been absent from blogging here a couple weeks however I have some great news. God has blessed me once again!

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Some opportunities landed in my lap this month that led to a new business venture to start in June. I was able to teach a specialty marketing class at a local college. Oh my goodness… From there the world just opened up in front of me.

So I started a consulting company for small businesses. I am so excited about this new business venture. Who would have thought that from teaching one college class that my mind would be opened as much as the students! Wow. And to think… I didn’t want to go teach that class! What was I thinking?! Teaching the class gave me the confidence to stand on front of them and answer questions as they threw them at me. Apparently I do know something they don’t. Which is a good thing in this case.

So I took this “idea” to God and asked him about it. (I’ve started businesses in the past without him – but I was making sure that this one was all his). I made that vow to him earlier this year that my life will be different now. It will count for something. And I wasn’t about to mess God’s plan up for my life by throwing a wrench in.

So as soon as I prayed the doors flew off the hinges and I’m now in business! I wanted to share it with my fellow bloggers and this is the best way I know! God is so good. In every way he is good.

Blessings come from obedience.
Thanks God!

Oh and friends thanks for all the supportive messages while I was away, it does my heart good to know people enjoy reading my blog… Onward!


Ecclesiastes 11:5

“As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.”

We humans place a lot of stock in our own reasoning and understanding. We think that because we don’t “see” it, or can’t “imagine” it, that the probability is non-existent. I’ve learned a lot of things recently. One of those things is never doubt God or his promises to you, no matter how unworldly, or ridiculous they may seem.

I am completely different than I was. My life is completely different than it was just one year ago.

Sometimes, I just sit and think about where I was in life, who I was in life, and I see why God decided to knock me off my high horse and take me off the road to mediocrity. I write this blog post this morning with a thankful, indebted heart.

This past year has proven to me that there is something bigger and better, higher and greater than I had ever expected. I have seemingly always believed in God. As a child, I would talk to him, pray to him, ask him things. Now, looking back – I believe he was answering me – I just didn’t realize it then. I was headed in the wrong direction as an adult. I didn’t see it because I was so blinded by the business of life and all the things the world had on it’s shelf for me. Now, I crave the peace and quiet. I would rather sit alone in a coffee shop and be at peace inside, watching the world pass by in their daily routes in a tizzy. I was there. I am much calmer now. Much more sure of what life will be, and what God wants from me.

I tried to lean on my own understanding for years. I was so beat down in my circumstances and tied that I never even tried to escape them. I never even prayed for escape. I prayed for love.

Jeremiah 29:11

‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.

Love came to me. However, not in the form I had imagined it would. Actually, far from what my prayers intended. Nonetheless, my life was filled with love, and my cup overflowed. I do not claim to undestand. In fact, I still don’t understand what has happened to my life, or the “me” that used to live in it. I no longer desire this world or the things of it – it all seems so superficial, and dim compared to what I have known and seen.

Be careful what you pray for.

I often think that I don’t recognize anything about my life anymore. But I find a peace and happiness in knowing that I am firmly placed in God’s hand. For the first time in my life, I stopped running away from my will, my duty, my path. I fought God, but ultimately he won. Now I am ashamed to think that I even put up the fight. I will never understand God’s love fully. I can’t wrap my human brain around his mercy, forgiveness, and faithfulness. However, I do know that he has given me all those things.

It is well with my soul.

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.

Philippians 2:13

for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.

Romans 12:2

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

Romans 8:27

and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

Isaiah 30:21

And your ears will hear a word behind you, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right or to the left.


I was driving today and started thinking about all the things I am grateful for. What better way to start off the day than to make a list and show gratitude on Grati-Tuesday!

I am grateful for my 2nd chance in Christ. I was saved at 18 years old in my grandmothers church. Though I had heard Gods call on my life- I ignored it for years. I am grateful that he grabbed me on the collar and made me walk a straighter line. With that, I am grateful for the newness within me and the love of Christ that I never truly experienced before.

I want to show gratitude for my sweetie also. To the man that wakes up every morning with a smile on his face and a song on his lips for me. The man who makes the worlds best cup of coffee and hands it to me with a hug and a kiss and a simple “I love you”. Coffee will never taste the same if it’s not prepared by that man.

I am grateful for family. Thankful that they will stand by you and beside you when need be. Extremely grateful to still have my family still with me on this Earth. I can still call mom and dad, my sisters and niece, and hear their voices and laughter on the other line.

I am grateful for the heart of flesh within me. I had been so hardened for so many years, I now understand the difference. I cry when I see things wrong, I have empathy and compassion where there was none. I feel extremely, uncontrollably, human again – and that is a dying breed here.

I am grateful for work. Just to have a job in this downed economy would be enough, but God gave me a job that I love, where I can really make a difference and feel fulfilled.

I am grateful for friends. Not just the many acquaintances I have come to know through work, but true friends. The friends that I would trust my life with. Im thankful to the friends I get to share my walk with God with. Those friends that knew me before and after, and who understand and appreciate who I am today.

I am thankful and grateful that my priority list was assigned and designated by God. That I have marching orders and if I obey, I have the promise of Gods blessing on my life. I am so grateful to be where I am at this point in my life. I feel as though I am a rocketship on a landing pad just waiting for blastoff!

I am grateful for every breathe I take. I pray I never forget how precious the breathe of life really is.