Monday, May 9, 2011


"When someone has been given much, much will be required in return; and when someone has been entrusted with much, even more will be required"
 Luke 12:48

Something about this verse has always spoken to me. I heard it before I was a believer and it hit me straight between the eyes.
Even then, something in me "got it" but not really. 
I am naturally bent towards independence, pride and an overall obsession with managing the perceptions of others, so the idea of giving...
with the motive of MY light shining seemed like a pretty good gig.

But then I collided with Christ...really collided with Him and everything changed.
It has been ugly, messy and beautiful.

I had no idea what He wanted me to do with my life but I did know that He had not called me to a life of me with a big dash of comfort. I have prayed, been still, read, listened, ran my mouth, obeyed, disobeyed and everything else in between in an effort to know His will. The Joy Project 40 has been a long process of learning to radically trust and focus on God and embrace His will. I still have no idea where He is going and what He plans to make of all of this. So far, it has been better than anything I could have planned.
Today as I read this verse again, I feel his presence.
My life is not my own.
It is His.
Lord, show me the way.
Counting the blessings of all I have been entrusted with,
  • the little people I work with
  • the little people I live with
  • a gym filled with kids pumped from Field Day and singing worship songs so loud and proud
  • my women's group counting the blessings and reading One Thousand Gifts together
  • making silly faces at my niece and nephew riding home from church (no, I was not driving)
  • time spent with a friend
  • homemade Mother's Day cards that make a heart melt

  • kids in bed early...home date with LAB
  • puppy tricks and loving her soooo much i can't believe it
  • so many baseball games it's hard to keep up
  • humility, humility, humility
  • Mother's Day Brunch with the whole crew
  • friends joining us for the first time at church
  • the amazing mom's i follow on who share their mind-blowing faith, trust and transparency
  • Jenn at Munchkinland Designs for an amazing blog design...THANK YOU!!


  1. oh the joys!
    reading One Thousand Gifts with your womens group, wonderful :) and the cards - my heart melts.

    celebrating with you this day... as we are learning all is truly joy and grace :]

  2. the cards. May your day have much joy!

  3. I'm coming over from Ann's link...loved finding a new "sister" and reading your list. You said in your profile you love reading transformation stories...well come on over to my place and read about a lovely woman in my life:)
    Nice to "meet"you

  4. So proud of you...i am sooooooo honored, blessed and just stinkin' lucky that you are MY sister! My birth sister and my re-birth sister! Sometimes I can't even believe it... XOXOXOXOXOXOX and a big ole smoooooooooooch!


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