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Are you running toward your dreams or are you running away from your realities? In life we are always running in one direction or another. If your running toward what your passionate about it is always an adventure. You are more willing to take chances and step out of your comfort zone. If your running away from your realities you will try to find a way to hide. You will be afraid to take chances because you will be afraid of failure. when your running to something their is always great expectations but when you run away from something there is always disappointment. I wanna run toward something everyday of my life. I don’t wanna run away from things I want to meet them head on and be able to move on. Where are you today?


Last night I was frustrated and I mean like hair standing straight out on it’s ends frustrated.

I made a nice meal and placed it in front of the twins who in turn took a couple bites and told me they were done. They then proceeded to rub their spaghetti all over themselves and then they started to fling it at one another. ( Somebody please call nanny 911!)Don’t they understand the effort it takes to make a nice meal or the cost for that matter. Of course they don’t they are just babies. As I was getting the twins into the bath I started thinking about all the messes we as adults get ourselves into and how much more frustrated with us God must get because it’s not just a simple dinner mess it’s our lives.

I held the thought for a bit and contemplated it in my mind. Why do we get ourselves into so many messes as adults. My children do it because they are exploring the world around them and they are testing limits. Sometimes this is the case with adults as well. I think that the messes come from a place of worry and fear as we get older. We worry about the future and we have a hard time with faith so we begin to take matters into our own hands and the fear of letting go and letting God have control is just to much of a risk. I could just picture God setting a table with everything just so and then all of a sudden we take what he made us and try to fling it around and make it stick in the world we created for ourselves aside from Him.

I know this may seem like a heavy matter over some spilled spaghetti. I guess this is how God deals with me in this stage of my life. My life is filled to the brim with kids and responsibilities but I have to say that I do continue to pray and seek God through out my day and sometimes it’s in these crazy moments I see a picture in my mind such as this one above. So my question for you today is do you tend to worry and fear the future or do you try to let go and let God direct your steps?

I have to say that I am slightly frustrated with myself. I was killing it in the gym 4-5 nights a week before we moved to Nashville. Not to mention eating like a diet slave. That has not been the case since the move. The gym, what gym! We have not joined a gym yet although I have ran a handful of times and worked out at home. Still NOT the same. I have tipped the scale in the wrong direction by about 2 pounds. I know I know you think I should shut up about it and move on. Well I wish I could.

I worked my hind end off to get back down to pre-pregnancy weight and I was so proud that I had dipped even lower then that. I am learning several things about myself in this process. I love sweets and unless I am intentional I am gonna fail. This is true in all areas of my life. I have to set up time in my day to read my bible and pray. I have to set up time in my week to clean and do laundry and all the other musts to keep this ship afloat. I have to be intentional about my diet and the exercise routine that I desire. It is so much easier to fly by the seat of your pants in life although I am not sure you accomplish your personal goals or any other goals for that matter. As a mom of four wonderfully active kids I have to be intentional in every area of my life or I will fail myself. No one may ever know where I have fallen short in my life, but I will.

At the end of the day do you want to feel that you have accomplished your tasks or do you want to feel that uneasy feeling in yourself that you should have done more? Be intentional about your time.