Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Filling My Time with His Story

After months of having absolutely no feasible writing idea, alas it has come!

Yes that statement has a lot of issues but the good news is this: the words have come back to me! yayyyyy!

I am at a crossroads but I focus on moving one step forward and keep looking up! He will guide my footsteps; He knows the path I should take. The fact that he gives us free will is great, but its a pain, too. I hate knowing that I am the only thing that keeps getting in my own way...and its free will that gets me there.

I obeyed his command and was water baptized on August 17, 2011. It was an amazing experience. My friends and family were there to love and support me. The pastor knew not to put the microphone in my face...you know I can't speak when I'm feeling emotional and I've been an emotional wreck for weeks. I cry at the drop of a dime. Its crazy, but for someone who didn't cry for what seemed like 5 years its great to have my emotions back. I'm alive. Yes indeed. God spoke through the pastor of the issues that hold me back in life. It was truly amazing!

I'm loving my Bible studies and my church. I'm growing in my faith each and every day. I'm starved for His word, reading the Bible every chance I get. It's really weird how He's taken over my life...I love it!...but He's on my radio in the car, I'm watching His chosen shows on TV, I'm reading His book instead of my favorites. But I'm loving every minute of it.

I've felt alone for a very long time. I hate having free time and I tend to fill my time with any kind of pursuit, perhaps so I do not realize how alone I am. But everything happens for a reason. I've heard it a million times and rolled my eyes each time, but I understand it for the first time in my life. This is a period of waiting. He's given it to me for a reason and I have lessons to learn for the next portion of my life. I have joined an international sorority and have reacquainted with friends new and old. I'm connecting again. Its amazing, indeed.

I'm loving the Art classes that I'm teaching. I never thought myself capable of teaching but a few of my students are loving it so I must be doing something right.

There are a lot of changes going on in my life. I know He has big plans for me. I can't wait to see where His path will take me.

Biggest thought in my head: Whatever you need of me, You only have to command it!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Who am I?

This past trip to Dallas, Texas, has been an eye opener. I saw deeper parts of myself, my relationships, and my life than I ever thought possible. Every step that I take is one step closer to the ultimate goal. While they all seem different, they are so interconnected.

Perhaps I come off as flighty. Perhaps people have seen my transitions, my growth, and see the differences. They say, "Mindy is chasing dreams," "Each dream is different," "What dream is she chasing this week."

Maybe they cannot see the interconnectedness. Why should they; I didn't even see the full picture until this weekend.

I've been a storyteller since I was kid. I love telling stories of some sort. So being a writer is natural to me. I don't want to write; rather I need to write. My chosen genre is stories of paranormal romance, but maybe I should delve into stories of chic lit or inspirational. (But this is a lesson for me to learn tomorrow). I write stories of heroes and heroines who must face problems bigger than themselves, who must learn lessons that they are able to get out of their situations, they are good enough, worthy enough; they are able to do anything!

I became an artist, seemingly out of nowhere. I created art based on encouraging phrases and images. Showing the viewer, you can do anything. You are good enough, worthy enough.

I combine the two and teach classes on art journaling, on using both written and visual forms of art to heal, to grow.

I became a business owner of my own Mobile Spa Business. I travel around and speak to women about how to take care of themselves, when we usually save ourselves for last. I'll get to me after I ______________ (take care of my spouse, the kids, my job, my house, etc). I tell them they are good enough, worthy enough to take a chance, to take care of themselves, to relax and be pampered and have "girl time" and they are able to do anything, like be the owner of their own business, making others feel great and helping them change lives!

I work for Mindy Blanchard 7 days out of the week and other companies fewer days out of the week. Whatever the title I use, the end result is the same. I help people. I help people feel good about themselves. I help people feel good about themselves no matter what we are doing!

Each path leads to this path. I live, learn, and love to write, create, and help others.

Anything is possible. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

Are you ready to change your life?

Ask me how!