Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Path

I know I write about this a lot...
God will let us know when we are on the path
the one we were born to travel
it is like stepping onto a large peaceful platform
when we get there
we will know

Monday, October 25, 2010

Changes in the Fall

Fall reminds me that no matter what changes God is making in us...we are all still beautiful in his eyes...just like the fall leaves are beautiful in our eyes.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Jackie Evancho on Oprah Winfrey Show-October 19,2010-Live

The Glow of White

The little girl for America's got Talent is a white (I see and feel colors with most everyone). I don't see white a lot with children but when she starts singing, she starts glowing. I think she is precious!
I am so happy when I see white with a person. It makes me happy to know they are doing what they are meant to be doing, just what God told them to do.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Leslie's Unfollowed Dream

My dream in life was to be an actress. I was pretty good at it, started performing right out of the womb and still haven’t stopped. I took acting classes as a young child, performed in dinner theaters and church, even won first in the state for a dramatic dialogue and went onto nationals to win 4th in the nation. I was headed to fame when I turned 18 and went to college. Then the real world hit, classes, sorority life, boyfriends. No time for Hollywood when the throes of teenage angst are running 55 mph. I don’t regret not pursuing that acting career. It seems like Hollywood is consumed by the dark side, if it isn’t fake its overdosing on botox and cocaine. If it isn’t Agnostic its promoting cult beliefs with lead actors (insert Tom Cruise and Scientology here). I daresay I would enjoy another banter at the stage but trading my 2 children and rowdy husband for cashmere, limousines and Oscar nominations are farfetched and of another time and place.

My Unfollowed Dream

I promised earlier I would write about the dream I didn't follow..I always wanted to be a counselor and help women. I didn't know how but I knew that is what I wanted to do. I went to college without self esteem. I graduated with a degree in Sociology with minors in psychology, speech and theatre and womens studies. I did know have to confidence in myself to get my master's degree, therefore, I am not a counselor.

I am thinking right now about going back and getting my masters. I have confidence now and I still love to help people and encourage them. Who knows where my path is leading. :)

Oh, one more thing, I have used a lot of what I learned in my college classes in my life,so I am thankful for sociology! hehe

Sunday, October 17, 2010


I am thankful for nature
it calms me down
I am thankful God
made color it speaks
to me
everything God made
for us is a masterpeice
sit back and feel it

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Friends Dream

This is one of the answers I received about one dream you didn't follow and why...I love Kim! Congratulations on 10 YEARS sober!!!

My greatest dream that I did not pursue was being a professional singer. I know that my lifestyle affected my physical and emotional ability to follow those dreams, but my self-centered fear is what really paralyzed me. No matter how great a performance went, I felt like it must have been dumb luck or just a fluke. I was more terrified of just trying than I was of potential failure. Now that I am growing comfortable in my own skin, I am recently enjoying my gift of song again, but the fear is still deep down inside of me. The greatest difference between me then and me now is that I simply will not allow self-centered fear to rob me of my dreams. I may not become a professional singer, but I will lift my voice in song every month at church. I will enjoy the process of performance whether or not the end product measures up to my own overly critical standards. God has my back today. I am blessed.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Your Path

IF you are feeling stuck, try to take a step back, pray and listen. Sometimes, the things we think can't be fixed, can be fixed! Sometimes, we put roadblocks in our own paths to avoid the fear of finding our dream and having to follow it. We are never too old or busy to learn something new.

Please think about it and answer. Here is my question...What is the one thing you wish you would have pursued but didn't and why? I would like feedback.

Thanks! I'll share mine with you soon.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Praying Mantis

Cara said “mama, there was a praying mantis on the window in our class today”. She said (she was very serious), “I tried to get the kids to be quiet so he could pray”, “he wouldn’t pray because they were being too loud”…I said “Cara, they aren’t really praying”…she said “well, why would they call them that if they do not really pray”?….I tried to explain, but she said “well, they put their little hands together like they are praying”….lol. I think it is fine for her to believe they can pray, heck, maybe they CAN pray, for all I know…..


I am tired today. I have finally learned that when tiredness hits, just allow it and feel through it. It is okay if you need a break. Just give yourself a little while to revive. No mommy guilt, be good to yourself!