Lori - Author/Speaker

I can honestly say that no one has ever called me "normal"! That is just fine with me! God created me to stand out, be different, be weird, and not blend in with the world.

There are definately many personalities floating around in my mind. This makes for quite an interesting day with me! It is "Grand Central Station" up there! I have even 'named them'! (Don't send in the troops just yet)

The great thing about having such diversity is that there is never a dull moment with me! I always make sure that heading up this little party in my mind is the Lord God Himself!

God has shown me how to embrace the 'fun' inside me and use it to better His Kingdom! I have found that I don't have to be a 'stick in the mud' to be a Christian. I am a child of God! I am a Chrsitian! I am a follower of Christ! I AM HIS! Every day I am working toward becoming a better Disciple! I will NEVER be perfect - but I am SAVED; so that is all that matters!!


Monday, January 28, 2013

Place God First On Your Schedule

The day begins with the CHARGE call of my alarm. Slowly making my way from room to room waking each sleeping child; I can't help but wish I had just a few more moments of sleep. To the coffee pot I go as the smell makes it's way to my nose. While the little ones skamper around upstairs, calling "Where is my...?"; I open God's Word to become lost in His Word. I read a verse or two and ponder on the meaning of them. Some days His Word speaks joy and others It only confuses me more. Either way, I know that without this brief encounter of His Word, my day can not begin right. Doing my best to drown out the qaus amoung the morning, I fix my thoughts on what God is trying to show me. It is only for a brief moment, but in that moment I find my sanity. There are days when I have more time once the little ones are gone. I love those days because I can loose myself outside of this world. The escape is like a mini-vacation that has long been needed. I long for these days! I embrace these days! These days are too few! Living in this world takes a lot of planning and careful consideration on one's next step. I have almost every day planned ahead of time and almost every hour is already gone before it even exists. It is so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of it all. Living life is not entirely wrong. We all must plan, schedule, do, and be. However, we don't all have to plan, schedule, do, or be without God. I CAN'T! I find that whenever I try, it always ends in failure. Without God heading each moment, each day, each week, and each month on my hectic schedule; it is all just a blur! It has no meaning! Place meaning in your life! Put God on your schedule FIRST!!

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