Refreshing Hearts One Sentence At A Time
“What you can do, or dream you can, begin it.
Courage has genius, power and magic in it;
Only engage, and then the mind grows heated.
Begin it and the work will be completed.”
~ Apples of Gold
The last two months I have had the great honor of acting in Brownwood’s Lyric Theatre’s production of Steel Magnolias. The days were long and wonderful and exhausting. On opening night I came down with a stomach bug that lasted twenty-four hours, thus meaning I had to perform our second night to a full house, with less than zero in my stomach and less than zero feel-goods. But I gave it my all and threw myself on stage with a hope and a lot of prayers. The performance went well, the show went well, and after many tears, laughs, and sweat, we bowed and clapped and had a little party with lots of yummy fried food.
So exciting for you to read about, I know.
But when all is said and done, and birthday week is over and football season has begun, and all the Christmas shops are open and in full swing, I’m ready to take on a new challenge. For thirty days I am going to work towards a goal that I have set, and I would love if you want to join me.
You see, in the strength of the Lord, I can do all things. I stepped into the bright lights with enthusiasm and hopefully few people in the audience could tell that my brain was mostly mush and my energy was entirely false. While I bounced around as the energetic and aloof Annelle, my gut moaned in anguish. But I did it.
So then, what else can we do?
Courage has genius, and power, and magic in it. Let’s be brave.
What can you do for thirty days that will make you better? Do you want to floss consistently every night? Begin walking daily? Do you want to learn Farsi or Spanish or how to be an illusionist or just begin making the bed every day? Do you want to write a novel, master the haiku, learn how to paint, whittle, or drive a motorcycle, or want to learn some new activity, hobby, or skill?
Then please join me. Let’s see what we can do to become A Little Better. I will try to post something encouraging, if not every day, then most days this month. Tomorrow is October 2nd and we will finish on the 31st. Spend the rest of the day picking through your options. Let’s learn together, stay accountable, and track progress!
Please let me know if you are up for the challenge by sharing, liking, or commenting.
Strap on that seatbelt! It’s going to be a fabulous ride!
But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. (1 Corinthians 1:9)
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