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My Super Hero Strength

Friday, October 31, 2014

My Super Hero Strength seems to come in many different ways..........

I displayed super hero strength when an employee of mine was murdered. Having to stay strong to facilitate her funeral, with her 9 yr old daughter present and having to deal one on one with my employees during the time of their loss.

I have physically displayed super hero strength when I have to separate an aggressive dog from the others.

I displayed super hero strength when I had to find the strength to say no to friend who wanted me to leave my calling when she moved away.

I display super hero strength when my feelings get hurt and I want to cry but instead I keep the feelings inside and try not to retaliate with words or actions.

I displayed super hero strength when my BFF announced she had breast cancer and I was scared she might not make it.

I'm sure I will keep displaying this strength. Sometimes I don't know where it comes from but I'm glad the well is deep enough to draw from.

  
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PRIZM96 11/5/2014 2:30PM

    Shannon~ this is beautiful. You are an amazing person. So much to so many people.

A true inspiration.

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This Warrior is a Child (My Secret Identity)

Friday, October 31, 2014

This Twila Paris song identifies who I am when my mask comes off. Being a pastor for so many years it's hard to let my guard down. I always feel like I have to remain strong when sometimes, on the inside, I am crumbling.

Since I retired a year ago, it seems like I'm more the "child" than the warrior. I don't necessarily like it but I guess it's either like a second childhood or it's the childhood I've had to stuff for so long.

The thing is, even pastors get wounded. We just cannot show it. So here's the song that identifies who I am when the mask comes off.


Lately, I've been winning battles left and right
But even winners can get wounded in the fight
People say that I'm amazing strong beyond my years
But they don't see inside of me, I'm hiding all the tears

They don't know that I go running home when I fall down
They don't know who picks me up when no one is around
I drop my sword and cry for just a while
'Cause deep inside this armor the warrior is a child

Unafraid because His armor is the best
But even soldiers need a quiet place to rest
People say that I'm amazing never face retreat
But they don't see the enemies that lay me at His feet

They don't know that I go running home when I fall down
They don't know who picks me up when no one is around
I drop my sword and and cry for just a while
'Cause deep inside this armor the warrior is a child

They don't know that I go running home when I fall down
They don't know who picks me up when no one is around
I drop my sword and look up for a smile
'Cause deep inside this armor, deep inside this armor
Deep inside this armor the warrior is a child

  
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PRIZM96 11/5/2014 2:31PM

    I love this, Shannon! Amazing....just like YOU!


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Tweaking Me! AGAIN!

Monday, October 27, 2014

I need to put a little more into this journey. Participating is fine but I need a more concrete plan; therefore, for the month of November, I will eat in calorie range at least 3 days a week. I will strive for more; however, as long as I do my three days, I will not beat myself up. I hope to increase this number; however, 3 days should be achievable and once I make that first 3..................that means I'm tracking. Tracking is the only way that I will know if I've done it.

That brings me to the second part of my tweak. I will track my food at least 3 days a week................and any day that I don't stay in range, I will add another day of tracking to my regime. It is my hopes that tracking will become more of a habit as I will be wanting to know where I'm at................

  
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NEWSTART127 10/28/2014 2:01AM

    Great plan! I may need to steal it for myself! emoticon

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Today is a New Day!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Today, I know I can do this.

Today, I will do this.

Today, I'm not looking back...............but I'm gonna keep my eyes on the goal before me!

Today is a New Day!

  
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NEWSTART127 10/6/2014 2:31AM

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2LABS2LOVE 9/30/2014 10:43PM

    emoticon We both need to keep our eyes on the prize...we can do this!

I am here for you!

Christie

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Who I am

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Life is a journey of ups and downs. Some days are great while others I'd rather just crawl in a hole. But these days don't define who I am.

My past is my past and I believe that whatever I may have faced then will benefit me somehow, some way in the days ahead. But, my past does not define who I am.

Experiences that I've faced contribute to how I think and how I react; but they do not define who I am.

You've heard people say I'm rediscovering myself? Or even discovering for the first time? Or I thought I knew who I am but now I'm not so sure? Well, yesterday I read a wonderful saying that said "Life isn't about discovering who you are; Life is about creating yourself."

Sometimes we get lost in the query of "who am I?" Is it so important? Is it necessary?

I think the world puts too much emphasis on how we should be or what we should be..........and how to describe success. Does this really define who I am?

I've been thinking about this for sometime now..............

Who I am is me. No one else can be me. Sure, others have had some of the same experiences I have; some of the same reactions that I have; some of the same thoughts that I have...........but when you get down to it, who I am is me.

I cannot be defined by what I do. I can only be defined by who I am. I may not do what I used to do "job wise" but that doesn't make me any less me. That is just a result of circumstances but should it define who I am? I don't think so.

I am fair, caring, gentle, a leader, an ambassador for Christ, a Sunday school teacher, a co-leader of the Midnight Mustangs, a friend, a sister, an aunt, a godmother, a mom whose children happen to have fur and so much more.

My journey isn't over. In fact, each new day is an opportunity to make it better than it was the day before. I won't stop being who I am because I've had a bad day or didn't get my way.

But because of who I am I will reach out to help others, to encourage them, to pick them up and to help them to continue their own journey.

Yup, I am who I am because everyone else is already taken.

  
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EVRLNGFOO 9/24/2014 2:16PM

    great blog!

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FORZACHANDMATT 9/24/2014 11:52AM

    This is great!

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