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Sunny Gals Team Spring Vision Collage Challenge

Monday, March 04, 2013

I'm on a team of great women with a lot of challenges. This weeks challenge was to do a new vision collage. I lot of us use the tools at Oprah's webpage. However I'm having trouble posting the link because every time I do it freezes on me.

I know it's hard to read on here. I've also set it as my background for my site. But basically I didn't know what I wanted to do a new vision board about. As I just started browsing through and collecting a few pictures from the Oprah site and some others online it developed. One thing I've been wanting to do lately is to work on developing more fully my relationship with God. I've been a Christian since early adulthood, but I was involved then for 10 years in a very very fundamentalist church. Some have called it a cult. My own study of the Bible, prayer, and learning to trust in my own ability to follow His leading, and not just the pastor's word, led me out of it. But it also left me with deep scars regarding churches. The situation I was involved in taught us that if what we believed we should do did not agree with what the pastor said, we were being deceived by the devil and needed to do what the pastor said. It took a lot to step out on my own and break away. But I still believed and trusted in God and my relationship and would not have gotten through a lot of my things without that. I'm not going to go into more detail except that to truly trust churches has been hard for me since then. I've been involved with some that are good, and filled with good people, but I always kept myself at arms distance and wouldn't let anyone get close to me. I have a close friend now that has truly inspired me, although I don't think she has any idea how much, to let go of some of that and move forward into a new place. So that's what the collage is about. To open myself up more to others and to my spiritual me in general more than I have, and to let go of some of the walls I've built.
This has always been an important part of who I am, now I just want to allow changes for growth in a new way as I move forward in my own journey.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
STRINGI719 3/7/2013 9:58AM

    Tears, lady, TEARS!!! What's with you always making me cry, anyway??? Just kidding! I love you and I am so honored to be in your life and so excited that you are always learning & growing & changing! You are such a great example to your friends, your family, your clients... I'm especially excited about the impact that having a role model like you will make in your granddaughters' lives. It is awesome to see Him work in you & through you to impact & touch the lives of those around you. Keep being open and surrendered to Him and His work... remember, it's not our ABILITY that alows Him to use us, but our AVAILABILITY!!!
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LOVE YOU!!!!!!

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    Great blog!

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FIERCEONE4PEACE 3/5/2013 11:47AM

    love it!

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BECKYLIZ 3/5/2013 7:28AM

    emoticon I respect your journey

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REGILIEH 3/5/2013 5:30AM

    I think you are now on a great path. I am so glad you got out of the church that seemed to be a cult.

For Christmas this year I was given a daily devotional named "Jesus Calling". I just love it and think you might like it. It is so simple and is written as Jesus talking to you.


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MICKEYH 3/4/2013 11:30PM

    emoticon you've made good collage. WTG !!

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