Creative Curations


"Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us. It is not just in some, it is in everyone. And, as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others." —Marianne Williamson


What's BIGGER for YOU?!?


The more you fulfill yourself the less you will seek God. The inner-searching we do... to see if we are what we ought to be... generates a self-centered type of Christianity. Instead of constantly looking inward at our own shortcomings, try looking upward to the One who provides the only strength that overcomes. The answers to the questions that truly matter in life are remarkably few, and they are all pointed towards our Heavenly Father, Holy Creator. 
Seek Him first. 


I just finished “You and Me Forever” by Francis Chan & Lisa Chan. A great marriage book that puts our “Amazing Race” as a Christian Couple into a Kingdom minded perspective. You can download and read this book for FREE at (But consider buying it from their online store and donating to their cause.) The last chapter totally wrecked me this morning. I have such a vast improvement to make as the leader of this household. My personal prayer... “Dear God, let me keep this passion You have now placed in my heart as I motivate to the sped-up pace of the marriage race you have Lauren and I on together. I want us to finish strong!” Now, on to “Through the Eyes of a Lion” by Levi Lusko. A book I have been meaning to read for quite a while now. Here we go....


This has been one of my toughest life lessons. I still struggle with it to this very day. Trying to be sure that I am in control, making sure I am never outpaced, outthought, or outright wrong. The weight of carrying your entire life on your own shoulders is just like you would imagine when you gaze upon sculptures of “Atlas” trying to hoist up the weight of the world on his back. It is crushing. Add onto that the weight of being a good Spouse, Parent, Christian, a good friend/coworker/citizen.... the weight piles on and on...... and on. And it will continue to press us down, perhaps so far down into the earth that we enter an early grave. If we try to support this weight alone, on our own, it will eventually destroy the very things we are trying to carry. Being the “Boss” of your own life sounds impressive. We are lured into believing that this is real power. But ultimately, we will come face-to-face with REAL POWER, and trust me, it isn’t going to be our reflection in the mirror that we see. It will be HIS feet as we kneel before His Throne! Remember this.... "We can gather our thoughts, but the LORD gives the right answer. People may be pure in their own eyes, but the LORD examines their motives. Commit your work to the LORD, and then your plans will succeed. The LORD has made everything for His own purposes, even the wicked for punishment. The LORD despises pride; be assured that the proud will be punished. Unfailing love and faithfulness cover sin; evil is avoided by fear of the LORD. When the ways of people please the LORD, He makes even their enemies live at peace with them. It is better to be poor and godly than rich and dishonest. We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps." Proverbs 16:1-9
Just relinquish control to Him.... its a whole lot easier this way, trust me! His way is better and His burden is lite. (I speak directly to my inner self in this post.)