Tuesday, January 10, 2012

HONESTY

As mentioned before, I am taking a class with Stephanie Ackerman called Scrapbook Life Journal and the theme for the month of January is HONESTY. That was a real party stopper! I spent the better part of the week thinking about what honesty really means. And my final conclusion is that unless I am totally honest with myself, then it is difficult to live my life with authenticity. Of course, coincidentally, the sermon on Sunday was asking "What masters you?" I had a good discussion with my husband about what he perceived as mastering me. The ironic thing was, when I first asked him the question, he got that look. You know, the one that says "Oh crap, how can I get out of THIS one?" But, in the pursuit of self-honesty, I think you have to ask other people how they perceive you. If you are really blessed, you will have friends and family who will answer those questions for you with honesty AND grace! I love Ephesians 4:15 (NIV) "Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ" That is what I want for my life, to become more like Him.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Welcome 2012!!

Hello 2012! I'm back at the keyboard and hoping to keep current in 2012 on this blog. We have survived the big move to Tennessee, so not only is this a New Year, but it's a New Life! Last year was the Year of the Red Boots....and those boots did do some traveling. Now, not only do I have red boots, but I have new black and brown ones, because Tennessee (unlike Florida!) has some chilly weather. I'm actually enjoying it, something this Florida gal never thought would happen. I'm wearing jackets and scarves every day. I still haven't found a job, it's been rather discouraging, but I have had an opportunity to create art. Dan is encouraging me to use this opportunity to start a new chapter as an artist. We'll see. It's a scary proposition but something I've always said I wanted to do.

This year's theme is DISCOVER... new home, new friends, new goals and a new attitude! (Cue the singing "I got a new attitude!!") I signed up for Stephanie Ackerman's year-long class Scrapbook Life Journal. I'm so excited about it.