Archive | October 2013

Liebster Award…hmmm :-)

I was nominated for the Liebster Award by  At first thought, I had no clue what it was and was quite puzzled.  After reading more about the award, it came to my attention that it is really a great way of sharing a little bit about who you are, and helps to get the word out that your blog exists.  If you think about it, it is a very nifty idea 🙂  So, a quick shout out of thanks to for the nomination!


I have read many posts for and have enjoyed her bright and positive outlook on life and the situations she has encountered along the way. She has a go getter way of encouraging and helping one to believe that this world has much to offer! Stop by her blog and enjoy a fresh perspective on life!

With that said, I accept the challenge associated with the Liebster Award, though what I seek for this site, more than anything, is the ability to spread the love God has placed in my heart with others, helping to provide a ray of sunshine, a spark of hope, and to rekindle a passion for the Lord among his people around the world as they journey through the trials and tribulations of this life.

Here goes!!  This is broken into the four sections below.

Section 1: Directions if you accept the Liebster.

The Liebster Award is a “favorite blog” award. The aim is to bring exposure to bloggers and help them discover other amazing blogs and vice versa.

To accept this award, the nominee must do the following:

1.  Thank the person who nominated you, and link back and recognize their blog in your post.
2.  Answer the ten questions posted by the blogger who nominated you!
3.  Nominate ten other bloggers for the award.
4.  Create ten questions for your nominees to answer.
5.  Notify your nominees via comment.

Section 2: Questions I would like my nominees to answer 🙂

1) What are you most passionate about?

2) What is your heart’s desire?

3) Who was the most influential person in your life?

4) What are two items on your “bucket list”?

5) How do you best handle heated/angry situations?

6) What is your favorite scripture, and how has it helped you on your life’s journey?

7) What do you think are the three qualities to building and maintaining good friendships/relationships?

8) What was your most memorable moment in your life?

9) What is your favorite book/author and why?

10)  If you could go anywhere in the world, no attention to cost, where would it be and why?

Section 3: My responses 🙂

1) What is your biggest passion?

 My biggest passion is living a life that reflects the joy and light of God. I am not perfect by any means, but I strive to live a life dedicated to God and others.

2) What is that one school incident you can never forget?
I completely enjoyed project graduation at the end of my senior year oh so many years ago! We had free roam of the Naval base facilities, playing pool, swimming, eating, and watching friends go under the ‘spell’ of a hypnotist. It was a wonderful evening that marked the beginning of adulthood and a future yet unwritten.

3) Which is your all time favorite movie?

Wow, that is such a hard one as I have so many!! I love Ella Enchanted, Pretty Woman, and Soul Surfer. But I also love most any 80’s movie…Breakfast Club being high on the list! And then there are the Rogers and Hammerstein movies…Sound of Music, The King and I. Do I have to choose 1 favorite? 🙂

4) If given a chance, which electrical appliance you would turn into?

An oven! I can take a bunch of ordinary ingredients like eggs, flour, milk, sugar, and chocolate chips, add a little heat, and create something wonderful like scrumptious, gooey, chocolate chip cookies! I like that thought of making great things out of simple things….kind of how God turns us into something wonderful through the heat of life experiences! Love that picture….it makes me hungry!!

5) What is your favorite cuisine/food?
Oh my goodness! Again, I ask, why just one? If I have to narrow it down, I would say Italian (pretty much anything with pasta!) and Indian (butter chicken, originating from Moghul cooking). Does chocolate count as a food?? If so, that would have to be number 1 for sure!!

6) What is that one thing which helps you to stand out in the crowd?
That is easy…my height! I am just shy of 6′ tall, and with my heels on, I stand between 6’2″ and 6’3″on most days.

7) What is the last thing you would want to do on Earth?
Last thing as in never want to do, or last thing as in before I die? The last thing I would ever want to do is eat cooked roaches or other insects…not something I think I could do, especially since I am not accustomed to them. I know people in other countries eat them, but I certainly have not acquired a taste for them. I would rather eat tree bark and leaves I think!

As for the last thing I want to do before I die; have the largest family reunion ever. Oh how wonderful it would be to meet relatives from around the world that I have not had the privilege of meeting. Connecting with everyone and celebrating life, joy, generations, traditions! That would be so spectacular!!

8) What is the best gift you have got to date?
That is a hard one. Let me think…..Aha, got it!  The best gift to date would have to be the box of family pictures that date back as far as the early 1800’s. It is the gift that keeps on giving, providing history, memories, and a great deal of joy that gladdens my heart each time I look at them.  I was so fortunate to be able to sit with my grandparents the month before my grandmother passed away and put names to the people in the pictures, make family trees, and listen to my grandparents share their memories of childhood and life experiences….it was the most awesome gift ever and one that will bring me joy for years to come!  I actually started to scrapbook them, but still have a ways to go yet. I love nothing more than time with family, and having pictures that preserve those times is too great for words!

9) Who do you admire the most?
I admire two people, my grandmother and Jesus. My grandmother taught me what it meant to be a lady, a mother, and showed me what love meant when others around me only brought pain and heartache. She was the light of Christ in my life. She gave me hope that circumstances could change and provided me with strength to rise above the pool of desperation that surrounded me.


First and foremost, though, I admire and revere Jesus, for it is Him who taught me how to love, healed my heart, and brought light into my soul. He was the perfect man, sinless, pure, righteous, and I strive to be like Him each and every day….though I am so far from it!!

10) Do you believe in destiny?

I believe we all have a prewritten destiny, designed by God himself. He created me, you, everyone. He knows our comings and goings, and our thoughts and desires better than we do. We all have a destiny set in motion by the one true God. Now the question is: do we reach out to God and grab hold of it, or do we ignore His calling and lose out on what we were designed to do, to be, and to become?

Section 4: My nominees

1.  Women at the Well
2.  InkedPen
3.  Inspiration for Daily Living
4.  The Teen Theme
5.  Anchored Ministry
6.  King of Kings Blog
7.  Awakening Hearts Foundation
8.  The Best of
9.  Faith Comes from Hearing
10.  The Father’s Heart

God bless and may the inspiration you bring into the lives of others through your writing and your life’s journey continue to grow and bloom as God sees fit!  Love and hugs to you all 🙂

Life Gone Awry

Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and father,
who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, comfort your hearts
and establish you in every good word and work.  ~ 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

Life Gone Awry

It is amazing the little things that affect you
The way something so subtle can determine your path in life
As a child it is the small things that matter most
The simple things that guide your thoughts

These things impact you in ways often unseen
You live life blindly and wonder why you do the things you do
Sometimes these things cause you to turn against yourself
Destroying you from within, devouring your very soul

Trust is such a small word yet so strong
You were created to trust others for your survival
As you grow that trust is often discarded by those you love most
Leading you into disastrous habits and relationships as an adult

Breaking trust and God-given boundaries leads to turmoil
When you cannot trust, you hide within the hallways of your mind
Avoiding others or only giving them what they want to see
Slowly losing who you are and any identity you were clinging to

When the very thought of yourself is nonexistent you lose touch
Losing your ability to feel your emotions and experience love
Most of all you lose an intimacy with someone who is beyond compare
He gets lost in the crevices of your pain and self contempt

When finally you sink into the miry pit of despair you can only reach up
Seeking answers to the sadness, hurt, and longing that resides in your heart
What you find is that compassionate someone who was with you all along
He felt your pain, was angry when you were hurt, and has a hopeful future for you

God was, is and always will be with you
No matter how dark your life seems, He stands next to you, holding you in His strength
He loves you, cheers for you, and longs for you to know His gentle peace
He wants to guide you through your pain and help you feel love again

When you have hit rock bottom with nowhere else to go
All you need do is call His name and He will bring you hope
He will cover you with His grace and shelter you in the shadow of His wing
Most of all God will lift your soul, bringing you closer to Him, helping you trust again

Proverbs for the Wicked

We all have a past, a story to tell, a moment we wish we would never remember again.  Some of those are moments where we have done wrong, either to ourselves or to someone else.  Other times those moments are when someone hurt. betrayed, belittled, abused, took advantage of, or lied to us.  It is in those time that our true walk with God, or lack there of, becomes apparent.  It is in the toughest, most angering moments that the rubber meets the road for our obedience to God.

No matter what has been done to you, the harboring of anger and bitterness, resentment and frustration must be released. You could be rude, be spiteful, or even seek revenge, but in the end….you become no better than those who have done or acted wrongly toward you. You become like them.

However, if you release that to God, turn the other proverbial cheek, and allow God to work His judgment and vengeance, then you are free from the bonds that separate you from God. If you hold tight to anger, bitterness, unforgiveness, ugliness, or vengeful thoughts, you are allowing sin to hold onto you, keeping you from growing with God, keeping you stagnant in your walk, causing you to fall further away from your faith.

In Ephesians 4:26, it states: “Be angry and do not sin”, Do not let the sun go down on your wrath or give place to the devil. If you hold onto anger, bitterness, resentment, unforgiveness…you allow Satan a path to your thoughts, your actions, and your words.

So choose today to let God redeem any wrongs done to you. Allow Him to provide the right and proper judgment to those who have sinned against you, and discover that you will have true peace and contentment! When you have moments where you just don’t want to let go, think on the scriptures below and release your heart and emotions to God.

Hebrews 10:30 For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge his people.”

Romans 12:19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written, “It is mine to avenge, I will repay,” says the Lord.

Proverbs 25:21-22 If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. In doing this, you will reap burning coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you.

Romans 12:17-21 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Let God judge. Let God seek vengeance. Let God deliver your heart and mind from anger, bitterness, resentment, hatred, and vengeance. Seek Him in all things and enjoy peace beyond understanding (Philippians 4:6-7).

God bless and keep you always! ❤

The eyes of the Lord are in every place keeping watch on the evil and the good. ~ Proverbs 15:3

Proverbs for the Wicked

The wicked lurk secretly for the innocent without cause
They lie in wait for their own blood
They do not sleep unless they have done evil
Their sleep is taken away unless they make someone fall
They eat the bread of wickedness
And drink the wine of violence
The way of the wicked is like darkness
They do not know what makes them stumble
His own iniquities entrap the wicked man
He is caught in the cords of sin
A worthless person, a wicked man walks with a perverse mouth
Perversity is in his heart
He devises evil continually
He shall be broken without remedy
To do evil is like sport
The wicked man does deceptive work
He pursues evil to his own death
Those who are of a perverse heart are an abomination to the Lord
Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil
The way of the wicked leads them astray
Evil pursues sinners
The mouth of the wicked pours forth evil
Getting treasures by a lying tongue is the fleeting fantasy of those who seek death
The soul of the wicked desires evil
When he speaks kindly do not believe him for there are abominations in his heart
Hell and destruction are never full so the eyes of man are never satisfied
The perverse person is an abomination to the Lord
The curse of the Lord is on the house of the wicked
Whoever causes the upright to go astray in an evil way
He himself will fall into his own pit, but the blameless will inherit good
The wicked will fall by his own wickedness
The unfaithful will be caught by their lust
The righteous will see their fall
Do not fret because of evildoers for there will be no prospect for the evil man
The lamp of the wicked will be put out
The evil will bow before the good and the wicked at the gates of the righteous
The wicked is banished in his wickedness
The righteous God wisely considers the house of the wicked
Overthrowing the wicked for their wickedness

I Want to Know You

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind,
that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.  ~ Romans 12:2

I Want to Know You

Lord, I want to know You
I want to devour Your word
The sustenance of life
Reveal the splendor of Your plan
Open my eyes that I may see
Mark the path I must walk
Touch my heart
Caress my soul
Be the lover of my life
You are my rock
The fortress I run to for protection
Heal my hurts
Lessen my pains
Build a wall of hope around me
Clear my mind
Focus my thoughts to dwell on You
Pull me back when I turn away
Lead me Lord, into Your arms

Ultimate Healing

The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.
The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit.
Many are the afflictions for the righteous, but the LORD delivers them out of them all. ~ Psalm 4:17-19

Ultimate Healing

When bad things happen we tend to question God
Feeling He is inadequate to ease our pain
Thinking we are unworthy of His tenderness
Blaming ourselves for the evils that have occurred
If we listen to the whispers of our soul
Our perspective would change dramatically
When bad things happen God is with you
He weeps when we are hurt
He is angry when evil destroys our hope
God made us and we are His children
Little ones in need of a Father we can trust
God is our fortress but we must run to Him
God is our physician but we must give Him our pain
God is our strength but we must submit to His plan
God will pursue you in love yet allows you free will
Ultimate healing awaits you
Simply ask and God will reveal
Where fear, bitterness and anger dwell
Peace, happiness and joy will exist
Where self-contempt and ambivalence thrive
A heart filled with love and contentment will grow

Hope in a Shattered World

As for God, his way is perfect, the word of the LORD is flawless.
He is a shield for all who take refuge in him.  ~ 2 Chronicles 22:31

Hope in a Shattered World

With God at your side
Your soul can rest in His peace
He purges your sins
Making you pure as snow-white fleece

His holy words fill your hearts
Comforting your worldly fears
When life hurts and betrays
He lovingly wipes away your tears

God is a pure perfection
Beauty in its rarest form
With the slightest touch
He creates life and calms its raging storms

Through His love and sacrifice
He breaths hope into your shattered world
Pulling you out of the darkness
Letting His perfect plan unfold

The Soul’s Struggle

For whatever things were written before were written for our learning,
that we through the patience and comfort of scripture might have hope. ~ Romans 15:4

The Soul’s Struggle

Lying in a sea of lies
What to do
Stand and wait
Wait for what
Answers from God of course
A friendly voice to lead me on
But is it God I hear
Or does evil deceive
The difference seems so slight
Snares of Satan well disguised
A wolf in sheep’s clothing
Patiently he waits
Pouncing at the perfect time
Preying on weakness, fears, and doubt
Devouring the light
Uncertainty rules the moment
The struggle for the soul continues

In this life there are many obstacles. Some are easy to overcome, like what to have for dinner, or how to complete a project at work. Other obstacles are more difficult, such as which job offer to accept, or how to spend or invest money in the wisest way. Still other obstacles cause much heartache and confusion, especially those focused around the emotions of the heart, such as direction in an adulterous marriage with someone you love, clarity in how to best deal with a rude and disrespectful teen, yet still show them how much you love them, or what to do and where to turn when you are experiencing abuse.

God is always there, guiding you through the storms of life, helping you with the direction to go, giving you courage to do what needs to be done, and providing endurance and strength to get you there. However, another force is at play in this fallen world…Satan…and he seeks to draw you away from the only One that can help you most…God. He uses your fear, worry, doubt, weaknesses, and insecurities to cause you to lose sight of God and all His hope, comfort, guidance, and love. Satan knows that if he hollers loud enough, you will hear him and many times make poor choices because of it. This is the plight of the soul! The struggle between flesh and spirit! The war that rages between light and dark!

1 Peter 5:8 reminds us that Satan is always on the lookout, waiting to devour us, to destroy us. “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” In our flesh it is easy to listen and heed the voice of Satan. Have you ever heard the whispers of doubt, shame, anger, bitterness, or arrogance in your head?

You will never be able to get out of this abusive relationship because you have no where to go, no one else who will love you.

How could you think you are smart enough to go back to school or apply for that job, just give up?

You are so ugly, no one will love you, stop trying?

You are not strong enough to lose the weight, so why bother?

You are a horrible person to talk to your kids that way, what kind of mother/father are you?

You should never forgive that person for what they did to you, stay angry, get revenge, you deserve it.

You can never be good enough for God so don’t bother trying.

Satan’s bantering on the heart and mind has a way of wearing you down, causing you to see only the dark parts of who you are, the weak flesh. He wants to tear you down and destroy you, so your soul remains bitter and lost. He seeks nothing more than the opposite of God–he wants you to remain dead, separated from God and His love. It is so easy to listen to the negativity in your mind; so easy to believe the lies than the truth of who you really are!

What is that truth? You are a child of God. You have a future filled with hope, glory, and righteousness. God has other plans, despite Satan’s intentions. God wants to encourage you, build you up, give you strength, provide comfort, give clarity and directions, bring hope and joy. He wants to shelter you in the shadow of His wing, finishing all the work He has begun in your heart.

When you feel lost and afraid. When you feel like your life just isn’t worth it and you would rather die than live. When you feel like all hope is gone and you can’t go on anymore. That is when you have to reach up toward the heavens and start listening to the truth of God. Here are some scriptures to help you begin your  journey of truth!

1. You are God’s child!

John 1:12 Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God

1 John 3:1-3 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.•

2. You have been chosen by God!

Ephesians 1:3-8 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.

3. You have been forgiven of all your sins, freed from condemnation!

Colossians 1:13-14 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Romans 8:1-2 Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.

Romans 8:31-39 What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died more than that, who was raised to life is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughter” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

4. God is working for your good in all things, to bring you hope and a future!

Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

5. God will provide for you!

Matthew 6:25-27 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life ?

Philippians 4:19 And my God will supply all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things, at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

6. God and His love will be with you always (no matter how you feel or what you have done)!

Deuteronomy 31:8 The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.

Psalm 27:10 Though your father and mother forsake you, the Lord will receive you.

Psalm 136:26 Give thanks to the God of Heaven. His love endures forever.

7. God created you on purpose for a purpose!

Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

8. You can come to God with freedom and confidence!

Ephesians 3:12 In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.

Hebrews 4:16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

9. You can do all things with Christ!

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.

2 Timothy 1:7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.

10. You are a new creation in Christ (your past forgotten, your future new and bright)

2 Corinthians 5:1 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.

11. You are an overcomer!

Romans 8:37-39 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, not angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Remember, there will always be battles between good and evil, right and wrong.  You may lose a few battles here and there, or you may have surrendered to the wrong or the evil at times, but you can win war with God at your side.  You can overcome!  You can hold tight to God’s truths!  You can trust He will bring you to the side of good and right every time!  You can rest in the knowledge that He has already won the war through the sacrifice of His Son on the Cross for you!  Reach up to God, cry out to your Lord, and let Him fight the struggle for your soul!

God bless and keep you, and know you are in my prayers!

Remember the Rainbow

I will cry to God Most High, to God who accomplishes all things for me.  ~ Psalm 57:2


Remember the Rainbow

Life is a rainbow
Full of color rich and divine
Each one standing on its own
Yet, somehow intertwined

Red is the blood of Christ
Shed so we might live
His arms open wide for us
Offering all God has to give

Orange is the trust God required
The faith that we must enhance
For all we need He will provide
We must turn to Him with confidence

Yellow is God’s light
Shining for all to see
Revealing the way for humankind
God’s path will set us free

Green is the life God offers us
Filled with peace beyond compare
Not a momentary solace
But the promise He will always be there

Blue is the reminder of Heaven
A place where life is peaceful and pure
The house of the Holy Trinity
Where worship and praise endure

Purple is the riches we gain
When we place God in control
Not the money, objects or power
It is the eternal love God will bestow

God’s love for us is endless
AS is His rainbow in the sky
A beautiful reminder
Assuring us He is always close by

Psalm 34

Many are the afflictions of the righteous but the Lord delivers him out of them all.  ~ Psalm 34:19

Psalm 34

Cry out
Trust in HIs infinite wisdom
He will show you His way

Praise His holy name
Rely on His mercy to see you through

Drink from the fountain of life
Satisfy your hunger with His grace

Face the Lord
He will deliver you from shame and doubt

Bless the Lord continually
Only He will transform your suffering

Speak truthfully from the heart
The Lord will redeem your soul

I Dare You!

FAITH is daring the SOUL to go beyond what the EYES can SEE.

I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. ~ Philippians 4:13

 For God does not give us the spirit of fear and timidity,
but of power, love, and self-discipline. ~ 2 Timothy 1:7

Not by power, not by might, but by my Spirit says the LORD Almighty. ~ Zechariah 4:6b

I dare you!

I dare you to step out of your comfort zone
Come out of you little box
Take a risk
Take a chance
Become more than you ever dared dream

I dare you to step into the unknown
Go places you never thought before
Open your eyes
Open your heart
Touch lives in ways you didn’t know you could

I dare you to jump into something different
Join in on something new
Give of yourself
Give to others
Make a change for the better in them and in you

I dare you to live outside your own world
Trust that you can do so much more
Bring others hope
Bring them light
Guide the way for those that are lost

I dare you to believe
Wait on the Lord to do big things
Trust in Him
Trust His ways
Let Him use you to change lives

I dare you to live for God
Use His strength to accomplish much
Believe in Him
Believe in Yourself
Know that you can do more than you ever imagined

I dare you to hope
Take a risk on things you have never done
Share joy
Share comfort
Submit to the will of others before your own

I dare you to be different
Stand out in a sea of similarities
Always dance
Always laugh
Bring joy to the hearts and souls of the lost

I dare you to praise the Lord
Worship Him with all your heart, soul, and mind
Meditate on His Word
Meditate on His love
Shower others with songs of blessings

I dare you to live a life that makes a difference
Share the love of God with all you see
Love others
Love yourself
Be the light that brings hope to the hopeless

I dare you!