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What’s Behind My Curtain?

Curtain: Scribble Picnic Art Cooperative

Today the prompt is “curtain”. It’s funny as I had a vision the other day of a curtain partway open. Inside were my activities and they were looking at me – asking me “what’s going on?”

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I think the dream or vision was showing me that I have all of these things on the go and is this to continue or am I to choose one over the others? Or drop them all?

This summer is an experiment in asking God to help me find my way.

Besides my life as a wife, mother and grandmother; friend; Board member of a charity etc. I love to paint, create, podcast and write.

This last week was wonderful and I spent the entire week with kids and grandkids. I ran a Vacation Bible school in the mornings and played with kids in the afternoons. It was a fun week. But now it’s back to reality. I actually podcasted about my week and it will be available next Tuesday on Hope Stream Radio.

But what about me?

The curtain represents life to me. (tweet this)

What’s opening up for me? Where is God leading me? What choices will there be?

There could be other things behind the curtain that I haven’t come across yet. That’s what is so exciting about life. We never know what will be next. I like that.

I would hate to have everything planned out so that there were no surprises. Some will be good; some not so good. But my faith keeps me focussed on God and watching and waiting for what’s next.

What’s behind your curtain?

Are you letting us see your true self? Or are you hiding in the wings? Can you be brave and try something new?

Do you have dreams and visions?

One vision I had was to help those who are abused. Here was that vision.

Another vision was to start a charity in our town. The charity is called HASP. Here is that vision.

 

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Thoughtful Tuesdays – What are my Goals for 2015?

Thoughtful Tuesdays –  What are my Goals for 2015?

I watched 3 videos produced by Michael Hyatt. I think they are worth watching for writers and non-writers.

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What did I learn?

First of all I know that I procrastinate  – a lot.
I know that I am led astray very easily.
I have lots of interesting ideas and thoughts – too many for one person to accomplish.

So I decided to write down exactly how and what I am feeling at this point. (That way I can review this next year.)

  1. I will look back over 2014 and see what I accomplished.
  2. I will allow myself to dream – and dream big.
  3. I will write down my goals.
  4. I will be specific in my goal setting.
  5. I will look at where I am most motivated and go in that direction.
  6. I will start – even if it is small bites – because starting is important.

I didn’t join the 5 day course Michael was advertising but I learned a lot in the first two videos to know where to start.

Here is my full sentence using the red words.

After I look back over the last year, I will dream; then write down specific goals in the areas where I am most motivated and I will start.

 

I know that I always start with God. Here is a Scripture He brought to my mind.

So Eli told Samuel, “Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place (1 Samuel 3:9, NIV)

As you can see my goals differ from my personality. I remember attending a workshop called – How to be Intentional. I think that is exactly what I need to do – be Intentional for 2015. Not only intentional on listening to God – but intentional on writing down what I feel and hear in my heart.

I guess that will be my working word for 2015 – Intentional.

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What are my goals for 2015? Why do I want to be Intentional? (tweet this)

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