Some thoughts for a new week…

hotmess3Have you had that moment when you realize that no one else has it all together, either?

To quote  Niecy Nash… We are all one big “hot mess”.

But Isn’t it freeing to know we aren’t in this messy life alone?

It frees us up to keep hoping… Keep trying… Keep on keeping on. And it frees us up to be authentic.

And when we are authentic, others are free to be the same around us, too.

You know what? it also frees us up to ask for help. Because we are all in this life together. And God made us to love one another. And love? Love is what we are made for. Love is patient. Love is kind. hotmess5
And dare I say that love is bold? Love is bold enough to live life as it was meant to be lived! Not in fear, hiding behind insecurities. Not in fast forward, wishing our lives away.

But boldly.  Here. Now. Growing in the soul’s soil of Love. Doing what we are put here to do. Being who we are called to be.

boysmessShouting, singing, crying, laughing…

We are here to do these things together. Boldly. With purpose. Not forgetting who we are. Not forgetting He who made us. Not forgetting that we can love each other because he first loved us.

Jesus lived boldly. He didn’t hide. He didn’t forget who He was. And in so doing, He reminds us of who we are.

We are His.
We are made to love.
We are made to live boldly.
We are made for a purpose.

mess2Love our neighbors as ourselves.
Love God with all our heart, soul, strength and mind.

We are loved- right in the midst if our”hot mess” state of being – by our God who sees and loves us beyond our wildest imagination!

And to quote Si Robertson (from Duck Dynasty)… “That’s a fact, jack!”  🙂

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8 thoughts on “Some thoughts for a new week…

  1. Donna, I like your thought that love is bold. Hadn’t quite thought of it like that before, but you are so right. Love causes us to do some pretty bold things!

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  2. Thought you would enjoy these three reflections on St. Paul’s verses here: http://blog.adw.org/

    Love Perfects and Completes All: The Conclusion of St. Paul’s Great Treatise on Love
    Love is as Love Does: A Meditation on the Litany of Love In St. Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians
    On the Danger of Excellence Without Love

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