Front Stage or Hide…

I sat in a church sanctuary for 5 hours while my darling daughter was hanging out to sing or do a line…..or whatever a person does with a CALLBACK!

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This world of theater that we are entering into as a family is fascinating.  It’s bringing back memories of my years of being in drama at her age.

I am so proud of my darling daughter for realizing that she has these amazing gifts and talents that need to be fine tuned.  Gifts that need to be nurtured and developed.  Talents that have so much potential that I am beaming with amazing pride.

Here is a young girl who knows that even though she is an introvert who truly doesn’t care to be around people….lol: she is beyond content with reading a book, drawing, and hanging out at home with NO ONE around.   She is very capable to engage with others.  She is amazingly charming and spunky.  But she understands in her core that GOD gives us gifts and talents to be used in community to not be squandered or hidden or ignored.

She knows and understands that connecting with the essential oils supports her in ways to reach deep and be ALL SHE WAS CREATED TO BE!  It doesn’t matter if it is one oil or many many oils!

As you can see in the picture my darling daughters special blend is MANY MANY OILS.  They are all her favorite oils and they empower her to be all she can be.  Plus she taps with me every morning in thanksgiving to God for being wonderfully made.  These are tools she uses to dig deep to not allow her Melancholic, highly sensitive, intense nature prevent her from hiding under a bushel!

Have you connected to your gifts and talents recently?  Are you hiding them?  Take a moment today to reflect on everything about yourself?  Are you allowing your personality, your temperament, your nature to get in the way of being all you were created to be?

Sit with this…..pray about it…..journal….oil up…..and tap about it!  Allow your energy to flow….to connect to all God has for you!

Many blessings and hugs dear beloved ones….

~Kelly 🙂

Side Note:  This month on my Facebook Page the Thriving Thursday theme is all about Self-Care in September!  I hope to see you all there…..2 pm every Thursday!


Money Matters on Monday

Monday’s are a day I reconcile spending from the weekend, review what shopping needs to take place for the week, any projected costs for the rest of the month…..upcoming months…and so on.

I have mentioned before how I truly don’t care for money.  I have no interest in working for money.  I believe a great deal of our countries financial peril is because of corruption and greed and the love of money.

I LOVE THE BARTER SYSTEM!!!  I love the idea of helping someone out and we exchange favors services, goods.  Here is a good example….a few years back I had a friend who needed my help watching her child once or twice a week.  Instead of paying me, which I didn’t want pay, she decided to always buy twice as much with the co-op that came every 2 weeks and she “payed” me with fresh produce.  I loved it.  It was a perfect agreement.  I had a “service” she needed, she had a “goods” I needed.  It worked lovely.  It was mutually agreed upon therefore no one felt slighted.

I grew up actually with probably half of my fathers business transactions taking place that way.  Now some may say that is foolish, but I believe it creates community.  It creates respect and understanding of each others gifts and talents and services available.  Thus not taking each other for granted.

So follow me here for a moment I am going to seem like I am going in a different direction but really I am not :)…..

I have been spinning in my head for awhile about doing different little gatherings to share about raising daughters.  Helping teach our daughters about self love, nutrition, care of mind body soul, and so much more.  I want it to be a service, a ministry, a sharing…..

There have been podcasts I have listened to in the past swim in my head, conversations I have had with friends of past and even present swim in my head.  Conversations and topics like a person will value and implement what they receive when they have something “invested”.  In order for talents and works to spread past a certain degree there comes a time when a person must realize it is okay to receive pay for services in order for them to reach even more people.

Thus this morning I woke up thinking of the bible scripture Matthew 25:14-30…..the man who buried his talents.  I have always thought of myself as the one who was given some and was willing to invest and prosper with my “talents”, my money.  I was the child who at 10 years old would get birthday money and would take it straight to the bank and purchase a savings bond.

Yet here of recent I haven’t wanted to value my “talents” enough to say hmm maybe I should be willing to ask for a “love offering”  or even think of a way to develop my talents into something that would truly create in “interest” in the “bank”.

I see that bible scripture as a two fold meaning.   We can interpret the conversation to be about money or about our gifts.  And it has merit and pause in both subjects.  After all shouldn’t we all be pursuing careers, jobs, vocations, in an area we have a talent, a gift?   Therefore we should not feel uncomfortable for being “rewarded”, payed, “gifted”, compensated for our gifts, talents, services… long as it is a mutual respect and properly weighed exchange.  Basically those giving and those receiving it is a fair and just “trade”.

Thus today as I go over the numbers of our budget and as I continue to think about sharing different gifts with others…..I will reflect if I am truly being like the first or second man in the bible story or is there a possibility I am being like the third.  And if there is anyway I am being like the third….I must reflect why?  Pride? Fear? Vanity?  What vice could be holding me back to not shine the way God desires me to shine and share the abundance of His kingdom!!!

How do you view money in your life?
How do you share your gifts and talents?
How are you prospering for the KINGDOM OF GOD!!!???

Have a gloriously blessed day!

PS…today’s picture is of a cookbook that I find near and dear!  I love Wellness Mama!  Here is a warrior woman who set out to change the health history for her children.  She didn’t want them to become one the statistics of children being prone to disease and illness.   Her cookbook is beyond easy to follow and amazing recipes and her blog is one of the most amazing ones to follow.  Here is a wonderful example of a woman using her gifts and talents to improve the health of her family as well as those around her.  And by figuring out how to make a business of it while raising and nurturing her family she is not only able to provide for her family but also get her message out in an even broader sense than she probably ever dreamed of.  She is truly a modern day hero in my eyes!!

Holy Thursday: Reflecting on Lent

I have discovered some amazing thoughts, reflections, and inspirations during my Lenten journey this year.

One of the many things I have realized is I don’t need to have a polished, edit perfect, picture perfect blog in order to share my life…my love…all I have learned…with all of you!  I don’t have to create all sorts fancy aspects…not every post needs to have a link…

What I need to do is WRITE, SPEAK, AND SHARE from my HEART!!!

…to spread the GOOD NEWS in a way I know how …and to do what comes naturally to me!

So if a person is looking for something fancy…polished…refined…this is not the blog for you…

Because I am a simple…bohemian type…re-purposed kind of gal who does everything with the gifts I do have…and the gifts I do have, I give them my fullest attention…I truly use them!  

I don’t pretend I am anything but the wonderful warrior woman God created me to be…

So…you may not get polish…but you will get real…you will get me…you will get love…laughter..LIFE…and lots of fun!!!

AND….you are going to find out what I have been working on the last several months and especially during lent…tomorrow…or Saturday…or Sunday…you’ll just have to keep checking to find out! :)……

Til then…hugs…prayers…blessings…
~Kelly 😉

Fabulous Gifts and Talents on Friday

What if we all looked exactly the same?

What if we could all do the same things?

What if we each had the same goals, ambitions, and desires?

Wow…we would be boring.  WE would probably drive each other crazy!

Isn’t that what coveting is all about?  When we see someone taller than us and think: I wish I was taller than them.  Or….”I wish I could play the guitar?  Or…”I wish I could bake all day long”…

It means we are focusing too much on what we don’t have and not spending near enough time appreciating and marveling on what we do have.

Years ago I went to a conference that was geared for musicians, those who teach music to others.  I was excited to go, but I was also naive in what to expect from this conference.  In the very first session I realized I was truly a fish out of it’s water.

I began to think, “What am I doing here?  How am I ever going to be like these musicians?”  Then I went to a workshop that changed my life…my mindset on comparing oneself to others…for forever!

I DIDN’T HAVE TO CHANGE!  I have talents…I have gifts, that ARE NEEDED!!!  But just in a different way!

I may not be able to play an instrument, but musicians need people behind the scenes.  they need people willing and wanting to hear…to appreciate what they do.  Sometimes our gift and talent can be an ear!  Being available!

Now, as I go through life I don’t compare or “wish for” anymore because its fruitless.  It solves nothing and it doesn’t honor God…it doesn’t acknowledge He created us all unique, AND IN HIS

***Lean on St. Teresa of Avila to teach you how to overcome EVERY obstacle!  How to to walk like her and lean on the words from St. Paul, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!”….be bold and confident like she was with these words!

Hugs and prayers always,
~K 🙂

PS….Monday will carry on with this theme about loving oneself…through our movement…through our motivations….and marveling on our own personal amazing strengths and abilities!

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