Loving Memories on Monday

My weekend has been a powerhouse of faith and growth!

 Last night at the Annual Respect life Banquet I was once again blown away by a powerful guest speaker that truly embodied the meaning of TRUSTING IN THE LORD!

His journey of his faith can’t even began to be put into words as of yet, by me.

What I can say is…..it TRULY does not matter what cross, burden, you are carrying…..
financial….
health…..
diagnosis…..
family……
career…..
special needs….
ANYTHING….
EVERYTHING….
when you trust in the LORD your burden TRULY will be lighter.

The cool thing is HE is always there whether you trust or not.  HE will not abandon you.  BUT when you trust……you can walk in the darkness of the unknown with greater peace…..with greater confidence….with greater love!  

Have a marvelous Monday full of loving memories of everything you have experienced in life……and remember it ALL HAS PURPOSE!

Hugs and blessings,
~Kelly

BOOK OF THE DAY:  Waiting for Eli by Chad Judice.   I have not read this book yet!  I just got it last night at the banquet.  I look forward to reading in greater detail this powerful story that was presented last night by a powerful man, a powerful speaker!  May he continue to do amazing work for the Lord because a person cannot help but take notice when Chad Judice is speaking.

MOVEMENT OF THE DAY:  Go for a 30-40 minute walk and at every corner stop and do 10 jumping jacks, 10 push-ups, and/or 10 lunges.

Football, Faith, Love on Friday

Sunday is the Superbowl.

SUNDAY (For my Diocese)…
… is our Annual RESPECT LIFE BANQUET!

This has been probably a difficult dilemma for many avid football fans….heck even for those of us who just watch it for the commercials and the gathering and fellowship time.

I’ve been reflecting on this….A LOT!

I know two amazing women who are FANATICS about their FOOTBALL!

YET THEY WILL BE THERE AT THE BANQUET!!!

WHY?!

Because they KNOW it is AGAPE LOVE.

LOVE for their faith.
LOVE for the message.
LOVE for the better choice.

Compare it to marriage:  if a spouse has the choice to watch a TV show or go for a walk with his or her beloved which is the better choice?  Neither are bad…..BUT going for the walk is probably a sacrifice YET it will produce abundant fruit!

In keeping with the theme of AGAPE love for this month…..which do you think would be the better choice?  The sacrifice that HONORS not only those who continually put themselves on the front line of fighting for LIFE but HONORS OUR AMAZING LORD!

For me it was a no brainer BUT I am not the biggest football fan BUT I don’t like crowds and I do get fatigued in the evenings (due to my adrenal and thyroid condition) so my SACRIFICE may seem a “suck it up” to some people but it is my own….my battle with my health…..and therefore my pleasure to SACRIFICE for a GREATER GOOD!!!

Here I end with a challenge…..what in your area is going on currently that you could make a SACRIFICE that is for the greater good?  What about in your family!?  Your workplace?  Your career?!   Which SACRIFICE will draw you nearer to Christ!? Please share below!!!

AND if you live in the Amarillo area:  
Are you willing to SACRIFICE A FOOTBALL GAME….
FOR FAITH….
FOR TRUTH….
FOR AGAPE LOVE!?

Have a glorious FAITH FILLED FRIDAY!!!

Hugs and prayers always,
~Kelly

BOOK OF THE DAY:  I have been thoroughly enjoying this amazing book by Pope Francis, “The Church of Mercy”.  Talk about going out and evangelizing and choosing to do things for AGAPE LOVE.  An amazing read.  I don’t care if you are Catholic or not…..I think it is a must read for ALL!

MOVEMENT FOR THE DAY:  It is First Friday.  Our area has their First Friday Art Walk in the evening.  What a wonderful way to move your body and celebrate all the varieties of art.  I am sure wherever you live there is something that is going on this day that will allow you to walk around and appreciate what there is to see.  Exercise your body and your mind today!

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