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Wordless Wednesday: Some Beach…Somewhere

Wordless Wednesday: Some Beach…Somewhere

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It’s The Same Desert

So I read back on one of my old posts today and was kind of saddened by it. I almost feel like we are still in that desert but not in a good way anymore. Maybe I am reading too much into it, but maybe […]

So Thankful for His Grace

So Thankful for His Grace

His Grace

 

There are so many times when I look at my life, my relationship with Christ and think…”nope, not good enough, I have fallen too many times and my day to day looks nothing like that of…well anyone I know living out their lives to glorify the Lord.” But then He whispers in my ear that His grace covers me, that I am forgiven and loved. That He knew I wasn’t going to be perfect and that is the WHOLE POINT to Christ, not to give us rules to follow or to stifle who we are but to save us, to cover us and to LOVE us.

So today as you get up and maybe get out (depending on the snow) walk in that truth. Know that you are…not just were but ARE and always will be so loved that Christ came as the ultimate sacrifice.

Don’t Get Overwhelmed

Don’t Get Overwhelmed

(Image from Austin 360) Last week I watched  Key Note speaker Mark Duplass from the SXSW 2015 and was blown away. I remember thinking during the first few moments of it, “Yeah this is going to be great, I love watching stuff like this, getting pumped […]

So what’s the plan?…

So what’s the plan???? Well…ummm… I don’t know. Do I need a plan? I mean I guess I do, I guess I need somewhere to start but where the heck is that??? The better question is, what is the dream? And maybe I can move […]

Wordless Wednesday: Randomly Walking Around

Wordless Wednesday: Randomly Walking Around

5 Random Facts About Me

Here are some random or maybe not so random things about me that you might not know: I LOVE the state of Florida…I have never lived there and have only visited a handful of times but I absolutely love it. I love the heat, the […]

Sunday Glory: My First Fruits

Sunday Glory: My First Fruits

First fruits

Now I know that giving of our first fruits isn’t literally referring to fruit but referring to whatever our first and best is. For most people they actually think money…We are supposed to give from the very start, don’t just wait until you are at the end of the pay period and then say “Oh we can give now because we have leftovers.”  No, you give from the start and watch how the Lord provides for the rest.

But it doesn’t only mean money, for me right now, I am also focusing on giving Him the first fruits of my day. I get up, deal with the dogs, because I would like quiet quiet time, make myself a cup of tea (or coffee depending on the day) and start my day off in the word. I use the First 5 app and dive in. These first few moments of my day are more precious than I will ever truly be able to vocalize. The Lord has been opening my heart to things that I can’t explain with these first few moments, He is sharing with me in the quietness of the morning that I wouldn’t be able to hear otherwise. He deserves those first few moments, because He is the God of the universe, the is the Beginning and End, the Alpha and Omega and He deserves to be put first in EVERYTHING that I do. I don’t always put Him first but its on those days that I feel the difference, that I know I am missing out. He isn’t punishing me, He is simply reminding me that in order for everything to fall into its correct place I need to put Him in the correct place in my heart and in my world.

“This is my prayer in the harvest, when favor and providence flow, I know I’m filled to be emptied again, the seed I’ve received I will sow.” 

 

Film Friday: Working With MightCouldDo

Film Friday: Working With MightCouldDo

  I have found something out recently as I am working with MightCouldDo…I KNOW NOTHING about film making. Ok I know a few things, but I am still so new to this whole world…And that right there, is OK. I can be a newbie at […]

A Fresh Start

A Fresh Start

So this year I decided I was going to do something a little bit different. I made some New Year’s resolutions and came up with my word and scripture for the year… “But Christine, that isn’t something new, people do that all the time.” Yes that is true, but instead of doing it at the start of 2016, I did it at the start of my 31st birthday which was on the 21st of March. That is the start of spring, new growth, new birth…the perfect time to start fresh and take on the world!! I took my goal/work journal from last year…the one that I didn’t keep up with and turned it into something more. I ripped out all the pages that had anything to do with my “business plan” and started printing images and quotes to collage into it…I also painted a few of the pages and then went to town.

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The first few pages are simply inspiration in some form or fashion. I either have quotes from film makers, images of women I admire, words & scripture that personally uplift me.

Then I dove into my goals for 2016…

~Spend more time with the Lord…That isn’t something new for any Christian I think but for me needed to be #1.
~Make sure to focus on my marriage. Regular date nights, putting our marriage first and keeping it Christ centered.
~I NEED to get back behind my camera…I want to take my photography to a whole new level and that means making time each week to just go take pictures, both on film and digitally. (I even have a plan for this…)
~Make movies, not just one, not just a short film or a skit, I want to MAKE MOVIES. The Lord has placed an amazing passion on my heart to glorify His name in any way possible and a desire to utilize a platform as HUGE as films. I am going to take that opportunity and RUN with it!!!
~Blog more…Hence what is going on right now. I have been told if you aren’t finding what you want to watch, read or see then to create it yourself. Well I am doing just that. I have LONGED for a blog that mixed faith and films and not in a crazy cheesy way so that is what I am going to strive to do here in this space!
~Read more…I have this book shelf FULL of books, few of them read…so that is a plan, to try and get a book read a week. Which normally isn’t hard but when I have a million things going on I start to feel bad that I am just sitting there reading, because to be honest I will get LOST in a book and be there for hours.
~Be the healthiest me possible. I love how I feel when I am working out and eating right, plus I am 31, things are going to start going down hill if I don’t do something now!
~Make a difference in the planet. Change one thing, one week at a time and before you know it you have 52 new ways of saving the planet. The first thing that the Lord asked Adam to do was to be a good steward of the planet…I want to make sure to that my children will have the chance to swim with sea turtles and if we don’t do something now that won’t be a reality. I know that I am not going to be able to chance the planet all by my lady-lonesome BUT I can make a dent, and I am not the only one trying either. A bunch of small dents can easily turn into a huge hole.

I look at these goals weekly, I break them down into smaller, more manageable goals & I see in what ways can I make these a reality and I stick to a plan. I have created time that can’t be interrupted unless it is REALLY important and I work towards them. I also carry this journal with me almost EVERYWHERE I go. I refuse to forget what I am working towards & the journey the Lord has me on!

My word and verse for the year have helped me to keep reaching my goals as well…Being FEARLESS isn’t in my nature BUT GOD has other plans…

 

Fearless 2 Tim 1:7

(Fearless image via Pintrest/Scripture via Flicker)