Why faith is a marathon

We were talking yesterday at the CoWorking Center about faith. How faith is like a marathon. Sometimes things are great because your relationship with God is incredible, and sometimes it’s shaky because things are happening that you don’t understand. But it’s a marathon. You keep putting one foot in front of the other even when you don’t understand because you have faith that He is who He was when things were good.

And I admitted that I’ve been mad for a while. Still pursuing my relationship with God, still doing what i know to be right, but mad because I don’t understand how any of this can be good. Mad because it’s painful to think that this could be part of a Master plan.

But that’s the thing with someone you love. Even when you’re mad at them, and you haven’t talked to them for long periods of time, the relief at being with them again even when you don’t understand why they are doing something is overwhelming. I remember coming back to do worship after a significant time away from worship last year. And if felt good to talk to God again, because even for as mad as I was, I love Him.

Deep down I know He has good for me. I just need to stay the course and finish this marathon despite how I feel some days.

Facebook Units

I don’t know if you’ve checked this out on FB yet but they unlocked a feature called Units for Social Learning type Groups. Don’t feel bad if you don’t know what that means, I had to Google it. I also had to Google how to create a Group that had it because I just had no clue. But the idea is, you could have a whole group of people that you teach the same thing to. So if you have a group of people that you are mentoring for their eating habits and you know you take them through the same orientation or set up every single time…then design a unit for anyone else new that signs up. And let the unit do it for you.

Check out my attempt here in my city happenings page https://www.facebook.com/groups/limaohioevents/

So I did a Demo!

But since I’m a voiceover artist, what other spot is there but YouTube and Soundcloud? I finally sucked it up and did a demo last year for the first time in 7 years of doing commercials for TV and radio.

I have been putting off pitching myself to agents. I don’t even know why I’m afraid to do it. But I actually am a little terrified. It’s not that I’m not used to hearing no…I TOTALLY am. But admittedly I’ve gotten comfortable.

Tell me what you think first…then I’ll take the leap and tell you how it went!

 

So the Newspaper did a thing

And I got an interview off of what I’m doing in AirBnb in the area. So here’s what happened…

I have two roomies. One’s been with me 3 years and the other had been with us a year and a half…and then got a fabulous job in Columbus. While I was pretty bummed, an idea hit me. With all the people coming to town, why not see if there was a need for AirBnb locally. I’d heard there were hotels in town that got full, and I heard finding a place rent or even purchase was difficult right now because things were flying off the market so fast. Soooo

Lima-area Airbnb hosts help with recruitment of new talent

To follow rules or not to follow rules

Why are people so hung up on rules? I have a theory that if we followed every rule we were ever given, that it would not cause Christ to smile at us and let us in to Heaven based on that alone. So what is the real catch then? What is their true purpose? I’m convinced that people worry so much about following the letter of the law they handicap themselves. Thoughts?

Do you think maybe it would be wise to follow the intention of the rule rather than the rule itself?

 

Oh oh…and it’s my birthday. So give me some good discussion…you know as a birthday present 🙂

Little brother thoughts

‪My adopted brother asked me if I ever get scared of being broken again. He came to us as a foster and my mom adopted him and some of his siblings a few years ago. ‬He’s been broken. My throat kind of constricted. And I said, “Like I was last year? I’ve been broken a few times. Last year was another. But I know by now that being broken isn’t the end. It’s the BEGINNING. But if my life has shown you anything, it’s that we all get broken no matter how hard we try to make everything perfect and make the right decisions. That’s inevitable. There’s no way to avoid it. Every one, even me, will let you down at some point. But being stronger inside and willing to let yourself lie down for a few before you pick yourselves back up is what counts.” He asked…is it worth it? A year and a half into losing my joy and I had a hard time answering right away. But I finally said “Twenty years ahead of you …yes. It’s worth it. There’s people you can go see and talk to that spent years learning how to show you how to be less broken. It always gets better. It always turns around. The real trick is finding the people and resources who can help you find a new normal. I’m your circle. We are your family. I promise we will get you through anything.”