Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Whirl Wind

I have never been a "glass-half-full" kind of gal. I am not easily prone to look on the bright side of things. In fact, I have been know to get in a funk, pout, and basically throw my self an adult sized pity party when life doesn't go my way.

I have recently begun a journey to tame my negative tongue. It was not one I began willingly. I fought tooth and nail against it in fact.

It all started a couple months ago when I decided I could not teach forever, the politics of the education system are so broken that it tears me apart to see the kids who need the most go without every day. It was never my dream to be a teacher, quite simply, it is not my calling.

I knew I was called and uniquely gifted to work with women. My heart is there, my passion. I have never know how exactly, God never showed me the path, just the end-game.

Only recently has God brought to light the path and has silly as it sounded to ME, it's through Mary Kay. I was shocked, and a little taken aback. But who am I to question God. I have found it never works out well for me. So after much debate, oh I'll quite sugar coating it, after much pouting on my part (this was not the path I thought I would take) I decided to bite the bullet and do it right!

I knew to work with women the way I wanted to I was not going to a consultant, but a director. That is where I would get to work with the most women, in the fashion I desired to. So I called my director and we talked about how to do it. That is when she started talking like a mad woman.She told me I needed to say affirmations EVERY DAY.

Affirmations? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! I am not the type of woman to look in the mirror and say "I choose to be.... blah blah blah".

I decided that she was coo-coo and I was NOT doing it.

However, God, in that subtle little way He often does to me, KNOCKED ME DOWN! I thought I had this thing all figured out, and BAM! Down I go!

When I stopped to look at why- GLARINGLY OBVIOUS- I woke up with Proverbs 18:21 in my head- "The tongue has the power of life and death" DANG! I hate it when I am wron... wron... not right. :) I had been speaking NEGATIVE over things, I had been so busy being a "realist" that I missed the opportunity to speak LIFE into my LIFE!!!!!

So Julia Mundy, YOU WERE RIGHT. I guess those affirmations are helpful. So starting today I CHOOSE TO SPEAK LIFE INTO MY LIFE, MY FAMILIES LIFE, MY FRIENDS AND MY MARY KAY BUSINESS.

And that's just one of my affirmations

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Teacher = Mom

I kinda feel like death today. Well maybe death warmed over. But I am so excited to take my kids to the zoo today! Because I teach in a "challenging" population I realized yesterday that over 1/2 my class has NEVER BEEN TO THE ZOO! We live like 10 miles from it and they have never been. Their little eyes lit up when they realized we were going! I would soooo love to call in a sub, crawl in bed, pull up the covers and sleep off this death virus, however, because I am these kiddios "school mom" as they call me, I am up, making hot tea and getting ready to go on a FIELD TRIP!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Biggest Lie of All

“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32 (NIV)

Ever notice in Genesis Satan goes after Eve first? Ever notice that one of his first steps in tempting her to eat the apple is to lie to her; tell her God is lying, nothing bad will happen, He is just being selfish. How convincing does this sound!!

Satan tends to lie to each of us in the specific area we are weak. He is after all the enemy who comes to steal, kill and destroy.

In my short life I have come to realize satan tends to attack women in a very specific way. He whispers lies to us. No one will ever love you, your too fat, too thin, too dumb, too... fill in the blank here. He whispers these lies sometimes in the stillness of our mind, sometimes using human voices or actions.

But do not be confused when human voices tell you you are too much, or not enough that is satan playing his games. That is the master manipulator trying to pull you away from knowing you are precious, loved, and cherished by the King of Kings! DO NOT LET HIM LIE TO YOU!!!

Counter those lies with scripture knowing that you are exactly who you were designed to be!

On the heals of Bin Laden's death I am reminded that our battle is not against flesh and blood but the powers of darkness. That while one evil, horrible man has been brought down that by no means makes the world a better place. One day it will be, one day Jesus will crush satan and then we can rejoice!!!