It is a New Year~What is your BHAG? Perhaps, hope?

 

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All my clients know that when January rolls around I will be asking them what their Big Hairy Audacious Goals will be for the coming year!! What goal or breakthrough will they focus on , believing that as they are faithful God will do the miraculous!!!

Hope is an amazing thing; it breathes life into our spirits!!  As you enter this new and amazing year; a year with no mistakes in it yet…..set your sights high, believe for miracles, look for breakthrough, find life balance amidst the busy life you live!!

Your faith, your story, your miracles with serve to encourage the hope in all those around you!! At the ripe old age of 55, I have learned that sometimes the miracles don’t get answered the way I expected!! The hope doesn’t always show up in the way I have mapped it out! But…the miracles do come and His hope does flood my soul.

This year, make hope your goal! He is with you. I wish you a wonderful- hopefilled New year!  Thanks for taking this journey called “life” with me!!

“Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air…but only for one second without hope.”

Hal Lindsey

Whatcha listening to?

This past weekend I had the chance to enjoy a number of hours alone in my car on the way to a very special wedding.  I had my water, a few snacks, and my Ipod with my playlist with all the songs that keep me going when I get out and RUN!  Pop songs, songs with a good beat, fun songs!  None with a bad message but none with a powerful message either ~~just fun.

After a few hours I felt the desire to switch to some old CD’s ( imagine popping in a real CD!!) that I have enjoyed over the past few years~ Chicago, Josh Groban, etc. I sang like I was part of the band and reminisced fondly of “days gone by”.

When I popped in a CD of a sweet old singing group called “Point of Grace”, something different happened my heart. The effect of this music took me from listening with my head, to listening also with my heart!  It took me all of 3 minutes to go from dry-eyed to wiping a tear from my cheek when I heard the words:

“Over time you’ve healed so much in me and I am living proof, that although my darkest hour had come, your light could still shine through.

Though at times it’s just enough to cast a shadow on the wall, I am so grateful that you shine your light on me at all.

Who am I that you would love me so gently? Who am I that you would recognize my name?  Who am I that you would speak to me so softly? Conversations with the Lord most High…who am I?

Amazing grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now I’m found, was blind but now I see. The more I sing that sweet old song the more I understand that I do not comprehend this love that’s coming from your hand!

Who am I…….?

I was again reminded how music that speaks of the truth of who God is, His love, His power, His grace, gets you right down in your soul.  To be reminded again, that I matter to Him was priceless to me.

Though I do love my music with a crazy beat, I’m going to take more time to surround myself with songs that touch my soul, even make me cry ~because in doing so I am reminded of who I am and to whom I belong! I am so grateful.

Whatcha listening to? 🙂