Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Get Your Hopes Up

I heard a girl on one of those reality contest shows on TV saying to the judges that she had worked really hard but she didn't want to get her hopes up.

And it struck me as kind of sad.

I mean, whatever you do in life shouldn't you be allowed to at least get your hopes up? Especially when it is something you have worked really hard for.

I am a dreamer. 

Over the past year I have worked really hard at making some changes. Some big changes. Things are getting to that point, you know, the point where you see if the hard work will pay off.             Or not.

And I have my hopes up. At the end of it all I want to say I lived my life with my hopes up. Longingly. Expectantly. To the fullest.

I want to dream big dreams and work really hard to follow them and I want to hope that my hard work pays off. And if it doesn't I want to dream again. and again. and again.

Can I really call it life without dreams? Without hope?

"but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:31

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Restoration in Progress

Transitions are keeping me busy but in a good way.

Soon I hope to share more with you but today these words say it best

"Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings." Isaiah 58:12