Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Monday, September 24, 2007


it's almost here.

Friday at 6:45 is opening ceremonies for The Michigan 3 day Breast Cancer walk. I can't believe it's here. I'm excited and scared all at the same time. I went crazy shopping getting this weekend buying all the rest of the stuff I needed. I was going to have shirts made until I found out that it was going to be $25 each shirt (and i needed 3) and I thought with all the money I have had to spend, that was a complete waste... so I went to Michael's, got 3 shirts $5.99 each, 3 fabric markers, and wrote the following on each shirt and had people sign them.

Loved: Romans 8:38-39
Healed: Isaiah 53:5
Hope: Romans 5:1-5

I'm nervous. But this I know, there won't be a step I take that isn't prayed for, and God will be walking each step with me. And if it rains (which pray it won't) it's tears from heaven from a mom that I hope is proud of me. I can't tell you enough how much all the love and support means. I was listening to the Alive band play "inside out" last night, there is one part of the song (check the bolded part below that hit me, when I started this, my whole goal was to bring honor to the decision that God made to bring my mom home. And I do that now, I praise Him! And though I still don't like it, I praise Him for all His decisions, even that one. I praise Him for all He's brought me to, and through. I praise Him for the woman I am today, because without Him in my heart, I suck.

So remember, today, and always, you are loved.

Romans 8:38-39 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[a] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord

You are always healed, (Arlene, that means YOU!)
Isaiah 53: 5 But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.

You always have hope

Romans 5:1-5 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have[a] peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; 4 and perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

God is good.

Inside Out - Hillsong
A thousand times I've failed
Still Your mercy remains And should I stumble again
I'm caught in Your grace
Your light will shine when all else fades
Never ending
Your glory goes beyond all fame

Your will above all else
My purpose remains
The art of losing myself
In bringing You praise

Your light will shine when all else fades
Never ending
Your glory goes beyond all fame

In my heart and my soul
Lord I give You control
Consume me from the inside out
Lord let justice and praise
Become my embrace
To love you from the inside out

Your light will shine when all else fades
Never ending
Your glory goes beyond all fame
And the cry of my heart
Is to bring You praise

From the inside out
Lord my soul cries out


Heather Smith said...

Good luck on the walk! Such a good cause. Here at work we're doing Lee National Denim Day which is a huge fundraiser for breastcancer. You can check it out!

Mrs. Mac said...

Don't forget to wear some sunscreen. Have a great weekend walking for a great cause ... Added benefit: burning calories ;)

Sara said...


Pat said...

Walk on sista - you are well prepared and it's going to be awesome!