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, November 10, 2008


For the last couple days, I can't help but well up (I'm a crier) when I think about my life.

Not because I think it sucks and I wish it would change but because I'm incredibly blessed. Would I like a few extra dollars in the bank as a cushion, of course, tell me someone you know who wouldn't.

Some people I know were talking about what we would do if we won the Mega-Millions. What would I do? Honestly, I'd live just the way I do today. I'd live in my same house, maybe get a different car, pay for college for Phyllis, buy a bus for Alive/Fuel, I mean a super cool bus. I'd donate my time. I would quit my job, but not for the reasons of most, because honestly, I love what I do. Not many people can say that, I'm blessed to like what I do and work with people I really love. I'd quit because times are tough, and someone else would need that job more than me. And I'd volunteer, I'd find causes worthy of my time because my time would be that of God's. He blessed me with it, and so I should be a good steward of it.

When I saw Phyllis yesterday, hugged her, and kissed the top of her head, as I often do, I thought, "I can't believe how blessed I am". I surely don't deserve it, but thanks to God's grace and His never ending love... I am blessed.

I wonder, am I blessed really more than most, or is it that I just am open so much to God's love that I see it more, so it seems like I am blessed more than most...

So my question to you... what really would you do if you won TEN MILLION DOLLARS?

Jer 4:2 and if in a truthful, just and righteous way you swear, 'As surely as the LORD lives,' then the nations will be blessed by him and in him they will glory."


Deb said...
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Deb said...

If I won the mega-millions I would cry (I too, am a crier). Then I'd pay off my house and all my bills.

But I wouldn't change a thing about my life. No bigger house, no bigger car, no bigger vacations. Maybe I'd splurge and order the Large Raspberry Chai Latte instead of the small....

But... since I don't play the lottery and you've got to play to win...I'll keep ordering the small chai for now and be happy in my blessed life!

Mrs. Mac said...

I don't play the lottery either ... but if someone nice just happened to buy a winning ticket and put it in my Christmas stocking ... I already don't have a job so I wouldn't have to step down ... for the most part my stuffs paid off ... so I'd help my kids with college ... give some to charity & church... change my phone number ;) ... and take lots of trips with the scarf sisters! And make sure Deb gets the Large Raspberry Chai Latte for life (where do you get such a drink?)

Trish said...

I've never played the lottery...don't gamble. I can't imagine having that much money and can't honestly say I'd want it.

Constance said...

In a lot of ways, my life would change very little. We live modestly (in a double-wide) and I don't need anything more (maybe a bit more storage space, maybe less junk!) I know my Hub would quit his job and we would continue to travel and hike while we still have our health. With my chronic illness, nothing's a given these days! We have our retirement set aside and planned as long as the Lord is willing so that's not an issue. I would DEFINITELY quit my job!!! I have my own house cleaning business and after 11+ years, I am tired of cleaning up after other people, other than my own family! Ha Ha!