Unsettle me….

As I was walking away from the Delta counter in Grand Rapids , I was shocked to see my friend Heather sitting there waiting for me. She came to see me off and brought me a devotional. It was delightful to see her and I was touched by her intentional ways of loving me well today.

As I read the devotional on the plane from GR to Minneapolis, I was struck by the thought for the day–“unsettle me in the best kind of way. For when I allow your touch to reach the deepest parts of me–dark and dingy and hidden away to long–suddenly a fresh wind of life twists and twirls and dances through my soul.” Made to Crave Pg. 11

I am praying that God will unsettle me in the best kind of ways….

I am envisioning my Mom in her garden and how she unsettles the dirt in the garden to promote growth…

I want to be shaken up a bit so I can discover new and wonderful things…

I want to bring light to the dark places in my soul and experience a  fresh wind of life twists and twirls and dances through my soul.

Unsettle me in the best kind of ways this week and every week after….so I may grow and produce beautiful things!


The power of imagery….

My mind has begun to activate the work of imagery in the last 24 hours. I am imagining myself jumping rope (which I am not very good at all), jogging longer distances than my normal very short jog duration, jumping onto blocks (I honestly can say I hate to jump (especially high)) and performing many activities with confidence and delight, as opposed to fear and wondering if I will succeed. 

I do believe that often our success’ and our failures begin in our thoughts….and so I am committed to taking my thoughts captive and creating the environment for my thoughts to work in my favor. I find myself doubting my thoughts, even as I go through this process of imagery. It is all very interesting…

This week I will be putting my mind and body to the test, but the training I am going through at U1st Fitness (http://u1stfitness.com/ is about much more than physical health. I have a strong commitment to ensuring I am well-rounded in body (or lean), mind and spirit….

I wonder how you are doing in this area….are you working on all aspects of your development….maybe your imagery starts in exploring your story and putting words to your fears, dreams or desires. Maybe your imagery includes using your voice more and risking being misunderstood. Maybe your imagery is crossing a finish line of some kind…a commitment to see something through….

I hope you will join me in taking your thoughts captive and envisioning something that seems just beyond your reach. I have learned not to just envision those size 8 jeans…but envision the woman I will be when I  step into them!

Let the journey begin again!