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You are Free to Choose.

November 21, 2011


You are free to receive what He has for you.

He gave so much.

More then our brains can understand.

But everyday.

Every. Single. Day.

He has so much for you to gather.

The only thing getting in your way…is you.
Self tells you there is so much to do…at work, in your errands…for the holidays.

But I tell you Nothing is worth you not Receiving.

When you stop and receive…and accept the gifts He has chosen just for you…

You inspire others to do the same.

You become an example… You become another gift to someone else.  

You teach them the Art of Receiving a Gift.


When you walk by His gifts…everyday we do it… you are insulting the Giver.

That’s not what you want… That’s not what you were built for.

So today be aware…aware that you were loved while you slept…while you did nothing.
Don’t walk by the opportunities for blessing.
Nothing you had planned is worth you not stopping….
Not accepting.

So make a choice.

You are free to choose… and every day you choose…. but today make a better choice:

 choose to Receive!

What a sleepy weekend… if only there had been more sleep…Either way I am brimming with thanks…lets start out with a few:

  1. Waking up to this little lovely privilege over at Life Made Lovely… thank you for liking my art.
  2. Zim’s asthma under control.
  3. A husband who brings home a breathing son…and sushi!…man of my dreams and I get him forever!
  4. A friend…a kind I never had before…and it’s lovely.
  5. HeyTell app…it’s the best app ever …if you don’t have it..get it.. it will change your life…and maybe save it!
  6. W.A.R. international party on Saturday…amazing joyful women (And some men) wanting change in this world.
  7. my tall husband who always has a Tulsi tea bag in his shirt pocket…being able to supply it to others in need.
  8. a few of my kids getting up in front of the mic and proclaiming Thanks… one naming me…(big smile)
  9. half a dozen workers on the outside of my house for me to boss around… one of my favorite things in the whole world.
  10. A new fancy camera…albeit intimidating… I am just giddy at the prospects…still learning…so much to learn.
  11. an idea of a charity party which would incorporate some of my favorite bands playing!  I know, right!!
  12. having an awesome husband who is jazzed at accomplishing this charity party event!
  13. prayers that envelope…yet have wings to fly half way across the country and soak a home in California.
  14. my readers who bless me with such wonderful comments… I mean, you guys are awesome!
  15. sissy butt who brings me cupcakes from NYC.
  16. sissybutt giving the baby enough cupcakes that she is high as a kite and yelling “YAY” after each song played last night.
  17. That I gifted to have a husband who is so versatile he can play many instruments…fix them… help others.. and take communion  with his wife and 7 kids all while playing for an audience.
  18. Just remembering this and looking at these pictures…amazed that we experienced that… just wild!
23 Comments leave one →
  1. November 21, 2011 12:53 pm

    T…amen and amen…we are free to choose and nothing is worth the not receiving…love the pics…are these with the new camera? and I love “sissybutt” bearing gifts…from the cake boss?…
    blessings as we choose to receive…

    • November 21, 2011 1:08 pm

      No these pics are still from my Sony exmor…. which is a great camera and I have no plans to stop using it just yet…lol… now I just carry TWO giant cameras with me everywhere. I want to learn but… I don’t want to miss a shot because I am a rookie with the new one…I know, crazy.

      Cake boss.. no I am pretty sure he is Baltimore…maaayybe Philly… but not NYC. My sister would know..she has interviewed him.

  2. November 21, 2011 1:51 pm

    ….. choose this day whom you will serve! Yes yes yes! I choose to see God, in all of it! this new perspective…. its all grace.

  3. November 21, 2011 3:00 pm

    Beautiful post. Sometimes we are too focused on giving to stop and receive, yet we need to receive daily, hourly.

  4. November 21, 2011 5:58 pm


    You’ve shared such truth here.

    A resounding AMEN…

    Today I too choose to receive.

  5. November 21, 2011 8:52 pm

    aw. yoos a cupcake thats why I brought you one…okay (new york accent)

  6. November 21, 2011 9:45 pm

    Beautiful message and encouragement. Lovely pictures too!!:)

  7. November 22, 2011 12:54 am

    Lord, open our eyes that we might see …open our mouths that from our hearts we might praise Thee!
    This is inspiring, all the joy and hope in your post. Are the photos with your new camera? I also am trying to figure out a camera to buy…

    • November 22, 2011 12:56 am

      Oh I just read your reply to Ells… so we look forward to your new camera shots too… these posted ones are so full of life!

      • November 22, 2011 6:43 am

        Oh thank yes that camera is a good one too…I have been able to do a lot with it , I think.
        Either way…thank you for yourkindwords.

  8. November 22, 2011 2:51 am

    Receiving the gifts, and not walking by them. It is my goal this week. Thank you for the inspiration and affirmation- I’m hearing it echo around the web this morning! Thank you for joining the chorus! Blessings from Uganda

    • November 22, 2011 6:44 am

      Is it a theme…well then, smells like God.
      Uguanda…I have friends there.
      Please visit again.

  9. November 22, 2011 2:52 pm

    Wonderful photos!

    Thanks for the post on receiving the gifts. Our Lord is awesome, isn’t He?

  10. November 22, 2011 3:46 pm

    Thank you for reminding me to receive the gifts!

  11. November 23, 2011 9:55 pm

    This, especially: “accept the gifts He has chosen just for you.” And those pictures…such joy!Thank you for the gift of this post…

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