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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Live Broadcast Invitation with Author and host Anita Lustrea

Howdy Friends!
This past week I was invited to attend a lunch and live broadcast of Midday Connection, a local women's program on Moody Radio. The event was in celebration of Anita Lustria's book release, "What Women Tell Me: Finding Freedom From the Secrets We Keep."

It was an amazing opportunity to listen to Anita's personal stories and struggles, as well as the stories of those listeners she has incorporated into the book.

A friend of mine also came as a guest and we enjoyed having a wonderful time in the windy city, and my hometown of Chicago, and lunch with the Midday Connection team. It was a powerful hour and there was so much we didn't get to cover. I will be sharing next week what what discussed during the broadcast, and than also some of what was not able to be recorded on the broadcast.

I had the absolute honor and pleasure of being able to chat with Anita after the broadcast discussing how much I appreciated her transparency, authenticity, writing tips, and of course, to snag a signature for my book and a photo (I was EXTREMELY excited for this and will be posting next week as well, lord willing technology is working in my favor ;) ).

I started the book and have yet to be able to put it down! I would love to encourage you to snag a copy for yourself and also check out her website, www.anitalustrea.com, ad well as the Midday Connection website at www.middayconnection.org.

Love to you all,
- Kristen Marie


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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Waiting....

Lately, I have been running around like a chicken with my head cut off, I've been so busy. I've been busy for months.

Too Busy.

Too busy to:
-Spend time with friends, and family
-Exercise
-Walk Daisy Mae, our puppy, daily
-Read and write as much as I would like
-To spend time with my husband
-To spend time with God

It's easy for me to become over involved in activities, work, and just busyness. It's my nature, I like to be busy.Unfortunately, sometimes there are things that are more important that get shoved to the back burner for things that are not necessary.

It's easy to whip though time with my husband for couple devotions at night because I'm tired. It's easy to skip prayer in the morning because I'm running late for work in the morning. It's easy to leave early from church because I have an event or appointment I have to run to.

It's so easy to be so busy with other things, that we  I "forget," or simply choose not to spend time on the things that really do matter.

Like time with my husband, dog, friends or family- or how about, dare I say- God?

See, right now there's been a lot of thing's that I had been seeking direction on God on for with my life's passions, purpose, and opportunities. I was starting to wonder if God was listening to me, or trying to teach me patience. Funny thing is, I have been so busy that I haven't even given him time to speak to me, let alone take a moment to pause, wait and listen for Him. How can I await an answer to a question if I am not willing (or making myself available) to hear it? Silly isn't it.

Silly thing is, we do it all the time.

Why don't we take a breather, step back and re-evaluate somethings. Why don't we prioritize our time, and make sure we are investing our time into the things that have eternal value- people and our relationships with them, and God, and our relationship with Him.

- Kristen Marie

Verses:
Psalms 25:5   Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.

Psalms 25:21   Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee.  
Psalms 27:14   Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.  

Psalms 37:7   Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

Reflections:
-Are you always moving onto the next thing and rushing through the busyness of life?
-Do you take time to wait, pause, and spend time with God and allow Him to speak to you?

John Waller - While I'm Waiting (Official Music Video) from Provident Label Group on Vimeo.

Howdy

Howdy Friends, welcome to the blog!


Ok. So I finally decide to stop making excuses and just do this. We'll see how goes! :)


The way my personality is, whenever I am to start something new, be it a project, writing piece, an event, or whatever, I have to make sure everything is "just perfect." It has to be just right for me to start it, and so you can imagine, alot of things, shall we say, are held off until that "right time."


I've been wanting to start a blog and begin writing again for -hmmmm- 6/7 months now? Can you say procrastinator? Re-donk-u-lous is what it is! Oy vey!


I decided to set aside some time this weekend and just sit and do it.


Here we go!

Love to you all,- Kristen Marie