Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wow. Inspiring.....

So I got this fun little Twitter from Glenn Lavender(follow him on twitter: glennlavender) about Marc Martel singing. I was like....uh oh, here comes another "In the Van with Marc" moment. I thought I was going to be watching Marc chew gum for a minute and a half hoping for soemthing exciting to happen.

Let me just say that I was in awe. I had goosebumps. I felt tears well in my eyes. This man never ceases to amaze me with his talent. And I am looking forward to telling him that in person in July.

I have always been a fan of opera....

I don't want to give too much away...just watch the vid. You will be glad you did. It is awesome!!!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009


Romans 10:10~"For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved."

Believing. We believe in many things: dreams, hopes, fears. Aliens. They are all part of our life somehow. But what if we kept everything to ourselves?

Think of it this way: You found a great product that you believed was the greatest thing since sliced bread. Would you keep all that excitement bottled inside? Don’t think so. I know that when I am really excited about something, I tell everyone I come in contact with. I want to tell them all the great things about that product, band, song, etc. Without advertisement of a great product, how would people buy it?

The same should be with Christ’s love for us. We believe in our hearts the great things he did for us, but why are we so afraid to proclaim it? Why do we always want to keep that excitement hidden?

Too often we share that excitement of Christ’s life with only those that know and understand it. That’s all and well sharing it with them, but wouldn’t you rather proclaim this great “product” like we do with everything else? I’m not saying that we should go waltzing around walking up to people saying “Jesus loves you”. (You can if you want, I do it on occasion!) Showing Christ in our actions is just as strong. “It is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.” Sharing His love can be shown in the words coming from your mouth. We can believe, but confessing with your mouth, heart, mind, soul, and body is much stronger than holding it in.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

New Drawing

I felt inspired. I wanted to try something new other than my Johnny Depp characters. So, I decided to do Lanae Hale. She's one of Centricity Music's newest artists (check her out at:

This one only took me about an hour and a half to do. Normally it takes me longer. I am working on some ideas for a trip I'm going on in July too. Plus I still need to work on an idead for my friend. She has this idea, but I just can't seem to put it to paper. I can see it in my head, but.....

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

It's Not About Me

It's Not About Me~Max Lucado


1. It's Not About Me~We should be like the moon. She doesn't complain that she doesn't shine or that she is the center of attention. She is happy to reflect the sun's light to the rest of the world. So should we be happy reflecting Jesus' light.

2. Show Me Your Glory~ We need God to show us his glory. Moses didn't believe that he was worthy enough to be used by God and asked for Him to show his glory.

3.Divine Self Promotion~ God's Glory is is God's Priority. God uses us as a self promotion. By us using our talents, strengths, abilities, etc, or his good, we are showing his Glory to the world. Free advertisement for him. No better way to do it than through his children.

4. Holy Different~There is no one like God. God is holy, holy, holy. Not just Holy. Or holy, holy. There is no one like him. "To whom will you compare me? Who is my equal?"(Isaiah 40:25)

5. Just A Moment~ There is no time with God. But we as humans measure everything. We are in a rush to get from point A to point B. We never take the time to take "just a moment" and listen to God. God is God. God is Light. God is everywhere.

6. His Unchanging Hand~ "Jesus Christ is the same today, yesterday, and forever."(Hebrews 13:8) We may perish and the world will change on a daily basis, but God never changes. His love will always remain the same. His love for US will always remain the same.

7. God's Great Love~ Because God loves us so much, he sent his ONLY son for us. Jesus died for us. He gave everything he had for us.


8. God's Mirrors~ Each one of us are God's mirrors. We reflect him in everything that we do. When people look at us, they remember what we say or do. We are to reflect God in our daily chores.

9. My Message Is About Him~ We think so much of ourselves, that we forget to promote God. We are always worrying about what other people think and not what God thinks of us. We are to be Christ's Hands and Feet. We are God's messengers in this world.

10. My Salvation is About Him~ The work of Christ is like your bungee cord. We fall constantly-daily- but with Christ's love, we can be pulled back to to source. The tie is never severed. We can lose all this world has for us because nothing in comparison of gaining the greatness of knowing Christ as Lord.

11. My Body is About Him~ Your body is not your own. It belongs to God. It is his temple and should be treated as such. It is not meant for sexual immorality. Don't offer parts of your body to sin, but rather to God. Use them for instruments of righteousness.

12. My Struggles Are About Him~ Don't think that God isn't a loving God. He is. And we can use our struggles to draw closer to him. Without them, we would grow accustomed to living a daily life free of sin, and never truly feel his love for us. The more we give our problems to God instead of hanging on to them and proclaiming them to the world, drawing attention to ourselves, the more we find closer and peace in the arms of Christ.

13. My Success Is About Him~ God gives and takes away. He has given me my talents and they should be used to glorify his name, and not my own. Too many times we put all the focus on us. We have become a "me, me, me" generation. And we think too much of our good instead of what God has done.

14. Upward Thinking~ The more that we pray and use what we have to glorify God, the more we see him in our daily lives. I can't wait to here him say, "Well done, good and faithful servant." Seeing those words today, made me cry. I don't know if they were tears of joy or sadness. I know that in my walk, I haven't given God the glory that He deserves. I have fallen into the "it's all about me" category more times than not. But going through this study has opened my eyes. I'm not saying that it's going to be easy. But I am willing to turn my heart around and focus all my attention on God. He made me. He loves me. And he wants the best for me. And until I reach that day when I get to hear those six precious words, I will let the world see Him in my daily life. I want others to see that God is a great God and he does care for you.

Ahoy! Thanks for stopping by. Sometimes life should be an open book and here you will find that true. My mind is always on full speed and I will be heading over many waves. I hope this journey is as much of an adventure for you as it is for me~ ~Mindy