Life Around Here

Y’all, we’re almost done with the second month of the year. Nice! Really though, it feels to me like we’re almost half way through the year already. It’s been a crazy ride. πŸ™‚ I’m so extremely thankful for the energy to do so much.
Last week we had a good friend here for the whole week which was tons of fun. We also went to a birthday party for a long-time friend (yay!), had some newer friends over for supper and games (it was great) and just generally stayed all friendly and people-loving. (Read that as busy.)Β 
There are several projects I’m working on that make me want to ask myself what in the world I’m thinking. Then I remember what I’m thinking: Life is short and I’ve got a ton to accomplish. Do any of y’all ever feel like there are so many things God created you to do that it’s going to take God’s power to get it all accomplished? Yep, that’s pretty much the story of my life and I love it!Β 
Isn’t it great realizing that each and every one of us have a special purpose and calling in life and we can bless God with our abilities? Do you realize that God has given each and everyone of us a special and unique talent? Any time you want to compare yourself to someone else, stop and realize that God has made you as you, not as that other person. It’s great and freeing and lovely when you can really comprehend that truth.Β 
When I was younger, I compared myself to my older sister all the time. And I never measured up. Now that we are both older, I look at us and see how totally different we are. I still think she’s utterly amazing and wonderful (really, if you met her, you wouldn’t fault me for wanting to follow in her footsteps), but we are so different. We have different personalities, different small goals in life, different ideas about where we want to be in twenty years. If I would have continued spending my life, trying to be like her, I would have never been able to experience all the blessings and joys God had in store for me. Same as if she had tried to be like me. It just doesn’t work, folks!Β 
Now there are areasΒ in her life that I try and learn from and copy. Such as her smiling and friendly attitude. It’s just I shouldn’t try and be a carbon copy of her. πŸ™‚ Makes sense, right? So, instead of comparing myself to others, I just try and learn from them. I mean, who wants to make all the mistakes themselves? I’m delighted when I don’t have to go through something myself ’cause I can learn the lesson from someone else.Β 
Oh, and I’m hoping to give y’all another look at the Action Kids soon. I’m seriously so excited about them! Like, to the point where when I try to sleep at night, my mind keeps running through all sorts of crazy things to do with them. So much fun.Β 

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Y’all, sorry I’m behind on answering comments. I’m really hoping to get caught up with that sometime this week or next week. Please, keep your comments coming, they mean a lot to me. πŸ™‚

And by the way, I have some big things going on right now that I have to accomplish before I leave for Nashville on March 4th, so, if y’all could pray for me, that would mean a LOT! Thanks! πŸ™‚

Here’s some of the great music I’ve been listening to: here, here, and here. What about you? What have you been up to recently? Or what have you been listening to?Β 

6 thoughts on “Life Around Here

  1. David Mabe says:

    Great thoughts, Aidyl. I don't know how many preachers and musicians I've worked with in different churches who've said things like “I wish I could preach like Billy Graham” or “I wish I could write songs like Michael W Smith” and so on. I've said it myself on occasion when I was younger. It is great to aspire to adopt the good and positive characteristics of others it we keep in mind that they, like ourselves, are results of the fall and are capable of the same failings that we are. When we compare ourselves to God and His standard we all fall short, but when we place our lives in His care and ask Jesus to save us, then we are made heirs with Christ.


  2. Bekah says:

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Aidyl. I agree with you; God has given us each a talent that He wants us to use for HIS glory. How very neat and awesome it is to think that God has made each one of us special and unique. Not one of us is the same.

    What's also very comforting to know is that God has written our story out and knows all of our tomorrows. He's with us always.

    Thanks again so much, this post was so encouraging to read. Keep up the good work!

    His Princess,


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