Perspective

Perspective.

Perspective

Do you need a new perspective for this year?

Sometimes all it takes is looking at things from the bottom up.

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Or the top down.

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Try getting up close and personal and really studying the details. Feeling them.

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There is beauty there!

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“Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 3:13-14

Book Review: “Girl, wash your face”

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“Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are

So you Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be”

“Girl, wash your face” is like a letter from a best friend who sees the God-given potential in you, and only wants the best for you. Rachel Hollis’ heart, passion and encouragement ring out pure and true in the pages of her new book.

The chapters are categorized by the lies that she has believed about herself. Even though our stories are different, I was able to relate to each and every lie and identify the placed in my own life, in my own walk with Christ, where I have believed the lies.

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Rachel tells the reader that “This book is about a bunch of hurtful lies and one important truth.” This is where she kicks into the cheerleader, the friend, the motivational truth speaker. “Your dreams are worth fighting for, and while you’re not in control of what life throws at you, you are in control of the fight.” That’s the point. Your dreams are worth fighting for! Fight for them. Write them down. Make a plan. They are YOUR dreams.

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At the end of each chapter, Rachel lists three things that helped her move away from the lies. Simple, practical and easy to put into practice. Some of these things we might already be doing.

“Girl, wash your face” is laugh-out-loud funny at times, and a tear-jerker at others. Rachel’s voice is clear, kind, relevent and sincere. I believe all women will find truth in these pages.

Get a copy for yourself today at: girlwashyourface.com or amazon.com

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**I received and advanced copy of this book from the publisher, but this review is fully and truly mine.**

A Fresh Outlook on Life and What We Can Learn From Babies

My son will soon be eight months old. His most recent victory is sitting up. He is quite good at it. Occasionally he will reach for something too far out of his grasp and end up on his belly, or lean in the direction he is looking and topple over. Earlier today, he took a strong hold on the toy farm, brought it to his mouth to bite on (something he does with everything now that he has teeth) and fell onto his back with the farm on top of him. This did not phase him in the least and he went along chomping on the farm’s silo. He also doesn’t have very far to fall and we have a very nice plush carpet in our family room. Sitting up gives Colton a whole new view of the world. One he did not have a few weeks ago.

Colton has gone through many different stages of sight. As a newborn, babies can only see as far as the face of the person holding them. Perfect for a new mother nursing her baby. As they grow, so to does their eye sight. Things are more in focus and they can see further away. We have carried all of our babies in a Bjorn carrier. For the first several months, they are carried facing in toward your chest. They can’t see much, which is fine, because they usually fall asleep in this position. When they are strong enough, they are turned out, to face what is coming. A new perspective. A whole new world is just waiting for them to take in.

Like his sisters, Colton loved this change. To see what was coming, explore with his eyes, and return the smiles of everyone he sees. My husband calls this the “floating baby” because everyone notices and talks to Colton and rarely says anything to him.

And finally, when the torture of playing flat on the floor is almost too much to handle, the magical days comes a long when a baby can sit. Sit and play. Sit and be content. Sit and be happy. That is, until they want to crawl.

Sometimes in life, all we need is a fresh outlook on life. A new perspective. It doesn’t take much for a baby and it really doesn’t take much for us. So, take a moment, change your position and look again into this day. You may be surprised what you find. Disclaimer: Be careful to not pull the farm on top of you!