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“have i not commanded you? be strong and courageous. do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your GOD will be with you wherever you go.” joshua 1:9

i have a fear issue. i wish i was a daredevil. i was as a child. but, life, love and dreaming left with me a fear issue. and, i just WILL NOT tolerate it any further.  i refuse to live in fear. REFUSE.

therefore, i have decided to LIVE.

my life has not arrived at the place that i thought it would, and, for too long now, i have lived in fear of never getting to that place i thought i “should” be.  so, instead of allowing that fear to stunt my soul, i am going to grow with STRENGTH and COURAGE in EACH and EVERY day.  i know that each day is a blessing and i am no longer going to allow fear to block my vision of that.

now, if i was a true daredevil, that might mean a skydiving trip and some unrecognizable food in singapore.  for me however, i believe that the most courageous step i can take is to LIVE everyday.  be intentional and present in the small and large moments of my life.

one of my favorite old movies is auntie mame.  my favorite quote from this movie is, life is a banquet and some poor suckers are starving to death, you must LIVE, LIVE, LIVE.” so, with God’s direction and the inspiration of auntie mame, i am ready to LIVE.

so, if you are looking for the WHY in this blog of mine, this is it:  i am going to LIVE with STRENGTH and COURAGE and i hope that this blog of my attempts, and no doubt screw-ups, are a place where y’all can come laugh, learn and LIVE with me.

remember….life is a banquet….now, let’s get out there and LIVE!!! LIVE!!!! LIVE!!!!

here’s to STRENGTH and COURAGE in the process….


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