Saturday, July 12, 2008

Saturday Rambling

Let's just chat today on this lazy hot summer day. Kicking back and taking a day or two off are important to thriving. Next week I've got a new bold series I want to share with you, but today let's take a moment and just celebrate being alive.

I'm needing to ease into our next big round of pursuing adventurous living . Getting by, surviving seems to be the attitude I detect in many people. I'm so into living fully I want to pull the whiners to the side and stir them up to the reality of the gift of Life! Now, that wouldn't be so kind or reasonable. Most folks haven't traveled a path amid suffering and dying cancer patients like I have recently. Not to bring you down...I truly am aimng at bringing you to joy...but hear me; being alive is Huge!!!

I've got a great weekend planned for me. In minutes I will join a class of newbie online auctioneers. A certified Ebay instructor will spend 4 hours getting us setup to sell on ebay. All my friends laughed at $30 and a Saturday morning in class to do what they consider simple. I'm a stickler for doing things right or don't even begin. I love learning and I love folks. I think it will be a blast.

Next on the agenda is lying back and digging into a new book I picked up in thrift store for 25 cents...The Hidden Adventure by Tim Hansel. What's the big deal? Oh, in a dark place in my life his book You Gotta Keep Dancin woke me up and I was able to use that very pain to prosper my life. I came out of that pit singing. On this book jacket I see another one of his I must find, What Kids Need Most in a Dad. On Father's day I posted my heart for Daddy.


I'll close with bits from the book jacket:

Hansel invites you to join in the great adventure of Christian growth and exploration. Stretch your personal and spiritual horizons to become the best version of yourself you can be. Learn the joyful secret of giving it all away for God!

Becoming the person we are meant to be calls for tons of "holy sweat." It is holy because it reminds us of our high calling to be more like Christ, and sweat because it takes hard work and constant change to get there.

10 powerful keys:
  1. Ability... to stop wishing and start doing
  2. Vision... it takes to dream big
  3. Thirst for excellence
  4. Willingness to risk failure in order to succeed
  5. Joy... the ingredient that makes all effort worthwhile
  6. Courage to get up off the floor and try again and again
  7. Passion for excellence
  8. Teamwork
  9. Clear, precise, written goals
  10. Quiet time set apart to hear God

In Big Bold Letters...........................

God calls each of us to be, not the Best, but the best we can be...

2 comments:

Kate said...

I love you Kay. I wanted you to know that. I want to grow up to be like you!
Sister Kate from the conference!
California friend.

Kay Martin said...

Kate,
California Girl! You picked a good post to leave your comment. You shine with the glory of God in all you do. It is my blessing to know you and witness all our Father is doing through you. Shine, Jesus, Shine.,,Kate is a great lamp for Your glory to shine through.

© 2008 Kay Martin

Thrive In Christ

Who I Am In Christ by Neil Anderson

For several months we will center on this book to pursue Thriving in our Christian journey.

Neil challenges us with: "Do you know who you are in God's eyes? We are no longer products of our past. We are primarily products of Christ's work on the cross. Who we are determines what we do.

You are not who you are in Christ because of the things you have done, you are in Christ because of what He has done. He died and rose again so that you and I could live in the FREEDOM of His love."

That's just the introduction. More to follow.