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Expectancy

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A pregnant mother waits the arriving of the baby inside her with a fervent expectancy. Her growing belly reminds her that what she is waiting for is coming. She prepares by buying what she will need to welcome that beautiful baby. She talks to the baby – maybe even sing to it – or massages her belly. She knows the bundle of joy is coming – excitement continually rises – she may even begin to experience pressure from the mounting weight. She even feels off balance, uncomfortable and with each passing day she probably is wishing to give birth already.

Oh and just imagine that birthing experience – why didn’t anybody tell her that labor would be hard and painful? The hours pushing, panting awaiting the one thing she has been expecting – the baby.

What are you expecting – are you preparing for it. Do you find yourself excited, overjoyed? Wake up everyday with an expectancy that you know something great is ahead of you. Your dreams has a birthing process – yes sometimes a bit uncomfortable and even painful. The process is just part of the story – what is growing inside you takes time. Will you see your baby through – will you continue to prepare knowing that birth is evident? You will see the fruit of your labor – you will see your dream birthed if you endure the process.

When you are tired – expect. When days are long – expect. When time says not yet – expect. Get excited – keep going because eventually all that is ahead of you will be in front of you. Go get it Wednesday. #GM

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A Great Life

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While driving home from work today, music playing in the background, head moving to the rhythm of the beat. A question entered my mind. What constitutes a great life? I’ve heard this question answered many different ways. Some would say having more money. Some may say living in a big house. I’m betting some would even say having a job that they enjoy going to everyday. I’m sure there are many ways to look at this question and many ways to answer it.

A great life is more than how much money we have, where we live or any monetary value associated with acquiring more things. These things surely can make a difference in your living standard, but I’m not just talking about disposal value – I’m talking the things that are great in our lives that are priceless. A great life constitutes being able to make the best of everything – seeing the best of everything. Appreciating and respecting and holding close the people in our lives. Loving others and doing things that bring about joy. It means seeing and grasping the opportunities that lie ahead of us with a winning attitude. A great life is giving our best and reaching our greatest everyday. It’s allowing our life lessons to be building blocks to a stronger foundation and not a hindrance.

Maybe living a GREAT life has a different meaning to you and that’s alright. The beginning of a great life begins with our faith in the lord and savior – embracing all the greatness he has prepared before us. it’s training ourselves to see how he truly has done great things. The richness in our lives stems little from what we have in our pocket but what we hold in our hearts.