Elevation Church

Have you ever heard of Elevation Church? Powerful movements are happening there. Their messages are so full, it’s easy to be hungry for more.

They’re doing a series on “The Other Half” right now. The first was “Fix Your Focus,” which pointed at what we focus on in each other and in ourselves. How the speck (sawdust) we see in someone else is usually made of the same material as our own plank of wood.

This week though– this week shifted from a lighter tone to something deeper.

Offense.

Offense comes into our lives easily, but it’s what we do with that offense that will forever define our relationships.

“The Prison of Offense” was so striking, it spoke to me at a level that I needed opened (? Is that the right word?). Enough to make me come here and post about it, because I can’t believe that I’m the only one who imprisons myself by holding onto my offenses. Even if I think I let them go sometimes, I know I haven’t by the fact that they still come to mind. I need to work on that.

Anyways, if you want a soul refresher, this is definitely worth your time:

 

Invisalign

Finished product

I just received my first trays of Invisalign today!

Here’s the video of what the transformation will look like:

They really are hard to see. I asked my brother to find what was new about me. He squinted a bit and asked if I’d changed my hair. 🙂

If you have any questions about the process, just let me know! I’ll be more than happy to answer your questions.

Tampa

Hello all!

In another series of rambling stories; I have a new destination. I reunited with my birth dad after three long years last week. He’s such a fun person. It’s easy to have a nice time with him. So, if you’d like to read about palm trees and Pokemon, this may be your time. 🌴

 

Christie

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Anxious

Words Words Words Words.

I speak with cautious words that masquerade as insincerity or wisdom.

I hold my breath for the response.

If I continue to due so, my face may turn blue.

Why, in all of my confidence, should I mind what other’s think?

“You shouldn’t care!”

I’ve never swallowed it as truth.

Of course I should care what others think.

The day I stop hearing the words of others, good or bad, that is the end of learning. The end of betterment. The beginning of narcissism.

Why can’t I love myself while hearing both good and bad?

I absolutely can.

But I also see

The Line.