Monday, February 18, 2013

I Have a New Blog!

Hi friends,

Well, I finally launched my new blog, A Positive Curl.  Check it out!

Thanks for your support!
Lori

Monday, September 17, 2012

A New Direction

Hello!  Wow, I can't believe it's been a whole month since I last wrote something on the blog.  Where has the time gone?!

Well, I will tell you that I haven't totally abandoned my little space in the blogosphere.  In fact, I've been doing some work behind the scenes as I prepare to take this blog in a new direction.  There's going to be a new name, a new look and a new feel that is going to be more consistent, more intentional and more purposeful.  I don't want to give anything away just yet, but I will say that I'm quite positive you're going to like it.

Talk to you all soon!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Work In Progress


Some days, I feel like that tall glorious building in the background (the Williams Tower), standing tall, basking in the glow of the sun, and feeling like I can conquer the world.  

Other days, I feel like that small building in the front - the one that is under construction.  There's no pretty glass, no finished architecture, no beautiful sight to see, just a work in progress.

Today is one of those days - a work in progress day.   

It can be frustrating to know that I'm not complete, my dreams are not yet fully realized, and my accomplishments are not as great or as many as I would like for them to be.  

But there is hope!  Philippians 1:6 says, "being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."  

That is the hope that I'm holding on to today.

Monday, August 6, 2012

As Surely As The Sun Will Rise


Good morning, friends!  I always enjoy starting off the week by writing a blog post.  It's a fun way to share my thoughts and ideas on life, especially the lessons that I've learned while walking on this spiritual journey with God.

One lesson God has been showing me lately is about His faithfulness.  Have you ever wondered about God's faithfulness?  I know I do.  There are times when I am certain, but there are more probably more times that I doubt.  But thank goodness that God does not waver in His faithfulness in the way that I waver in my believing.  God is faithfull all of the time.  Even when we don't think He is going to be, or when we don't think that we deserve it, He still is faithful.

Last month at work was incredibly challenging for me.  My workload increased significantly as our group took on a new project, and I honestly didn't think I was going to be able to meet all of the deadlines for my monthly reporting.  But God was quick to remind me - just as you have met all of your deadlines in the past, you will still be able to meet all of your deadlines.  God was faithful before, and He will be faithful again.  Amen!

After four weeks of long hours and lots of overtime (and lots of prayer), I met all of my deadlines, and was even able to get things finished before their deadline!  To me, it was a miracle, and a sure sign that God is faithful to His word.   

Hillsong sings a song called You'll Come, which is about this very subject of God's faithfulness.  I blasted this song on my CD player as I was driving home from work last week, and I was overcome with emotion everytime I sang these words:  As surely as the sun will rise, you'll come to us.  As certain as the dawn appears, you'll come.  (Inspired by Hosea 6:3).

It's comforting to know that if I ever find myself again wondering about how faithful God really is, then all I have to do is look at the sun and know that as surely as the sun will rise, then surely our God is faithful. 

Monday, July 30, 2012

Ever Heard of The Katinas?

Have you ever heard of The Katinas?  If your answer is no, then you're not alone.  I had never heard of them either until they came to sing at our church yesterday.  The Katinas are a group of five brothers who sing, play instruments and write awesome worship songs.  By the end of them singing their song, Home, I was an instant fan.  Check it out below.