Matthew 10:26-31

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Great day for a craft fair at the school!  Thank you to all who came out to buy and sell.  It was truly a blessing to sell to so many different cultures! :D

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Day 19:
Getting ready to fly out and start teaching 5th grade in Nigeria all over again.  Last week I was excited and ready to go, but this week I want a few more days in the States!!
This is inspirational because I love going and exploring new places or ones that aren’t so new.  I enjoy learning new things about the world around me and it always inspires me to go on another trip in the future.  Going on trips continues to unveil what else is in store for my life.  What else am I going to do?  Where else am I going to go?  Who else do I want to meet? What else do I want to learn?  <3e

Day 19:

Getting ready to fly out and start teaching 5th grade in Nigeria all over again.  Last week I was excited and ready to go, but this week I want a few more days in the States!!

This is inspirational because I love going and exploring new places or ones that aren’t so new.  I enjoy learning new things about the world around me and it always inspires me to go on another trip in the future.  Going on trips continues to unveil what else is in store for my life.  What else am I going to do?  Where else am I going to go?  Who else do I want to meet? What else do I want to learn?  <3e

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Day 18:

I have curly hair and it has been changing this past year.  My routine to getting ready was much easier.  Now I actually have to put more effort to get the curls I want and it’s infuriating!  I felt inspired today to actually do some maintenance on my tresses.  I have thick, curly, short hair and it needs some freshening up.

1. trim

2. thin

3. wash

4. style

I found this websites curly heads that gave me some new ideas for styling and helping my natural curl.  I really hope these will work!  I don’t want to lose my curls! <3e

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Day17:  Rainy Morning
Woke up this morning at 7:30 to one of my favorite sounds; a storm.
It is great listening to the pitter-patter of rain on the roof and the rustling of leaves in the trees. My favorite part of storms are the giant cracks of thunder that sound like the sky is ripping in two.
What I dislike most is a morning storm that results in a power outage.  This does not inspire or motivate me to do anything.
Well today I planned on making more jewelry pieces and photographing them.  I was determined to get that done.  I storm did not inspire me to work through the power outage, but storms do inspire me.
How this is inspiring:  I always am inspired to sit and enjoy the storm.  I look out the window, I reflect on life, and I enjoy others company. &lt;3e

Day17:  Rainy Morning

Woke up this morning at 7:30 to one of my favorite sounds; a storm.

It is great listening to the pitter-patter of rain on the roof and the rustling of leaves in the trees. My favorite part of storms are the giant cracks of thunder that sound like the sky is ripping in two.

What I dislike most is a morning storm that results in a power outage.  This does not inspire or motivate me to do anything.

Well today I planned on making more jewelry pieces and photographing them.  I was determined to get that done.  I storm did not inspire me to work through the power outage, but storms do inspire me.

How this is inspiring:  I always am inspired to sit and enjoy the storm.  I look out the window, I reflect on life, and I enjoy others company. <3e

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This video was shared with me by a friend a few months ago and thought it was worth posting because it is pretty epic.  He has always wanted to do this with a group of friends and not gonna lie, I am tempted to try this one day also. ^_^

Perfecto-Trailer (by Michael Call)

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Day16: GOING TO THE BEACH!

Sand, surf, sun here I come! ^_^

Why this is inspirational: the beach is the one place where I feel the most alive.  I love everything about it.  I can go there to relax, to be wild and crazy, to seek adventure, to be fit, and to be real.  I can go to the beach with complete strangers or with my nearest and dearest friends.  All you need is a beautiful day, a comfy outfit (bathing suit), and beach snacks!

These photos could be inspirational, but I find the beach experience the most inspirational.  I’ve been making jewelry since 2008 and Paper Bead Jewelry (PBJ) has mainly been inspired by my love for nature and striving to be resourceful.  Most of my pieces used recycled materials (parts from old jewelry pieces, thrift store finds, paper, beach glass, etc.) or inspired by nature, which may include actual nature in the piece.  

As a kid I would always love walking on the beach to collect any treasures that may have washed up and beach glass was one of those items.  It fascinated me that a broken piece of glass, which is now trash, could transform into something so smooth and beautiful after the waves rolled over it.  

This reminds me very much of how I view my life as a Christian. I believe that I am sinful by nature and broken like a shard of glass.  If I choose to live a sinful life and follow the ways of the world, I will stay this broken shard of glass, but once I except Christ and his path for me, I begin to tumble in the waves and begin to transform.  Now, I believe the finished piece of beach glass doesn’t happen until Jesus comes again or until I reach my eternal home in Heaven, but that’s my interpretation of my beach glass metaphor. ^_^  

Find a place that inspires you and try to spend some time there at least once a week. <3e

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Day14:

Why this is inspirational:  I think you could come up with many reasons, but here is why it was inspirational to me today.

I am a terrible runner.  I admit it, I’m not going to make you think I love running and could do it for hours on end.  I can’t and I won’t, but I still love it.  I am a terrible runner because I have the mindset of a sprinter, but don’t have the speed or endurance.  I then think I should gear towards distance runner, but there I don’t have the speed or endurance either.  

I always need inspiration when I go for a run.  I usually don’t run to music that is upbeat, but music that inspires my heart to make me feel like I can do anything.  

I ran 3 miles today.  My first mile was great.  I was happy, the weather was gorgeous, and I thought, I may be able to run farther today. Mile 2 is not horrible, but by the end I need something to help me finish mile 3.  Today this song came on as I went into mile 3.  A new surge of energy came over me and I took off.  I listened to the music and thought of my life and purpose, then switched my thoughts towards Nigeria and how this song could relate there just as much as Israel and so many other places in the world.  

This song inspired and reminded me why I will hop on a plane in about a week.  

"In this maze you can lose your way, it might drive you crazy but don’t let it faze you."


<3e

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Motivation is about things that you think you should do or that you’re supposed to do. Inspiration is about being called to act because you’re in direct alignment with the magnetic, luminous marrow of potential that is you.

Day 12: For a few posts now I have been thinking to myself:

Is this more motivational than inspirational?

What is the difference between motivational and inspirational?

Is there even a difference?


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