My Big Life Change!

Picture taken by Abby Austin of 1000 Miles on my own two feet.


To transform my life, with God's help of course, one step at a time.

1. Get healthy & honor God with my body

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2.Become at least 50% sustainable with emphasis on doing our part to take care of God's planet.

3. Live life as an adventure, experiencing new places, things & people.
18 out of 150 bucket list goals accomplished

4. Become debt free & build security for my family, so we can then bless others financially also.

5. Continue to grow closer to God, building My family's faith & sharing the Gospel with those we meet, by using the talents and gifts God has provided us.

6.Continue to make money by creating and sharing my thoughts and beliefs through artistic expression: all the while hoping that my art will impact others. "Holly Kennedy

: All I know is, if you don't figure out this something, you'll just stay ordinary, and it doesn't matter if it's a work of art, or a taco, or a pair of socks! Just create something... new, and there it is, and it's you, out in the world, outside of you, and you can look at it, or hear it, or read it, or feel it... and you know a little more about... you. A little bit more than anyone else does... Does that make any sense at all?" Quote from PS I LOVE YOU

Thursday, March 31, 2011

My first book review: REGGIE!

REGGIE: You Can't Change Your Past, But You Can Change Your Future

Reggie Dabbs is a world recognized motivational speaker. In this book, REGGIE, Dabbs tells his story of his past that could possibly cripple his life and sometimes does. But is his discovery of finding himself, he finds God and his true purpose.
Dabbs’ story will make you laugh and cry. I found myself wanting to be like Reggie! He is very inspiring, and helps you take a good look at your life and how your past might be holding you back.  More than a story, this is a spiritual study guide. At the end of each chapter, there are ten very powerful and insightful reflection questions. This book would be great for a group of students who are new or undecided in their faith. His words will challenge the students in ways most other guides will not. He relates to students well through the use of entertaining stories and pondering questions that will dig into their souls and find those hurt s that hinder them.
Dabbs shares funny, personal stories that connect the reader to his message. In one story, his Pinkie Toe talks with the rest of his body; trying to warn the body to stray from harm. He correlates this story to one small voice making a big difference in the world. He also relates Bible stories to his experiences, including the story of Hosea and Gomer. However, the first three chapters confused me – who is his audience? Is he speaking to students or adults? Also this is a book about finding God , but God isn’t mentioned until the third chapter. These little stories are broken up with in other stories creating confusion in the plot. However, if you dig through the confusion, the effort is well rewarded.
I would recommend this book to church small group youth leaders.  But more importantly, if you are someone who is searching for yourself and God, this book will help you find both!

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