Pope St. John Paul II said, "The future starts today, not tomorrow." That is why I'm finally publishing this website. Is it done? Nope. Is there a lot to explore? Not really. What's it for? That's up to God. This website is a beginning. A step toward what The Lord has placed in my heart. I don't know what it will evolve into, but I invite you to journey with me! (Sign up on the home page.)
I have learned so much about God in this process. And this is only the beginning, so I can't imagine what He has in store!
First, sometimes God wants us to start something without knowing how it will turn out. Often times we can get hung up on wanting to plan, to know and to have it all figured out. This can be crippling because we can cut God out of the picture. We forget that God is creative! His love is creative. When we proceed without knowing, we welcome God into "our plan."
Second, it's time to loosen up! The Holy Spirit is a spirit, invisible and powerful to reach between joints and marrow (Heb. 4:12). We forget the Holy Spirit is free and more importantly...He wants us to be free! How often do we get trapped in our minds? "I can't do that, I'm not _____ enough." "They must have thought I was _____. Maybe I am this way?" There is only one voice we need to listen to and that's the one of the Holy Spirit, the one of Truth.
Third, we are all artists. Not in the sense we should all be outside painting landscapes, but that each of us has a way of showing God's beauty in the world. Maybe it's through your smile, your gentleness, your peace, your music, your work, your zeal, your love, you name it. You are unrepeatable and irreplaceable. Each of us must discover our unique mission of bringing God to the world.
Are you inspired yet? I am!
Start today. How do you want to show God your love?
Here we go, God!
In Jesus and Mary,