Friday, December 31, 2010

Embrace Surrender

Here is a slide show I made a slide show of all of our Christmas fun. Enjoy!

Today as I was driving to the mall I was listening to KLOVE. They were talking about the idea of not making New Year resolutions but instead picking one word to live by for the upcoming year.

My One Word | Sarah Beakes - "Express" from PC3 on Vimeo.

Being a person who has never made a New years Resolution in her life this proposal really got me thinking. Even though I do not make resolutions I do have many areas in my life where I would love to change and grow. The ever growing long list of things I could or should do is realistically unreachable. One word however, is do able.

So I have been thinking all day about this "word". There are so many powerful words. I began to think picking a word would be a huge challenge until I started catching up on some of my blog reading tonight. I was checking out Charlie's mommy's blog at, A Bird on the Street, when I came across this post.

In her post titled My Christmas Story, she talks about embracing surrender.  It is two words but really just one action. Those two words feel so relevant to my life and have been something  I have been trying to understand for over three years now.

I can not fix Makenzie's brain. The doctors can not fix Makenzie's brain. I could write a book on most every traditional and non traditional therapy out there but the bottom line is only God can heal Makenzie and bring her full restoration. The only thing I can really do in this process is "embrace surrender"!

Made to Worship
Chris Tomlin

You and I are made to worship
You and I are called to love
You and I are forgiven and free
You and I embrace surrender
You and I choose to believe
You and I will see who we were meant to be

There are also many other things is this life that I can surrender. MANY! So there it is my New Years resolution in one word two words. Embrace Surrender! Powerful! Let the New Year begin!

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