Friday, August 31, 2012

Friday Fragments 8-31-12

Friday Fragments

1. Took the summer off from blogging for the most part. Let me say first and foremost that I'm glad to be back! I feel refresh, restored and energized. 
2. I think blogging is an ever changing process and I'm in the process of changing things around here. Keep an eye out and let me know what you think. 
3. God has been doing a lot of growing and changing in me. Not all of it has been pleasant at the time. I can't wait to share with you what He's be doing
4. My beautiful niece started kindergarten Monday. I can't believe it! My how time flies
5. My DH is on night shift indefinitely. He started last week. It's been a challenge but also a really good experience even though I miss him A LOT
5. My family and friends in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama are all safe after hurricane Issac with no major damage. Thank you Jesus!
6. I've got lots of new gluten free frugal cooking ideas and recipes to share with you.
7. I hope everyone has a safe and Happy Labor Day weekend! MUAH!
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Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Paint Brush

I recently discovered this poem. The first time I read it I cried.  It was like the author had looked into my life and saw me. I am guilty of covering up the real me for so many reasons. Mostly because I've been hurt in the past or because I'm afraid that someone wont like me once they see the real me. I don't believe that God wants us to live that way though. God is slowing but surely teaching me that the real me is wonderful and amazing and that He never meant for it it be hidden. Won't you you let your paint brush down and let the real you shine through. Do you struggle with letting others see the real you? Why or Why Not? 


The Paint Brush  by Lee Ezell

I keep my Paint Brush with me. 
wherever I may go, in case i need to cover up, 
so the Real Me doesn't show.
I'm so afraid to show you Me; afraid of what you'll do;
you might laugh or say mean things; I'm afraid I might Lose you. 

I'd like to remove all my Paint coats, to show you the real, true Me
But I want you to try and understand: I need you to Like what you see. 
So, if you'll be patient and close your eyes, I'll strip off my coats real slow: 
Please understand how much it hurts, to let the Real Me show.
Now my coats are all stripped off. 
I feel naked, bare and cold. 
If you still love me, with all you see,
you are my friend pure as gold. 

I need to save my Paint Brush though, and hold it in my hand:
I want to keep it hand, in case somebody doesn't understand. 
So please protect me, my dear friend,
and thanks for loving me True.
But please let me Keep My Paint Brush with me, 
until I love Me too!
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