Anything worth doing will have struggles. But anything worth the struggle is worth doing ~ Megan Finsel

Monday, March 26, 2012

Lilies don't Worry

original charcoal sketch
by: Megan Finsel

"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If this is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?"
Matthew 6:28-30

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Spring is in the Air


Do you feel that,

                        the fresh air,

                            cool breeze,

                                                                 (and for those of us living in the tropics)

that endless sunshine on your face?

Can you smell it,  

                                              that oh so distinctly-delicious,



aroma of week-long freedom?

Spring Break is in the air and, man, have I been enjoying the experience!!!

    Whether you’re in first grade, high school or even college, after working so hard for so long, the prospect of finally being free for however short a time is exhilarating.

So let’s get this party started!

    Break out the T-shirts and sunglasses, heft those shopping bags, and go hang out with your friends! Because that's what spring break is about, just kicking back and rewarding yourself for the good work you’ve done until now. It’s that little reprieve between now and summer break. It’s a chance to allow yourself to chill and get a little well deserved RnR.

    I, for one, have enjoyed spending a little time writing and painting, so you can expect to see some new stuff here!

So tell me, what epic plans do you have for your spring break?
I’m dying to know so leave a comment
Oh and don’t forget to give your opinion in this week’s poll!
See it?
Over there on the sidebar
Right over there à

J Happy Spring Break Y’all!! J

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Remember that Moment...

When you were a kid
And your favorite song would come on the radio,
the sun was coming in with the breeze
through your open bedroom window,
And you just couldn’t help but
Start dancing around like crazy?

You didn’t care if you looked silly or felt ridiculous and it didn’t matter if you could dance well. You were letting the music move you and just having fun!

Sounds pretty good doesn’t it?
Do you miss that freedom like I do?

In this fast-paced, high-tech, heavily-caffeinated world in which we live, we need a little more of this kind of fun! So, for all you college students pounding the Starbucks and trying to meet those requirements, to the hardworking men and women of the corporate world doing everything to keep your jobs, and even to the CEOs of big-buck businesses:  

Turn on the radio and for one song
(or more if you like!)
stand up and dance around like you used to do as a little kid.
Just totally let loose and jam out to your favorite tune!
Let yourself revert back to those PB&J days.

Because these little moments are where

For a heartbeat you can regress

And 19,


 Or even 30-year-olds

Can become 9,


Or 3.

No work,
No deadlines,
Nothing attaches you to the real world.

So just free yourself and release your inner child! 
Go ahead, I dare you to dance J

Monday, March 5, 2012

What If What?

Worry says:
                      "what If I don’t make it?"

"what If something happens?"

"Maybe I should play it safe and just stop now."

But Faith says:

"When I make it, something great will happen!"

"So I should take the risk, because He will keep me safe."

"I can’t stop now!"

On your long drive to your destiny the "what ifs" of life will tempt you to stop, quit and give up the fight. But the good news is we have the ability to keep going! There will be potholes and pitfalls, and you may get flat tires, but if you just keep driving, one mile at a time, and never give up you'll get where you're going! After all, how does a journey of a thousand miles start?

Jeremiah 29:11
“For I know the plans I have for you,”
declares the Lord,
“plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you  hope and a future.”

So this goes out to you who may need a little more encouragement right now:
Keep Going!