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

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Good Things Happen; It Says So Here...

Darkness, shadows and rain does fall,
And bad things happen for no reason at all.
We ache, we cry, they take, we die,
And it leaves us often asking: "Why?"

Thankfully, life is not all pain.
You know, with every dawn there is the night,
And with every rainbow there is the rain,
With every storm there is the fright,
But not without a gain.

Bad things happen this we know,
But He will never let us go.
He dries our tears and quells our fears,
And all those storms? He makes them clear!
He will forever hold us near,
It says as so, right here:

Romans 8:28
And we know that in all things,
God works for the good of those who love Him,
Who have been called according to His purpose.


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Monday, July 16, 2012

Sticks and Stones

To the kid in the back who hates his glasses...
To the girl who doesn't smile to hide her teeth...
To the quiet boy afraid of his lisp...
To anyone who has ever been picked on, mistreated or judged…

This is for you

They call us nerds, dorks, weirdoes, oddballs, and outcasts; but they don't really know us. They shun us, despise us, hurt us, threaten, beat, embarrass and scorn us. But they need to take the time to see the truth. You can't judge a book by its cover! So why judge a person by what you see on the outside? It says nothing about what's going on within us!

Because, that kid: you have nice eyes!
That girl: you have a beautiful smile!
That quiet boy: you have a great personality!
And to all of you who have been ridiculed someway, somehow: you're amazing just the way you are.

And they’ll wish they had seen it.
    You shouldn't be afraid to be yourself; you shouldn't have to hide the true you. So don’t let their words chain you, don’t let their opinions bring you down, because those are lies.  

This is the truth about beautiful you:
What they call your "disability",
Does not determine your ability.
And what they say is your imperfection,
Helps to make you perfect in your own way.
There is no mold you have to fit,
No one you have to please.
Simply be yourself,
That’s all you need to be!

If you've been bullied (like so many of us have, in one way or another) this message is for you. Go ahead and leave a comment, we're listening to you©


Friday, July 13, 2012

It's that Moment...

Right after a thunderstorm
When the grass and the leaves on the trees
Are still studded with raindrops,
The air has been washed clean and the clouds have parted,
Revealing damp blue skies.

It's that peace;
The feeling that the whole world has been renewed,
And you realize:

Everything is going to be just fine.


It's almost dusk, and yet it's a new day. It's just like how 
Christ can take a storm and bring forth a blessing.
How He can take your sins and wash you clean.
He can make you new and restore your peace,
No matter what you have weathered.
Even if you're standing in the dusk,
He can give you a new day!

That's pretty good news!

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

There is a Difference

Between being “strong” and having strength
Between looking “hot” and being beautiful
Between acting “brave” and having bravery

Strength will get you through the hardships in life,
It lets you bend under your circumstances without breaking,
And enables you to hold on when all you want to do is give up.

The child fighting leukemia,
is stronger than any war hero or bodybuilder.

Beauty says: “I do not need all this makeup; I’m perfect the way I am.”
It looks in the mirror and sees her personality, her smile, and her heart,
Not the wrinkles, gray hair, or pimples.
It steps on the scale seeking a healthy weight, not size 000.

The woman comfortable in her own skin,
is more beautiful than any runway model.

Bravery is having the nerve to stand up for what you believe in,
It'continuing on despite the odds,
It's trying something even if it seems impossible.

The dreamer who chases his dreams,
No matter what the haters say,
Is braver than the daredevil who pushes the limits.

What do you think?

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Independence Day U.S.A!

You may have guessed by now but this is my absolute favorite holiday! It's the fireworks, the colors, watching the sunset on the beach (family tradition). Its cookouts and bonfires and the smell of fresh cut grass lingering in the air. The 4th, to me, is the signal that summer is here and in full swing and absolutely awesome! It's a time to spend with friends and family, to slow down and unplug from this crazy life we're living. But we are also celebrating so much more. We are celebrating our blessings. Because, yes, we are blessed. Some of us may be struggling, but America is very blessed. We are also celebrating our country's Independence (hence, Independence Day) our freedom. Isn't that wonderful? We have the freedom to be whoever and whatever we want to be! Not many people in the world can say that but we can. America is a free nation and today we celebrate that freedom!
And thanks, of course, to the brave men and women who've fought for our country, we've stayed that way. That's a pretty good reason to celebrate! So break out the baked beans and coleslaw (love yours Nana!) and let's enjoy this freedom which we've been given! And in a couple of hours, when we're sitting out on the lawn watching the fireworks, let's say a prayer for our nation. Here, I'll start early: "Thank you, Father, for bringing this country to the place it is and please continue to take us to even greater heights. Please protect those who are protecting our freedom today and bless the USA."

Monday, July 2, 2012

This is the Time!

Photo by: Megan Finsel
This is the time when your dreams are within reach
Free as walking barefoot on the beach
With your toes digging in the sand
Alive, like lovers standing hand-in-hand
When adventure is never planned
And you don't know what waits around the bend
This is when scars and broken hearts can mend
I just can't wait to find it all out

Cause that is what summer is about!