Apr 14 2011

Genius…

Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. ~Thomas Edison


They say pictures say a thousand words, but it helps to have a good quote to go along with it… :) Thomas Edison’s quote is convicting, inspiring, a good reminder… but it also says that anything is possible with a good idea and a lot of hard work. Now I guess I better get to work…

~Britta


Mar 31 2011

Get outta your head…

If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing. ~Marc Chagall

Found the quote above on creating…got me thinkin {uh oh} I have a confession, I love watching American Idol — I record it so I don’t miss an episode. Justin would tell you I am obsessed, but ya know what… I think he secretly enjoys watching with me. :) One of the positive critiques that the judges say a lot is something like… don’t overthink it, get outta your head. A good example of this is Casey from 2011 season. He is an amazing artist, can’t believe he was almost voted off last week… but for the last couple weeks he just didn’t seem to be himself. I think he was letting what others said about him & told him to do mess with him & get into his head, instead of just doing what he is amazing at, do what he loves! He definitely got outta his head this week. Wow.

The people that stand out in the world are those that know who they are and are ok with that. They don’t have to please everyone all the time or change their looks, views, friends just to make someone happy. They love what they do and it definitely shows! I saw another quote somewhere, hmmm, probably on facebook… :). I can’t remember exactly what it is… so be back in a sec to google it. -please enjoy the music while on hold- doo doo doo — OK, I am back found it…

You will make a lousy anybody else, but you will be the best “you” in existence.–Zig Ziglar

LOVE LOVE this quote! It’s so easy to get caught up on what everyone else is doing and think… sigh, oh I sure wish I could do that or man I shoulda thought that up! I love that God made each of us unique & we all have our own story! I definitely didn’t picture my journey the way it has gone and is going… some bumps, muddy ditches, even mountains along the way… but my oh my the unexpected sunrises, blue skies, ocean waves, lightening storms! I am excited to see how my story continues to unfold… I am sure there will be some bumps along the way, but hopefully that will make me appreciate even more the unexpected surprises. While typing this I remembered this verse {yes, I had to go google it, but I thought I’d spare you the hold music… I am NOT an American Idol :P}.

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12.2

God is the author of our story! He has the best in mind for each one of us… and loves each of us so dearly — He even rejoices over us with singing! Don’t believe me? I don’t just make this stuff up… :) Look up Zephaniah 3.17 {I’ll make it easy — click here} So, get outta your head & keep your eyes on Jesus – the author & perfecter of our faith.