Thursday, January 13, 2011

Repeat After Me: I Will NOT...

I've been wanting to post a current picture of myself for the start of my 2011 leg of the journey. Now I have one. This photo shows four of the five Bitter Chicks who write the Browns blog Bitter Orange and Brown. Kris moved to DC, so she was not able to join us. From left to right are Paige, Alanna, Kristen, and myself. Since this was taken at our Bitter Chocolate party on January 2nd to celebrate the last game of the season, this is the perfect shot for my "Before" picture.
I have certainly already gotten my butt in gear so far this year, but there are still challenges. A couple of new challenges have presented themselves within the last few days, plus there are still the ones that were already there. I know 2011 is going to be a better year, and while I was thinking about it yesterday I suddenly found myself blurting out, "I will NOT fold like a cheap lawn chair in 2011!"
You see, those really cheap lawn chairs are made with crappy materials, so the minute you put any pressure on them they close up and collapse. No matter what the weight is of the person or item that is put upon the chair, it can't handle it. There is no strength there.
I am much stronger than that. God doesn't make anything crappy, so I know He created me to be a sturdy and well made "lawn chair" that can withstand any pressure that is placed upon it. He holds me steady as I turn to Him. As God's daughter, I have Him to help me not only survive but thrive. The same goes for you. Repeat after me... "I will NOT fold like a cheap lawn chair in 2011!"


Patsy said...

Great photo. :o) You all look like you're having a good time!

Melissa Cunningham said...

heres to agreat 2011!
you will NOT fold like a cheap lawn chair!
you can do all things through christ who strenghthens you!

Alicia at Poise in Parma said...

I'm still bummed I couldn't make it to the January 2 event! I was really looking forward to meeting you and the other ladies. Here's hoping our paths cross sooner rather than later!

WriterMarie said...

Thank you ladies! God gave us friends to keep each other going! :o) Alicia...hope to meet you SOON!!!