1. Sandy, I think you’re cool! And I especially love this good advice. I love how you spend time with God each day, and it’s really a good nudge for me to do this too. I think I’m going to love this series!

  2. Sandy,
    I totally agree with you about this. I need to make sure that the days I am building that I start them on the proper foundation. It is easy sometimes to think I can do without some of those foundational things and I can do ok at times but overall I fail if I do not carry through like you do.

    1. I used to really hate that I needed Jesus every single day. I used to wonder how other people I know can go days (weeks, months!) without cracking open the Bible and do just fine. But now, I am so thankful God has given me this “weakness” because it ensures I don’t stray far. I can’t. I fall very, very hard when I do.

  3. Ok Sandy,
    I was just gonna pop over to one of my favorite blogs and read something light and fun and maybe a *little* thought provoking. And *ahem* super major crazy conviction followed by tears instead. But that’s a good thing, a compliment. I really don’t care if you are ‘culturally-relevant”. Because your message today is “every-person-relevant” whether they know it our not. I know I needed to read this. I am so sure that others need to read it too that I will be sharing it as soon as I complete this comment.
    I have been floating through life for awhile now. Not really engaged, not really growing. Just coasting. Happy but not joyful. Productive but not inspired. Serving but without passion. I know that my work for my family and my church and the people I care about is not fruitless. God will use whatever I offer Him. But I know in my heart that He wants so much more FOR me. And in order to acheive that He needs more FROM me. This is not a condemning statement, just honest. I will get out of my life what I put into it. And God has a lot more for me if I am willing to take it.
    I need to snap out of my “blah” “whatever” “gowing through the motions” state and get real. And the best way to do that is to open myself up to Him. And I can do that by – duh- TALKING to Him.
    So thanks. I gotta go talk to God now 🙂

    1. We all go through seasons like that, Kelly. I think 2012 was a big, long year like that for me. It’s usually only temporary–

      In any case, I’m so thankful that something I wrote provoked you to action. That’s exactly what I hoped to do. Yay!

      I love you.

  4. My mother gave me a devotional book called “Jesus Calling” for my birthday in 2012. It is how I start my day. Using that book as a starting point for my quiet time with God each day has changed my life. I still have a lot about me that needs to change, and now I have one more tool to make that work.

    Just for the record, you are one of the coolest and most relevant people I know.

  5. YOU are AH-MAZING!!!! It’s such a funny thing how God can direct you somewhere and you have the slightest clue as to why!! I have a couple of blogs, but this one in particular that I am doing w/ a great friend of mine, its called Two Scoops. And I was just doing some research and your blog came up! Let me tell you, YOU are so inspiring to me! Normally, I am on the other end of emails/comments like this, but you really are! I just love how light, casual, and down to earth you are and my fave part!? You LOVE LOVE LOVE the Lord! I thank you for your obedience and your obvious willingness to inspire friends, family, and strangers like me! 🙂 I am on my way of defeating my own struggle of perfection, so I cant wait to read more of what your heart regulated your hands to write!!! God bless you!!

    1. Wow, Ericka–first, thank you for your kind and generous (VERY generous) comment. I am excited that you found me accidentally. I love when I stumble upon blogs that way and find a true connection with the author. And I’m inspired that you are tackling your struggle with perfection. I did the same thing a few years ago and it was one of the most liberating things ever. I’d love to hear about your progress. 🙂

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