Thursday, July 10, 2008


Today I'm posting one of my first few posts. It was probably one of my better ones but I also have some new thoughts on it.

Here you go, from January 2008

Truly, how many bloggers are out there this week writing about how they're going to turn a new leaf and make new changes in their lives for the new year? They're going to get a better job, make more money, lose weight, what have you. Most of us go strong for a few weeks then throw our resolutions to the way side. So this year my resolutions will be tracked periodically here with my good Sister Honey Bunch by my side and maybe a reader or two.

So this year's resolution is (drum roll please)

Prepare For Rain

What does that mean? Well I watched a little movie that had an excellent story (however mediocre to bad acting) and that movie was called Facing Giants. It's a faith based movie surrounding good old southern football but what I took away from it was how faith can change your life. Now I've always been a girl who's had a strong faith, I call it my "Semi-Charmed Life" and my favorite part of the bible has always been the part about the woman who had been bleeding for an insane number of years and she goes to touch Jesus robe thinking if she can just touch it she will be healed. And Jesus does heal her saying "You faith has healed you".

My Semi-Charmed life has always been activated in times of crisis and turmoil. Things slide by and I survive by the grace of God alone. I have always had faith in his ability to protect and care for me but I've never thought of faith in him just plain taking care of me before the crisis comes. Prepare for rain is a whole other level of faith.

This comes from a story in the movie this guy tells the Football Coach. It's about two farmers who pray to God for rain during a drought, both farmers put it in God's hands but only one farmer goes out and prepares his field for the rain, which farmer do you think trusted God more?

So I have more resolutions, but this year I'm going to prepare that they will come to fruition this time. So here they are:

1. Find joy in my body
2. Eat better and exercise more
3. Get a homestead.
4. Read the bible all the way through
5. Get that Tattoo
6. Write in this blog and have fun with it.

Preparing for rain doesn't apply to all of these but my husband and I have already decided to start packing so we'll be ready to move when it does rain and I think I'll buy a pair of dream pants for when it rains. The rest I'll just track through here. So whether you care or not, here it is!

Hmmmm.... well, I sort of stopped preparing for rain and instead decided to take joy in any moment regardless of rain or shine. I like the whole concept but since then I've really decided to focus on living the day I'm living and taking joy in that day and not looking for the "What About" down the road. I'm choosing to be happy in my life now and take joy in that life and stop living with my head in the clouds. Because, its really all about the journey.

But I have done 1,2, 5 and 6 on my list. Thats a start :)
Have a super Thursday!

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Cristan said...

So...this post makes the 3rd time in about 3 days that I've heard someone mention that specific Bible story. I'm wondering what I'm supposed to be learning from it? (Besides the obvious).

Sister Sassy said...

hmmm.... well, it could mean to take a leap of faith unless mine is the last and my end note is just telling you to find joy in your everyday?

Your guess is as good as mine, but if you figure it out, make sure you tell me. :)

Sister Sassy said...

And 3 is a very cosmic number too ;)

Ashlee said...

You got a tattoo? I wanna see it! Pretty please? Sharing is caring! :0)

Sister Sassy said...

Silly Ashlee :P I posted about it. HEre is a refresher.

I'm too lazy to make it a link, you'll have to copy and paste lol.

We are thinking about doing ring tattoos too. Well, we want to. I feel a little chicken about it.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I think preparing for rain is the main thing I'm doing these days. ;-)

Helena S. said...

4) Read the Bibble and 5) get a tattoo? Now I'm interested in that tattoo too. The link didn't work.

I never make any resolutions because I know I can't keep them. I have only managed to make big changes in my life when something forced me to make them. But I'm exactly where I wanted to be at the moment so I can't complain. Naturally I'd like to be thinner and a famous writer but would that make me any happier? I don't think so. :-)

Sister Sassy said...

Ok, here you go. I'll get unlazy for a minute



Jane the Sane said...

Nothing wrong with re-evaluating your goals! Good for you for living and loving each day.