Selah Vita

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Different Crayons Makes Life More Colorful

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Different Crayons Makes Life More Colorful

hang in there with me on this one please…

you see, i’ve  always wondered  why people try to fit you into their mold (actually, i don’t even like the word “mold”, it’s a yucky word)…who says you’re supposed to be more like everyone else, or more like your mother, sister, brother, the kid down the street, etc…you get what i mean, right?
what is it about people? it’s the most frustrating thing i’ve struggled with my whole life!
but, this year i’ve given it much thought and i’ve decided that i’m going to be more like a box of crayons…you know, the really really really BIG box, with all the different colors?

yeah, that’s me…because, then i can be any color i want, given any situation…it’s not that i’m a social chameleon, by any means.  it’s just that i have such a diverse personality, and i finally realized i was born this way! so what’s a person to do wit that? well,  i’ve decided to come up with a new personality type…i’m callin’ it ” the crayon personality“…all it means is,now you don’t fit into one type, not an A type or B type…because there are those of us that would be considered a “BBC” type (BIG Box of Crayons)! you see? it didn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that one!!!

so, now that i have it figured out (for myself, that is), i’d say  it’s got to be a really BIG box! so that means,  there’s plenty of room for anyone who’s brave enough to jump in!! think about it for a minute, if God made us all different, then we should alllllll be who we were created to be! can you imagine what a beautiful tapestry we could make if we all hung out in the same box, not worrying about who’s what color? WOW, that’s the way i like it, we could  be anything (or any color) without hearing the noise from those who are contrary…hmmmm, it’s sounding better by the minute!

so what do you say? want to make our own creation, want to be freeeeeee?  think about it for a minute… we can all be whatever we want and we can help become an example of that beautiful tapestry …wow, we’d make God pretty proud don’tcha think?

peace out…


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Frustrating DAYS ahead!!!

FREAKED OUT let’s start with this thought…Christianity…ugh…sometimes i get crazy with how it’s perceived and projected…grrrrrr…what happened to it?

ok, ok, i know i’ll probably get a lot of slack for this post, BUT, some things need to be said, and today is my day to vent!

i’m tired of hearing all about how people are offended so easily…they moan and groan over the most ridiculous things…

unfortunately it’s becoming so wide spread,  i can’t even check in on Facebook anymore without everyone yapping about all their offenses over this one, that one, the pastor, the worship leader, someone’s dress is too short, or they don’t like the jeans people wear, their hair is dyed crazy colors, they have visible, pierced, body parts, and on and on they go!!!       OMG!!! enough already!!!

is there no end to the critics??? can’t people just enjoy their walk with the Lord instead of constantly having to be RIGHT about their own thoughts,or opinions, always trying to shove it down our throats?

when are we going to start LOVING those who are different than we are? when are we going to pray for one another and allow the Holy Spirit to do His work? HELLOOOO!!!

i remember teaching my kids that everyone doesn’t do the same things we may do, but learn it doesn’t always mean they’re right and you’re wrong, or visa versa…i taught how to respect others and give them room to share who they are.

that didn’t mean to follow others, it meant to see what’s out there and keep yourself grounded in who you are in the process. SADLY, that’s far from the norm today, and we know it’s a BIG problem .

ok, so i’m ranting about this, because…i’m tired of letting others try to force their stinking thinking (i do hate that term, but it’s the only one i can find at the moment) on me and others…

here’s my final thoughts that i’m leaving you with:

if you don’t like how i think, too bad…i may not like the way you do, but kindly keep it to yourself, as i do…if not, don’t expect me to always be silent, i may at any given moment speak up! this may offend you, BUT, to that i say…oh well….

this may not seem christian from where you stand, but again, oh well…i’m done with tip toeing around about how i feel about this…if you have your opinion, then, guess what? SO DO Iput on your big girl panties and go home, or take your football and go home, whichever fits the situation, go with it.

i know some of you well enough that you may think this is sooooo out of my character, but i’ve decided to put on my big girl panties and stand up for those who have been beaten down by this shmutz!!!

i applaud those who are trying to make a difference in this and other, more difficult areas, which i choose NOT to touch on today, that’s for another day…this is just a small drop in the issues that totally annoy the living daylights out of me!!

btw, i’m being as polite as i can be, and choosing my words as best i can in this moment…

soooooo, there’s you have it, this is today’s rant, and i’m sticking to it!!

peace out…


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JUST BE YOURSELF!!

ALWAYS B A FIRST RATE VERSION OF URSELF INSTEAD OF 2nd RATE VERSION OF SOME 1 ELSEmany times we look at others wishing we were more like them…it doesn’t matter who you might secretly desire to be, what matters most is asking yourself, “why do you want to be them“?

ask yourself that question and see what you come up with…you may find that all the things you think that other person has is not all it’s cracked up to be! 

you know the old saying, the grass always looks greener on the other side? well, that holds true for everything…think for a  moment, do you really know what they’re like, OR what they’ve been through!

so HERE’S  the bottom line, don’t envy another’s characteristics, outward appearance, career, etc., you get the picture?

stop looking so hard at someone else, and look inside you!! did you ever ask your Creator to show you who you are? hmmmm, there’s something to ponder!  well, why don’t you do that! you may be surprised at what you see looking through His eyes! 

remember, God never makes mistakes, AND He never makes things He doesn’t love…so the truth is, you were made perfect, not a thing missing or lacking…learn to love who you are, because He made you unique, there’s no one else like  you, or can do what you were created to do…sooooooooo, how about it? can you learn to love YOU the way HE LOVES YOU

go ahead, try it, you may be delighted in yourself just as He delights in you!! can you dare to see yourself beautiful, complete and perfect? sure you can…just ask Him, and remember, He’s in the business of creating masterpieces…so don’t try to be someone else when you’re a treasure made by your Master! 

peace out!


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A SISTA from ANOTHA MOTHA…

there aren't enough miles to keep a solid friendship together... not time  or miles can keep what God has brought together, apart! this post is for a dear friend that could have been my birth sista! and yes, she's more talented and def the smarter one, BUT those are the qualities i love about her... she's one who has been deeply tattooed in my heart by God Himself... honestly, i think He knew not to make us sisters at birth because He knew we'd get in too much trouble together!! this is for my dearest friend Cate who is always and i mean ALWAYS ready to lend a helping hand to this sista, especially if it comes to techie stuff... i tip my hat to you, and am forever grateful for your loving kindness... i wouldn't trade what God has given us for anything... YOU ROCK SISTA!! ...love you girl!!

there aren’t enough miles to keep a solid friendship together…
not time or miles can keep what God has brought together, apart!
this post is for a dear friend that could have been my birth sista! and yes, she’s so much more talented, cuter and def the smarter one, BUT those are the qualities i love about her…
she’s one who has been deeply tattooed in my heart by God Himself…
honestly, i think He knew not to make us sisters at birth because He knew we’d get in too much trouble together!!
this is for my dearest friend Cate who is always and i mean ALWAYS ready to lend a helping hand to this sista, especially if it comes to techie stuff…
i tip my hat to you, and am forever grateful for your loving kindness…
i wouldn’t trade what God has given us for anything…
YOU ROCK SISTA!!
…love you girl!!


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YOU’RE UNIQUE, CAN YOU LIVE WITH THAT?

i've often wondered about the uniqueness of some people...i've wondered about people's opinions being so critical and even unjust in their evaluation of what being unique is and sometimes labeling it "weird".  i'm here to say, don't you think it's time we begin to value the uniqueness of others and even ourselves? i've come to a place in my life where i've decided i'm going to celebrate my "uniqueness" and be comfy in my own skin, in spite of what others may label me!  to some i'm quirky, to others eccentric, and to a few, plain old weird...but it's time for me to stand with who i am and declare, i am created by one who has a unique way of thinking and creating things, unlike any human i've ever known... if He indeed has created me with these little oddities, who am i to argue?  yes, i am different in many ways (others may suggest), but again "i am who i am" and "it is what it is"... though i may be scoffed at by some, others have embraced my unique way of thinking and creating, and i'm good with that...in the meantime while others teeter on what they think of me, i have decided i am celebrating me and enjoying the ride!  does anyone want to join me? i welcome and double dog dare you to be who you were created to be!! any takers?

i’ve often wondered about the uniqueness of some people…i’ve  also wondered about people’s opinions being so critical and even unjust in their evaluation of what being unique is and sometimes labeling it as “weird”.
so, i’m here to ask if you  think it’s time we begin to value the uniqueness of others and even ourselves?
i’ve come to a place in my life where i’ve decided i’m going to celebrate my “uniqueness” and be comfy in my own skin, in spite of what others may label me!
to some i’m quirky, to others eccentric, and to a few, plain old weird, some have suggested i’m the whole box of crayons! but i’ve realized, it’s time for me to stand for who i am and declare, i am created by the One who has a unique way of thinking and creating things, unlike any human i’ve ever known…
if He indeed has created me with these little oddities, who am i to argue?
yes, i’m different in many ways ( as others may suggest), but again “i am who i am” and “it is what it is”…
though some may scoff, others have embraced my unique way of thinking and creating, and i do delight in that…in the meantime while others teeter on what they think of me, i have decided to celebrate me and my freedom and make it a wild, enjoyable ride!
does anyone want to join me?
i welcome you and double dog dare you to give it a try and believe in who you were created to be!! do i have any takers?

Being Yourself Can Seem Strange to Others…

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Being Yourself Can Seem Strange to Others...

have you ever noticed people are very critical of how you look?
i have to say many have inspired me (betsey johnson is just one) through the years to “be an original” and i still hold strong to those thoughts, maybe even more today!! i love to encourage others to do the same…after all, we’re all free to be who we are even if it’s mimicking others in the way we dress, sing, write, dance, play sports, etc…people copy designers all the time, male and female, all over the planet!
all this to say and hopefully remind others to “be yourself” don’t be a copy…others are always trying to make you into who they think you should be…well i ask you this…what the heck is wrong with who you are? if YOU don’t like who you are “change it”!!! find what makes you tick…think about what you love, who you admire, those things play a big part in what you become.
just be sure it fits you like your own skin…i do suggest you use good judgement before you take the leap of change, but nevertheless, become who you were created to be, and have fun doing it! you’ll be much happier with yourself and others will love you for it…it’s your world, spread your wings and fly…i did!!!

You’re Unique!

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You're Unique!

did you ever find that some people try to put you into their mold? did you ever feel like you’re struggling for the approval of many? these things seem important in today’s world, but the truth of what’s important is this…you were created to be someone unique, someone different than anyone else. don’t try to be who anyone else is or who they want you to be…you are created in the image of God, unique and beautiful…if people don’t love the real you, ask yourself this, is their approval really worth it? my last word on this…if God said you are beautiful, who is anyone to disagree? selah…