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Monday, April 30, 2012

Start Your Engines...

Public Domain Images Pixabay.com by Hans http://pixabay.com/en/profile/Hans/photos/
On your mark...Get set... GO!


The cross country road trip begins.  There is a sense of anxiousness which seems to tighten my chest and I'm holding my teeth clenched as if I'm biting down on a leather belt getting ready for surgery without anesthesia.


Aside from those and numerous other feelings... 


I realize it is time to let go.  Make a decision to keep my mind clear and my eyes on the road.  Try to hear and see what this journey has in store.  What is the Universe going to share with me?  What will God be guiding me to next?


The last checklist is nearly completed and half of the trip is sponsored (there will be plenty of time to coordinate more sponsors when the time comes).  


Everything will work out.  


I have learned there are still some things I am 'attached' to in this life and I have learned why there is no reason to be.  The past two weeks have taught me, reminded me, of this truth...  


Everything I need will be right where it is needed at exactly the right time.  I can let go of it now and it will materialize again later down the road right when I need it.  


All I need to do now is turn the key...
TO BE CONTINUED...
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Sunday, April 29, 2012

What Would You Like To See?

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How would you answer this question?

While you are here... what would you like to see?

I hadn't begun to imagine how much there is to see.  I was focused on packing, planning, mapping, preparing the transportation.  So, I didn't realize how much there will be 'available' to see.

What would interest you?  Architecture, nature, gardens, art, sports, entertainment, or something else?

As this question rolls around in my head I think of several people (on television) who travel around and focus on one or two things.  I will be taking pictures.

What would you like to see?
Thank you to my sponsors.  We have half of the journey (20 of the 40 days) sponsored.  You can sponsor this journey here.

DAY 1 - 10 
DAY ONE -- SPONSORS
"Bats in London" Donated by Vallain
Purchased by  Fanfreluche
DAY TWO -- SPONSORS
Keyword Packs Donated by Joan4
Purchased by Ravenko
DAY THREE-- SPONSORS
Keyword Packs Donated by Joan4
Purchased by Ravenko
DAY FOUR -- SPONSOR
CCGal
DAY FIVE -- SPONSORS
WhiteOak50 & Clouda9 
DAY SIX -- SPONSORS
"The Gift of Giving"
Donated by WhiteOak50
Purchased by ---Chazz
DAY SEVEN -- SPONSORS
"Cookbooks for a Gourmet Pooch"
Donated by Vallain
Purchased by ---Chazz
DAY EIGHT -- SPONSORS
Hello Kitty Digital Camera
Donated by Joan4
Purchased by Ravenko 
DAY NINE -- SPONSORS
Cashmere Sweaters
Donated by Joan4
Purchased by Ravenko  

DAY TEN -- SPONSOR
Contribution by mbrownauthor 
DAY 11 - 20 
DAY ELEVEN -- SPONSOR
Office Furniture For Children
by GypsyOwl
Purchased by Joan4
DAY TWELVE -- SPONSORS
Oiva Toikka's Birds
Donated by mbrownauthor
Purchased by WindyWinters

DAY THIRTEEN -- SPONSORS
Toys for one-year-old boys
by GypsyOwl
Purchased by Joan4

DAY FOURTEEN   SPONSOR
Ravenko
DAY FIFTEEN SPONSOR
Ravenko
DAY SIXTEEN SPONSOR
Ravenko

DAY SEVENTEEN SPONSORs
"Nursery To Go Crib Sets"
Donated by Ravenko 
Purchased by   CCGal  

DAY NINETEEN SPONSOR
Gift Shop Store
Donated by GypsyOwl
Purchased by Ravenko

DAY TWENTY SPONSOR
Gift Shop Store
Donated by GypsyOwl
Purchased by Ravenko

Friday, April 27, 2012

Do Not Worry...


Do Not Worry
Pixabay Public Domain by Hans http://pixabay.com/en/profile/Hans/photos/Matthew 6:25-27
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
NIV read more
When we pray believing we can move mountains.  When we look at birds and how they are fed, how they make nests for their children... we begin to gain the belief.  Believing is key to this process.  How do we achieve a level of belief that will gain us this divine grace?
Well...
This is actually the good news.
Because when we have a difficult time grasping faith we are give this promise...


Matthew 17:20
He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
Matthew 17:19-21 (in Context) Matthew 17 (Whole Chapter) READ MORE

The conclusion is this...
God believes we are valuable.  His love, grace, guidance, and wisdom is free for the asking.

He has also given us a promise that we can speak a shift into our lives and nothing will be impossible.


What shall we say today?


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Squidoo Magic

Together we are watching a community come together when someone is in need.  How a lens (which takes on a life of its own) and two lensmasters (one donating and the other buying) can collectively become a link in the lifeline.  

Then we see how each link, working together, can make a chain across the wilderness.  This is community.  This is the Squidoo Magic.

This is my story of how God works through people...

To Be Continued...

40 Day Journey Update

40 Day Journey Daily Paper: 
Now you only need two links to follow the 40 day journey:
1) The Paper.li (see link below) and
2) The Lens Sale Page ( http://www.guidetosquidoo.com/40-day-journey.html ) 

The NEW PAPER.LI will gather 40 DAY JOURNEY information from Facebook, Twitter, google+ and my Blog. So you can see the headlines all in one place each day.

The Lens Sale Page will not be streamed to the paper because the lenses sell so fast and new ones are added ...and I honestly hope to be finished with the sponsorship drive by then anyway so we can move on to the adventure.

Hope this helps everyone to follow the journey a bit easier...


40 Day Journey Daily 

OH and as we meet up along the way or you want to shout out and wave as I go by you can use hashtag #40DayJourney on Twitter to share your tweet with all of the readers. 

You can share this and also subscribe and send over to your Google Plus :-)



Sponsorship Progress:

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When you buy or donate a lens you are welcome to post this emblem on the lens, your blog, and your websites.  Link back here until July 4th.  Then, you can link to any lens or any web page with the 40 Day Journey Emblem.

40 Day Journey Fund Progress

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 DAY ONE -- SPONSORS
"Bats in London" Donated by Vallain
Purchased by  Fanfreluche
DAY TWO -- SPONSORS
Keyword Packs Donated by Joan4
Purchased by Ravenko
DAY THREE-- SPONSORS
Keyword Packs Donated by Joan4
Purchased by Ravenko
DAY FOUR -- SPONSOR
CCGal
DAY FIVE -- SPONSORS
WhiteOak50 & Clouda9 
DAY SIX -- SPONSORS
"The Gift of Giving"
Donated by WhiteOak50
Purchased by ---Chazz
DAY SEVEN -- SPONSORS
"Cookbooks for a Gourmet Pooch"
Donated by Vallain
Purchased by ---Chazz
DAY EIGHT -- SPONSORS
Hello Kitty Digital Camera
Donated by Joan4
Purchased by Ravenko 
DAY NINE -- SPONSORS
Cashmere Sweaters
Donated by Joan4
Purchased by Ravenko   

Become A Sponsor:
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Find out how to Sponsor a Day on the 40 Day Journey HERE


Thursday, April 19, 2012

When God Prepares The Way


Changes in my life, which could have the potential to break me, have instead taken on an opportunity to take a journey.

On Saturday I began planning that journey.  What is keeping me balanced is knowing God is here and holding my hand and will carry me through.  I have noticed so many preparations.  Blessings which have been set into place to assist me.

I know I wouldn't have the strength to work my way through this without God's help and even still He has set a path with blessings I wouldn't have even imagined.  Well... more about that later.

Over the next couple of months I am confident more will be revealed and I will share about it.

I remember listening to an audio tape years ago.  The speaker mentioned this quote (I do not remember her name or what the talk was about -- yet I have been reminded of this quote many times over the years).  The quote was:

"Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something" by H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Missing You Songs is something I created four weeks in advance of needing it.  Reminding me God is preparing what we need ahead of time.  Giving us strength and reminding us we are not alone.  This is what I learned...

I received a very kind comment from a friend today and I stopped and read that lens again.

Reading what I wrote four weeks ago (on a page dedicated to my Dad who passed away six years ago) I was reminded there is LIGHT at the end of the tunnel and even the darkest days will be replaced with sunshine in due time.

This isn't the first time I have lost something... but it may be the first time I have completely surrendered the burden of it all to GOD so soon and I have decided to listen minute by minute for HIM to guide me.

Brightest Blessings,
Deb

Referenced Page:
Missing You Songs
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