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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

In Others' Words: Dream

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." 
~Mark Twain, author

What's holding you back?

Safe harbor is so . . . safe.
I dare you to push away from the familiar, the comfortable and go for your dream.
Don't look back 20 years from now--or even one year from now--and find all those days filled up with a bunch of "I wish I hads."

You were made for more. 

Psalm 139: 13-16 Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; 

      you formed me in my mother's womb. 

   I thank you, High God—you're breathtaking! 
      Body and soul, I am marvelously made! 
      I worship in adoration—what a creation! 
   You know me inside and out, 
      you know every bone in my body; 
   You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, 
      how I was sculpted from nothing into something. 
   Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; 
      all the stages of my life were spread out before you, 
   The days of my life all prepared 
      before I'd even lived one day. 

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At 9:34 PM, Blogger Jeanne T said...

Beautiful post, Beth. Love the quote, that version of that psalm (my favorite psalm, btw), and your thoughts. I need to remember I was made for more than the hum-drum of day in, day out living. :)

At 10:56 PM, Blogger Beth K. Vogt said...

Yes, Jeanne.
And remember that God can take the day in, day out living and make it so much more.


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