Wednesday, September 30, 2009

slim shady

I just thought that I'd admit to the world wide web, that finally after 32 years I'm starting to like myself. I have finally started to realize that I can't earn God's love with good works, and that I can't un-earn his love ( I know that's not a word, but hey it's MY blog!). I love my church. I'm surrounded by ordinary people who believe in an extraordinary God. It's taken me my whole life to feel accepted by God. Why?? Well, mostly because of my perception of what it meant to be a christian, and my perception of what others thought about me and my many failures. I'm happy with where I'm at today. I'm not perfect, and that's not the goal. I just love God, and I'm trying to be my best for him, and for my family.
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Kimberly Wilson September 30, 2009 at 10:47 PM  

Amen! Love this post, Laura... and LUV this shot of you!! It's refreshing to meet someone who's so honest and aware of herself. Life is messy and being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means you've decided to look beyond the imperfections. :)

Anonymous September 30, 2009 at 10:57 PM  

Amen!! I think you sum up a lot of people's feelings with that short and sweet blog post. :) After 34 years I'm actually starting to like myself, too. And do you know why? I think a big part of it is knowing I'm doing exactly what God wants me to do right now. :) Thanks for sharing.

info September 30, 2009 at 11:26 PM  

Lora - thanks for being so open, honest and transparent. It certainly can be humbling and sometimes difficult to accept that such an extraordinary God could love us. I know I can get caught up in feeling that way as well sometimes. However, it's nice to know that we don't have to ever wonder if He loves us because he demonstrated it so clearly on the cross.

Your goals of trying to be your best for Him and your family one day at a time is inspiring and (I think) right on track. I encourage you in your effort to do that (partly because it's the encouragement I need as well).

And for what it's worth, I agree with Kimberly. That's a great shot of you!

Teresa October 1, 2009 at 12:03 AM  

Hey Girlie! I am actually going through the same process (with therapy sessions, haha) and it is really been like this huge boulder lifted off my shoulders. I still have issues with my outward appearance, but have learned that if Robert likes the way I look, that's all that should really matter. Love you! You truly are a beautiful, kind woman!

lora ayers October 1, 2009 at 1:04 PM  

thanks! This shot was taken by Kelly Lane photography. She is another photog on the rise. I am so glad you all appreciated my post, and that you related. Life is a funny crazy happy hard thing, and I don't know about ya'll but I like the peace that you get as you get older. It's like finally fitting into shoes that you've been trying to wear.

Christy Lynn October 1, 2009 at 1:47 PM  

Wow, this is fantastic!! I've just found your blog and love it. And it's refreshing to see someone else like me!! I love the Lord and it has taken some time for me to realize just what you've posted here! God is Awesome!!

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