Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I Believe....

Let's see, My new writing assignment from Mama's Losing It.. this week is 10 Things I believe in... 1. I believe in Jesus. I believe he was born of a virgin, lived a godly life, died for my sins, and rose again. I also believe that just believing is not enough. I believe in actively pursuing a daily relationship with him. You see, He and I - We're pretty tight. Along with that, I believe in Faith, the power of prayer, healing, and gathering as a body of Christ.


2. I believe in love. I believe love is a daily choice. I believe it doesn't always happen freely. I believe that people are confused when it comes to love. I believe the world has painted love as sex & getting your own way. My prayer is to love according to 1 Corinthians 13:4-13. I once had a professor in college that said, take out the word love and put your name in place of it. He had us memorize it this way. It really made an impact on me. Because really, in all honesty am I entirely this way? At all times? No. But I strive to be.. and when I fail miserably..I just have to try again.. because like I believe to me it's a daily choice.


Becky is patient, Becky is kind. Becky does not envy, Becky does not boast, Becky is not proud. Becky is not rude, Becky is not self-seeking, Becky is not easily angered, Becky keeps no record of wrongs. Becky does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. She always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.- 1 Corinthians 13:4-13


3. I believe that I have a lot of people in my life that will be there NO MATTER WHAT! I have a wonderful family that is so supportive of everything and anything I want to do. Of course a lot of times they are the voice of reason..but that is good too. I also have a core group of friends that I can always count on. I love each and everyone of them for different reasons. They each bring something different to my life.


4. I believe in being outlandish despite what others think. I have always loved this quote:

"Take Time Everyday To Do Something Silly" - Philppa Walker or this one: "Blessed is he who has learned to laugh at himself, for he shall never cease to be entertained." I have always liked those quotes and I have always tried to follow them. I never take myself to seriously and I always try to put a little silly into each day...
(My friends and I rocking out to "Ain't No Mountain High Enough")

5. I believe in a helping hand, not a hand out. I believe we hinder people by making them to dependent on us. I believe in working hard and earning your own way. I believe in a strong work ethic. I wish more people did...

6. I believe in America. I believe we live in a great country. I believe in the principles we were founded on. I just wish we weren't so far away from them. I know our country is in a mess right now & things are crazy-scary even. But there is something about the Ole' Red, White, and Blue that makes my heart swell with pride and makes my eyes well up with tears. I am proud to be an American. I also believe in the military. I believe they are not honored enough. In my eyes they are all heroes.

7. I believe in the Golden Rule. I believe it is still true. I believe that if people would choose to follow this.. our world would be a much better place. I do not believe it is outdated or old fashion. I think it is good sound advice. I believe in being the best me, I can be. 8. I believe that having a strong faith and morals does not make you close minded.


9. I believe kids today are forced to grow up to fast. I believe they are exposed to way to much way to early. I believe at times, people expect to much out of them. I teach 4 year olds and many times I have to remind myself, Becky - They have only been on this earth 1,460 some odd days. It really puts things in perspective for me..


10. I believe in making the best out of a bad situation. I try to look for the good in all things. Again, at times I fail miserably and I get wrapped up in the why me, or how come phase.. But I have always found in looking for the good, the bad gets easier.


Wow- this post seems kinda serious. Just for the fun of it.. I will add some more without all the wordy explanations. I believe in laughter, dancing in the rain, singing in the shower, trying new things, keeping secrets, being a good friend, helping others, random acts of kindness, learning new things, accepting people for who they are, forgiving but not forgetting, and having the last word : )


What do you believe in?

50 comments:

Krazy Armstrong K's! said...

LOL, yea it was kinda serious huh? lol Great post! love it!

Jyl @ MommyGossip said...

I love this idea--the prompts from Mama's Losing It. I was just on her site and clicked over to see yours. Soooo cute. And, I agree with lots of what you said.

yeahexceptfornot said...

I really love this post! Happy Thursday!

My home - My life said...

What a post - thanks for sharing!

Tabi said...

Wow! What you said about love is awesome! The whole thing was so good!!

SondreLyn said...

Love your post. It touched my heart. Thank you!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

Love this - you and I think alike in a lot of ways!!

The Pink Potpourri said...

great list! i most definitley would list my #1 like you :)

Mekhismom said...

What a great way to get to know you better. Thank you for sharing.

Los said...

Geez ... I build my whole life around number 4 ... I'm probably a bit too silly ... but, I also believe that laughter is the best medicine, and that people who love to laugh live a longer and happier life.

Mrs. S said...

I agree that kids grow up way too fast! It's hard to treat children as such when they get exposed so fast. I know I sit for a kid who's only 2 but acts like an adult...I tell him "here you just have to be a kid, leave the bossing around to us."

And it's not your fault you were raised to follow the Sooners...it's just a sad fact of life that each team needs fans. I was just blessed to be raised a Husker!! :)

The Storlies said...

What a great post! I believe in all those things too.

Diane said...

Beautiful post! Thanks for you note!

Solei said...

I believe... that I agree with a lot of what you said!!!
I loved the part where you replaced "Love" with "becky", I'll have to remember that. And random acts of kindness, so true! You do know there's a sight out there where you can read other's rak??? Pretty interesting stories, makes you feel like the world isn't THAT bad after all!
=0D

Jen said...

great post!

Rachel said...

Great post...and loved the pic of you rocking out!!! Not to mention the words of your post...so true!

sj said...

beautiful :)

i just did the same one, although, looking back, perhaps i left some things out!

that corinthians quote was one we had at our wedding, and your version of it - to replace your name - is a great way to really remember what it means.

Tara Caire said...

awesome post! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Rebecca Jo said...

I loved this post as well! I loved the idea of putting your name in the 1st Corinthians....awesome!!!

I believe in the good of people! :-)

I also believe there is nothing like unconditional love from pets!

citymomcountrymom said...

What an awesome post. If I was quick enough, I'd come up with something! Enjoying your blog.
Country Mom

Jenn said...

I believe I love your heart for the Lord, others and how you want to live your life. (o:

Annikke said...

It was kinda serious but very well written! Thanks for sharing that!

Wendy said...

Love this post! Thanks for sharing!..x..

Liz said...

You are such a pleasant person and it shows through in every post! I'm with you, children are forced to miss out on so much and grow up so fast.

Michelle said...

Great post.....I really enjoyed it!

Emily said...

I love that you love to be outlandish! :)

Melissa said...

Amen to #9....kids are so rushed these days. Let them live, love, play, have fun AS KIDS!!!

BloomingAlmond said...

That's a lot of beliefs :)

Mama's Losin' It said...

Wow! Another great list. You sound wise beyond your years. :)

Caren said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog to see my beliefs. I really like yours about the 4 year olds. I have a 4 year old and I also teach swimming to kids that age and around that age...what you said is so, so true. Let's keep 'em young and innocent as long as we can, they grow up too fast.

alicia said...

wow awesome stuff!!

Thanks for checking out my blog!! I am loving yours, will be back for sure.

Melanie said...

Love the post...it is so refreshing to read the strength in your words...and I agree with so much of what you said..Thank you!

zentmrs said...

Great post! Thanks for tagging me - I posted my 7 random things yesterday. I read in yours that you are left-handed - I am too and blogged about that today!

Rhonda said...

Awesome!!! Very well done Becky!

Melissa said...

I believe I love this post. So many good things to believe in...thanks for taking the time to share them with us!

Smiling Shelly said...

I believe this was a great post!

Lex the mom said...

This is a wonderful post! I'm with you on much of what you believe. "Do unto others..." are words to live by.

misspro312 said...

Great post!! I love all that too!!

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

I'm going to have to check out Mama's Losin' It because I love these writing prompts.

Thanks for visiting my blog! Its so cool to know someone besides my great-great-aunt was named Arizona! Actually, believe it or not, my gynecologist had a patient besides me named Arizona. I promptly switched doctors because it freaked me out that my GYNIE had 2 Arizona's!

Jo-Jo said...

What a wonderful post! I love what your professor said to do. I am going to remember that always.

kelliebean said...

I believe that was one awesome post!

lifegoesbyfast said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting today. I've never heard about replacing love with your name, but I like it and I think I'll post it at my desk to remind me daily of how I should be, which is really hard at work sometimes.

Lindsay said...

Love love love this post! I couldn't have said it ALL better myself. Really.

Michelle said...

Those are some good and powerful things to believe in.

Sarah Brooks said...

Wow, we seem to believe in a lot of the same things!! Love your blog... thanks for stopping by.

Superstar said...

What a great list! I feel all goofy! Then again, my last post were just WAY tooooooo friggin serious!

Mommy In Waiting said...

awesome...i definitely agree with number four!!! :) thanks for stopping by & I'll surely be back!

lklalli said...

Wow....great post...I believe the same things you do...but you already knew that right? lol

Heather said...

Hi there! Thanks for visiting my blog! I love this post....very cool idea and very cool answers! Did you LOVE Grey's last night? Oh. my. goodness. Best show on television!!!!

hopefullytrying said...

I love your #8
Stephanie on LJ