Friday, January 29, 2010

The Rest of My Story - Part 2

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Following are this week's 21 Day challenge questions & answers. Each day is linked to the corresponding post over at heart to heart with holley.

Tuesday

What's your approach?

According to Holley: "Here's a light-hearted look at different ways we approach our stories...

The Princess - She wants her story to be perfect and strives to make it so. She's got a pen and she's not afraid to use it!

The Procrastinator - She's waiting for "happily ever after" to come. You can often hear her saying, "When X happens then I'll...."

The Planner - She prefers lists to silly stories. If it can't be planned and checked off, why bother including it in the plot?"


ANSWER:

I'm a combo platter...w/ extra "Princess"

(& that's not necessarily a good thing)

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Wednesday

Who shares your life?

ANSWER:

My husband & children are my "heart relationships"
(I probably confide in my kids more than most parents )

I know a lot of people. If I was on facebook you might be quite impressed in that regard - but in all honesty I have very few personal/"confiding in" relationships .... most are "functional" as described by the diagram on Holley's post...

but hey - I'm confiding in you here...that's progress - right?! :)



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Thursday

a) What would you edit?

b) What's one little thing that helps you give God the red pen and make peace with who you are?

ANSWER

a) that would be a novel in & of itself!

b) Hebrews 10(NIV): ....v4 because by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.

This verse helps me "give God the red pen" because it seems inherent in it is the understanding that He has already done what is impossible for us to do for ourselves (made perfect forever) ....& the "rest of the story" (being made holy) is a lifelong process from that point on. God's Word is full of examples of what this process might look like in individual lives. I hafta think we each can SO relate to one or a few of them very closely ... & perhaps to all of them to some degree.


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What's the next S.T.E.P?
(Small, Tangible, Easy, Positive)

ANSWER:

Well - I did answer this one. In fact, I took the step already - but I'm not quite ready to confind in you - to that extent - just yet. Thanks for understanding :)

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Stay tuned for further details(!) as they relate to The Rest of My Story....


19 comments:

Scattering Lupines said...

Hmmm. I am a Princess AND a Planner. CONTROL CONTROL CONTROL.

My verse? Consider the lillies of the field...

Confide? Husband, Mom, and internalization. The internalization is not so good :(

MyStory of HiStory said...

Hi Lupine "Control" is "my precious" too! & Yah - I hear ya when it comes to internalization.

Love THAT verse!

C.C. and Double T said...

Thanks for stopping by my place. I agree. I am not quite ready to share some things either, even though I tend to be quite open on my blog. Feel free to visit anytime! ;-)

Tammy@If Meadows Speak... said...

My approach wasn't even on the charts. So I started another one, Developer. Because I so love going by seat-of-my-pants and seeing what life has out there. I also write that way. God gives me an idea and I start to write as He develops it between letters and words. By the seat of me pants. Perhaps I need balance, but I'll still prefer developing as I go. In life and writing. Thanks for sharing yours! I can't wait to "see" you some more in our 21 day journey.

Tammy@If Meadows Speak... said...

Ps. When you are ready to confide...all your new BFFs will be right here. Cheering you on!

Yiota said...

hey! what a treasure you've discovered! well, let's see: Tuesday: princess mostly and planner sometimes.
Wednesday: husband, one close friend
Thursday:a) me too
That's as far as I can think right now.
the article on being alone in a crowd was a bit shocking.
have a great weekend!

Stacey said...

Love your wit and honesty! May God richly bless you and your combo platter heart!

Looking forward,
Stacey

Communicating Christ Blog said...

Love the way you see yourself as a 'combo platter'. When I read those choices I wondered if we only had to pick one!

Look forward to traveling together.

Cindy Lou

MyStory of HiStory said...

Hi All. So nice of y'all to stop in today!

CC & Double T...I definitely want o visit again - I can tell your story is an inspiring one from the little I've read.

Tammy ... I'm a "fly by the seat of my pants" person too... but you seem to fly w/ much more finesse than I do! Where did you go to flight school?! :)

Yiota!! Hi there, Princess :)- I hope you have a nice weekend too - & lots of fun w/ "little one". Thanks for stopping in.

MyStory of HiStory said...

Hi Stacey. Congratulations on your new baby. What a beautiful season of life (tho' challenging) to be experiencing!

& Hello Cindy Lou. Welcome to Yada Yadah! I'm looking forward to enjoying your company on this journey/challenge!

Thanks to all of you here who are sharing details from the rough draft of The Rest of Your Story!

Joanna Kristina said...

Hi! Thank you for stopping by my blog... I look forward to traveling on this 21-day journey with you too!

Kristina said...

I could easily fall under all 3 approaches as well with an extra shot of princess. It's nice to know we are not alone. Thanks for stopping by :)!!

Linda said...

Thanks so much for visiting. I am so happy to meet a fellow traveler on this journey.
I confess that I am the Procrastinator - lots of great ideas and plans with not a lot of follow-through. Perhaps I can improve on that.
I am excited to see what the Father will speak into my life.
One of the verses I memorized this month says:
"The Lord says, 'I will guide you along the best pathway for your life, I will advise you and watch over you."
That is what I am praying.

Holley Gerth said...

Thanks so much for linking up! I've been reading your comments on the site and loved seeing them here too.

And I just made up those categories (Princess, etc.) so all of you feel free to add your own! I could use some more ideas! (:

Suzanne said...

I needed to read the verse you posted from Hebrews...thank you.

He has us completely covered.

Grace and Peace,
Suzanne
"Manna for the Journey"

Lori said...

I love your "combo platter with extra princess". It is such a blessing to see ourselves the way we really are. Thanks for stopping by my place.

warriormom said...
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warriormom said...

Princess and Procrastinator ...a deadly combo usually resulting in paralysis!! You continue to motivate and inspire, thank you for your obedience in using your gifts and talents to bring glory to God!

MyStory of HiStory said...

Thank you, warriormom. I do believe you have the gift of encouragement! Thank you for sharing it w/ me :)