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Do you ever feel STUCK? In 2000, I began looking for answers to some tough questions in my life. I'd searched high & low and finally conceded to search the promises found in the Bible. Those promises have sustained & guided me through the loss of a parent, the struggle with anxiety & depression, the loss of a valued relationship and so much more! I've found joy amid the pain. And, I want to share it with you!

26 February 2013

And, the Oscar Goes To...

Hmmmm... why am I the only one
dressed up for this party??
This past Sunday evening I hosted a little Oscar party. There were only 5 of us there... including an almost 6-week old baby girl :) She was voted Best Dressed at our party!! We had food & snacks & a fun time sharing our opinions on fashion, music, entertainment and movies. We laughed at some things & shook our heads at many other things!

The award shows; such as the Tony's, Dove's, Grammy's & Oscar's; build to a climax until the "best of the best" is announced. The first awards announced seem to be the lesser awards & are often pretty obscure. However, the truth is... it takes a lot of unsung heroes working on a project to make it successful.

Our world & community are like that. Our church is like that too. There are a lot of unnoticed people who work hard to make things run smoothly & efficiently. There are a lot "nobody's - in the eyes of the world" who make the world a much better place with a hug, a smile, an uplifted prayer or a kind gesture.

So today, I'd like to say...
And... the "Oscar" Goes To...

  • The friend who has all the "dirt" on you, yet doesn't make you feel like a loser and continually inspires you to become a "better you"
  • The woman who faithfully hosts a table at a Wednesday night Bible Study or a weekday gathering for being refreshed from the day to day grind -- even when she's worn out & would gladly settle for a quiet bubble bath or perhaps a morning in jammies at home.
  • The grocery clerk who smiles & tells you to have a great day - even when you've made it clear that you aren't in the best of moods. 
  • The child care worker who sits on a kid chair to color beside little ones -- bringing smiles to little faces & hearts.
  • The sweet little lady at the convenience store who holds the door open for you as you lug in the carseat & your toddler to quickly grab a gallon of milk for dinner. 
  • The girl next to you, in Zumba or Yoga or exercise classes, who makes you feel welcome & part of things -- even when you stumble through the new routine. 
  • The lady who meets weekly with others to crochet baby hats for the newborns at our local hospitals -- hats for babies she won't even get to see. 
  • The friend who replies lovingly to a late night text when you really NEED to hear that someone cares
  • The "one" who can always be counted upon to bake goodies for this or that event, auction, meeting, etc.
And, just in case you weren't specifically mentioned above, let me say... 

The Oscar Goes To... YOU...
for making this a better world
in your own special way!

Be encouraged... "Some who seem least important now will be the greatest then, and some who are the greatest now will be least important then." Luke 13:30 

What can YOU do to make the world a better place? Who can you thank for making your world a better place? Awards come in different shapes & sizes. Some of the best awards can't be touched but, are feelings that stir deep inside our hearts.

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