Category: Motivational

The Waves are Always Calmer

While on vacation this week I found myself on a paddle board. It was a peaceful morning on the ocean and I was looking ahead at the calmer waters thinking if I could just get there I would be set. Everything would be easier if I could just get to calmer waters.

And those calmer waters were always just ahead of where I was.

Does your life ever feel like that?

I wonder if God is waiting for us to be happy where we are. In the midst of the waves. Trusting Him to guide us through. As this week’s song lyric says, God surrounds us with love from birth, and we are always safe in the beauty of His creation.

“for the love which from our birth over and around us lies”

I’m so thankful I didn’t listen…

The song “Reflection” from the movie Mulan is one that really resonates with me.

Especially the lyric, “if I were truly to be myself I would break my family’s heart.”

It hits very close to home because when I was heading off to college my dad said,

“Don’t major in voice, you’ll never be able to support yourself as a singer.”

Spoiler alert: I majored in voice.

And when I graduated college, I joined the Navy….as a singer. ⚓️

The people closest to us don’t want to see us fail.

So they encourage us to play it safe. Get a “real” job.

I’m so thankful that I didn’t listen.

And when I was stationed in New Orleans I took my dad out for dinner….My treat. ☺️