Releasing My Fears {5 Minute Friday: Afraid}

What am I afraid of?
I jumped in, feet first and have realized in one short week that I actually do know how to swim. 
Or at least keep from sinking. I can tread water.
 Maybe I can do this?
What am I afraid of?
That I can’t?
But here I am, one week later…
and the water’s not bad.
There have been some questions about some details, but all in all, 
I realize I am not in the water alone. There have been others to help buoy me. 
I have made it through a week and I am learning to 
“just keep swimming.”
Am I afraid?
Yes and No.
Am I double-minded?
I am afraid enough to recognize I can’t do this apart from Him.
That I can’t lean hard into my own strength. 
That I need to swim toward Him and if I start to sink, will He not walk right over and pull me up?
Oh, sweet Jesus, I am counting on you.
My one and only true Life Preserver. 
If I swim, you empower me.
If I sink, you lift me up.
Therefore, I will keep on swimming. 

Five Minute Friday

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Random Journal Day Link up {February 2013}

Welcome to Random Journal Day!

Rules, Schmules…Check them out HERE!

Please share your precious journal pages with us!
Inspire us, encourage us and be inspired and encouraged yourself!
Writer’s, Artists, Journal Keepers of all persuasions!
Welcome, welcome ALL!

This week I am sharing a few quotes about Journals, Journal Keeping, and Creativity!

“For any writer who wants to keep a journal, be alive to everything, not just to what you’re feeling, but also to your pets, to flowers, to what you’re reading.” 
― May Sarton

“Advice to Young Journal Keepers. Be lenient with yourself. Conceal your worst faults, leave out your most shameful thoughts, actions, and temptations. Give yourself all the good and interesting qualities you want and haven’t got. If you should die young, what comfort would it be to your relatives to read the truth and have to say: It is not a pearl we have lost, but a swine?” 
― Rosamond Lehmann

Seriously, I can’t agree with the above statement although I LOVE it!
I am a swine. So be it. I am what I am, for better or worse, that journal shows it.
My journal, myself- it is what it is. 
Not hiding there. However it is worth a ponder!
~Dawn 😉
“Isn’t it mysterious to begin a new journal like this? I can run my fingers through the fresh clean pages but I cannot guess what the writing on them will be.” 
― Maud Hart Lovelace

“I should rather like to tear these last pages out of the book. Shall I? No-a journal ought not to cheat.” 
― Dodie Smith

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