Saturday, April 19, 2008

Six Word Memoir! Thanks, Sharon!


Sharon, at Sit With me Awhile, was kind enough to tag me for a unique and fun meme.
The object is to summarize your life's message or memoir, in six words, and chose a photo if you want to accompany it.

For my six words
, I felt this would be the best fit. Believe it or not, they are new to me. And they are not meant only for me, but for all of you as well! Monday morning, as I was admiring the blue skies and green pine trees from my back deck, I was thinking about God and these words popped in my mind "You are blessed and highly favored!" These words being a paraphrase of the angel's words to Mary, in Luke 1:28. Like so: "And having come in, the angel said to her, “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!”

Immediately the thought was that for Mary this was a first. She would carry the Christ child. But, because of what she did. Because even further, of what Christ accomplished, HE now makes His home in us! How great a privlege and strength this is we don't yet fully grasp! Christ in me the hope of glory! Christ in YOU - the hope of glory!
I knew as soon as this thought exploded within me, that it was not for me alone, but for me to share with all of you. I have been letting it "steep" in me through out this week. I hope you will seek God for yourselves and see the power of the glory of what God intends for you!
Here are the rules for the meme. I will obey and tag 5 others (who I don't think have been tagged already) but, feel no pressure to participate, merely an invitation to play if you feel like! Life doesn't always lend itself to allow us such time!
The Rules:
1. Write your own Six-Word Memoir.
2. Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you want.
3. Link to the person that tagged you in your post and to the original post if possible so we can track it as it travels across the blogosphere.
4. Tag at least five more blogs with links.
5. Leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play.
My 5 to tag:
1. Carole at Fractured Thoughts
2. Stacey at Keep Going
3. Melissa at Mel's World
5. Karolee at Knit-Wit Coffeehouse
Have a blessed & highly favored weekend! Christ in YOU the hope of glory!
Love, Maria


luvmy4sons said...

Oooh! I love it!

Sharon Brumfield said...

Whatsoever things are good.....think on these things.
I think I shall go and think on this. ;)

Denise said...

Awesome, love it.

Regina said...

Hi Maria!
Awesome meme! And you were right it is right up my alley! I will try to post this by Tuesday.
have an awesome week!

StaceyStace said...

I haven't had a free second, but when I do, I will enjoy my "tag"! Hope you had a great weekend.

Cecily R said...

What a cool meme. And those six words are PERFECT for you!!

freetofly said...

Leslie - thanks, Girlie!

Sharon - I hope you will! I'm still mulling it over myself!

Denise - Thanks!

Regina - cool beans! I thought you'd like it! I can't wait to see what your "message" is!

Stacey - it was good! Thank you! Take your time! It will keep! I know it will be worth the wait!

Cecily - Your comments always leave me smiling! That's such a gift you have!

MelanieJoy said...

Well, it's a small world I tagged you for this one too over at my place =)
Loved it!!!

Ally said...

I loved your 6 word memoire.... I think you will enjoy mine too! I am blessed and I must never forget it...make it part of my identity! thanks for sharing

freetofly said...

Melanie Joy -
Love yours! Thanks so much for the tag! This one was fun to do!

Ally - Now you've got it! Coming over to visit - looking forward to reading yours!! ;)

God bless!

Carole said...

I appreciate the shout out, but can't do it right now. My words right now are Bruised and bleeding, but bouncing back. So not that encouraging. Thanks for the thought tho.

freetofly said...

Carole - I am so there with you about the bruised and battered feeling. No worries! I know you have good words in you, just so you know!

I would LOVE to be able to e-mail you sometimes...I have looked but not seen it, if you prefer not to exchange e-mails that is cool. I understand...but, if you ever felt up to it, sometimes I think you are just the person I would love to talk to...

my e-mail is

Have a healing week!

P.S. We are HUGE Tolkien junkies! & CS Lewis too!


What Does it Mean Anyway? "Free to Fly"...

Well, it's like this: Here are some of the Webster's Dictionary definitions of Free: a : having the legal and political rights of a citizen b : enjoying civil and political liberty c : enjoying political independence or freedom from outside domination d : enjoying personal freedom : not subject to the control or domination of another2 a : not determined by anything beyond its own nature or being : choosing or capable of choosing for itself...having a scope not restricted by qualification 7 a : not obstructed, restricted, or impeded ...Now, here are some of the Webster's Dictionary definitions of Fly:1 a : to move in or pass through the air with wings b : to move through the air or before the wind or through outer space c : to float, wave, or soar in the air ... a : to take flight ...6 : to work successfully ...Examples which apply from Websters: fly high : to be elated - fly in the face of or fly in the teeth of : to stand or act forthrightly or brazenly in defiance or contradiction of

What does this mean in my life? This means that in life we are meant to be free. While historically mankind has not always enjoyed the opportunity to fully appreciate what that means, we are so indescribably fortunate as to live in a time of the greatest spiritual, physical, financial and political freedom ever known. Freedom doesn't come cheap, nor does it come easy. But the best things in life don't come that way do they? As I write this I am struck by how this sounds like a political statement, and for me this is much more of a spiritual thing, but, same goes for that (political that is). Freedom doesn't come easy. And it's worth whatever fight you have to make to overcome in your life in order to live a life that succeeds. Now the questions is - what is success for you? What is your standard? In my mind what is needed is a definite target - because you can't hit and maintain a moving target. A stable, rock-solid, anchor with no variable, yet multi-faceted. Something pure, just and worthy. If you look at any web page of news you can see that our society is certainly lacking in this area. What a great time to live as a rebel! Nowadays to be a rebel, all you have to do is be willing to engage in the battle of life, while anchored to Christ!