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Tuesday, July 30, 2013


I think it is time to return here. I  wanted to stop writing in this place because I wanted to move beyond where my journey had been. I guess I just wanted to escape for a bit. But like all things, we cannot run away from our past.  We can, however, choose to use the lessons learned and move forward stronger than before. I am working on it. I get it right some days and fail miserably others.

I missed this cozy space. It is kind of like the pants you wear when you know you are going to eat way to much. I do not know at this point how much I will be posting.  I just know that I want to post as I go about my journey and hope that you come along with me.  

Thanks for putting up with my crazy nonsense. 

Choose love and be blessed wildly, 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Goodbye For Now

Hello Journeyers.

I wanted to write to you to say thank you. Thank you all for listening to me ramble all this time.  Thank you for supporting this blog through your kind words and encouragement as I poured my heart out on many occasions to you all.

After spending some time thinking on things, I have decided that I will no longer write in this space anymore. I need some time away from the blogosphere. Lord willing, I will eventually write again on a different kind of blog that has been in the works for over a year.  Like all journeys do, this one has come to an end.

Thank you all again for your constant presence and love. ::SELAH::

May you all choose love and be blessed wildly,
Wendy xo

Monday, December 17, 2012

Melody Monday

Melody Monday
As Inspired by JohnnyGSki
Melody Monday... A song to get your week going. No words needed. If you would like to do the same, leave a link to your Melody Monday  in the comments.  Have a wonderful Monday!
May you all choose love and be blessed wildly,
Wendy xoxoxoxo

Watch "K-LOVE Christmas - Chris Tomlin "My Soul Magnifies The Lord"" on YouTube

Monday, November 26, 2012

Melody Monday

Melody Monday As Inspired by JohnnyGSki

Melody Monday... A song to get your week going. No words needed. If you would like to do the same, leave a link to your Melody Monday in the comments. Have a wonderful Monday!

May you all choose love and be blessed wildly,

Watch "10000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) - Matt Redman (Best Worship Song Ever) (with Lyrics)" on YouTube

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sunday Selah

“Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you.
You must travel it by yourself.
It is not far. It is within reach.
Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know. 
Perhaps it is everywhere - on water and land.” -Walt Whitman

Put on your big girl panties and just deal.  This has been my own personal mantra for as long as I can remember.  "You're so strong Wendy, I don't know how you do it?" Really? Is there any other way? If I drop the ball, well, there is no option for that. I do not get days and night to recover from life. I am sure many of you reading this, do not either.  Sure, I can wallow and feel sorry for what has happened... but where is the personal responsibility in all of that? Instead, the choices become limited... it is sink or swim. I have always been a fan of swimming, even if it is against the current.  But this is my story, my hand that was dealt, and my life. 

I continue to live, to dream, to believe and see the greatness in others.  Despite, their brokeness, who they are shines brightest when I look at them.  I cannot buy into the belief system that some people never change. I firmly stand by the idea that once someone truly knows better, they will do better. -"Truly" being the operative word. Not by my standard of better but by their own abilities. We are all destined for personal greatness, in whatever form that might be. Measurements can only be taken by self. 

I suppose this ramble is just that. Rambling nonsensory with a touch of where I am at.  People (myself included) trying to compare and contrast to others- others that haven't traveled along the same path. 

For me, it is easy to be hard on myself, it is easy to say and see all the things that need work.  I am unsure if I will ever reach some sort of self contentment- but maybe that is just my journey. 

choose love and be blessed wildly, 
Wendy xo

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Choosing To Be Thankful

I Thessalonians 5:18 – In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 

It is so easy to look at parts of my life and be thankful for the many blessings that I have. Like those two cute lil people in this picture.  Look at them, one has pajamas on (he wore them all day) and the other has his hoodie on backwards because that is how he wanted it.  Happy as can be, painting their pumpkins.  I am ever so thankful for these moments. I know they will not be little forever... 

But what does being thankful in ALL things look like when things are not good?  How do we say, yes in this horrible nightmare that I am living right now, I am thankful, and truly mean it? 

As many of you know, a very dear friend of mine recently passed, leaving behind her adult children and four grandbabies.  I admit I am struggling with this.  I see my friends daughter, who I have been friends with my entire life, living in a nightmare that I cannot fix or even ease the deep sadness she is living with.  I cannot say "well, you know you should be thankful because this or that".  Those seem like empty words that cause the wound to ooze just a bit more. Sure with time the pain might lessen as she goes about her life.  But, how does that help now? How do I say, be thankful in this tremendously treacherous valley that you are now forced to travel in your life?  

This being thankful in ALL things, is extremely challenging to me. Just like I talk so much about choosing love no matter how much someone deserves it, being thankful in all things is a choice.  I notice that no where in this verse does it say be thankful in only good things or it is easy to be thankful.  It is just a charge of what we must do.  It is one of those things that really doesn't make sense to me, but if you trust in who God really is, then we must try. 

Please do not misunderstand me. I am thankful for the many years that I knew my friend. I am thankful that she is not suffering. I am thankful that she made it to the finish line and is in eternity.  I am putting my faith where my emotions want to react and saying even in this, I too shall be thankful.  It just requires a little bit more from me.  

One thing I know for sure is this: God will come and meet you where you are at. That is a promise that I know and have seen personally witnessed in my life.  He is aware of inadequacies and our inability to understand the "why's" of our lives. As I continue along my journey, I am taking this very difficult yet valuable season of my life and saying, even when I don't understand, even when I can't see anything good, in these things I will choose to be thankful.  

Choose love and be blessed wildly, 
wendy xo