Talk Back!

Good fabulous morning to you! :D

Wanted to pop in briefly and say; you know when you hear that little chattering in the back of your mind? you know that “voice” that says, “you can’t do it”, “this is impossible!”, “yeah right, you?”, “oh this is bad” etc… etc… etc… Yeah that voice. What do you say to it? Do you succumb to the “no no’s” of it? Do you “listen” to it? or worse, Do you believe it?????? :o 

I use to all the time. 

Not today people!! Nope, not me anymore. Oh yes of course it still tries to put me down or tell me things won’t work and even likes to “make up my own stories” on situations. Friends, today I talk back.  I say, shaaattttt up! I tell this little voice, Ha, that’s what you think! I say things like, “this may look “bad” now but I know God has it all figured out already”. I choose to speak life over myself and those around me today. What do I mean by talking life over myself? I mean I choose better words, I choose to not to be discouraged no matter what the situation is. I choose to recite Gods word over my issues. I choose to CHANGE THE WORDS. You see I have that choice and again I choose to change what I think and say today. 

When I wake up in the morning, “old” me starts with, what do I have to do today, what is going to happen???? The amazing thing is now I am better able to quickly “catch” those thoughts and turn them over to The Big Guy and I choose to start off with, “Today is a great day, I am expecting favor from God and Blessings to pour over me and my family today”. I choose to declare, “today is an awesome day”. 

This takes practice. This takes awareness of your thinking patterns and ways of perceiving life. 

Friends, start talking back. Start saying “No, I choose to see this or that in a better way”. Change those “old tapes” by replacing those words with good words. Give this to yourself. YOU ARE AN AMAZING PERSON! Talk back. Talk back with goodness. Tell yourself, You CAN. See yourself winning. See yourself succeeding, see those broken relationships mended, even if they are not yet. It all starts in our mind. See it, believe it, change it. You have this power. YOU DO, It’s been given to you!  

C’mon, who’s with me? Friends, I never suggest anything I haven’t tried and done before. We have been brought up conformed to this world, lets take “us” back and be transformed into the promises given to us by God. Let us renew our mind with good and wholesome words and thoughts.  Let today be the day you TALK BACK! 

Take a few seconds now to stop and say something good about yourself. Now say something good about a situation you’re in. Even if it doesn’t appear that way. Now, don’t say, “you don’t know my life”, TALK BACK!! Talk Life! Do it friends, try it just for today. 

It’s not easy, but I guarantee, It can be done. IT CAN!! 

So go on now, enjoy this blessing of a day you were given and TALK BACK! :D 

 

Surprise!

 

 

 

Hey! Hope you’re all doing better than fantastic today and if you’re not, I pray all will be well with you.

I like to write little things such as positive affirmations, scripture or whatever comes to mind that’s edifying to my family, on post it notes or pieces of paper and tape them up around the house for my awesome family to read. It’s a nice way to remind them how amazing I think they are and to remind them how amazing they are.

Well to my utter surprise Saturday morning, this is what I found taped to our bedroom mirror. STICKY NOTES FOR ME!!!!!  (from Rob) :D

It was so touching and wonderful. I wanted to share the picture with you. I love it :)

 

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I Love You Christina

Hey everyone, I hope the day is going beyond spectacular for you :D

I wanted to share this adorable picture that was drawn for me this morning. I provide childcare for a few kids and one of the little young ladies I hang out with drew this for me.  She and her family are going on vacation next week so we won’t see each other for one week.

The picture reads this: I Love you I am going to miss you Christina

I love how she drew me. It’s so precious and so very cute :)

Kids are so amazing. I cannot stress enough how important it is to really show our kids what respect and love looks like from the way we treat them.  They are young for such a short time, although we may feel like they’re never going to grow up. They do and friends, it comes so quickly. I say, hug them, love them, have fun and be silly with them. They will remember these times and lets make a commitment that we will have more of these kinda times instead of the nit piks and complaints of what they do and don’t do. Let’s give more praise and I can tell you from experience, when we raise them up they don’t need to go out and find it. When we love them, they don’t need it from others, when we edify them,they will grow into confident loving adults.

My little friend met me for the first time three and a half months ago. I am honored she feels this way enough to write it out and present it to me <3

Hope your day is great! Get out there and love, love, love :D

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Happy Birthday Teen Mom To Teens!!

Good day everyone!!

This date one year ago I started my blog and started down one of the hardest paths of my life!! Today looking back over the year I am beyond amazed at my self growth, the new friends, the publishing of my book, the incerdible spiritual growth and for the courage, the COURAGE God gave me to face my childhood sexual abuse and the effects it has had on my life.

I am ecstatic over what God has done in my life, totally, totally ecstatic!! I don’t even know what else to say.

I do want to say I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I thank you all for your support, for your prayers, for following my blog and for your interest and for your hope and encouragement. Had it not been for your interest this blog page would not be where it is today. I am so very grateful. You will never know how much. Bless you and thank you again :)

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Ciao for now :)

Change it up And Give It A Try

Ok friends, I have a little experiment for you. I’m going to write out a saying and then we are going to change it up a bit ;)

Love is patient, Love is kind, Love is not jealous or conceited or proud; Love does not demand it’s own way. Love is not irritated and Love keeps no record of wrongs. Love is never glad about injustice but Love rejoices whenever truth wins out. Love never gives up, Love never loses faith, Love is always hopeful and Love endures through every circumstance. 1Corinthians 13:4-8

We all know that one? It’s a goody eh?

Ok now here’s the experiment. In all the places you see the word Love, replace it with your name. Re-read it and say it out loud. Try it.  Now, try it with your spouses name. Yeeesssss, come on now, try it. Replace Love with your spouse or partners name. Ok, ok now try it with your children’s name. Say it out loud. Feel it. Even if it doesn’t feel like they are those things. Are we all those things? Maybe sometimes. Lets aim for this today. Re-read over the scripture today and replace Love with your name and those people’s names that are in your life. In my opinion and my own personal experience, until we start to change our thinking of ourselves and others around us, life stays the same.

So go on, change it up and try it for today. What do you have to lose? ;)

I’m going to change it up for us to read now:

I am patient, I am kind.  I am not jealous or conceited or proud; I do not demand my own way. I am not irritaed and I won’t keep a recordof wrongs. I am not glad about injustice but I reojoice when truth wins out. I never give up, I never lose faith, I am always hopeful, and I endure through every circumstance.

Friends, this is in us. Let us, just for today treat ourselves and others in this manner. Heck, lets treat life this way and I guarantee, life will love you right back!

Happy awesome Monday to you! :D

You Can Get It, Yes You Can! :D

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Hello Hello my friends!! I am so thrilled to share with you that my first book has been published!!! It is a story of hope, redemption, miracles, restoration and most of all the incredible power of God!!

Please check out your local book store and ask for it or go to amazon.com, amazon.ca, indigo.ca, barnesandnoble.com: More of You, less of me By: Christina Lane

Thank you for your ongoing support. I couldn’t have done it without it :)

I hope your day is beyond magnificent!  :D :D :D