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Piles of Possibility

“If you had told me five years ago we would be going on a cruise, I would have laughed at you and told you that was for ‘rich folk'”, Joe says as he flips his suitcase open with his finger and begins to pack.

That statement makes me construct an image of us now and place it next to an image of us five years ago for comparison sake. Five years ago we lived in a five bedroom house in town. Today we live in a 1400 square foot extremely modest house in the country. Five years ago Joe made more money. Five years ago we only had a few cats but now we have over 60 animals who require a serious pet-sitter when we go on vacation!


So why was a cruise out of a question then but now it makes perfect sense?

Because our idea of reality changed.

Five years ago we stopped making judgments on each thing…placing them in piles of things we could have and things we couldn’t. We called that pile-making “reality” but, in fact, it was simply a stifling lie. Five years ago we learned that we simply needed to choose what we wanted because anything and everything was within our reach. And then we learned to relax and watch as the provision came…every. time: in fun and crazy and miraculous packages.

It’s hard to explain or describe the “shift” but it was monumental to how we live. When we started to accept the possibilities as real possibilities…instead of just discounting everything as “not for us”, then we opened ourselves to receive. We started to dream and expect. Our vision broadened and we were able to see what could be. It was like coming out of a dark room and waiting for our eyes to adjust and then “Wow! Look at all the colors!”

And so I dare ya….let go of “reality” and embrace possibility! Then tell me…what are you expecting?

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posted May 10, 2011 at 12:01 am

Congratulations on the cruise. I am sure you all worked very hard and saved.

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    posted May 11, 2011 at 8:05 am

    That was kind of the miracle of it….I didn’t have to work very hard for it. I think when we have faith for something, it tends to come to us in miraculous and surprising ways. We may have to put effort toward it but it’s not hard.

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posted May 3, 2011 at 12:46 am

Nothing is impossible to God, I envision myself and family living in a spacious house, my husband and I having a stable and good-payong jobs, my children are reunited and are succesful in their respective fields.

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    posted May 3, 2011 at 8:05 am

    That’s the way! At one point in my life I repeated each morning, “I will get paid to act” which seemed such a ridiculous thing! I was a middle-aged stay-at-home Mom in a small town! Guess what? I get $250/hour to act now! 😉 Truly…*nothing* is impossible! Have the courage to believe for it.

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Marva Waters

posted May 2, 2011 at 10:50 am

I’m openening my eyes to all possibilities I’m making a big move in my families livies we are planning to move to New York from Cincinnati Ohio my mind has been made up I’m trying to stay focus and motivated I’ve been in deep prayer about this move and how it will change our lives. Please pray for my family as we explore our lives into new heights.

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    posted May 2, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Thank you for sharing this, Marva! I believe *all* things are possible and I love that you are being brave enough to take part in such an exciting endeavor! Believe for the best and, yes, I add my prayer to your own.

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