What God Hath Promised

God hath not promised Skies always blue, Flower-strewn pathways All our lives through. God hath not promised Sun without rain, Joy without sorrow, Peace without pain. But God hath promised, Strength for the day, Rest for the labor, Light for the way. Grace for the trials Help from above, Unfailing sympathy, Undying love. ~Annie Johnson […]

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Workout and Word of the Day: #70

I am really enjoying these ballet workouts because they work on lengthening, strengthening, and grace.  I feel like I am actively working towards goals like better posture and fluidity with every plie and tendu. Workout of the Day Ballet Barre + Thigh Burner! Always remember to warm-up: I was shaking 5 minutes into this class.  […]

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I’ll Paint You a Rainbow

I’ll paint you a rainbow to hang on the wall, To brighten your heart when the grey shadows fall. On a canvas of joy outlasting the years, With a soft brush of sweetness to dry all your tears. I’ll paint you a rainbow with colors of smiles, That glow with sincerity over the miles. On […]

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Workout and Word of the Day: #69

Today I actually looked forward to working out which was a nice contrast from my usual dread.  I think that starting with movement and dance gives me something to look forward to.  I even danced in my leotard, tights, and ballet slippers and the best part is that I can practice right here at home. […]

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The Critic Does Not Count

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.  The credit belongs to the man in the arena whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly…  Who knows the great […]

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Workout and Word of the Day: #68

Do you ever feel so overwhelmed and unsure about what kind of workout you should do that you just say, “f it, I’ll just start tomorrow.”  Or, “I’m totally starting on Monday!” That’s been me for the past few weeks and in my case it is because there are so many possibilities even without a […]

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The Wounds Hurt Us Into Healing

“This is our human dilemma.  We are attachers who must learn non-attachment, lovers who must learn to let go, and grievers who must learn the deep joy that underlies all grief.  So we patch our grief with proverbs, knowing that the patches barely cover our wounds.  The wounds themselves are precious.  They hurt us into […]

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My Filthy Mind

Originally posted on Living Out Loud:
My filthy mind tells me that I am never good enough.  It keeps me in a place of constant doubt and fear. Thoughts of self-defeat, loss, being victimized, and powerless. Filthy. My fears of failure are all fithy. That voice in my head that tells me I am too…

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Alana’s Art

A few days ago, a family friend asked me to show one of her friends some of my art.  I didn’t have any on my phone so I figured it would be easy for me to pull up my blog and find pictures of a few of my paintings, but to my surprise, it was […]

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