Friday, March 31, 2006

Powerful Beyond Measure...

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people don’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” -Nelson Mandela

“Nuestro temor más profundo no es que somos inadecuado. Nuestro temor más profundo es que somos poderoso más allá de la medida. Es nuestra luz, no nuestra oscuridad, que la mayoría del nos asusta. Usted es un niño de Dios. Su jugar pequeño no sirve el mundo. No hay nada culto acerca de encoger para que otras personas no se sientan inseguro alrededor de usted. Todos somos significados para brillar, como niños hacen. Nacemos de hacer el manifiesto la gloria de Dios que está dentro de nosotros. No es apenas en algunos de nosotros, está en todos. Y cuando permitimos nuestro propio brillo ligero, nosotros damos inconscientemente otro permiso de personas a hacer lo mismo. Cuando somos liberados de nuestro propio temor, nuestra presencia libera automáticamente otros.” -Nelson Mandela

This is a quote that has tumbled around in my brian for months...I first heard it on the movie Coach Carter (if you haven't seen it--you MUST)...and when I did, some specific people in my life came to mind. There are parts of this quote (really an excerpt) that I find profoundly true to myown life...I can't explain it in words...other than, the thing that most keeps me from being all that I could be for the Lord, is fear of myself...

I got a spanish translation (which may or may not be a true interpretation) for the bennifit of a very good know who you are :) May it challenge you to step outside of yourself...for the Glory of the Lord. I Love ya :)

Sunday, March 12, 2006


If you haven't seen the comercial on TV, then this may be one of the first times you are hearing this FABULOUS song! Can I just say, since my hippo-hunting expeditions in Ethiopia...this song has certainly climbed my charts to one of my favorite Christmas songs! Check it out in My Profile :) and ENJOY...listen closely!
(I learnt a new Blogger trick!)

Sorry people!! I really DO want to hear from you :)

Dear Joanna brought it my attention that no one could comment on my blog unless they too had a blog! And now--in hinds sight--I understand what Patrick Hobbs was talking about...seems he was a bit too intimidated to start his own :) Anyway, I have spent a few minutes trying to figure it out, and now ANYONE can leave me a message on my blog! Thanks Jo! Blessings All :)...Love Chris.