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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Am I Gonna Believe?

I've been thinking about belief this weekend.
Believing that God is going to do what He says He will.
Believing in His word.
Believing against all odds that dreams can come true.
And not believing lies that we are told.
Those lies that tear us down, steal our dreams,
keep us from running and pushing further ...
because we are afraid.
I watched "The Help" this weekend for the 2nd time, {if you haven't seen it, please go rent! Totally worth it} It's the kind of movie that has you laughing, then crying at quick and sudden intervals. And I love that. (Cause I'm a cryer)
One scene hit me as I watched it this time, one that encompasses what I've been feeling and thinking about believing...
Constantine (Maid): “What you doin, hiding out here, girl?”
Skeeter: “ I just couldn’t tell Mama I didn’t get asked to the dance...all the boys say I’m ugly. And Mama was the 3rd runner up in the Miss South Carolina pageant.
Constantine: “You quit feelin’ sorry for yourself. Now that’s ugly. Ugliness is something that goes up inside you. It’s mean and hurts, like ‘dem boys. Now you not one of 'dem, is you?"
Skeeter: shakes her head.
Constantine: “Well I didn’t think so, hunny. Every day, every day you not dead in the ground, when you wake up in the mornin’, you gonna have to make some decisions.
You gotta ask yourself this question – am I gonna believe all ‘dem bad things them fools say about me today? Am I gonna believe all ‘dem bad things dem fools say about me today?? Alright?”
You gonna do something big with your life. You wait and see. “

I was do exactly what wise Constantine advised.
Will you do it with me?
To get up every morning and choose to believe who we REALLY are.
To choose not to believe the lies them fools say about us.
This weekend and the week before have been crazy... alot of believing and trying to push ahead was done (and not just for my favorite Broncos winning!). Working on dreams and plans. Getting up after falling down, fighting discouragement in a tough economy. And though life is not always perfect, striving to enjoy and love in every little step I can... decorating doorways with a pink and white "balloon curtain" for my mom's birthday.
inspiration found on Pinterest a 3 generation fancy lunch to celebrate.
...and an afternoon browsing lovely kitchen treasures at Williams-Sonoma after.
...impromptu on-the-go make-up sessions & sister chats on the hilltops of Los Angeles. lovin' old-fashioned Coca Cola in a glass bottle.

...and breathtaking sunsets that make me wonder, "How can you say there is no God?"
{the Getty Center, Los Angeles}

..and full moons on crisp nights.
at my parent's church in Bel Air

...capped off with a snowy-covered morning I awakened to.

Don't give up the faith. Don't give up on your dreams. Whatever they may be.
Even if people tell you it's silly or stupid.
Take one step at a time.
Make a list of little things you can do this week to accomplish your dream.
Then, (as Nike says!) just do it, girl! Go for it.

Dream big. And yes, believe.


  1. Oh that was beautiful! I was saying amen reading through that entire thing! Your post was so inspiring. I needed to hear it. You are so right, when we look at the sun set and the moon and this creation. How on earth could anyone not believe there is a God.
    Love it!

  2. Erin, your blog is so adorable! I found you through the Wiegands linkup. And I completely agree with you! This world tries to tear us down, but we are not of this world. We are God's children, and through Him we can do all things! Thanks for sharing!

  3. What a great post! Very inspiring!
    I've got to watch that movie, everyone keeps saying how good it is.

    I repeat this quote, Wake up every morning with the thought that something wonderful is about to happen.

  4. amazing. thanks for this reminder. we are god's children! we have to believe we are who he says we are! thanks for the reminder, friend!

  5. Wonderful post! I haven't seen The Help because I really want to have read the book first! I had better get on that...

    --Kylee Noelle

  6. These are some precious memories! So sweet and simple! Nice to meet you by the way!!! :)

  7. Another great post:) dontcha just love m oboes that make you cry?totally my favorite!looks like you had a great week!

  8. i'm so glad i found your blog tonight. this is just what i needed to be reminded of. i have so many dreams. so many things i want to do. most days it's hard to believe they could ever come true.

    thanks for the encouragement.

    and ps i adore the help. and that scene! amazing.


  9. Beautiful and wise words Erin! Thanks for this post. So inspiring. I just rented The Help with my dad last week, definitely one of my favorite movies now! Glad I found your blog. I'll be following you now for sure. Have a great week!

    Courtney Lane


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