The pictures in my slide show are ones that I have taken in Tahiti, Ireland, Hawaii, and on 2 different trips to Australia. I love landscape photos and have been blessed to be able to capture photos of some of the most beautiful places in the world. Enjoy!

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It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us...

Wow...can't believe it's been so long since I last blogged.  I, of course, planned to blog the entire time I was in Australia, but true to form, that didn't happen.  We literally went non stop every day.  I wouldn't trade an ounce of it.  Australia was sooo awe-inspiring that you can't help but marvel in the wonder of God and His creation.  I could go on and on and on about that amazing country.  Don't tempt me. :)

One thing that bothers me about the fact that I haven't blogged in almost 2 months is that writing is a huge part of me.  So when I'm not doing it, it is usually because something has changed.  

I saw this quote in the info section on my Facebook page and to be honest with you, can't even remember putting it on there.  It's crazy how things work out, because I really needed to read this tonight.  

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.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were 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.
-- Marianne Williamson

This brings me to another point.  How often do we shrink down to others?  When does our "good enough" really become good enough.  Only when we realize that God has each and everyone one of us here for a purpose, can we really fully understand the potential in our lives.  Backing down to others or not being all that God has called of you, does nothing for His kingdom.  God is looking for someone who will be bold for Him.  Someone who will give up their life in return for a life lived for Him.  Are you willing to do that?  Are you willing to change your life and your ways and live a life that is pleasing to God?

People travel for a lot of reasons.  Some people travel because their one trip a year might be the only time they can see family.  Some do it because they want their children to have long lasting memories.  Some do it simply because they have nothing else better to spend their money on.  Some only dream of traveling.  

The biggest reason I love to travel and I love to book travel is because I get to see a part of God in everything that I do.  I've been to the Grand Canyon and have watched these colors of reds, oranges, and pinks just light up the sky during an amazing sunset that came straight from hands in Heaven.  In Israel, I've stood next to the Garden of Gethsemane where the most amazing man (remember He was fully God, but also fully man) spent hours in agony over what was about to happen to Him and the betrayal He was going through.  I've stood at the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus gave probably one of, if not the most important, speech in His entire ministry.  Each one forming a very important Biblical theme.  I walked into the tomb, where based on scripture, history, and all that could ever be proved, once held the body of Jesus after He spent 6 torturous hours on a cross, just to save you and I from dying in our sins.   I have put my toes in waters that are sooo sparkling blue-green that I am positive God had me in mind when He created the oceans.  

In Australia, I stood in a rainforest where even the smartest person in the entire world couldn't come up with insects and plant species like the ones I saw.  I truly believe that this beautiful, intoxicating land that we call Earth was created to give us one more reason to know that God exists.  He could have made every part of it dark and cold.  But He didn't!  He painted the mountains, the trees, the flowers.  He breathed life into more species of animals than we could ever think about.  He did this for US!  It's when we realize that the only person who is above us is God, then we can truly start to see ourselves in a different light.  In a light that shows how beautiful God is.  He took dust and breathed life into it.  Can you put that on your resume?