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New Inspirations

I am so busy that I’m going to have to keep this post short.  I’m running in about 1000 directions today, but all of them are great.   I just wanted to tell you about a few of the important things I’ve had happening lately, and get down a few ideas too.

First off, I found this fabulous marketing course with Sandi Krakowski, and it has me excited, motivated, and ready to move my business to a whole new level.  I am 100% convinced that with the skills I am learning from her I can propel The Babbling Baby into a larger or more successful business.  It’s going to be work, but nothing beyond what I am capable.  By this time next year, I plan to have employees!

Second, I am looking at starting a new business helping small local businesses with their marketing.  Marketing local businesses is super easy, and it makes me sad to see so many small businesses not using the power of the web.  I’ve gotten 4 local businesses on the top page of google (daycares, pet setting, etc) within a couple of weeks, it’s just so easy.  I hope I can help some others who are struggling to make a living on their own terms get a solid presence.

Finally, I am going to try to get back to posting regularly.  I’m going to get back to Thankful Thursdays, and I’m also going to add in a day that I discuss what I learned this week, I haven’t decided which day, but I’ll let you know as soon as I decide.


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So, I found what I was looking for, a way to help.  The group is called lamp lighters, and they are a nation / world wide movement to start groups for abuse survivors to help one another.  They have kind of a narrow focus on one type of abuse, but they are also really loosely structured, so I think I could easily extend it to include all kinds, which to me is more beneficial.  Anyways, I love the idea of starting a chapter here, and maybe being able to help some people who are where I was so many years ago.    I’m certain it is something I could do and do well, and I know I am far enough along in my journey to be able to offer hope, wisdom, and experience to those who are early in their journeys. 

I’m also scared to death, the time period when I was really actively learning to deal was so torturous, the last thing I want to do is take the chance of putting myself back there.  In my heart and mind I KNOW that I am fine now, that I will not go back there, but after all of that I do know that I need to proceed with caution. 

Still, I really want to do this.  Can I pull it all together?  Can I get a group going, find a place to host it, get word out about it?  Would people show up?   This summer would be the perfect time to start it, as things are starting to wind down and we have less obligations during the summer…  I know what to do, I know how to do it, I just have to decide to take that step.   I’m really wishing I knew some other survivors in the area that would participate and help me get it off the ground, because I think it has the potential to be an awesome help to others.

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I feel drawn, compelled even to find a way to reach out to abuse survivors.  It’s something I have often wanted to do, but as of late it has grown stronger and stronger.  I remember a time when I felt like I could barely go on, and would have been so grateful to speak to someone who had been there, moved through that, and developed a “normal” life.  I want to be that for women who are in that place now.  I want to show them that healing is possible, that you can come through it, that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and that with God’s help we can all heal.  I want to share my experiences so that others, not just abuse survivors, but anyone can understand that God is with is even in the darkest of times in our life, and He wants to help us grow, heal, and become who we are meant to be.

The only problem is that I have no idea how to start or where to start.  I know my story can help others heal.  I love to share my story, because I think it helps others better understand God.  I just need the place to start it all.

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I got the idea last year to try to do 150 kind things throughout what was left of the year at that time.  I didn’t manage to do it, it was too much and my ideas were too few.   I still very much want to do it though, so I’ve been trying to figure out how to go about it.  I’ve decided to change it to 52 acts of kindness, one per week for the next year.  I’m going to keep track of them on here, although I won’t be giving any detail.  I’m not doing it to receive any kind of praise, I just want to keep track so I have ideas to draw from in the future.  If you have some ideas, I’d love to hear about it.  What acts of kindness can you come up with?  I’m going to try to keep it simple but meaningful.  If you’d like to join me, I’ll post my kindness each week.  Post what you did in the comments section or put a link to your blog with an explanation of what you did!  I’m excited about this fun adventure!

Added Later:

I am posting all of my 52 Not so Random Acts on Fridays, that way if I choose to do something annonymously, it will hopefully not be given away by posting the day I give it.   Posts that seem very vague, are probably because the item was given anonymously.

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This is something that has been on my heart since last October or November,  and I’ve been very reluctant, but I think it is time for me to begin exploring the idea more.  I want to start a group for women, maybe 3-10 people in size, where women can come together and discuss their personal spiritual growth, their experiences, how God is working in their life, their struggles and their triumphs in areas that they feel directed by God.  I think it has so much potential to be a wonderful, supportive group with incredible things happening it.  So why am I so slow getting this going?  I don’t know how to find people to get together!  I’ve also been trying to find a location, because I was originally thinking once a week, but now I am thinking once a month, and if I do that, I don’t think it would be an issue at all to have it at my home…. So, if you’re reading this, what do you think?  Do you think this is something people would be interested in?  What do you think the best way to find women for this group is?  It would be open to anyone who believes God is directing their lives and communicates to them how to improve themselves, so there would be no limitation based on religion, which I know can make things sticky, but I also think can allow for tremendous growth.  Anyone out there that might be interested in joining me?

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I am on the cusp of something major.  My spirit is singing, my heart is open and flooding my body, the excitement and energy are pouring through me.  Am I ready?  I will be when the time arrives.  The word I hear is healer.  Allowing God to heal others minds, emotions, and spirits through me.  An honor I am excited and intimidated to take, but one that fits all of the visions I have been having for several years. 

I have a vision, a vision of who I am.

I have a vision, a vision of women gathered together to support one another’s spiritual journeys.

I have a vision, a vision of a place women can gather together to rejuvinate, learn, grow closer to God, and return to their families brimming over with His Spirit. 

I have a vision, a vision of love, peace, joy, and healing.  Of seeing others healed in the way I myself have been healed.  Of seeing others freed in the way I have been freed.  Of being to others what others were for me.

I have  vision from God, I’m going to do it.  I know he will help me, I just need to have the courage to move forward.

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I am sooooo behind on our homeschool blog, I don’t know how I’m ever going to get it caught up. The problem is that I like to put lots of photos on it, and that takes forever. Of course the fact that I am bordering on overextended probably isn’t helping either. Who’d have thought life as a “stay at home mom” of 1 child could possibly be so darn busy? The worst thing is I just want to do more!

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