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April 13, 2012

F of L – Friday Fun Facts

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I will be adding Facts I like and ones Tina Shares with me each week on Friday.


1. A photo quote that is very telling and since we are talking Vulnerable this month it is very fitting:



2. A song:

3. A little bit of “us”:


We are part of the Youth Team at our Church – we are those two super SMILER’S there in front!


4.  A good Quote from a great author:

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”
Brene Brown


5. A video from that author :

This video was the beginning of our VULNERABLE journey here at Friendships of Love. It is so eye opening and really gets you thinking down deep into the levels within self that when affected cause real change.

Linking with:

friday favorite things | finding joy  Winking smile I may be moving but I am not leaving behind my link up with RACHEL

6. Something Funny:


Every women hates that when we clean and people mess it up…right??


7. Picture of the week:




Linking with:

Mommy's Idea Thumbs up or my link up with Mrs.4444


8. Something to get involved with:

BANK TRANSFER DAY <—click link for their facebook page.

Move your money from BIG BANKS to local credit unions!! DEPRIVE them of using your money to serve themselves!



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Make everyday count!

10. Fancifully Random Friday Facts on Stars Rain moving &

revamping @ Friendships of Love:


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Rolling on the floor laughingTHANKS FOR JOINING ME HERE!!


11. I have a PS: Tina also posted today, a very thought provoking writing about Vulnerability. <—– click here to read -enjoy!



April 13, 2012

A Song on the Way to School

After I dropped my son off at school this morning a song was playing on the radio & I started to ponder what the words were saying.  Struck me as truth & eye opening as well.  Thinking about when someone has a health issue or you hear of someone you know is dying, that is when we start thinking the way we really should have been daily, anyway.  Those agonizing thoughts like : I should have called them more.  I could have been more understanding & loving towards them. Hind sight comes usually along with some sort of pain.  Then that made me think of Christ.  Isn’t that the same thing again in a sense?  I think so.  He was what we think we ought to be, after the fact.  He was that way always.  He lived regret free. When you think of Christ do you think he was open to be vulnerable?  When I think of the horrible death He endured it makes me think He was, along with many other things…  What those people must have been thinking at the time of His crucifixion… I couldn’t even begin to imagine that.  We are at the other end of it; hindsight.  The many blessing that came with the New Testament!

What comes before high sight?  Vulnerability? 

When we struggle, we then hunger to do what is right, if our heart is right. What surfaces out of us in the time of our personal struggles, whatever that may be, is our heart revealed in that moment.  I have noticed that I can become more patient & willing to listen in those moments for sure.  Otherwise, I am in the rat race of life.  Busy doing instead of really living.  Vulnerability slows us down enough to makes us think.  That sounds very healthy to me.  I don’t believe I would have said that in the past. I have always thought that if I show no tears & that I was bullet proof then that was the best solution & a true sign of strength.  After really thinking about the word “vulnerability” I have had a change of heart that is still a work in progress.  I am starting to see that true strength is allowing myself not only to be vulnerable but true to my self and my God that created me to be that way.

When we are down, that is our time to learn a lesson and if it may be someone else that is down, it may be a lesson for them as well as us.  Vulnerability makes a difference!

God Bless Your Day Abundantly!

TiNa                                       The song that started the train of thought this morning.

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