Move Mightily

If it is important
You will find a way

If not
You will make an excuse

It’s a new year and once again time for a fresh start. Isn’t it strange how each year people need this? The previous year’s fresh start never carries them through to the end. It never comes to a full completion. Why is this? Why do we begin and never end? We falter, waiver, even stray. As Mary Poppins says, “Well begun is half done.” – which is an encouraging thought.

But it’s not all.

I have begun well with many things, many times. But if I have not had the strength and fortitude to follow through to the end – what good was my beginning?

If you are like me, each year you commit to the same things you have committed to year after year! For me – it’s lose weight, eat healthier, de-clutter my house. Things I want to do, but have yet to accomplish!

Last year, my goal was to “be” the things I wanted to be; the best me, the me God wants me to be. I did a lot of changing on the inside.

I begin this year much less attached to the things of this world. For one thing, Disneyland. Although it’s a place I love to be, I didn’t even go much this year. In fact, I let my pass expire without “one last trip” before it did –  and I hadn’t been in over 2 months. That was just not characteristic of me! But I have honestly been ok without it. Another thing is my collectibles. I do love my cute little things: POP! and Vinylmation figures, plushies, etc. But now I feel less attached to them.

I know this shift on the inside is due largely in part to the prayers of my husband who I know has prayed diligently for his family to be less attracted and distracted to the things of this world. And not only that – but he has been a godly example of this to us. This has also affected our youngest daughter, who has just recently blogged about her convictions here.

I did not see much change on the outside this past year. My weight and house are still pretty much the same. But my insides had some good trials and alterations. My stepdad passed away on his birthday at the end of April. I was prompted by God to go be with my mom the very day he passed. She would have been alone going through that. I stayed at her house for 11 days total, helping her with things. I had never taken the 5 hour drive alone, or stayed away from home that long.  It was truly God’s doing. I was in servant mode.

My son got married in October, and moved over 6 hours away in November. All the emotions of that separation took me on a tremendous journey of faith. Just before he got married, the marriage of someone close to our family was in jeopardy. We prayed without ceasing and saw God work and restore.

I know this is getting lengthy so let me wrap it up.

In 2016 I did a lot of growing and changing in my state of BEing.

“To see God move mightily in my life,
My life must move mightily towards God” – Lysa TerKeurst, Uninvited

This year, my word is MOVE. My great plans, ideas, and aspirations will move from my heart and head into tangible evidences in my life.

My body will move into exercise and reshape.

I will move and actually de-clutter my house. (instead of always planning to)

There are many more things I always say I am going to do. Plans in my head will become actions as I trust God, take steps, and MOVE!

“Commit thy way unto the Lord
Trust also in Him
And He shall bring it to pass.” Psalm 37:5

Blessings,
Teresa

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My Star Wars Collection

I mentioned that I am a kid at heart – and I am a BIG kid. I love my toys. I play with my toys. I display my toys. So, in order to show you a little of that side of me, I decided it was time for something to be posted in the FUN category.

My oldest daughter owns a popular Star Wars fansite – Anakin and His Angel, and she is hosting a monthly link up centered around Star Wars (of course). This month’s topic is: Collection! Now, I am going to show you some of my favorite Star Wars collectibles 🙂

Some of my favorite Star Wars Collectibles

Some of my favorite Star Wars Collectibles

Breakdown: I have more Star Wars shirts than these, but the two pictured from Her Universe are my absolute faves! They are both long sleeve pullovers, and the “Hope” one is hooded!

My Star Wars Ears - Inspired by my shirt and Ahsoka ;)

My Star Wars Ears

I also have ears that I crocheted for myself to go with both of these shirts. I have worn the Chewie ears a few times, but have not gotten a chance to wear the Rebels/Ahsoka inspired ones yet. I am looking forward to that! You can see my other Star Wars creations in my shop: Harvester Products.
The large, roaring Chewie (main pic) was a Christmas gift from my hubby a few years ago. He still works, and even roars on his own sometimes, LOL.

Rebels Vinylmation Crew

Rebels Vinylmation Crew

There is the entire collection of the Rebels Ghost crew Vinylmation. I love this set! Kanan was a hard-to-get variant, and I wanted him so badly that I traded my Bearded Thor variant for him. #noregrets

Han Vinylmation Chaser

Han Vinylmation Chaser

And then there is the Force Awakens Han Vinylmation Chaser (had to have him!), and my Chewie Vinyl as well.

The Hallmark Itty Bittys (main pic) are so cute – I love both Chewie and Yoda. I actually brought the Chewie with me to the theater to see The Force Awakens. My daughter thought I was so funny, she Tweeted about me!

Chewie and Wicket TsumTsums!

Chewie and Wicket TsumTsums!

There are two tiny plushies I forgot to add to the big picture – my Chewie and Wicket TsumTsums! I love them, and have a large collection of Tsums. I even play the game!

Princess Kneesa the Ewok plush

Princess Kneesa the Ewok plush

Oh – my little Kneesa the Ewok plush is from Disneyland and I adore her. Isn’t she the cutest, chubbiest, thing?

"Chewie We're Home"

“Chewie We’re Home”

This button kills me. Each time I see this scene, I cry. I keep the button on my bulletin board.

Exclusive Han Solo Funko POP!

Exclusive Han Solo Funko POP!

I bought this exclusive Funko POP! on eBay – because – it’s old Han – and I just love it. I will probably unbox him, but right now my POP! display shelf is full (yikes).

Then there are my two pieces of jewelry (main pic) – my leather bracelet and my Rebels logo necklace, both purchased at Disneyland.

Ahsoka Infinity Figure

Ahsoka Infinity Figure

And last but not least – my Disney Infinity figures! And yes – I play Infinity! My husband actually bought me the starter set last Christmas. Ahsoka is my very favorite character, and I already have her maxed out at level 20!

And, here is proof that I actually do wear and love my Star Wars attire:
hope shirt
chewie ears

What do you think of my collection? Do you own any of the same things?

I’d love it if you left me a note and let me know what you collect!

Blessings,

Teresa

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