Still thinking of Sicily…

Here are a few more pics…can’t get it off my mind!

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Longevity

As I sat at my computer working on the script for the LIVE the DREAM opening session, I was reminded about the importance of longevity.  What keeps you going when you feel as though you are tired and just want to quit at something?  How do you stay motivated when it comes to working on something for a long period of time?  The answer…prayer and pacing yourself.  I believe that you can work long hours, get a thousand things done in a short amount of time, as long as you focus on the main things…learn to pick your battles and fight hard.  I love that thought.  I don’t want to get tangled up in the little things that are insignificant when there is something huge for me to accomplish.   I am learning more and more on how to be great at what God has called me to so that the end result is something I am proud of…something that I believe God is pleased with…that’s what it’s about anyway…using what’s in your hand to show people what’s in HIS heart.  I want to finish strong…have a lot to do and want to enjoy doing it…

Siciliana!!!!

I am home…it’s bittersweet! My experience in Italy was something that is hard to describe. Our team spent the first few days ministering at a conference in Sicily and I felt as though I was at my Italian family reunion. I had the awesome opportunity to do a seminar at the conference on “Making Jesus Relevant” and living out their dreams. As I shared, and asked questions, I realized that some of the people never thought about their dream…I was amazed. For me, dreaming big is something I am challenged by everyday…I am just glad I could encourage them and challenge them to think big. There are so many things that I will remember…dramas in the piazza in Catania, canolis after dinner, seeing the amazing Sicilians greet me with a kiss, the beautiful olive trees behind the church, the ruins in ancient Rome…the list goes on!

My heart is in Sicily…

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Turi and Me

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