Saturday, September 25, 2010


It's no secret that I've been a bit lost lately. When I say I've been lost I mostly mean that I haven't felt like I've know who I am, what I want to do, or not do, where I'm going or where I should be. Lost and pitiful. My identity was so wrapped up in who I was at my former position and who I was a woman who was finally conquering obesity... with a failed career and a slowly moving train wreck away from victory I've been in a sad state of affairs.

I'm currently reading Grace Walk by Steve McVey, it was given to me by my former boss. I've picked this book up more times than I can remember and I've never been able to get past the first two chapters. However, tonight was a different story as this deep desire was nagging at my heart to pick it up once again. I'm so glad that I have, because yet again God's timing has proved to be perfect.

McVey writes: It's important to see yourself as God sees you. You know how a caterpillar becomes a butterfly through the process of metamorphosis. The caterpillar weaves a cocoon around itself and a short time later it emerges as a butterfly.

McVey then references Bob George, Classic Christianity. George writes (and it's rather brilliant!) If you were to see a butterfly, it would never occur to you to say, "Hey, everybody! Come look at this good-looking converted worm!" Why not? After all, it was a worm. And it was "converted." No, now it is a new creature, and you don't think of it in terms of what it was. You see it as it is now - a butterfly.
In exactly the same way, God sees you as His new creature in Christ. Although you might not always act like a good butterfly - you might land on things you shouldn't, or forget that you are a butterfly and crawl around with your old worm buddies - the truth of the matter is, you are never going to be a worm again!

How awesome is that?! I know it's simple and I know we've heard that analogy a thousand times over, but today I got it for the first time - all over again! Rejoice with me, butterflies. We are worms no more!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Waterbabies & Summer Fun

You're about to see a HUGE part of my heart and life. I can't remember a moment in time when water wasn't a part of our childhood. As a family we spent countless hours at the neighborhood pool. Little did I know then that my passion for everything aquatic was sparked.

When I moved back to Texas a few years ago, I was so certain that God moved me back here to open my own swim school. It hasn't worked out completely, but I know He's up to something because He's orchestrated my meeting a good number of familes through church and life who have needed swim lessons. A few families in particular have haunted me for years each summer for more lessons!!! :) You know who you are and I love you for it too!!

I have fantasized about teaching my nephew how to swim since the first few moments I knew of his existence. Here are photos of his first class with Aunt Marcy. These photos were taken by my sister who's an aspiring photographer! I'm hoping to get more of her work on this blog SOON!!

I wish y'all could see this photo played out in real life. It's so much fun!!!

I love this shot! My sister couldn't have captured it more perfectly.

(above)I love this photo!! Remember it. You're going to see it again. :)

(Below) here is my delicious nephew. He's generally a happy baby, but he's exceptionally so while doing "Humpty Dumpties". This exercise teaches them to return to the wall instantly after falling into the water. It's fun for them and it's SAFE!!

So, my news.... I need your prayers. I've decided to officially give it a go. My swim school will be called Texas Waterbabies!!! If I could do anything for free for the rest of my life this would be it! Teaching infants, toddlers, & children how to swim and respect water is what I'm most passionate about in this life. I'll have my website up and running soon. I'm currently on the look out for an indoor heated pool. If you know of any please, please let me know.

I'm excited and nervous to see how this will play out in my everyday life.