Saturday, September 4, 2010

If I Could, I Would....

Hi Friends!!

Happy Labor Day Weekend!! I hope you get a chance to put your feet up this weekend! :)

Beth Moore recently had a great post on her
LPM blog called "If I could, I would...". She asked the question, "How would you complete the sentence, “If I could, I would…?" If you were not limited by time, energy, ability, or money, what are those things you would do?"

Beth did set two guidelines:

1. You can only name 3 things.

2. These aren’t regrets. i.e. “If I could, I would…live my whole life again without making that stupid choice.” As Beth says, "We all have plenty of those and they’re not likely to encourage others much"

So I've been trying to think this weekend what I would choose, and I think I finally know!

I would say.... if I could, I would......

1. Distribute
Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes with my family.

I've had the chance to participate in distributing OCC shoeboxes twice. The first time was in 2001 at the Saharawi Refuge Camp in Northwest Africa (pictured above). The 2nd time was in 2003 while I was in Cairo, Egypt. We visited orphanages, schools, hospitals, and churches to pass out the shoeboxes to such beautiful, precious children.

Both experiences were absolutely life-changing. If I could, I would spend time passing out the shoeboxes, with John and my kids also sharing the blessing.

2. Write a book

God has placed a burning desire in my heart to write a book. I'm not sure when, if, or how this project will happen, but if I could, I would (if it was God's plan, of course!)

My greatest desire is sharing with others the full, abundant, amazing life that Jesus offers ~ regardless of where we have been or what we have done. I would love to put my passion into a writing project, someday...

(Here's a little secret ~ I have set 2 full days aside this fall to begin the writing process, and a local church filled with amazing, generous leaders is setting aside a room for me write in.... woo hoo!)

3. Share a cup of coffee with each of YOU!

I love hearing how God is working in your lives! One of my greatest joys is receiving your notes, e-mails, comments, and prayer requests. THANK YOU for sharing your journey with me.

If I could, I would LOVE to sit with you over a cup of coffee, hear more of what God is teaching you, pray with you, and remind you how much you are LOVED, VALUED, and BEAUTIFUL ~ just the way that you are!!

Thankfully, God has blessed me to meet some dear bloggy friends over the past few months like Julie Sanders, from Come Have A Peace...

and Lisa Smith, from Glad Chatter....

And if I could, I would add YOU to the list, as well!!

There's my list!! What about you? What would you do, if you could? I'd love to hear from you!!

May your weekend be filled with much love, joy, and life-giving moments!! Blessings to you!!


Nana's Nuggets said...

Hi! Cindy,Thank you so much for the sweet comment that you left me! It has been such a Joy meeting you, and the inspiration that I have recieved is so special to me. And I will give the phrase "If I could...I would... some serious thought! Thats interesting. Also the book sounds awesome that you will write! I just feel it!! Praying that your week-end is as awesome as you sound! Blessings:)

Michelle said...

That's a great question Cindy. One I would have to really think about. Which I think I will. I love that you are going to write a book. I can't wait to read it.

Gigi said...

I loved Beth's question!! Here was my response:

1) Work with HIV/AIDS babies. Wherever the need is the greatest and however I could affect the greatest amount of change in the lives of these children.

2) Know God’s Word more deeply. So, private tutor??!!

3) Something with dogs…a sanctuary with land, homes and people to love the unloved.

Have a blessed holiday! :)

Teresa said...

I really enjoyed this post...
If I could, I would...
1. Physically sit at the feet of Jesus and press my face against His glorious feet.
2. Buy a huge mansion, have money for staff and get as many orphans as I could and lavishly treat them like royalty, and adopt all of them!
3. Travel the U.S. and speak one on one to young women, ALL women and let them see the glorious love of God upon them, celebrating them and leading them to celebrate the King of kings!

Great post Cindy! Your smile illuminates the powerful love of God! Your smile reveals Jesus Christ as He says, "Come to me all who are heavy laden and I will give you rest!"

Lea said...

Great post! I answered those questions from Beth's blog in my last blog post too. Loved your answers and just as many others, you have a very contagious smile! Happy week!

Toia said...

These are great questions to ask. I like your answers. Thanks for sharing!! Enjoy your Labor Day!!!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Loved the post...great picture of you and Lisa...would love to share a cup of coffee with you

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