Jun 3, 2010

You Are More

Hi Ocean Dreamers!
I haven't been blogging as frequently
because I've been taking some time for me,
and it's been nice.

I've been going on nature walks.
I've been reading the Bible.
I've been praying and discovering.
I've been reading Dear John.
I've been getting a bad sunburn
at the beach while ocean dreaming.
I've been spending time with BK
watching Alec Baldwin films from
20 years ago, ha ha.
Side note - he's hot!! ;)
I've been laughing.
I've been crying too.
I've been having amazing phone convos.
I've been overcoming my fears.
I've been hopeful for my future
and creating new goals.
I've been looking forward to
Maui in 28 days, whohoo!
I've been creating cards for my Etsy.
I've been eating lots of sushi.
I've been learning that I am
a Disney princess in disguise
and that my imperfections are
beautiful and that life is not
always perfect...

 
I have my up and down days like everyone
else and I'm learning that instead
of feeling hurt and defeated,
it's important to keep your hope alive.
It's important to forgive.
It's important to let go...

Last week I came across this 
song by the Christian band Tenth Avenue North
and I wanted to share the lyrics with you.
They struck true to my heart.
I hope they touch your heart as well.


 You are More by Tenth Avenue North
There's a girl in the corner

With tear stains on her eyes

From the places she's wandered

And the shame she can't hide


She says, "How did I get here?

I'm not who I once was.

And I'm crippled by the fear

That I've fallen too far to love..."


But don't you know who you are,

What's been done for you?

Yeah don't you know who you are?


You are more than the choices that you've made,

You are more than the sum of your past mistakes,

You are more than the problems you create,

You've been remade.


Well she tries to believe it

That she's been given new life

But she can't shake the feeling

That it's not true tonight


She knows all the answers

And she's rehearsed all the lines

And so she'll try to do better

But then she's too weak to try


But don't you know who you are?


You are more than the choices that you've made,

You are more than the sum of your past mistakes,

You are more than the problems you create,

You've been remade.


You are more than the choices that you've made,

You are more than the sum of your past mistakes,

You are more than the problems you create,

You've been remade.


'Cause this is not about what you've done,

But what's been done for you.

This is not about where you've been,

But where your brokenness brings you to


This is not about what you feel,

But what He felt to forgive you,

And what He felt to make you loved.


You are more than the choices that you've made,

You are more than the sum of your past mistakes,

You are more than the problems you create,

You've been remade.


You are more than the choices that you've made,

You are more than the sum of your past mistakes,

You are more than the problems you create,

You've been remade.

You've been remade

You've been remade.

You've been remade.

You've been remade. 
God can remake any of us 
Ocean Dreamers...
You are more... 

all photos found at my tumblr

XOXO,

20 comments :

  1. Sometimes taking a break is much needed! Hope you're doing well lady.

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  2. Woof! Woof! It is always great to take some time off. You are going to Maui. My family just got back (visited family n friends). Check out www.essenceofaloha.com (mom's blog). Maui is my family's spiritual therapy. It is more than an island paradise. Enjoy! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  3. Aw lovely song. And I'm so happy you've been finding time for yourself and that the medicine is helping you to be more you! (PS You'll have to blog about how reading Dear John was!) And that princess quote is absolutely amazing and true! -raises pretend champagne glass- here's to you being you and me being me!

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  4. So glad you've been taking some time for yourself. It's so important :)

    Also glad you're working through things and feeling better. I'm sure a trip to Maui will be the ultimate mood booster. Jealous!

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  5. I hope you are getting some much needed time to yourself. It sounds like your spirits are lifting up higher though. And I agree with the Disney Princess thing :)

    The song sounds lovely and I think I will have to find it.

    I truly hope you are well! xx

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  6. I am glad you are doing better. You are such a beautiful person. I am glad you are taking time for yourself... that is important. :)

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  7. I still miss the strength to say out loud I am more!I am happy you found yourself in this little journey, I am really happy for you.Enjoy your weekend!

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  8. I love that band! They have some amazing stuff!
    Glad you are doing better! I know what ya mean..when I start reading my Bible is when things tend to get better :)

    XOXO

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  9. Taking you time is very important. Glad to hear you are doing better :)

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  10. Yaaay! I am glad you're feeling better!
    Are you the type of person that when a movie captivates you, you buy the book? Cause that's happened to me with The Notebook and The Lovely Bones!

    Alex Baldwin was indeed hot!

    And I love sushi too! I always nod with your posts haha
    Maui sounds so amazing; take lots of pictures for us to see :)

    And keep enjoying the time for yourself Sierra! There's always sunshine after the storm.
    Hugs!

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  11. What a great post! It's good that you are feeling better. What is the natural mood stuff you are taking if you don't mind sharing. I struggle with some of that from time to time too. It feels so good when you come out of it and start enjoying life again. Good for you!

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  13. So true! Such beautiful lyrics! I love Tenth Avenue North. They are one of my fav. Christian artists. This does kind of go with my post. I hope you're enjoying your "you" time. I think it's well deserved. I love all your activities and the Disney quotes. You're so sweet. Glad you and BK are getting some quality time. I'm so excited that you get to go to Maui! I hope you have an amazing time! :) :) :)

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  14. I'm glad you've had such a great break, sometimes thats all you need.

    Love the song!

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  15. Sounds wonderful! Hope you had a fabulous weekend! x

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  16. Sounds like you are really powering through your strife and I applaud you for that Sierra!!!!!! Keep it up :)

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  17. Beautiful, eloquent, you are such a lady and I love that about you xox I am so grateful to call you a friend! Enjoy this time for you, you deserve it :)

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  18. you are such an amazing person...your blog brightens my day. I hate being behind! I totally adore you!

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