Dreaming of working out.

This is my current workout playlist. I’m currently into JT. Now, back in my day, JT was James Taylor. For My Girl, it is Justin Timberlake. There is no James Taylor on my playlist, I assure you, although I do still like the original (and only) JT.
One day, I will share with y’all stuff from when I was That Girl. And I’m not talking Marlo Thomas. For now, though, I will share two things:
1. That Girl was more fit. She had to workout or she would kill someone.
2. I didn’t like That Girl very much. Okay, I didn’t like her at all.
I am still working on loving This Girl. I am still trying to figure out who This Girl is. Seems like just when I start to get comfy with her, life changes. And so does she. Maybe that is who This Girl really is. Ever-Changing This Girl. 
I will share two things about This Girl that I do know:
1. This Girl is better when she is taking a mild chill pill.
2. This Girl still needs to workout.
And please, although I love y’all so very much, please don’t email me, text me, comment on all of the things YOU like about This Girl. I appreciate it. And you. I do. That’s not my point here. If you want to, however, I will take your encouragement and butt-kickin’ on needing to workout. 
That’s all I have for you today. I’m still trying to figure out the blogging schedule/subjects/do I even need to blog stuff. 
And, because I am all about keeping it realz…yes, I have ordered and just received a book. One book, 17 days into January. Not bad for This Girl. Funny, isn’t it? This is the book I ordered and received today:


Love you guys.


But Who am I…

David’s Prayer-1 Chronicles 29:10-14

10 David praised the LORD in the presence of the whole assembly, saying,
“Praise be to you, O LORD,
God of our father Israel,
from everlasting to everlasting.

11 Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power
and the glory and the majesty and the splendor,
for everything in heaven and earth is yours.
Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom;
you are exalted as head over all.

12 Wealth and honor come from you;
you are the ruler of all things.
In your hands are strength and power
to exalt and give strength to all.

13 Now, our God, we give you thanks,
and praise your glorious name.

14 “But who am I…”

I am a strong woman

I am a pit dweller, looking up, reaching up, straining to grab hold of His mighty hand to lift me out

I am a pit dweller longing for what I’m leaving behind…constantly calculating the pros and cons of bringing a piece of my pit up and out with me

I am a mother of three amazing, funny, beautiful children who all know and love Jesus

I am a wife constantly tripping over my own selfishness, desperately trying to embrace my own selflessness

I am a musician, hiding behind my “busyness” to cover my fear of public performance

I am an artist, longing for the freedom of soul to express myself

I am a prayer warrior, an open canvas thirsty for the Word to paint the ever-changing landscape called my life

I am a Mary with a Martha heart, wondering if my “Maryness” is really a cover for laziness

I am desperate. Desperate to not be THAT girl…the one I hate, yet feverishly cling to

For all that David questioned, “But who am I…?”, He knew who David was. And David, by constantly looking up, reaching up, questioning, praising and yes…even by messing up, knew who he was, in Him.

Who am I? I am THIS Girl

I am His Girl

Praise Him, Praise Him