Wednesday, October 20, 2010


I have always lived in fear. Scared of failure. Held back by insecurities.

I never spread my wings to fly. (Although I've sang, "Broken Wing" numerous times)
We were flood victims this past year and through that time of uncertainty, I gained courage. I have been through some difficult things in my life, but I have never needed things. When everything was stripped away, I learned that God is my provider. The passage from Matthew 6 that I have hidden in my heart was finally real to me:

31So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

I was driving home from work one day in August and realized that my prayer since CHILDHOOD, "Lord, take away this fear that holds me down and rules my life," was being answered. 

I am beginning ACT I of my journey. I am at the start of a new life, driven by courage.

For the 1st time in 27 years, I feel like I can fly.

Thank you for supporting me as I learn to soar.


  1. Yay, Miranda :) I am praying for you and so glad that God is working in you and through you! Love you!

  2. Great Post Miranda,
    I remember after the flood I was leaving the church one day, and you were walking out and some one, who I don't remember right now, said, "Hey Miranda, I've got to say, I love seeing the smile across your face so much more often now." And you said something very similar to this post about being positive after you lose everything. You're very inspirational Miranda, keep up the awesome work.


  3. So excited to see you are blogging friend! Its been a long time since we talked, but I wanted to know that I have prayed for you very often as I saw your pictures on fb. Having nothing but Him is a wonderful place to be. Love you and maybe we can catch up some time.

  4. love watching you on this journey, friend! so proud of you and jason and how you've allowed God to be your strength!

  5. Rachel, thank you!

    Tanner, I am so proud of you. It has been a joy to watch you become the man God wants you to be.

    Amy! Thank you for reading and I hope to catch up soon. I pray all is well with you and your sweet family.

    Brandi, your encouragement and support means the world to me.


  6. So glad you're blogging Miranda! Love reading about your journey.