March 31, 2011

You Are More

I've been batting this post around in my head for the past week or so, but Christie O's post today over at the Sisterhood was the push I needed to get it all down and out there for you to read/see/hear.

I am more than the choices that I've made,
I am more than the sum of my past mistakes,
I am more than the problems I create,
I've been remade.
This has been my personal anthem, although I can't take credit for it.  Sure the idea to personalize it was mine, but beyond putting "I" instead of "You" I did nothing.
What it makes me realize?
I am more than the girl starring back at me in the mirror.
I am more than the girl who took a wrong turn, that lead her down a selfish and obsessive path.
I am more than a set of saddle bags, courtesy of one too many comfort food indulgences.
I am more than the last race I ran.
I am more than the sum of my caloric intake.
I am more than what you see when you look at me.
And I know that you are too.  We've all got something to write on the chalkboard - worries, fears, missteps.  Its time to knock that dust off our hands and get to living life.  The way we would if we had a giant eraser to take it all away.
Cause ya know - there is One who will love you no matter what you write up there.  He knows it all already anyway, and He still cares enough to make a way to wash you clean.
Please take a moment to (re)watch the video.  This time, sing it to yourself.
Because you are so much more!


  1. It's a great song with so much truth. Great idea to personalize it!

  2. So good! You ARE more! I may have to use this song when/if I post about the Bible study! I love Tenth Avenue North, but I don't own much of their music. What's wrong with me?!

  3. What a great message Brooke - thank you for the reminder.

  4. Amen...

    I'm repeating with you. I am More. Great post. Happy TT.

  5. Aww, so great! Thanks ma'am! xoxo

  6. Thank you for posting this... I know needed it♥


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