Inspired Thoughts of Reinvention by Donna Powell


It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad. C. S. Lewis

Our local library has this awesome invention. I’m sure yours probably has it too by now. It’s called a Playaway. It’s basically a book on MP3 player. It requires 1 AAA battery and head phones.

I am in love!

I have listened to Percy Jackson and the adventure he went through both with the original Camp Half-Bloods and with the new campers. I’ve listened to all kinds of books, and I enjoyed the experience.  I have laughed with Bloggess Jenny Lawson’s book, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, till I almost cried and peed in my pants.

Time for me

These wonderful inventions allow me to zone out at work and concentrate on my work while listening to someone read me a book. Now I will admit, there are some that I just can’t deal with. I guess it’s the tone of the person reading the book. I listen and stop part of the way through.

With one in particular, A Year of Biblical Womanhood, hit me over the head and smacked me around; thus opened up new neurons and make me think. I love books like that. It’s a wonderful, funny, awe-inspiring book by Rachel Held Evans. It’s about the year that she spent living Biblical Womanhood.

She studied the bible and literally did everything it said that women should do.  She learned a few new things and what some really meant, even though they said something else. I loved this book. I can’t tell you how much. I pretty much recommend it to every single woman I know. Christian or not.

Yes folks, it’s just that good.

In the book, Rachel Held Evans, had me questioning a few things about my faith and spirituality. Her writing made me want to learn more. I kid you not that when I turn this book in I will be going to buy a copy at one of my bookstores.

She inspired me.

butterflyI have long had a project in the works. Reinvention, making me better..I’ve plotted, I’ve planned, I’ve tried to start and it’s never worked. Well, folks. I have to put my foot down.

I have to start over. And that is what I am going to do. Starting Sept. 1, 2013. I will be starting a project. Not sure what to call it yet but it’s happening. Each month I will be tackling a different subject in my studies. I will have overall goals and individual goals for the month. I don’t know how exactly it’s all going to work out, but I know that it will.

I want to know how my faith/spirituality plays a role in all this. So I’m going to be working on that too. Kim is being so gracious as to let me post my monthly wrap up here so that’s what I will be doing. I’m rather excited. I will have even more posts over at my personal blog as I have things that are going to be tying in to my project posted there too.

I’m anxious to hear what you folks might think so feel free to email/Facebook/tweet/comment me support, encouragement, comments, all love is welcome and will be needed!!!

“I suppose that the moral of this story is that trying to copy another woman, even a woman from the Bible, is almost always a bad idea. As Judy Garland liked to say, ” Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else.” 
― Rachel Held EvansA Year of Biblical Womanhood

About the Author

DonnapowellDonna’s Twitter bio describes her as: “Southern and loud! She loves her Crimson Tide, Marvel Comics, Thai food, Martinis, old movies and books, LOTS of books”.  Her journey towards empowerment & wellness began a couple of years ago when she stepped off a curb and broke her left ankle, both bones. She became aware, then and there:  her body was telling her something had to change!

Since then, Donna has listened to her true spirit.  When she’s not fabricating gorgeous quilts, spending time with good friends, or writing on her blog, Donna takes the time to make herself a hot cuppa tea and truly listen to her body and its needs.

You can follow Donna’s journey on her blog: Lipstick, Keats, and Tea ~ Because sometimes that’s all a girl needs and on Twitter.

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  1. I am walking beside you on your journey, Donna! Taking ourselves to the next level is not a task for the weak of heart. It demands honesty, courage, trust and faith! I look forward to your accounts and all the best to you!!! xoxo

    • Catherine..That is so true. I was listening to Joyce Meyer today on an audio book and talk about stepping on toes! Wow. I am constantly blow away by the things I am learning. Never easy, but if it was easy everyone would do it! I’m so glad you’ll be with me. 🙂

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