If you’ve never watched “The O.C.” – you are missing out.  Well at least season one.  But once you get invested, you have to see it through.  And really, the series finale is worth it.  It’s sort of 90210-ish and Dawson’s Creek-ish too.  Lots of money.  Lots of snarky comments and big words.  So the main character is “adopted” by this rich family (makes no sense in the real world, but somehow they made this organic on the show) and he inherits a dorky brother  – who is lacking confidence and cool.


but seriously, wouldn’t living in this house define COOL 

So on one ep, he gets a pep talk from a friend to talk to THAT girl.  And she tells him  “Confidence, Cohen!”


that’s it?  can I get any other tips?  

So I’ve been watching The O.C. again recently {thank you syndication} and thinking about this line.  Is confidence something you do?  OR something you are?  OR something you have?

And then it came to me.  It’s not who I am or what I do — it’s WHOSE I am.  I’m doing it all wrong!

Maybe I have been doing it right, but not consciously.   I’ve been trying to figure out how to move forward in simple things.  Writing.  Cleaning out.  Things I love.  And hey, things I’m pretty good at.  So why the faltering?

So onward – moving forward without fear – with confidence.  Looking to the Lord for guidance for the path that I should be on to who I am becoming.  Looking to him for strength to face my fears and doubts.

And looking to him to have the strength to get through this summer with joy and success and FUN!