Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Excited about the upcoming Christmas series starts Dec. 1st  at bible study. Topic - Simple Purpose

Monday, November 29, 2010

I dont know what to do???

Have you ever been in a situation where you didn’t know what to do? You had no clear direction on which way to go? You had no idea how things would turn out? It may be at home, at work or in relationships. Times like this can wear on you and drive you to do stupid things.

Here are a few things I have been learning when faced with not knowing what to do! (Been learning, means this is something that happens often in my life)

Admit you don’t know what to do – Sometimes we make stupid decisions because of pride. You may feel like you have to know everything but let me tell you –You don’t. Embrace the lack of your knowledge and be willing to learn. Which leads to the next thought …

Be humble enough to ask for wisdom – I would bet someone somewhere has been in a similar situation. I would bet someone somewhere would share some ideas with you. I would bet that someone somewhere is waiting on you to ask. I know G-d is waiting, in the book of James it says we can ask for wisdom and G-d will give it to us freely. Someone that is not in your situation can see things from a different angle. Seek out wisdom.

Commit to stay in it – Don’t stop believing. No storm last forever. Stay committed. To many times we just don’t like the fight and give up way to soon. It may be the 4th quarter and your tired and behind. But as long as there is time on the clock keep fighting. Commit to your relationships, your work path, and life. Its darkest right before the sun breaks the horizon!

Daring to change- Be willing to make the necessary changes. Apply the wisdom you received. It may be small changes (and if you’re in a tough situation small changes may be wise). You would be surprised what a simple shift in your attitude would do. Just changing what you speak out of your mouth will affect your situation. One small step can make a large impact. You may have never done it that way, but go ahead and risk it. Learn to embrace the changes of life and work it to your favor.

I’m still learning!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

???’s for yourself

Romans 10:15 "How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!"

Here is a few ??? I asked myself “Self, what message do you bring to others?” “Self, are you bringing good news to others news that brings peace and freedom?” “Or are you spreading bad/negative news?” “Self, are your feet beautiful? Or do they smell?” “Self, is your presence welcomed and enjoyed by others?”

Is it about beautiful feet or more about the message the feet are carrying?

Two things we must know – 1. We bring a message with every connection we make. 2. Your feet need to be beautiful!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I get it!

I was at a store the other day; I believe it was right after the famed holiday Halloween. And what I saw turned the light on for me. I saw half the store dedicated to xmas d├ęcor and heard over the loud speaker xmas music. THE FIRST OF NOVEMBER! This particular store had every kind of fake tree you can buy. There where blue, green, orange, and pink trees. Some of these trees had flashing lights others had the standard lights. And to top it off you could buy every imaginable ornament to hang on your colorfully fake tree.

At that point I got it. What we need in the world is different colored, fake xmas trees. This just makes the world a better place. I think everyone should have a different colored xmas tree. Can you imagine your neighborhood; in the window of every house was a different color xmas tree. How great would that be!

And speaking of xmas music. I get it and have a suggestion. What if in every neighborhood we put up outdoor speakers and each house could plug into them and play their favorite xmas songs. Wouldn’t that be great? Every day you came home you could hear a different holly, jolly xmas song. : )

I get it, this is xmas! The greatest time of the year!

(Please feel the sarcasm)

I intentionally write xmas I will blog about the why later