One more year gone. To some it just dragged on with each heavy step, to others it just flew by fast and furious. What next? If we don’t know what tomorrow will bring whats to say that we know what a whole New Year will bring. First things first: forget the past and stay steady in God. This new year is first and foremost a gift. We are blessed to be alive today. This 2017 Chapter has many empty pages pertaining to what we are to do, but on the other hand pages are spilling over with what God has already ordained and willed for our lives. Read more »
Your faith and the values of this world are on a collision course. Something and/or someone is always coming against God’s Way. We are called to “run” the race, not walk! And the “race” means that someone else is competing with us for the prize or victory. God already said that we will win, we just have to keep running and focus on the goal. “Do you not know that in a race all runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.” 1 Corinthians 9:24 NIV Read more »
Awaken (v.) to awake, to rouse up, put into action. Wow! I see that AWAKEN and RISE UP are so together. Okay, this year we cannot be sleeping on the job. We have purpose and destiny before us. We are to be ‘ready’, ‘lively’, and heedful (careful, pay attention, and to concern oneself and take notice with what’s going on around us). Read more »
On a bad day, examine your conscience.
God arranges for both kinds of days,
So that we won’t take anything for granted.
Ecclesiastes 7.14 msg.
Can you imagine how many people are going through things? There is sickness, death, loss, pain, false accusations, lack, loneliness, separation, broken hearts, injuries, divisions, and so much more. Even Christians go through things. But my Pastor tells it the way it should be, “Go through it! Don’t stop!” Read more »
What would your sign/life say?
Last year I felt like a little sign, but this year I want to try something different! I want to be a BIG SIGN! I want people to see Jesus in me from far! I want to be read from far! I want to be heard from far! I want to be noticed from far! I want to reach far! I want to make a statement far! I want to go far! I want to see far! I just want to go farther-than-I-did-last-year far! Read more »
After today, I hope that ‘YES’ will take on a whole new meaning to all of my fans as it has for me.
One weekend we were at a business seminar and to hype up our mind in thinking ‘success’, we were asked to stand and at their ‘go’ we were all to clap hard and yell, YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!………….! Each ‘YES’ becoming louder and louder. Read more »
Okay, how is the New Year treating you about now? Or better yet, how are you treating the New Year about now? The year 2012 started out just like every other past year; as a calendar spreadsheet. Each day is a box of opportunities. How sad to cross off ‘day’ boxes without having filled them with anything.
Each present day is a gift from God to us. He wraps it with beautiful opportunities ready to be explored. At the end of each day is that ‘day’ box empty? Read more »
Reading about the heroes of the past, fills my heart with thankfulness. The journals of life are filled with this type of men and women or maybe even children. Lives all around the world have been changed, saved, and altered. Many of the past heroic deeds are perpetuating through our lives today and will continue to be talked about generation after generation.
Whether we see them or not, whether we believe them or not, or whether we know of them or not, heroes are everywhere doing their thing. We are not born heroes, we are made heroes. Read more »
As we all know an Open House is a house opened to all visitors, right? We have seen real estate signs with Open House invitations, new property open to the public to come see, and even functions and events with Open House signs. All of the above mentioned are usually planned out, expecting visitors in and out all day long. Read more »