Friday, July 18, 2014

I'm not gonna lie, sometimes it's hard to start something new or daunting.  But it is always worth the effort once you "get 'er done".  Check out today's article, Just Getting Started, to learn six simple ways you can get started on your dreams and goals.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


James 1:21
Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you,  which can save you.

As I read this verse, I said to myself, "Get rid of moral filth?  Check. I can do that!  Get rid of evil that is so prevalent?  No problem!"  But then I came to the part, "humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you".  Now, that means I'm to have a teachable spirit.   It goes on to say,  "Do not merely listen to the word,  and so deceive yourselves.   Do what it says. "   Those parts are so much harder to "listen to"  than actually do!  It means,  "So you don't like it?  Do it anyway!  So you want to be in my presence?  Then, do it regardless!  You want to get involved in that gossip?   Shut your mouth just because my word says! "  I struggle with getting my actions to align with God's Word sometimes.   Do you too?  This is my prayer;  that as I read God's Word, that I would have a teachable spirit within me, and that I would not only acknowledge the words that God says,  but will take action to DO what His Word says.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Worship in the Busyness

My life is always busy.  Like most Americans, I fill up my time with "very important stuff" that consumes me in the free moments I have.  Sometimes I find myself dry and empty, spiritually speaking, and find my attitude slipping and things being said that I wish hadn't popped out.  I have learned that it's in these times, more than ever, that I need to worship.  Worship pulls us into the presence of God and waters our soul.  When we submit ourselves to God in worship, we get his attention.  He hears our adoration and renews our hearts with fresh oil.  Then we can continue to pour into those around us, because He has renewed our spirit.  This is sometimes hard to do when we are so busy.  I make it a priority to turn worship music on as I'm working on projects or riding in the car.  I love to listen to Hillsong United and Planet Shakers, Kim Walker (Jesus Culture) and Rita Springer.  Their words usher me into His presence.  Maybe you need to take assessment today of  your attitude.  Maybe turn on some worship music and let your spirit be renewed.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Celebrating the Fourth with Family

What a better time to celebrate family than July 4th.  I have fond memories of this holiday growing up.  I also look forward to the new traditions beginning as our family expands.  If you would like to read more,  click here.