September 11, 2001. The most tragic day in American history. A day we all remember vividly. One of those days in which everyone has a “where were you?” story. This is mine… Continue reading
So often in our lives, things don’t go as planned. We set goals for ourselves, come up with a plan of attack, and then think things are going to fall right into place. Just like that.
But that’s not how life usually works, is it?
Sometimes no progress is made and we get stuck in a rut. We begin to question our plan. Our goal. Surely if it was meant to be, it would happen just like we expect, right?
Wrong. Continue reading
Today is one of those days where I am really feeling my flaws. As much as we hate to admit it sometimes, we all have them. If you think you don’t, you are just fooling yourself. But what I have learned over time is that it is perfectly normal. Nobody is perfect, except for Jesus that is.
I oftentimes find myself trying to act like I never make mistakes. I am a perfectionist by nature, I admit that. Though that has dulled over the years as well. I have finally come to terms with and accepted the fact that neither I, nor anyone else on this earth, will ever be perfect. Even so, I still find myself trying to be all things to all people. Continue reading
The main purpose of this blog has always been to uplift others. I am typically a very positive person who likes to share the hope and love I have with all of you. But I don’t want to try and fool people into thinking my life is rainbows and sunshine all the time. There are plenty of times I feel down and out. One of the main places I write from are the experiences I’m having or have had in life.
One of the hardest things I’ve had to deal with is a sense of rejection. It’s basically been the running theme of my life. The worst of it happened during adolescence, which unfortunately had a huge impact on my feelings of self worth. Although I am in a far better place now than I ever have been, negative feelings from the past still rear their ugly head from time to time. Continue reading
There are a lot different ways to live your life in this big, crazy world. Many of us will grow up, get a job, buy a house, maybe get married and have a family, and will just continue in the great circle of life until the good Lord calls them home. Is there anything wrong with this? I’m not saying that necessarily. As long as you’re happy in what you’re doing!
Many however, are not happy. They become stuck in a rut and life just becomes just a series of ho-hum days, which turn into ho-hum weeks, months and finally…years.
My friends, we are meant to live for so much more than this! I speak from experience. I was that person, going to the same ho-hum job every day, just doing what I felt I had to do. But then I heard God’s call to me, telling me it was time for a change. That He had much bigger plans for me.
Ask and you shall receive.
I’m sure we’ve all heard the phrase. Jesus said this Himself in John 16:24.
Until now, I never truly understood. Sure, I get the asking part. That’s easy. However, looking at that phrase alone there is one thing missing. The most important part!
So what is that? Continue reading
There have been a lot of celebrity deaths in the news lately. I don’t know what it is about the end of the year that brings this about, but it seems to be the norm every single year. And let’s face it. It’s not just celebrities stories that catch our attention. Continue reading
When I started out with this blog last year, I just had one goal in mind. To change the world! Not by what I had to say, but what God wanted me to say. I wanted to set the world on fire. I still do. But after a year I have realized just how slow a process that is. And what I have learned over this past year, is that I’m totally fine with that. All in God’s timing, not my own.
I have realized that even if I just impact one person, I am still making a difference. I have big hopes and dreams, but you cannot set the world ablaze in an instant. It is a gradual buildup. And even now, I still don’t know how brightly my flame is going to glow, but that’s ok. All that matters is that it’s there for people to see.
This past year has been a lesson in patience, but I am so very excited for what the future holds. I have no doubt that God is using this time to build things up. No matter how slow the process, the timing will be perfect in the end. This I know. I have seen God’s hand in my life and I am so very grateful. I know He is working things out for me. Whatever impact I am supposed to make in this world, will come to pass. No matter how big or small. Thank you, Lord, for the opportunity to serve You. Amen.
It’s interesting how life moves with its different ebbs and flows. You think you have things all figured out one minute when suddenly something happens and changes everything. Sometimes for the better, sometimes the worse. We go about our days making plans when in reality, you never really know what could happen from day to day.
It’s good to make plans, of course. To have goals and dreams in mind that we want to accomplish. But it’s also important to remember Who is truly in control. If something you planned isn’t going as expected, try to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. It’s not always easy to see things from God’s perspective, but it is important to trust His will for your life. Nothing is by accident. Continue reading
This is a rotten world that we live in. How’s that for a starter line! Let me correct that by saying, this is a beautiful world we live in!
Wait, what? Those are two totally contradictory statements. What’s up with that? Continue reading