What does this word mean to you? Do it mean a prayer before a meal? Does it mean the way someone moves? Does it mean a period of time? Does it mean how you should respond to others? Does it mean how God responds to you? If we use Jesus as our example then we… Continue reading Grace…
There are many who may say or do things to bait you into freaking out. There are many who make act or behave in a way in order to cause you to freak out. Remember that you can't control how others are going to act but you can control how you will respond. Was it… Continue reading Don’t freak out!
Ever heard the words "it was the best of times, it was the worst of times"? Ever considered what is taking place on this planet right now and all the good and amazing things that are taking place? Ever considered what is taking place on this planet right now and all the evil, the pain,… Continue reading What starts fights and quarrels among you?
So, you are going along your normal routine, you know what you believe, you are generous to others, and you pray. How would you respond if you were faced with a vision, a vision of an angel of God, and the angel called you to do something, how would you respond? Would you respond out… Continue reading What would it take for you to really want to know the truth?
You realize your role is care taker right? You realize your role is to be a good steward right? So when the owner comes to check in on how things are going, how will you treat them? What if they send a delegate instead of showing up personally, how will you treat them? What if… Continue reading How will you treat the owner?
There is a huge difference between reacting and responding. A reaction is typically quick, without much thought, tense and aggressive. A response is thought out, calm and non-threatening. A reaction typically provokes more reactions – perpetuating a long line of hatefulness with nothing accomplished. A response typically provokes discussion – perpetuating healthy discussion (debate even)… Continue reading How should you be responding? Are you reacting or responding?
Ever learned how they are diametrically opposed? I have over the years had the opportunity in both a work and a volunteer situation been able to learn about how the brain works and the battle that takes place between emotions and logic. Be it back when I was in a call center and not only… Continue reading Emotions vs Logic…
Every year around this time I get an opportunity to visit another campus. Every year around this time I get the opportunity to recruit people from our larger body to join me in serving at risk youths. This year I get the additional opportunity to go with my son to a new experience and be… Continue reading What will we learn today?
How do you respond to a request? What if the request becomes a demand, does that change your response? How do you determine if it is an OK request or a ridiculous request or something in the middle? How do you respond when it is the first request? How do you respond when it is… Continue reading Ever found certain people or certain places to be very demanding?
Ever realized that there are some people who seem to not like your success? Ever noticed the techniques that are taken to try and ruffle your feathers and get you to engage? We know from 2 Timothy 1: So do not be ashamed of the message about our Lord that we tell people. And do… Continue reading Stay above the fray! Take the high ground! Don’t get drawn into the mud slinging!
Turn to God! Trust God! Praise God! Pray to God! Seek first the kingdom of God because God will take care of the rest! When all you have is God you have everything you need! What is looking crazy to you? Is there too much conflict? Is there too much finger pointing? Is there too… Continue reading What do you do when the world around you looks crazy or like it is going crazy?
Do you need to be involved in everything? What if it is what you have been doing for years and a new person comes in and starts wanting to change thing? What if it is what you have owned? It might be better or it might just cause more angst with others who depend on… Continue reading Do you need to be involved with everything?
The Story of Job. - Day 37 Ever considered the driving force behind that feeling? Ever considered the purpose for what you wanted to do? Ever considered the intentions you have for stepping in or speaking out or speaking up? Was it out of self-importance? Was it out of frustration that nobody else was able… Continue reading Ever had enough observing and got to the point where you felt you had to step in or speak up or speak out?
The Story of Job. – Day 36 Who do you trust? What do you trust? When do you trust? Where do you trust? Why do you trust? How do you trust? If you trust then do you need to keep protesting and trying to prove your case? If you trust then do you need to… Continue reading How much do you need to protest to prove your case?
The Story of Job. - Day 31 The day after the first announcement, how do you feel? The day after the holiday party, how do you feel? The day after the report, how do you feel? The day after the news, how do you feel? The day after the even, how do you feel? The… Continue reading How will you feel the day after?