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…
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?
Ever been put into a situation where things were so ambiguous that you were uncertain what your specific role is and what your responsibilities are? Ever been in a situation where your role was clearly defined including your responsibilities called out? Do you remember the difference it made when it came to your day to… Continue reading Do you understand your role and responsibilities?
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?
Do you think it is you? Do you think it is your spouse? Do you think it is your boss? Do you think it is your coworker? Do you think it is your politicians? Do you think it is your judges? Do you think it is the police? Do you think it is the lawyers?… Continue reading Who is in charge?
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!
Are you content with where you are at? Are you satisfied with where you are at? Would you add anything to your plate? Would you remove anything from your plate? Would change anything? Now before you answer that ... what if you knew there was a change coming that could obliterate everything as it is… Continue reading Is there anything you would add? would remove? would change?
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?
The Story of Job. - Day 24 What to do? How to respond? You give your decision and are told you are supported but have one more conversation with someone else. You share your decision and are told that they want you to be happy even though they wouldn't be happy with your decision and… Continue reading What do you do when you don’t know what to do?