Monday, May 23, 2011

Stop Trying

It is exhausting - trying to keep up with the demands of society.  You find yourself running after stuff you don't want, things you don't need, and blocked by only your missteps.  So how can you slow it down?  Refocus.  Retreat.  Use this day to shift your focus to what Holy Spirit is guiding.  Yeah, He is guiding, but you may have been too busy to hear.  Take one day to practice a spiritual discipine of silence, solitude, or fasting.

Try it.  I promise you can learn so much about yourself.  You will find in the 'listening for God' that your way is already laid out.  It cuts down so much of your 'rat race' running.  Enjoy the joys of this day! type to you later.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Can you Afford It?

"If we are fools enough to remain at the mercy of the people who want to sell us happiness, it will be impossible for us ever to be content with anything" (Merton 2005, 33). 

Wow! Think about it.  Examine the price you have paid for 'happiness',  and then look at the 'no fee' attached to joy and peace.  Crazy, isn't it?  type to you later.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Over the last few days, I have had flashbacks over the places I have been, the things I have done, the lessons I have learned.  And I have been amazed at the joys, the wonders of the journey.  So now, why can't I see that I am still on a journey?  I am.  And while it may not be the path I'd rather be on, it is a great adventure wherever God takes me, up or down, through trials and on great slides of life, it is the path of my journey.  Yes, sometimes I wonder why some things; but you see- it is still the 'all things plan' of God. 
We can't misinterpret- it's not 'all good things', but all things work together for good for those who love the love the Lord and are the called according to His purpose.  So - whatever - however- whomever- whenever- it's all good, as long as we in the plan.  Enjoy each day of the journey.  Learn what you can, and don't forget to say thanks.  type to you later.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Don't Share

Yes, I am excited about the events of the last few days.  Please allow me to say, "Ding, dong the witch is dead."  Okay.  And yes, it happened on Barack Obama's watch.  Yeah!  But let's move on. What does this mean to me?  Oh I love how cool President Obama was.  I just want to say- there are some things you just cannot share.  That is what I am getting to- you can't share everything with all people.  My mother, my father, my former pastor, F.G. Sampson, all used to say, "You can't share your dreams with everyone." 

When God gives you a vision, a revelation, a word, it is for you.  Allow God to show you what to do with what has been given.  Then work your work, right under the radar of others, of friends, of the enemy.  And when it comes to fruition then you can say. "Look at God."  During the progession you keep saying, "yes God."  Don't let anyone coerce you into their journey.  If your journey winds along with another's journey, let Holy Spirit do the winding. 

Write it down, make it plain, stay the course. and wait on it.  type to you later.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Get Help

I've been watching, waiting, and eliminating.  I am still watching God's moves in my life.  I continue to wait on and follow Holy Spirit's guidance through all things.  I continue to eliminate stuff that keeps me from my commune with Jesus.  And that really is some stuff.  The more I see me -the less I see you- the less I see you- the more I "feel" you.  I have learned that we can only keep up with our stuff.  When we do that, we have no time to keep up with your stuff.  When we don't keep up with your stuff we can begin to understand better why your stuff causes you grief.  In order to help yourself, and to help others, get help yourself.  type to you later.