Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Check In

It never ceases to amaze me- people when they ask for your help, and you help; then they are excessive in or demanding more.  So, want do you do?  How can you help where it will be beneficial?  First, check in with Holy Spirit, and then follow.  If you charge in without checking with Holy Spirit, you can become drained, disgusted, disappointed, disillusioned. 

As a matter of fact, check with Holy Spirit period, then you can rest assured that you are not alone, you will make it through.  You can save precious energy by checking first.  type to you later.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Need for Aid

I am amazed at the seasonal support for people who need food.  Although more is needed, it is still great- for this season.  Stay with me.  Aren't the people who are hungry during this season hungry in other seasons?  And if they are hungry, who comes to their aid?   Do you know what it is like to be hungry?  I mean, not because you are trying to diet, but because you cannot feed yourself, nor your family.  Think about that.  If you are contemplating that, then nothing more is needed to be said.  You really can make a difference.  Yes, it begins with you.  Make an effort to share through prayer and financial support to those who need you now. Tomorrow may be too late- for them, for you.  type to you later.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Season of Thanks

Blessings for a season of thanks.  Yes, my prayer for you is for a great Thanksgiving day with family and friends, but more than that . . . more than just one day.  I bless you with a season of thanks, a season where you can see the blessings each day, and then give thanks for them.  One where you will recognize that, in spite of your circumstances, you have reason to give thanks.  type to you later.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Life seems unfair so many times.  But 'fair from life' was never promised.  What was promised was life more abundant.  That means a life rich in love and family, grace and peace.  The mother of a friend was called on an early flight to heaven yesterday.  Yes, it is hard for my friend, not because it is at Thanksgiving, but because it is a new journey of a loving relationship that she must learn.  The joyful piece is that God has already blessed my friend with a new life in her baby daughter.  No, not to replace the one He took, but because He loves her. 

I bless with you holding on to each step that God has given.  Again, be in the present moment with God. It is another way of saying- enjoy the life God has given.  Contemplate the season that you are in, another is coming.  Blessings of joy each day. type to you later.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Hope vs. Unhope

There is so much 'unhope' in society.  So many conversations, so many deeds of corruption.  So many hurt people hurting people.  So many strange pieces of the puzzle of life.  All of these pieces for many people offer 'unhope'.  That's my word- don't try to look it up.  Yet . . . in spite of . . . there is still hope.  Actually, hope was never lost, if you are clear what report you believe. 

When the spies were sent to check out the land the Israelites were to possess most were afraid of the inhabitants, only two said, "we can take them."  'Unhope' says, "we can't do it," "too much going on," "too little resources," "not enough time" "too late."  But  hope says, "if God says so, then go."  How will you know?  How can you be sure?  Wait, listen, watch- and then trust.  Wait to hear Holy Spirit, listen to the guidance, watch God's moves in your life, trust Jesus. 

Use this season to explore your thankfulness.  Start with your life, you are blessed with a connection that many people miss.  Many miss their connection with God, and it can result in 'unhope'.  You have hope.  type to you later.

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Okay, this time look at no one else except you. What are you doing? No,really. What are you doing? Too many times we blame everyone else for everything we can or cannot do. But- what are you doing about it? How are you striving to change your situation? Oh, believe me, no one can hinder all of your trying all of the time. That's all I have - look at your self. Think a plan, make a plan, work it. type to you later.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

LIve Life

Why do so many leaders in the church keep the congregation crippled?  It would be so much better to aid in the spiritual transformation of the congregants by teaching and discipling them.  Instead, leaders tend to leave the congregation in the playpen, offering a 'toy' of superficial praise of a job well done or some other acknowledgement.   Why?  Why can't the congregants see it?  What they don't understand can be damaging to them.   They can't see because many of them refuse to believe.  And so they stay in the playpen, never questioning what is beyond the playpen.  And the leaders are fine with that because many of them cannot handle your playpen questions. 

Step out, study, pray, and study again. . And then find someone else to aid you in understanding. You have an awesome opportunity to grow through the adverse conditions you presently find yourself in. There is more, life! Live it fully. type to you later!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Don't you love the changing of the seasons?  It enforces that things don't always stay the same.  Don't you think that is an awesome thought?  You see, if everything stayed the sames then there would be no 'newness' of anything.  Enjoy the newness of the new season. Look for the newness in your season.  Cherish the time with God right here, right now, or as Jean-Pierre De Caussade calls it, the "Sacrament of the Present Moment."

In the "Sacrament of the Present Moment," De Caussade also says, “All simple souls must admire and respect one another, saying: 'Let us proceed each one along our path to the same goal, united in purpose and by means of God's order which, in its great variety, is in us all.”  It is a cool way to procede in life and then to be in 'the moment.' 

Do not let another season pass you by.  Shift your focus from 'what was' and 'what will be' to 'what is'.  Watch children how they can shut everything just to enjoy nature.  As adults we have missed the lessons of the present moment, whether good or bad. You see, even when we can be in that moment without running, without hiding, without medicating, then we can see God.  De Caussade says, “God instructs the heart, not by ideas but by pains and contradictions.”  Enjoy each season.  When you press into that season you can find peace by finding God. That's mine. Cherish the moment for each turn on your journey, each change of the season, each moment, and I promise you will find peace. type to you later.