Sunday, September 24, 2017

Little Frustrations

Why do we get frustrated so easily? Could it be just a distraction to keep us from moving forward? Could it be? Quite possibly. I got frustrated when Blogger was not updated to run with my Ipad, so I didn't blog as much, as it would drop off. But I missed talking with you. See how easily we can become distracted? All I had to do was blog on my lap top. Wow.

 What about you? Where have you been distracted? Where have you let little frustrations turn you around? here is so much that God is doing in each of our lives and we miss it by becoming distracted. Pause and ask "Is it you Lord?" Then proceed, "Show me your way." Go ahead, watch what God is doing . . . and don't be distracted. enough for now.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Don't Forget to Say Thanks

"I come to the garden alone, while the dew is still on the roses. And the voice I heard falling on my ear, the Son of God discloses. And he walks with me and he talks with me, and he tells me I am His own. And the joy we share, as we tarry there, none other has ever known." I grew up on that song and found myself singing it this morning. And thanking him for all he has done for me. I just started rattling off what I could.  Oh my goodness, the peace when we hang out with Jesus.

But then it brought me back to something else. Don't forget to say thanks. Yesterday I taught one of a few classes. And the lunch was bought and brought in for the adult students. I thanked the dean for the lunch. And I thought I missed it, so I checked with the dean later - no one else said thanks. Bur I was also surprised at the students complaining about the work they had to do. That is wrong on so many levels. You see, in this life, nothing is promised us, nothing should be taken for granted. People do not have to be kind. And - when you want something you work for it. It's what you do. So at any place, if someone does something for you- you just ought to say thanks.

You don't acknowledge kindness, you don't respect the process, authority? And then you wonder why the young people act as they do- they are getting it from you. And if you are acting liking this, how much less are you thanking God?  Can you see why that is a problem - preachers?

Don't forget to says thanks. Go ahead- take a 60 second 'thanks' break and thank God. Just let it roll, don;t out it in order, name as much as you can. . .  Pause and marvel at his many blessings to you, how he places, people in your life, how he holds you from danger- seen and unseen, how he points the way again and again (it's on you when you don't follow). How he _________________ you fill it in. And begin taking 60 second 'thanks' break during your day. See what does for you, your life, yor health. Don't forget to say thanks. enough for now.

Thursday, September 7, 2017


So how are you doing in releasing your busyness? See, you are so busy that you have not tried to release. But you must release in order to experience a balance. Go ahead. Release- let go. And watch God. enough for now.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Busy, not Busy-ness

Ir has been a busy time. No it is always a busy time. The thing is to not let the business of the time take you, but you take the busy-ness out of the busy time. How can you do that? By relinquishing your control and allowing Holy Spirit to move you through what is necessary and when. Another thing I do is write down at the start of my day what I feel I need to accomplish. Then I turn it over to God and check off what is done.

Let's get started. What is left for you to accomplish today? Write it down and give it to God. And get started. No more busy-ness. enough for now.