Saturday, May 31
Friday, May 30
Thursday, May 29
So here I am at the end of the day, and I can honestly say I feel good about my choices today. My choices have been based on those around me and how I can help them. I have chosen to move in an area that is completely unfamiliar for the benefit of others. I feel very good about that. Tonight I will rest easy, knowing that my motives have been in the right place.
Dear God, thanking for showing me your ways and directing me to walk in them. I give you the glory. Without you I am nothing, but through you I can do all things. I love you...
Wednesday, May 28
Tuesday, May 27
Monday, May 26
Sunday, May 25
Friday, May 23
Thursday, May 22
Something that's really been on my mind lately is "Accepting responsibility for your actions." In the past months I have witnessed grown adults denying responsibility for their actions. It amazes me how an adult makes a choice to respond to a situation and then openly states that it wasn't their fault they responded the way they did! I find that shocking.
I am also amazed at these people who attempt to defend themselves in this area. They get on a soap box complaining and griping because they were the victim and then, you can always count on the next statement..."It's not my fault". Wow!! How can the decisions you make not be your responsibility?
We are all dealt cards that we would prefer not to have, but how we choose to handle those cards, whether we discard, or hold onto them, is completely up to us. We are completely, totally, and solely responsible for our choices. We may not be able to control our circumstances, but we can definitely control how we respond to those circumstances.
I say step up to the plate and accept responsibility for your choices. Good or Bad. Right or Wrong. Be an adult, make adult decisions. Deal with the consequences.
Wednesday, May 21
Tuesday, May 20
Monday, May 19
Saturday, May 17
Friends, they're the ones who love us even though we still have room to grow, they accept our faults, and overlook the areas in our lives that need to be perfected.
What would we do without faithful friends?
Friday, May 16
As you can see her profession is in the medical field. And WOW you couldn't ask for a more professional and confident worker than her! I have watched her work on several occasions and she is the most cordial, fluent, caring nurse I have ever met. Not to say I haven't met good nurses before, it's just that Brandy shines above them all.
Thursday, May 15
Wednesday, May 14
Tuesday, May 13
Monday, May 12
Sunday, May 11
Saturday, May 10
Friday, May 9
Thursday, May 8
Wednesday, May 7
...come again another day. I'm sick of the rain. I have had an incredibly unproductive day and since I can blame no one else and I don't want to blame myself, I have decided to blame it on the rain!
Monday, May 5
Sunday, May 4
Saturday, May 3
Friday, May 2
- What motivates you? What is truly in your heart shows when you do anything in life. So when you determine why you are doing it, then you determine what is in your heart.
- Take care of your illness before you try to Dr someone else! I know we all hate to admit it, but sometimes the issues we have in life are created by us. :ouch: Taking a look at our own heart sometimes brings to light that we need to take care of some of our own issues before we go trying to take care of other peoples issues.
As we progress through this life many obstacles are thrown in our way. The way we respond to those obstacles is a tremendous reflection of what is going on on the inside!
Those of you who know me may have heard me say, "When the vessel is tipped, what pours out?" The interesting thing about a vessel is that they are so varied. They can be ornately beautiful or as simple as the one pictured. Another interesting thing is the same thing can be poured from either vessel. It could be the sweetest drink you have ever tasted or the most sour and repugnant drink you could imagine. Either drink could come from either vessel. The only way to find out what is inside is to tip the vessel and see what pours out....
So today's self-evaluation question is this... "What's pouring out of your vessel?"
Thursday, May 1
As I began to ponder these two incidents, I discovered that I have a great disdain for something dangerous that looks safe and innocent. I find it incredibly disgusting that in one sentence you talk about God and all the blessings he gives you and the promises he has for you and in the next sentence you are slinging around cuss words and vomiting bitterness.
I certainly don't profess to be perfect. (Well, sometimes I do, but I really am just joking!) And I absolutely understand that we all have issues; issues that need to be fixed by the power of God. But, WOW, cuss words and dirty jokes? I mean sometimes we act so much like the unchurched, it's hard to tell we are "the church". Why on earth would anyone want to be a part of the Kingdom of God if there's not any difference between us and them?
Maybe we should take time and examine our lives. Do we do what the unchurched do and yet say we're "the church"? "Come look at me, be different, be changed." And yet there's really not anything different about our lives compared to theirs.
Do you truly have peace? Do you have joy? Do you have hope?
ONLY YOU CAN DETERMINE THE ANSWERS....