Thursday, December 25, 2014
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Sunday, December 21, 2014
My final Sunday holiday look for this series. I was able to get the kid to participate resulting in a staged holiday card. We wish you all the merriest Christmas. May your faith in a loving God increase making your heart lighter. Enjoy your family. If there aren't any gifts cool because it's Jesus birthday and the only gift he wants your life! #GettoknowHim
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Hope all is well with each of you who take the time to stop by my blog. If I had to set a goal for 2015 it would be that I'm granted more opportunities to write about my faith walk and someone is uplifted, encouraged and blessed. No matter what is going on around you keep going.
Remember faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. I haven't seen some things yet. Other things I wish I hadn't seen or experienced. On the other hand, I've grown and matured so much. So I recognize the importance of my struggles. They've pushed me closer to God and further away from depending on humans. Not that I don't have a good support system but I NEEDED to learn total dependence.
I've learned to keep dreaming for myself and my students. I'm more sensitive to the roadblocks they face. My gifts are being utilized to the max! I'm Ram tough. #PBLCHS
I've learned how blessed I am to have KT for a son. I spent the first few years of his life worrying that I wouldn't do a good job caring for him. To see the humble, smart, handsome, talented young man he's grown into speaks volumes that I did /am doing something right. Note to parents: I didn't give him a lot of materialistic things but all his needs were always met. The memories we've made as a family are more valuable than anything money can buy.
Today take time out to reflect on the good. There are so many others who would gladly trade journeys. Don't judge an individual by their social media life. Reach out to an old friend or family member. Don't text, call. Show them you care. If you are reading this, you've been given another day. Grab life forcefully and live.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
This is my second time typing this post so I know that someone is going to be encouraged. I wanted to share a little bit of today's sermon taken from the first chapter of Luke. Pastor Whitney shared with us today how easy it is for us to be competitive, it's our human nature.
If we look at the story of two cousins Mary and Elizabeth, we will see both of them receiving the same promise and were expecting the same blessing. How often has this happened tobus as we look around and see others moving ahead and we are still waiting for our window of opportunity? We've been putting in the work and still no BIG break!
The lesson to be learned from this Bible story is that we must be patient. An even greater lesson is that we must learn to celebrate when others receive greater. Learning to be happy when someone receives what appears to be the blessing we have waited so long for is a sign of maturity in our faith.
Think about it. Your blessing may be tied to your neighbor. Don't doom your future with a jealous spirit. Put life in your mouth! Continue to speak those dreams into existence. Hold fast to your confessions of faith. Instead of speaking ill of someone's promotion, applaud them. You'll look up and see your awaited promise has been birthed.