Wednesday, September 21, 2016




JUST MY THOUGHTS:


Never before in my life have I seen such segregation in our Nation. But it makes perfect sense. People need a sense of "Belonging".  You know what groups I am talking about with out me mentioning them in my blog.

People have always demonstrated a need to identify with a group. This is how they think they can "find and validate themselves" .  People have a need to feel....  to feel that they are a part of something bigger than themselves. To feel they "belong".  This may include fighting for a cause.  Sense of Purpose.. yes a sense of "I'm ok because I belong to a group of people who belive I am ok".

Oh my..... Yes, We as a Nation have lost our way.  Divided (isn't that what the ememy wants?  To divide and conquer!!! 

Like Sheep led a stray by those who would like to destroy the foundation of our Nation. 

ONE Nation UNDER GOD, indivisible, with Liberty and just FOR ALL.             For ALL those who believe in One Nation Under God! 

Then because you belong to Christ Jesus, God will bless you with peace that no one can completely understand. And this peace will control the way you think and feel.    Philippians 4:7 

What a comfort to know I BELONG to Christ! A Living God. A God of Love, Purpose and Hope. I have found "who I am" and "why I am" and "what my life is about".  This brings me peace and hope for tomorrow.


Praying for our Nation.  
What will it take to turn our hearts? Tragedy Unites People.. maybe that is what it will take to draw this Nation to it's knees and reach out to find the TRUTH.  I sure hope this isn't the way.  I hope it's when we STAND UP and SPEAK the TRUTH.

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, 
THE TRUTH and the life: 
no man cometh unto the Father, 
but by me. John 14:6

Sunday, December 6, 2015

A life worth Living -

My Thought today




The things of the world that we think are so big and important and  are what we "need"  to satisfy us really  have NO SUBSTANCE and easily fall through us... like a colander.  That is why the things of world are never enough.  We are continually striving and trying to fill our lives..... We are never really satisfied.  (overeat, indulge, addictions, ... trying to satisfy themselves). Empty Lives

The only  real thing that has Substance and Form ...  is the LOVE of GOD.  He is the only thing we NEED because HE is REAL and he Satisfies our Soul. We are Complete and Full when We have the Love of Christ.  

Silly analogy but oh so true.   We are like a Colander .... and when  get  shaken up by events and circumstances .... the "small"  non important  things of the world that we have filled our lives with.... fall through and we are left, lonely, hopeless, fearful  and  EMPTY. 

Only the substance of a Christ centered life remains in us when we  are shaken.  He and His Word Give us purpose. 

Today I am thankful that we have the opportunity to server a loving God who fills us with HIS POWER and TRUTH.  In Him we are whole and Full of Life. A Life worth Living. 




Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Writing a Book titled: Fred Likes Donuts

Yes,  A  Crazy title of  the book I am writing for my Grand kids  
"Fred Likes Donuts" 

Sometimes it's the ridiculous and silly things that catch our attention.  Eating "Donuts"... really??  Probably one of the worse things to eat.  No nutritional value. Ahhhh,  it is nothing less than pure carnal pleasure to eat a donut.  I hate to say this but I use to love having a warm freshly made glazed donut  .... and Crispy Cream Donuts tapped into decedent treat. Warm sweet melt in your mouth treat.  

                 Gheeze where am I going with this.... well  

I had the joy of  taking my Grand kids once a week  to school.  Of course the incentive was.. "be ready on time  kids and we will stop for a donut on the way to school".  

Soooo
One morning  I asked my Grand daughter on the way to school “what are you going to do today”?  She   answered “I don’t know”  …. I then quickly responded back to her saying  “Fred likes Donuts….  that’s what you can do today”…and of course I captured her attention with my silly response.  Here is a preview of the  "book" I want to write for my Grand kids.  The Title:

Fred Likes Donuts

The first letter in name 

Fred 
will remind  you....  "F" stands for  Family and Friends.   

Each day start out by setting a goal to make a new friend or spend time with a friend or family.  Seek opportunities to "be a good friend... brother, sister, cousin, grand kid, daughter, son, nephew, niece"... etc.

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The first letter  in the word Likes
will remind  you  "L" stands for Learn 
Each day start out by setting a goal to seek opportunities to LEARN something new.  It could be as simple as learning  the meaning of a word.  It can be learning about others... or learning about yourself.  Learning is what helps us grow and improve ourselves.  when you 

Love to learn and 
L earn to Love ....
This is very powerful. 
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The first letter  in the word Donuts 
will remind  you 
about everyday  about making a 
Difference.  You Can Make a Difference! 

Each day start out by setting a goal to seek opportunities to make a difference.  

It is all about the choices you make each day
It is  all about making good choices
It is about being a good Deed Doer
It is all about making a 
positive Difference
for
You and those around You
Making a difference is as simple as...
Be Positive
Be Helpful
Be Courteous
Be Kind
Be Thoughtful
Be a Good Listener
Be Caring
Be Forgiving
Be Sensitive to others
Be the Best at everything you do
Be a good  DEED DOER
                                       Can you think of some?

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Ask yourself  At the End of the Day:

Fred    
  Did I make any new FRIEND?
  Was I kind and helpful to my FRIENDS or FAMILY ?
Likes 
  What is something new I LEARN today? 

Donuts 
  Did I make good choices today?  Choices that will make a  positive DIFFERENCE ….for me, for someone else ,   for the maybe ….the world ? Did I do any good Deeds?





Friday, September 11, 2015

The "F" word



 Fear is Natural
            Faith is Supernatural


Walking is a natural event
Walking in Faith is a supernatural event


Good night

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Respond vs React or Walking on the Water

It has been placed on my heart and in my mind the need to "step out on the water".  To set my focus on HIM and not the Storm I am in.   The Storm is overwhelming and consuming my thoughts... I am becoming frozen in fear.

The fear that overtakes us in the mist of the storm is incredible.

 It's  R E A L .... it's tangible when we are slapped around by the wind and soaked by the rain.  The shock of the lightening (what we see) and the rattle (what we feel) by the thunder is R E A L....  We wake kup and go to bed feeling like the Storm is the center of our life.
The Storm is R E A L ... it's happening.  We have no control over the Storm.

The "natural" reaction is to hide... take refuge.... seek shelter.  (distract and comfort ourselves).  This takes the form of indulgent eating, sleeping, watching mindless TV/Movies.  Being a workaholic, alcoholic, eataholic (I made that up).

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All those REACTIONS are "natural".  Even the animals seek refuge in the storm.  Reacting to the storm  WILL stop us from moving forward.  It's difficult to see where we are wanting to be (moving towards our goals)  because we are overwhelmed just trying to survive the storm.  We  are frozen like a little animal hiding under a bush.

What I am hearing from the Lord is to Call on HIM and then...
 STEP OUT ONTO THE WATER !

We are BODY, MIND and SPIRIT - The  RESPONSE needed comes from your Spirit.

In the storms of our lives we need to take hold of our Faith by TRUSTING in HIM and  Respond by STEPPING out of the BOAT onto the Water

That can only be accomplished by SPIRITUALLY KEEPING OUR EYE's on HIM.  Even though the lighting and the thunder causes our BODY and MIND to want to run and hide.  Even though we are drenched in the rain and the wind is pushing us around  and making it almost impossible to even walk and see where we are going.

It is TIME to
Call out to the Lord! And then step out on the water... the ULTIMATE test of Faith !   To defy the natural, tangible storm you are in and live and WALK in the SPIRIT.

HE WILL CATCH YOU and SAVE you if you as you step out and begin to WALK in FAITH..



But Jesus immediately said to them: 
“Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
“Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
“Come, he said.
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him.
 “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”

Matthew 14:22-33


All of this is not new to me.... I've heard it before. 
 Yet, here I am again caught in the Storm and reacting by seeking refuge.  Hiding in the mist of the Storm and being frozen in fear.

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My Prayer today....
Today... I will
 "walk in the spirit" by 

HEARING (praying)  
and 
SEEING (reading) His WORD 
and 
LISTENING to Him

 as he 
CALLS out  COME !  
Walk on the water to me !

Every time I am struck by thoughts of fear today
I will get a picture in my head and say to myself... "step out on the water" 
Then I will see my Lord with his hand extended and keep my EYE's ON HIM as I Walk spiritually on the water today.

Did you know...
My Blog is all about  being HEALTHY .....
Health is about acknowledging we are 
BODY   MIND  and SPIRIT (we seem to forget about our Spiritual side) 

Our HEALTH is DEPENDANT ON   
Responding not Reacting 
to the Storms in our Lives 

Respect this
Understand this
Live by this

Don't react to the Storms in your Life
RESPOND in the SPIRIT
And be set Free from FEAR