Monthly Archives: June 2017

Soul on fire

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What sets your soul on fire? I have seen so many people become so complacent about life. They are just going through the motions with their work, marriage, family, and beliefs. We need to find our passion. What do you like to do? What gets you fired up? Wake up thinking about those things and get moving. If you don’t like your job, work towards getting one you are passionate about. Put a spark back in your marriage. Go on a date, a real date, where you dress up and go somewhere nice. Run and play with your kids, don’t worry about who is watching you or what the neighbors will say. Go outside and worship in all that beauty God has given us. Get that fire back in your soul and live life the with passion it deserves!!!

2 outcomes: succeed or learn

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There are 2 outcomes when you do something, you either succeed or you learn. It is so easy to say “you win your lose”, “you succeed or you fail”. There is better to say this you either “reach your goal” or “you learned”. Failure is such a diminishing word. I have learned that when I have failed something, I learned from it. This concept helped me to continue forward to the goal I am striving for. The next time you come up short on a project or goal don’t say you “failed”, say “you learned.”

The low wave

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The low wave. If you are a motorcycle rider, you know what that is. If not let me explain. There seems to be an unwritten rule that if you ride a motorcycle you are to do the low wave to any other rider you pass. My dad did this. I would be riding behind him and when we would pass another rider, my dad would put his hand down and wave. It was always given back. It seems to bring all these riders together. They are all on the same page just for that moment.

We all need the low wave in our life. We are all on this world just trying to do the best for our family and ourselves. We are all on the same page. Let’s help each other through this journey we call life and give out many “low waves”.

Not a dream, a plan

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Don’t call it a dream, call it a plan. When you set your goals in life, we have a tendency to call them dreams. “My dream home”, “My dream job”, “My dream car”. We can “dream” all we want but if we don’t work towards those “dreams” we will never reach them. Plan to get that home, job or car. You can do it. It may not be right away but if you set a plan in motion, do the work that you need to do to achieve them, you will. Next time call it “The home I plan to buy”, “The job I plan to get”, “The car I plan to buy”. Not a dream, a Plan!!!!

Where God guides, God provides

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Where God guides, God provides. Watch a bird today. It doesn’t hesitate when it takes off to fly. It just spreads it’s wings and takes the leap.  We should follow the example of the bird. Seek God’s will for your life. Don’t hesitate or be afraid. Take the leap, because when God guides you to go somewhere or do something, He will provide what you need for the journey or situation.  Be the bird, spread your wings and fly.

Kindness

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Kindness can spread quickly. When one act of kindness is done, it has the tendency to create another. Kindness doesn’t have to be a big gesture. It can be as simple as holding the door for someone. Let’s spread kindness through our family, work and community and watch it grow.

Every Flower Makes the Bouquet

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Every flower makes the bouquet. Can you imagine this bouquet without the tiny little white flowers? There would be empty spaces that would take away from the beauty of it. Life is like that. We may not be the main “flower” but we are important in this world. Sometimes it is easy to feel defeated when you look around and see all the “important” people. They can make us feel small and not important. Stop and imagine the situation you are in and what it would be like without you. It would have empty spaces and it would not be as beautiful or important as it is right now. This “bouquet” we call life needs you in it!!!!

Feel God

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Where you feel God is your church. You don’t have to go into a building on a Sunday to feel God. My mom would tell me that her best moments with God were when she would sit on a mountain and pray. God made nature for us to use to glorify Him. What a better way then to have “church” amidst that nature!!!

Be Still

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Be still. That is very hard to do in these days. There is so much “noise” and “activity” going on in the world today. It is very easy to get caught up in the swirl of it all. Soon we feel so drained and defeated that we lash out in many ways. Maybe to our families, friends or at work.  We all need to find a time to be still. Maybe it is in the early morning or late at night. God is always there.  You just need to be still and know Him, pray to Him and most importantly listen to Him.  You will be amazed of how calm you can become when you do this. So at some point today, take time and be still.