Tuesday, February 28, 2017

60 SECOND LAINE-Get Serious

Quietyly yet intentionally go to God.

You're feeling lost...
you're feeling lonely...
you're looking to feel something positive...

I am reminded today to stop looking for a feeling and look for the truth.
So let God work His will in you.

For me the catch phrase is stop trying to figure it all out!
It's making you anxious!

Say a yes to God and He'll be there in no time.

Get serious. Stop playing around.

Get down on your knees before the Master; it's the only way you'll get on your feet.

Grow up.

Truth sets us free.
Pray this:  God help me to find inner truth. Amen.
Words to live by.

We can't keep looking at the world and God. It's only God!

Saturday, February 25, 2017


Wait "What did you just say?" She repeats "You guys are such a good team to work with. I like coming over to your section it is peaceful." Tears welled up in my eyes and my heart skipped a beat of joy.

I must explain. It was a special moment because she just acknowledged everything I had been praying for...peace, favor and team work. I could give you the long version of how this occurred over months of patience, taking the high road, putting others first, minding my own business and being present at work, all with the idea of doing the hard for Jesus' namesake. I battled through this work constantly remembering the old sayings. F.R.O.G. (fully relying on God) and W.W.J.D. (what would Jesus do). Corny but true! I'm joining in the work He does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.

The point:

When you do anything...homework, housework, cooking, cleaning, job...what is your motivation?

Are you living your life story to be able to brag...I've done this...I did it it all!

Or are you living a story that will leave a legacy laced with God's handprint?

This is a challenge to the status quo. If we are remiss of Jesus and go down a path of Christian amnesia it could block motivation and silence the desire for meaning of life.


Tuesday, February 14, 2017


It's been like a battlefield. Each day i'm not sure what to expect. So many questions unanswered. What will the days ahead be like? Will I be comfortable? Will I be lonely? Besides the just today will i have the energy to love, to be kind, to care really care? Can I put forth effort to concentrate with my full body, mind and soul for Jesus or will I let a person get my goad?

Wait! Wait! Wait a minute...stop! I am thinking to much about me.
What about Him...Jesus...with joy my heart can i say...i'm not walking alone.

I believe there is someone who is gonna read this and get it. It'll click! I'm the one who needed to read this. Ditto, i've done the above.

The good news is that if we catch ourselves and stop on this day of love we can declare
YES, MY HEART CAN SAY...Never once did i walk alone.
Never once did you leave me on own.
God you are faithful!

Inventory time...recollect...remember the times you were rescued from YOU!

Pray; God i'm fully armored. By your might and power lead me. Guard my thoughts. Let me lean on yours. In Jesus name. Amen.

i'm not a big I, i'm really a little i...God is the big I...I am that is.
Yes let my heart say I celebrate the love of the Father.


Sunday, February 5, 2017


She had to decide loyalty to the family, country, legacy and monarch. Queen Elizabeth had to forgo taking her husbands family name for her and her children. Loving a man and wanting to honor him and his legacy. Yet it was a code of conduct for the future. She chose the Windsor name and to leave her home and live at Buckingham Castle. It could not have been easy. There was risk involved. She could loose him.

Let me explain why I chose this story of Queen Elizabeth. When I watched this segment of her life on the TV show The Crown I saw that agony of a hard decision.

I liken this to my relationship to Jesus and the words His disciples wrote and left for me to read. At times reading His basic call to love seems so obtainable and easy. Taking His name and being adopted into the family of Jesus was meaningful but what about following what He says. It can be easy when people are easy to love but what about those who are not easy to love. Those that don't agree with Jesus. When Jesus asks us to sit and listen to spend time with Him to get to know His character all for the sake of Him rubbing off on me and then it gets easier to love the unlovable (those who don't deserve love).

Sometimes like Queen Elizabeth we just have to do the difficult we have to not make up our own story or truth but just live the truth of what Jesus says and asks.

We must be careful to take His whole word not just the parts that are easy to follow.  Accumulated sin not acknowledged blocks the flow of life and peace that God wants to grant you.

Study this book of instructions continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. Josh. 1:8

At night sometimes I awaken with my mind racing either from the day before or something to do the next day but it profits nothing to allow my mind to race. I begin to meditate on the word of the Lord. Like the Lord is my Shepherd I shall not want. I go over each word slowly "The Lord" what does that mean to me. "Is" right now and forever and always He is... "My" I personalize things...He is my friend..."Shepherd" my shepherd, what does a shepherd do, how does he care for His sheep (me), His promise. "I shall not want" nothing else matters, His promise to be my shepherd is priceless.

And then....I drift back to sleep...