Thursday, December 27, 2012

life changing

These words, if done daily are words of life changing value - -  think about their power, think about how putting action behind these words will provide for a joyous successful day. 


"whatever is TRUE, whatever is HONORABLE, whatever is JUST, whatever is PURE, whatever is LOVELY, whatever is COMMENDABLE, if there is any EXCELLENCE and if anything worthy of PRAISE, dwell on these things"

truth, honor, justice, purity, love, worthiness, excellence, goodness - - think on them

WARNING -by doing the above you are subjecting yourself to a worry-free lifestyle filled with joy, love and happiness

Tuesday, December 25, 2012


all is quiet.

the roads and airways are less traveled, if but for a day

the coffee is poured and some gentle morning music is drifting in

it's Christmas morn'

the family will be gathering today, for presents, Cinnabons and dinner

it is the Cinnabons that mark the day


it isn't in the creamy frosty or the baked goodness or even the aroma wafting through the house.

no, it is in the gathering around the table, the smiles, the laughter, the conversations of both present and past, but conversations nonetheless

Thursday, December 20, 2012

tis better to give

Imagine changing the world? Here are five opportunities that allow you to do so -

World Vision - Our vision for every child, life in all it's fullness; Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so. 

Compassion International - In response to the great commission.  Compassion  International exists as an advocate for the children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. 

blood:water mission - a grassroots organization that empowers communities to work together against the HIV/AIDS and water crises in Africa

Camp Manatawny - a Christian camp dedicated to serving people by providing programs and resources that encourage spiritual growth and renewal. Camp Manatawny is located in eastern Pennsylvania. 

The fifth opportunity is to encourage one another. 

As they say in Nike land -  "just do it"

today's task

The task before us is at times arduous and seemingly endless.

And yet we push onward.

What is the motivation needed to remain steadfast and on course?
Where does that confidence come from?

What are the goals and objectives of the day?

Simple, simpler, simplest.

Movies and television are engineered so that each and every millisecond of the feature is planned. There is not a blink of an eye, a glance, nudge or gesture that is not recorded with reason. Every nuance is purposefully utilized. For in the end, each of those milliseconds is invaluable to tell the story.

Our story and use of these milliseconds is equally invaluable.

These moments are to be taken and cherished beyond reason and shared with the world and it is in this, and by doing so, we can give glory to God in the highest. For these moments are His and the true and unabashed joy of this life is found nowhere but in Him.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

the line of scrimage

There are some who will find this picture sexy and enticing and others who will find it repulsive and disgusting. 

Some like chocolate, some vanilla. 

Our collective differences are the formulas that make up the environment in which we live. 

God's good word says- "blessed are the peacemakers". Some say; "a gun is a peacemaker"

God's good word says- "if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also" Most would cry foul. 

Pearl Jam sings "there's no right or wrong, but I am sure there's good and bad" and of this I am sure, there is good and there is bad. 

Which is stronger a good offense or a good defense. 

What if the answer is neither?

What if the answer is neutral, is love neutral?

Is love an offense or a defense? 

Maybe it's the line of scrimmage and where both sides should start?

Do unto others as you would have done to you, always take the road less traveled. 

Love your neighbor as yourself - -  Jesus defines our neighbors as  e.v.e.r.y.o.n.e. 

Practice love.