Tuesday, January 22, 2013


So much trouble and worry in this world. 

So much controversy in this world. 

So much judgement in this world. 

So much imperfection in this world. 

So much hatred. 

So much pain.

There is love
There is hope
There is faith

When you combine the three...

you get joy

you get peace

you get happiness


Monday, January 21, 2013

monday muse

"life's most persistent and urgent question - what are you doing for others? " MLK

Three Highlights for Monday- 

a) "Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase" Martin Luther King 

b) "the first step is to step down" L.V. Moses

c) Please visit Keith's blog for further godly inspiration @ Keith's Blog 


Tuesday, January 15, 2013


The shark is fearful and ruthless, the shark shows no emotion but yet has confidence. 

On Shark Tank people pitch their businesses to the investors (sharks) for backing and intuitive business skills.

Two fellas pitched Joulies ( http://www.joulies.com/ ) to the sharks. Four sharks teamed together with an investment and shark Mark Cuban ( I love this guy!!) made a solo offer. The Joulies guys passed on Mark's offer. Here is the conversation that ensued- 
Mr. Wonderful: "Mark, you know in the shark tank sometimes you win and sometimes you lose."
Mark: "No, not me"
Mr. Wonderful: "I think you just lost."
Robert: "Wow, I love his confidence even when he's defeated."

I just think that Mark doesn't think he lost, I don't think he ever thinks he lost, and yes Robert; that is confidence. 

Me, it's hard to not ever think you lost. So many things seem to work against us. Even God's word says
"and we know that for those who love God all things work together for good", which means that no matter what, not even death, all things work together for good. This is where I strive to be, no matter what happens, or is happening I keep that faith. 

When you think of the horrors of the world, keeping confident can be challenging.

I think Mark Cuban totally gets it. He may or may not have faith in God, but he has the right attitude, and when you have God we are called to have that attitude. 

Have that attitude, have that confidence. 

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Don't Give Up

There's this song, a duet with Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel. Simplistic and yet resonant. Kate's voice really makes it and it is a classic.
But it is not the music that really makes it a classic as much as the theme;
"Don't Give Up"

I think a lot of times....I Will Survive too.

It is the hope  though. The hope of tomorrow. The hope of today.

Sometimes it seems hard to have that hope.
And that is why we don't give up.

there are so many things I want to give up on, some things seem like they will never, not ever work out and yet...they always do.

It is in the attitude of not giving up and of having hope and knowing...you will survive.

And the attitude is within your heart.

Your heart.

Work your heart to have the right attitude.
Work that heart.
keep workin' it, don't give up, just keep workin' it!

Work it to not give up and to have hope. Work it every day and even every hour if you have to to be able to really know...know that God loves you for you.

Monday, January 07, 2013

who will be next????

"where will the birds go", she cried

"not here, not anymore", he answered

"Why would they not want the birds around", she asked

"well", he hesitantly replied. "The birds and the people could not get along, so the people figured out a way to keep the birds from joining them."

"That is sad" she cried, "very, very sad".

share everything

this is simply what we need to try and do - 

share everything 

the most important thing we have to share is time

"and all who believed were together and had all things in common. 
and they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need."   book of acts