Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Sometimes we get so busy with the hustle and bustle of life, we forget how much we are truly blessed. That's right we are blessed to live in a great country, some people are not so fortunate. I am starting on a new journey, I am looking forward to each new day that I have been given. A grateful heart and a thankful spirit that I have the tools before me to have a good life, I just have to put it in motion. Have you ever stopped to think how there is only one you? Think about it, no one else has your fingerprints, hair, or personalities. God has given each of us something that no other person on this earth has. Yet His word say's we are the apple of His eye. Sometimes I wonder why I am here, I am by far rich or famous and yet this big God loves me. Even when I have been mad at Him for the things I cannot control, I know He is patiently waiting for me to return back to Him. When I feel a gentle breeze, see the clouds floating by, or see a shooting star He is there. Somewhere up there, watching over me, He is every breathe that I take. I must learn to let go!
Monday, August 4, 2014
We awoke to another glorious day, thank God. I also had a urge to read one of my all time favorite Bible stories, it seemed God placed it upon my heart. Young David went to his father Jesse asking him if he could go after this over nine foot tall Philistine giant. This giant was really a big bully, going out and shouting to his army and just causing a big ruckus everyday for forty days. So Jesse finally agreed to let his son go and fight this giant. Remember, David at the time was only a teenager. David didn't wear any armor at all, he went armed only with his tunic, shepherds staff, sling, and a bag filled with stone. He goes and challenges Goliath, Goliath was cursing and acting bad as usual. David said to the Philistine, "You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied ... today I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds of the air ... and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel ... it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord's, and he will give all of you into our hands." David was so courageous, but I think his faith in His God was so big, that it took away any fear he may have had. So many times we look at our circumstances, our giants, we don't involve God at all. In fact God probably just wishes we would ask for His help. We are worrying, whining, and crying, we forget from where our help comes from. We get knocked down, punish ourselves with pity, then it is like wait. I have a Heavenly Father that loves me so much, He wants me to be victorious and overcome this bully of a giant. My friends the battle is not ours, it is God's and He will help you win when you stop and re-focus on Him. Just be yourself and use the familiar gifts and talents God has given you. He will work miracles through you.
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Life is only magical if you if start from that little bit of faith that is in your heart. You see I am not rich, but I am rich in my heart. I can see from my mind's eye a beautiful garden with roses of every color. There is mountains, trees, and birds of every shape and size, they are so happy and sing praises with every breathe they take. There is a lake as clear as glass, with trout that are big and colorful, they jump for joy with everything they have. Do they worry? Not at all, they have plenty. Look inside your heart, let me inspire you today to find that magical place.
Friday, August 1, 2014
Every person has a story to tell, some can tell theirs better than others. I watched a wonderful movie that inspired me to delve into mine. When I was a child growing up, if I didn't understand it, it was magic. The innocence of having a child like faith, and believing so hard that you would get what you wanted for Christmas. Whatever happened to those carefree days of not having a care in the world? Those hopes and dreams that you thought one day would come true, and seemingly lost the older you became. What if you could regain that inspiration again? You see it does have a dwelling place inside your heart, where there it lingers hoping one day you will return. Believe! Only if you will believe it can happen again.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Here it is the last day of February, leap year too! It feels a lot like spring here in Oklahoma, the daffodils are starting to bloom. I have always loved spring, it is one of my favorite seasons. All the trees and flowers that go dormant in the winter spring back to new life. It is truly a season to rejoice in; I have always loved to garden and plant flowers in the spring. I find myself going to the garden centers and browsing up and down the aisles of fragrant flowers, vegetables, and the newest of gardening supplies. I can truly spend hours at the gardening center, I start to think of the flowers, where they would fit into my flower beds. It brings back the happy memories of childhood, where I remember my mom and grandmother that also loved to garden. My grandmother had some of the most beatiful flowers I have ever seen. Flowers that I don't see anymore, she would order all kinds of flowers and vegetable seeds from all over the world. She took care when planting the seeds, making sure they got plenty of sunlight, water, and fertilizer. She really had a green thumb, as well as my mom did too, but grandma took risks in not worrying if they would grow in this climate or not. Her garden was one bloom after the other, and the vegetables had the sweetest of flavors, tastes I haven't tasted in along time. I miss my mom and grandma so very much, but the glory of it is that I know one day I will see them again in Heaven. Both of them loved the Lord very much, I can still remember my grandma preaching fire and brimstone, it now brings a smile to my face. I think that is why now as I grow older that I realize she did it to save me from that plight. As a child it scared me have to death, she once said that when the blimp was new transporation, before her grandma had never seen one, she said that thing flew over there home. It was huge she said, her grandma said it was the angel Gabriel coming to get them. Now, I realize though with all the aircraft we have in the air, something different might have me too thinking it was something out of this world. It will be a sweet rejoicing when we can all be together again. Thanks Grandma for all your wonderful stories.