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It's All About Attitude

Yes… I know… You have an attitude! Let’s test our view of Attitude… When you’re thinking to yourself, you tend to use positive words and encouraging phrases. You don’t worry about things you can’t control. Most to all of your friends have upbeat attitudes. In the past month, you’ve described yourself as depressed. You tend…

Family, Yes… Important

Have you ever considered your family? When I was growing up, a portion of my family would have a reunion and it seemed there were over 400 in attendance, yet our family Christmas (paternal or maternal) might include only 25-40 or so. Still, as we sat down at the dinner table each day with just 6…

Today, While it is Day

The Task List For Today What I have on my list for today is not what I must get done today. A daily task list, or to do list, is a misnomer. I create a running task list and some of the items must be done today. But the more I get done today, the…

Word of the Day: Hope

Today, I woke with the word Hope. Not in the concept of a name (I know people called Hope), or a place (Hope, Alaska), or even with a clear definition of the word (a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen). No. I woke with a feeling in my soul that…

An Ordered House

There have been many articles and shows lately… You’ve seen and heard about them. They document houses that are not ordered. Cluttered. Filled with things that should not be there. Hoarded junk. Stinking rot. Death. Homes that have not been cared for properly and are slowly returning to the condition that the environment introduces. Paint…

I Will Speak

Have you ever struggled with speaking out? It’s almost as if you are afraid to speak up, and speak out. Embarrassed? Shy? Unsure? If I have learned anything over the past 30-40 years, there is a time to speak out, and a time to be quiet. Almost ecclesiastical. You know, Solomon-isc? To every thing there…

Daily Manna

Give Us This Day… Our Daily Bread… This day… Day by day. (Matthew 6:11, Luke 11:3) Only just what I need, and not necessarily not what I want. The burgeoning church in Acts continued daily with one accord in the temple, and break bread from house to house. They partook of their nourishment with gladness…

Selah

It’s one of those words we don’t see enough of! Selah. It occurs in the Old Testament 74 times, 99% of the times in the Psalms, and 3 times in Habakkuk. The word is not translated from its Hebrew tongue into English. Selah is not an English word. There are many reasons the English translation…

How Do You Use Words?

Definitions change often… Depending where you are, then the word easily becomes the opposite, or slanted to a cultural or regional meaning. I have a moment to be with my only grandchild this morning, precious little girl, precious little time…  Take that word precious for a moment.. You want to apply value to something, or…

When Life Seems so Uncertain

You Agonize… You Fret… You Worry… Run this way… Then that way… Slipping and sliding through decisions that would have been easy to make just a few weeks ago. Overwhelmed by doubt. Confusion. Angst. Indecision. Yes, your state of mind makes a difference in your actions and reactions, but when you stress about everything and your foundation is…