Never let your ego get so close to your position, so that when your position goes, your ego goes with it. General Colin Powell Many years ago, I read the autobiography of General Colin Powell. Powell was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the war known as Desert Storm in the 1990's. He… Continue reading Shaking Visions
Blaming others is easy. Praying for them, on the other hand, is a little bit harder. Blame or pray?
The below was written prior to Christmas Day 2020. I had every intention of publishing either before or on Christmas. Looking at it now, I think "after" Christmas is a perfect time for this reminder. ** See you tomorrow. In the book of Proverbs in the Bible, chapter 17, verse 21, it says: Do not… Continue reading Don’t Save It for Christmas
Around this time last year, I wrote the words: "Reaching the end of December has been a relief. I am glad 2019 is (nearly) over. I’m also glad I made it through. God’s strength is what got me through it all. Not my own strength." Change the year to this year and we could be… Continue reading What’s Your Word
As a thinker, I am constantly meditating on thoughts and ideas that run through my head. If they become too much, I write/type them out. My drafts folder is filled with numerous posts that have never seen the light of day. No better time to do some blog-cleaning than the end of the year. The… Continue reading Rambling Thoughts of 2020
https://youtu.be/eVzJiW26xDc I was listening to a teaching the other day and this song popped into my head. I'm not even sure why because the teaching had nothing to do with the song. It just popped in there. If you've read my posts before, this isn't surprising, is it? I knew it was a bible verse,… Continue reading Stepping Into the Word
The Bible talks about what's in our heart comes out in our speech. During the pandemic when we're "talking" to each other less, what's in our hearts comes out in our timelines.
After Dr. Lois Evans was diagnosed with cancer, she didn't let her family wallow in the diagnosis. She reminded them about the purposes of God.
Scripture or culture? Who or what we allow into our lives and hearts says a lot about who we are when we speak.
Note: I first began writing this post in early to mid-March, only finishing it now in early April. Much has changed in our world since then, but the overall message does not. https://youtu.be/v4_0BrBF2Jc In this episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (Q-Who), Captain Jean-Luc Picard and Guinan are discussing the events of the Enterprise's encounter… Continue reading Kick in the Complacency