Saturday, January 29, 2011

****Which Are You Concerned About?****

The above link is a short Inspirational thought for the day, that was posted by a dear friend of mine. Once I watched it I was inspired to share it and write a little something.

So many of us are brought up to be competitive and strive for the best. Not such a bad thing, however, some of us at some point or another get caught up in the payoff and not the road in which we take to get there.
For me it has always been about the journey, not so much about the end result; perhaps it's because in my heart I always felt that the life I lead is what I leave behind and not the things I have collected that will ultimately have the most impact on those who have crossed my path.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

***Time Flies so Embrace Every Moment***

Boy what a week it's been. Some of it not so good and some of it terrific, "That's Life." I had to go for some test this week, and though not pleasant, I know that they will bring the answers I need, so I rolled with it. While in the city I got to catch up with people I have not had the chance to spend time with in quite some time.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

****Beauty and Joy Surround Us Everyday****

I know in our hectic lives that we sometimes don't take notice of the everyday beauty God surrounds us with. We take for granted that crystal clear water we so easily get from our faucets, I myself never gave it much thought until my water pump went and I had NO water for 2 days. I couldn't shower, cook, flush my toilet, I thought, Wow, how blessed we are to have such a wonderful thing as clean water to drink and bathe in. In so many countries water is truly an issue and I sometimes too, forget to give thanks for the things we use and see everyday.

Monday, January 17, 2011

*******The Accepting Heart*******

I normally don't share any chapters of my book as many authors do, though I find nothing wrong with it, I just usually write what the Holy Spirit lays strongly on my heart.( The funny thing is some of my stories are longer than my chapters, like this one for instance.)
Since the response to my last story "The Power of Words" seem to move people I thought I would share my personal confrontation with the power of words...I would love for those of you who are moved to share an experience you may have had to do so, as I feel when we share personal situations they seem to become more real, and impactful. I hope you enjoy. This comes from the Healing Phase of my book...God Bless you all and have a safe and fruitful week... God Bless you and keep you all in His loving embrace Patricia
Chapter 10
The Accepting Heart

When pure sincerity forms within, it is outwardly realized in other people’s hearts”
Lao Tzu 6th century B.C.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

*******The Power of Words*******

In light of the most recent Horrific and Devastating shooting spree in Arizona, I was moved to speak about the power of words. Throughout the Bible the power of the tongue is covered in many places. I want to first list how harmful the tongue can be by quoting James 3: 2-12,  We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check.
 3 When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. 4 Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

****** The Power of Gods Promise*******
Psalm 31: 5-6 says; "Into your hand I commit my spirit. You have rescued me, O God who keeps His promises. I worship only you;"

The above youtube video is about a homeless man found at an intersection, holding a sign saying he has a God given gift, and a news paper reporter challenged His statement and asked him to prove it.

How awesome is our God. An admitted recovering alcoholic and drug user ( clean 2 years, I believe,) originally from Brooklyn, N.Y winds up in Ohio to be discovered at a crossroad, a coincidence, I think not.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

********* Why Be Nice?**********

So this question popped up today in general conversation, the gist of the conversation was basically about an invitation I received for two for a marketing seminar. The party I was speaking to stated if someone were able to make a lot of money why would they give a seminar and share their knowledge with other people? Clearly knowing up front that he was a Marketing director trying to help others make more money online, it was plain that his objectives were to sell marketing tools after he was through with the seminar.

 His brochure clearly stated that after the free meal and seminar ,also free, that he would have Cd's available to aid in this endeavor and if after purchasing and reviewing, if you still felt it wasn't what you needed you had 3 days in which to acquire a refund.

I was quite taken aback by the fact that someone would be shocked that others out there are willing to share their knowledge and help. Though offering  free meal and MP3 player to increase his audience size, I for one, am all about spreading the wealth and being a team player.

Monday, January 3, 2011

It's a New Year but What About a New Day

I think it's wonderful that everywhere around the world there is such a huge celebration of hope and new beginnings annually. What puzzles me to some degree is why we don't remember that each day we awake, is a hopeful beginning.

We get to truly make each day a brand new day; how amazing is that? We get to let go of all that may have gone wrong, all that we may have handled badly, and tell ourselves that we can do things better today.