Category Archives: believe

Courage in Chaos ~ How to Have it.

There is so much to worry about these days. It’s hard to find the space on a sheet of 8×10 paper to list it all.

I’ve heard that there is no God. If there was a God, why would the world be in such a mess?

Truth is… there is a God, and what’s more, there IS a loving God. He’s the kind of Loving Father Who will not force or impose His will on mankind that He created. Instead, He created us in His image, with a will of our Own!

So…some of us want to love, and some want to hate.

Some want to build, and some want to burn.

Some want to share, and some want to covet & take & steal.

Choose!

We each, Have a God-given choice.

This Christmas, let’s do something different. Let’s choose to change our minds about Who God Is … and change our hearts to believe in Something Greater than ourselves!

This will bring JOY, HOPE & COURAGE.

The world is what mankind has made it, with its diseases, hunger, drastic climate changes, filth, crime and death.

Choose to forgive. Choose to believe. Choose to be brave.

Choose Love!

This “Elephant in the Room” is Hurting You!

Now that things seem to be getting back to some-sort-of normalcy, with the vaccine becoming more readily available to more people, and with the Stimulus Relief in the U.S. that we’re all expecting in some form or another…

…Let’s talk about the elephant that seems to Still be in the room:

Worry will wear you out! Worry is taking up your time, your energy, and it’s actually hurting you.

Take the time, instead, to reflect on the Unchangeable Constant, those things that bring Hope along with just being there! Like, the fact that the days are still rolling on, and you’ve survived this far! Face it…millions didn’t make it, but you were one of the ones who did!

…And don’t forget, if you have clean, running water, you are blessed! Water is always good for your body. So, if you are fortunate enough to have it, Use it, Enjoy it!

And then, there’s the smile of a loved-one. There’s the hope that a new day brings!

So,

Show Love to somebody today!

Next time you start to worry about Anything…just remember…Worry is Not your friend. Walk away from worry…

  • With a prayer
  • With a phone call
  • With a song
  • With a silly commercial jingle
  • With a positive conversation
  • With a cool glass of water
  • With hope in your heart!

What Are You Thinking About Right Now?

What are you thinking about right this moment?

Did you know that all of the things that you are seeing right now began as invisible Thoughts?

So, what do you think?

Your very thoughts are powerful, so choose carefully.

Something is Different Here!

Worry, strive & anxiety have been a part of my life for so long that it seemed normal. I got used to it. I woke in the morning, worried about my bank account. “I need to check it to be sure it’s not overdrawn…again.”

During the day, I became angry when someone was rude, or interrupted me when I was speaking. “Ooo, that really irritates me when she does that!”

So much anxiety about what tomorrow will bring…or Not bring!

Then, one day, a friend noticed that irritated expression on my face,  & began to talk to me about it. She went from talking about me, to talking about God. That wasn’t something I expected to happen… But I found myself listening & answering her questions about why I was upset. She seemed genuinely concerned, and that was so different for me, And comforting to me!

Later, I found myself reading the Bible app that I allowed her to add to my phone during this little “talk.”

As I read through the scriptures, the words of Jesus spoke to me, and I found even more comfort as I read.

Soon, I became addicted to that app, looking at it whenever I had some “down-time,” in the doctors’ office, sitting in bed, or whenever I was alone.

Something had changed.

I don’t actually remember when, or where or how. But there is definitely something different going on inside my heart:

  • I’m more aware of my finances, so I don’t even need to check my bank account each-and-every day!
  • I put my trust in God, because, I know that if I can’t pay a bill, all I have to do is call on Jesus, then call the bill-collector. And things will work out, even if it doesn’t turn out the way I expect.
  • I’m calmer, somehow. Things don’t irritate me like thing used to irritate me. “What did she say? That’s crazy!” I’ll say to myself with a laugh.

What’s different?

Jesus has actually made me “light.” He’s made me laugh. In His presence is joy evermore! That secret place is where I want to be every day and every night! ~ Wrapped in His Love!