Showing posts from April, 2018

How Do You Eat An Elephant?

They did it to me again!!! I cannot believe they did it to me again!!!  Again Lord! Why? What?! HOW? How long am I supposed just take this?   I know vengeance belongs to you, but are you paying attention to what these enemies of mine are doing? “But to you who are listening, I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. Luke”  6:27-28 NIV Now that’s COURAGE!  And that is a lot to swallow! Well, they say the only way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time.  So here we go! Love your enemy  – This is the easiest bite.  Who is my enemy?  The only real enemy I should have is those that are an enemy of my God.  Not an enemy of my church, pastor or leaders… but God.  Simply >>> if one is not an enemy of God, they should not be my enemy either. Do good to them that hate you  – Again, much like our actions towards the enemy, is our action towards someone that

Arise... It's April!

In January we were challenged to Arise in our Outlook! Everything that happened in 2017 really was not that bad, well it was but it was purposeful!    In February we were challenged to Arise in our Conversations!   Our words frame our world.  In 2017 as situations became more difficult, trying and painful we let everyone and anyone that would listen to our complaints … listen.  Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Tweets carried direct and subtle expressions of our frustrations.  Yet forgetting the one person listening most attentively to the words spoken … our own inner soul.  In March, we were challenged to Arise in our Character!   It has been said that a crisis does not build character, it reveals character #True. What did we learn about ourselves in 2017? For some, the revelations were not very pleasant. What changes are you making in 2018 considering what you have learned?  Remember, it is habits that form character. Arise … It’s April!   How is your Courage?