Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Precept to live by

“When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind."
I preach this motto to my kids daily when they smart mouth their siblings. Watching this movie tonight makes me wish, pray for more ppl to get this concept! This train of thought would make our world such a better place! Next time you feel you have to "win" on a concept; politics, relationships, faith, ect. ect. ect... Give this precept a chance to transform your words and actions!


Sunday, March 11, 2018

Shout out to all of God's people, WE ARE BROKEN!


We are all broken! God will not love you more for what you have done today, God will not love you less for what you have done today. Today, the past, or the future, God loves you to to the moon and back! Silly little Nuttbrown hair, your Father will always love you more!


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

My Funny Valentine

Bit of background, the meaning of this song for me.. I learned and sang this song through my high school Jazz Choir (an elite group of singers who I was proud to be apart of). The teacher of this group who was also the symphonic choir teacher taught me and our class the Lord's Prayer through song. I didn't know how important that prayer would later be in my life when I finally came to Christ.  It was then I realized God was working through others to plant that seed in my heart, the seed of prayer and love. This song, for me, reminds me of God's perfect love for us! You and I,  are his favorite work of art! 



Writer(s): rodgers/hart Preformed by Frank Senatra

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

WOW, His light shines on me!


This is how I originally came to make the leap of faith, in.. well faith. Growing up I did not know God. I knew of him but didn't know that he loved me and was waiting. He was waiting for that moment when I tethered myself to him. It didn't happen overnight but began with a question. I dug deep into this question. Is this important, is this real, should I put my time into this faith that everyone else in my new family is professing?  I came to a similar conclusion of this C.S. Lewis quote. Mine wasn't quite as eloquent as his. I thought if God is not the maker of this earth and my soul, I'll die and cease to have conscious thought, no "HA HA, I was right, there is no God!" BUT, if I am wrong and I had not believed in God as my savior, therefore would not be saved, I'd live out an eternity burning in the pit of hell with all-consuming regret. That might have been a very selfish and very analytical push of faith. But that was what brought me to hear the word, which in turn change my heart of stone to one of flesh that softened and grew. My journey in life and my walk with Jesus thus far has had many highs and lows. Today, was another high. This I know for sure, life, when I don't turn away from the light is so much brighter and full of hope! It feels so much better to live by his word and take comfort in his presence than without. I pray that I hold on to this feeling and not let the darkness overtake me again. I am human, I will lose sight from time to time, but God is always there when I return saying "What took you so long!"

Thursday, January 25, 2018

When you have silence.. do you smile or cry?

When you have silence it's hard to keep stuff out! I can't say which is better, the silence or the rushing to keep things in order, to keep things from falling apart. I'm either running, rushing about, or have my life at a complete standstill in which I have only one thing to do, contemplate.

Smile

Music by Charles Chaplin, Lyrics by John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons
Smile, though your heart is aching
Smile, even though it’s breaking
When there are clouds in the sky
you’ll get by
If you smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You’ll see the sun come shining through
for you
Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear may be ever so near
That’s the time you must keep on trying
Smile what’s the use of crying
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile
If you’ll just Smile