Monday, July 30, 2018

Transformation Tuesday

Good morning,
Grace and mercy be unto you!

Today in our Transformation Tuesday we are going to discuss depression.

Too often when someone is going through depression they face an embarrassment factor that keeps them from reaching out for help. That perceived lack of help can send one further into depression because the story they tell themselves is nobody cares about me. Along with generally comes I am just a burden on those around me so I should just die.

It is not always important for you to fix the problem, (most of us have the answer if we take the time to process) it is that you are there to listen. Be a good sounding board for your friends/family. 

Be a watchful eye. Everyone that is interviewed after a suicide will say yeah they had changed. When you see changes on loved ones ask about them. 

Be persistent in your pursuit to help them through because often the answer to what is wrong is nothing. 

Make sure that you are asking powerful questions. Like, How do feel different today them regular days?  What can I do or say to help you through this difficult time? Do you want a fix or do you want me to listen? Truse there are tons of more powerful questions then those but asking what's wrong wI'll not get you the answer you need to get in to the hurt place. 

Depression does make you broken and isn't permanent, but it can't be ignored. Putting all of your emotions in a box on the shelve will not bring you peace. At the end of the day each of us are simply seeking inner peace. In the takes some work to achieve said peace bit it is worth it. 

Until tomorrow 
#liveBlessed

Monday Motivation

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

As we transition into August I want you to think about the garden that you call life. It is filled with a multiplicity of  varying plants. Some are there to provide beauty. Others are there to provide food. Some will provide you shelter from the sun. There are also those that provide your body with the medicine it needs to survive. All of these in the same garden.
I really want you to examine why you plant what you have planted. It is only as we examine the why's that we understand  the whats.

Every seed that is sown in the garden will do something. It will germinate and grow or it will wither up and die, but it will do something. So, I ask you at the beginning of this new week, what are your seeds doing? Are they germinating, growing,  and producing a harvest or are they laying on the ground drying up to die? The seeds that you have been can produce new life if you will sow them in good ground.

Ask for direction and guidance about where, when, and how to sow so that you will reap a harvest not only in your life but you will see the fulfilment of the harvest in the life of the receiver. You have to be sowing to realize the harvest.

Until tomorrow
#liveBlessed

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Thursday Thoughts

Good morning,
Grace and Peace be unto you!

What choice will you make?


Until tomorrow
#liveBlessed

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Wednesday Word

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

Lamentations 3:21-23
This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

Wow! Each and every day that we wake up , that is a cause to give God praise. I don't know about you, but I do something  everyday that could cause the wrath of God to consume if he wanted to, but I thank him for his grace.

See, none if us deserve the new mercies we get each day. We haven't prayed enough, fasted enough, or been obedient enough for his mercy to be extended to us. However, it is that same unworthiness that brings us before a holy God that stretches for this hand and gives us hope for a brighter day. Great is his faithfulness even when I'm faithless.

Find someone to bless today.
Until tomorrow
#liveBlessed

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Transformation Tuesday

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

I could add to this but I think it speaks for itself.
Until tomorrow
#liveBlessed

Monday, July 23, 2018

Monday Motivation

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

Where did July go? Before you know it, fall will be here. It is usually at this time of year where we begin to start our settling in process. August brings the beginning of a new school year, final family reunions,and decisions for what your fall quarter will look like.

As you planning I want you to consider removing the work can't from your vocabulary. Can't is a very limiting word that must be removed from your vocabulary. Some of you right now are trying to think up ways in which can't might be appropriate. I promise you can find others to use besides can't.

Give real language ti what prevents you from doing something. Is that you can't or you don't want to? You can't or yiu don't have the capacity? Dig a bit deeper under the surface because can't is the easy answer. Your language either limits or frees you. Choice.

Until tomorrow
#liveBlessed

Friday, July 20, 2018

Friday Focus

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

Is we continue examine The Four Agreements -Agreement one encourages to be impeccable with your word. I have really been pondering this. Back in the day , the saying  was, your word is your bond. In others if you said it you would do it. Now I know people that will look you right in the face and lie to you without thinking about it. Be impeccable in your word.

The other thing I would say might be correlated with lying is having deceptive conversation. As your words must be impeccable so must your conversations.  This come through clear, clean, and precise communication.  It is difficult to process the frustration and sometimes even the pain when someone deceives through their conversation whether through omission or commission.

Too often there is so much that needs to be said but take the time to make sure it is impeccable so that the receiver is truly on the same page.

Until Monday
#liveBlessed

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Thursday Thoughts

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

You are only limited by you. God has given you an open heaven but you won't access it because you have listened to too many naysayers. Take the limits off and God your God out of the box. Start watching in areas that outside of your comfort zone. Stop playing safe.

Until tomorrow
#liveBlessed

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Wednesday Word

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

Proverbs 18:21 Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit—you choose.

Have you paid attention to you conversations lately? If you were a fly on the wall listening to you talk would have pride or embarrassment? Our society makes it so easy to be critical, judgemental and negative in the name of sharing our opinion. Facebook opens by asking what's on your mind? Sometimes what is on our mind needs to stay there and be processed just a little bit more before we vomit it up on others.

Are the words that you are speaking giving death or life to the situations around you? Your words could be the poison that kills or the sweet nectar of the fruit that someone needs to live. Speak life today.

Until tomorrow
#liveBlessed

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Transformation Tuesday

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life. - Proverbs 4:23

As we transform our lives it has to be more than just talk. Transformation takes work. Hard, diligent work that is well worth the effort, but work none the less.

As you work toward transformation the focus must be on the heart. All of your life springs forth from your heart. All of the results you are getting is a direct reflection of what is in your heart. Anger, bitterness, unforgiveness, love, joy, or peace. Whatever is in your heart will spring forth.

Protect your heart as you go through your personal transformation process. Everybody won't understand and will not appreciate the inner work that is required to move forward.  Don't get stuck on haters. Push toward your goal. Queen you are worth the work.

Until tomorrow
#liveBlessed

Monday, July 16, 2018

Monday Motivation

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

I pray that you are having an awesome Monday. It is raining this morning but that is just an opportunity for the dust to be cleaning off of nature and the chance foe new things to grow. (I really don't need my grass to grow any more. Ijs)

Yesterday at church we sang a song that said today will be the best day , the best day of my life. I'll get my joy back, I'll get my life back, I'll get my home back. Today. Get that in your spirit. Every day that you wake up you need to declare that today will be the best day of my life. How can that be true?

Every day that I get is new. No two days can be compared. You are a different age. You have different perspective. And tomorrow isn't promised. Today is the only day I can focus on and I am declaring it to be the best day of my life.

Until tomorrow
#liveBlessed

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Wednesday Word

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

Proverbs 11:1-7

Without Good Direction, People Loose Their Way.

1. God hates cheating in the marketplace; he loves it when business is aboveboard.
2. The stuck-up fall flat on their faces, but down-to-earth people stand firm.
3. The integrity of the honest keeps them on track; the deviousness of crooks brings them to ruin.
4. A thick bankroll is no help when life falls apart, but a principled life can stand up to the worst.
5. Moral character makes for smooth traveling; an evil life is a hard life.
6. Good character is the best insurance; crooks get trapped in their sinful lust.
7. When the wicked die, that’s it— the story’s over, end of hope.

Can't really argue with the good ole message bible. As we look at our world disintegration around us wise teaching is always in order. We have to get and keep our house in order. No, the WORLD has not come to an end,  but if you die this evening yours did. Are you ready? Are you still waiting for some big sign? Watch the news for 5 mins. There is So much going on. We have to get rapture ready.

Until tomorrow
#liveBlessed

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Transformation Tuesday

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

As I have been studying and attempting to implement The Four Agreements along with some other concepts I have noticed my language changing. Language is one of the most powerful tools we have in our language. We are trained by our society to use for tearing down more often then building up.

It is easy to see what is wrong with someone but much more difficult to take them to figure out what is awesome about them.

Agreement one - Be impeccable with your words. Right of impeccable was a bit intimidating. In my mind that meant I could mess up and of my negatively trained mind started telling me all the reasons that standard was too high for me. If your mind went there too. Good news. That's not what it means, but it does mean that your words have to have purpose when they leave your mouth. Eliminate nonpurposeful conversations. Your words have power and need to build.

The Bible says it this way. Slow to speak and swift to listen. Our conversations need to be filled with purpose, truth, and direction.

Until tomorrow
#liveBlessed

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Transformation Tuesday

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

You punish yourselves 1000's of times for the same mistake. When will you forgive yourself. Too often others have moved  on and you are still lingering in the dry places of your past. It is time to move on. You beat yourself up that your image of perfection is not what you see manifested in your life.  This causes you to wear a social mask to hide our imperfections.

Newsflash. Everybody makes mistakes. Own it but font take it personal. Forgive yourself and reconcile with whoever the breach occurred with. If the best thing is to be separate that is okay too, but do not stay in a wallowing spot.

You are queen. Position your crown and keep it steppin.

Until tomorrow
#liveBlessed

Monday, July 2, 2018

Friday Focus

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

Yogi Berry says, "You've got to be careful if you don't know where you are going, 'cause you just might get there. When you don't have direction you will spend a tremendous amount of time and energy going in circles.

If you are honest there have been days where at the end of the day you are totally exhausted but can't point a finger at anything that was accomplished. A day spent spinning your wheels.

We are in 7th month of 2018. What does the rest of your year look like? Who are you supposed to reach? What are you going to accomplish? Why do you exist? Where can you be the most effective? Yes, there are more questions that could and should be ask but these are a few to start with.  These are questions that you need to figure out the answers to sooner rather than later.

Monday Motivation

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

Today's motivation is simple yet hard. Train yourself to find the blessing in everything. Wow. That is deep. So even when it looks and feels bad there is yet a blessing in the situation. As we look for the blessing it takes your focus off of the negativity. Looking for the blessing retains our minds for the positive. Hello.

What are you looking for?

Until tomorrow
#liveBlessed

Wednesday Word

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