On Sundays (or Saturdays) many venture to a building or a designated place to collectively worship and praise God. We hear the preacher deliver a mighty sermon that leaves us inspired and encouraged to leave the four walls of the building ready to make a change in our lives, and ready to share the goodness of God with others. However, we walk outside of those four walls and sometimes fall back into our same habits and routines. The inspiration we received from the sermon sometimes takes a backseat. We meant to tell others about the sermon we heard and apply the sermon to our lives at least for the week, but didn’t necessarily take the time to do so.
Feeling stressed? Check out the following scriptures:
Who has ever experienced overwhelming stress? You can’t see me, but both of my hands are all the way in the air. Stress isn’t healthy. Stress isn’t fun. Stress isn’t the ideal way to live. It can impact the decisions you make and the mood you are in.
After many, many years, I still have no magic formula for eliminating stress in life. Sitting on a beach seems to be as close as I have gotten. However, I do have a few thoughts on how to address stress that are based on lessons I learned. Seven of these thoughts are below. Continue reading
I love to read. Honestly summer reading, autumn/fall reading, winter reading, and spring reading are all the best times to read. Regardless of the season, I am always looking for books that are new (to me) to read.
Last month I ordered a copy of Pastor Steven Furtick’s book, “(Un)qualified: How God Uses Broken People To Do Big Things.” Two highlighters and one pen later, I finished the book. I highlighted, underlined, and marked up every part of this book. I wrote notes, reminders, scriptures, drew connections to prayers, jotted down questions, and identified matters I want to look more into. You could say that my book now looks like a piece of artwork or at least a creative expression of thoughts. My book is all marked up. Why? Because “(Un)qualified” is not the kind of book you just read and then put back on a shelf.
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- Running Shoes On: Check
- Ready to Run: Check
- Running Route: Unknown
There’s a problem with this checklist, and it’s not the unknown running route. It’s not a bad thing to run if you are exercising or training for a marathon. (There are probably some other good reasons to run as well.) However, it’s when you think about running or actually end up trying to run from where God is calling you to be that an issue arises.
Below are some things to remember and consider:
1. Be who God called you to be. Each person has a different calling.
Welcome back for Week 4 of Pep Talk Wednesdays! This week’s topic is about giving thanks for 2016.
Welcome back for Week 3 of Pep Talk Wednesdays! This week’s topic is: God is in Control.
Think about the following:
Welcome back for Week 2 of Pep Talk Wednesdays! This week’s topic is busyness.
Today’s pep talk is about being imperfectly amazing. So, here goes…