Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Seeing Beautiful Things

I've had 22 years to see the beautiful things God has made. I've gotten to see creative people do creative things. I've gotten to see birds flying to and from their nests preparing for winter. I've gotten to see old ruins of generations past. I've gotten to see little babies take their first steps and say their first words. I've gotten to do a ton of things.

I must say, I'm excited about every day God gives me to explore and see His beautiful creatures and places He's created. Here's to another day of exploring and learning. ^_^

Friday, March 7, 2014

Follow God; Quit Listening to Morons

Whenever you're hurting or don't know what to do, look to God's word and those who make an effort to understand and wash themselves in the Word. If you're listening to someone who is just bringing you down, giving you terrible advice, and doesn't give a rip about what God says, they're an idiot. Just move on.

"Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm." ~ Proverbs 13:20

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Deny Yourself

I'm a selfish person. Very selfish. This fact has been banging its cement self against my head quite often for the past six months or so.

And in many ways, I've tried to just not be selfish.

But it doesn't work.

I am slowly learning that you can't just not be selfish. You must go do something unselfish. You have to take your brain and say to yourself, well instead of being selfish I will go do something kind.

Then go do it.

And that does work.

You can't replace something with nothing.



Friday, February 7, 2014

Life's Tough - Deal with It

Life is difficult. Always. You're always facing decisions. You're always going to have a hard time doing something. I don't care what it is. You are going to have a tough life. Here's the question. Are you going to quit? Or are you going to keep going?

Your career might be kicking your rear right now. Does that mean you're going to quit? Are you going to give up? Are you going to not try as hard? Maybe your marriage is on the rocks. Are you going to quit? Are you going to give up?

Guess what.

Life will just get harder and harder.

And some will give up. But the ones who win and the ones who make it to the end are the ones who stick their nose to the ground and just push through the hard times and Never Give Up. Eventually there will be good times. Maybe it's when you go to heaven. But there will be good times ahead. Put your eyes on the prize and run and don't be weary. Obey God. Read His Word.


Thursday, January 16, 2014

We are Wealthy

We are rich. We are rich beyond our wildest dreams.

The man we pass holding the cardboard sign is dripping with wealth.

The lady who rolls by us in her fancy new 2014 BMW convertible is uncomfortably wealthy.

And you are virtually dripping with diamonds.

Every single day!

We have all been given 24 hours per day. Whether you are 82 years old with a billion dollars in the bank, or the broke college student wondering what food that doesn't consist of an Asian seasoning on top of noodles tastes like.

What are you going to do with your 24 hours? Hope it's something good. ^_^

And it's okay when you run out. You will be given another 24 hours tomorrow.

One last encouragement - which I'm working on, definitely more failing then succeeding.. :-/

"See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is."

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Just One Thing

As I wake up in the morning I've begun asking myself one thing.

What am I going to avoid doing today? Maybe it's too hard, embarrassing, I don't feel like it, etc.

Then I write that one thing down.

Then I go do it.

And at the end of the day, I can look at that one thing and say, "well at least I killed a lion today."