Featured Blogger

Check out this blog post on Reddit Christians.

I normally share my platform but this time someone shared with me. I was ask to be a featured blogger on this site. 

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They have some phenomenal writers here.  I thank God I got to join such a great crop of bloggers…blogging for the Kingdom.

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God’s Great Love

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Life can appear to be overwhelming at times but take heart the Lord knows all about you and your situation.  God really does understand the needs, wants and desires of His children but He also wants us to communicate those things to Him.

You mean really talk to God? Yes, I mean really spill the beans to Him…Tell Him about the Wizard, Oz, Todo, Dorothy

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There is no place like home


the Tinman…everybody lol…Ha,ha,ha but no foreal…Dorothy was rocking those ruby red slippers right? Okay, okay back to the devotional…

We can often miss how precious it is to have a God that cares, understands and listen to His children. Your voice really does matters to God. The Lord wants us to plug in and not just drain the energy out of our relationship with Him.

He wants to have a very intimate relationship with us.  So how do we accomplish that? We accomplish that by prayer, talk time and loving on God by our obeidence.

Prayer must be an essential part of our relationship with God because  prayer is how we communcate with our heavenly Father.  Consequently, when God answers prayer and leads us with His gentle Spirit  this is how our Father communicates with us mostly. 

God has a way of sending someone by at the right time with the right word.  The Lord will speak rhema into our lives and when we leave that encounter we are so refreshed by that encouragement knowing that it was the Lord using that person to address our needs. 

This is one way to know that the Father has heard us and cares about how we feel.  He tells us to be “Anxious for nothing but by prayer, supplication and thanksgiving make our request made known unto God and He will give us an awesome peace that surpasses all understanding.”

Jesus really does care for His children.  How do you know that you are His child?  When you have accepted Him as Saviour and Lord and believed that God the Father has raised Him up from the grave. 

When we do this we have eternal life and also solidify that we are His.  So today put your anxiety, worry, doubt, frustration into the Master’s hand and He will reward you with peace.  God bless you…

The Take Away

Know that you are not alone in your struggles. You have a caring Father just waiting to hear the deepest woes of your heart. He is ready to trade beauty for ashes, joy for mourning and peace for your frustration and anxiety.

Prayer

Father you know what we stand in need of today. Help me when I am stressing and feeling hopeless. Always reassure me as your child that you are there and you care about what I am facing today. Give me peace and strengthen my heart in Jesus name…Amen.

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What Living On Purpose Is Really All About

This was a great post.  Bless God for 200 followers that support this blog!!!  

But let’s talk about living on purpose.  The author said,This is when you wake up every morning, knowing that you are on the path where you want to be, no matter what others might say.

To know how to live on purpose, you need to know the missing piece that will complete the puzzle. What is this piece? It is discovering that your ultimate purpose is to give, not to get.”

I thought this was a great article.  This post helped to put some things in order on how to live on purpose.

Thanks for this good info I might talk a bit about this on my next podcast Making An Impact Christian Podcast Show. 

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Feathered Fruits of Birdwatching in My Garden

How could I not share this post? It was warm and such a friendly, captivating post that I had to stop and share about birdwatching.

This post made me feel like I was on a nature walk with my beautiful bride. 

Thank you so much for sharing your world with us.

I almost highlighted this post on my

Making An Impact Christian Podcast Show because I was impacted.  Great work.

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thegreenlightlady.

Trust God

This a phenomenal post.  I loved Mr. Jennings Jason transparency concerning his hardship.  

However, the part I loved is when he had that all so important encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ.  

Click the link to connect to this great post.  Try His blog A Word on the Word.

Trust God!…Author Jennings Jason

Why Happiness Alone Can’t Sustain You

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One of the happiest moments in life was when I realized that life was not defined by happiness but by joy in Jesus.-The Blueprint-

Happiness is such a controversial word in my opinion because many people find themselves imprisoned by the meaning of this word. Truly if we were to analyze happiness we would realize that it is a state of being not an absolute. Happiness is circumstantial at best. 

Consequently, it is a feeling solely based on conditions, never concrete. If you were to show me 5 people that were happy…I could show you 5 more that were unhappy because of trying circumstances and events that were out of their control.

Happiness is an emotion that is always changing. It lacks depth and the deeply planted roots needed to build a stable foundation upon.  
What do you mean?  Thanks for asking… Happiness says in essences if I feel happy today, if everything around me is conducive to my happiness, then guess what?… I feel happy today. But by some chance my circumstances don’t provide me an atmosphere that is conducive to my happiness. ..then somebody better watch out, now I am on the warpath because I am not happy today.

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Happiness is predicated on condition not facts. We may not feel happy today but God is still good. Fact not condition.

 Consider this? We can wake up in the morning and hear the birds chirping,  the angels singing because we feel happy today.  However, if life hands us a plate of disappointments then there is a good chance that we will no longer feel happy. That is chilling right?

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We can’t build our proverbial houses on happiness because eventually they will colasp.

The conditions of life can and will alter our attitudes and possibly rob us of our happiness if we will allow our feelings to dictate to us the direction for our lives.

 The seesaw, (The Feeling of Happiness) has claimed many marriages, friendships and has weakend our relationships with God. The feeling of euphoria that was once present when we received Jesus over time will leave us.

Have you ever heard people say, “I don’t feel saved or we have just fallen out of love?” Can I say this? Love and Salvation are not feelings they are choices. We choose to love our spouses or not. We choose to live submitted and consecrated lives to God or not.

Nehemiah had to remind the Israelites when Ezra was reading the word of God that it wasn’t a time to weep but it was a time to rejoice. He had to remind them that their strength was found in the joy of the Lord and that His words are spirit and they are alive.

We too must realize that when I am happy God has my back, when my enemies are present God has my back and when I am feeling sad God has my back.   We must realize that we are not defined by our happiness. When we dont feel happy we are still strong because we have His joy, evelasting joy! It doesn’t matter about our conditions because God never, ever changes, he is always absolute. 

Nehemiah 8:10 kjv

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Practical Manna

This Episode is about Practical Manna.

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The Children of Israel walked with God and saw the spectacular.  However, there were constant complaints about Gods Practical Manna. 

We must be careful not to take for granted God’s kindness and provision.  Click the Link!

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I Don’t Want To Wag My Tale. Bring Back Sentiment To Blogging.

 Maybe I am the only one that feels this way about the blogosphere but blogging has become more and more mechanical and losing it’s finest that made it so charmingly delightful.

I can’t place my finger on the moment where blogging which was so mysterious and intriguing lost it inability to connect with the commoner but in my opinion it has left us.

The commoner who loves to read about vacations and view photos of and places, family and friends.  The commoner who loves to check and scan through the reader for human moments….

And you know sometimes, I feel like the consumer who has just realized that the secretary that answered the phone has just been replaced by an automated system.😲😲😒😒😭😭

UGH….COME On Man…Can I speak to a human

Important is the human touch in the life of a child.  Katherine Harmon wrote an article in Scientific American and she said, 

The stark institutional isolation prevalent in the orphanages of some countries might have mostly melted away decades ago, but many babies and young children all over the world still grow up in environments where touch and emotional engagement are lacking. Many children who have not had ample physical and emotional attention are at higher risk for behavioral, emotional and social problems as they grow up. 

And I believe important is the human touch in the life of a blog and a successful blogosphere . 

However, frighteningly enough this is how I feel concerning the blogosphere today. We have become so self absorbed and mechanical in our interactions towards posting our great creations that we have lost that human element.

The blog reader has become like an orphanage that has lost its ability to interact with its children in order to preserve the human touch.

I have gone on other sites only to witness a dumping ground for blogs and videos.  People have become so consumed by their own self imaged that they have forgotten the blog community.

 Does anyone really read other people’s blogs anymore? Or do we just drop off and walk away never to think of anyone else’s plight? Just something to think about! Hmm…what could it be?

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The Three Commandments Of Blogging:

  1. Don’t write blogs you aren’t willing to read.
  2. Be considerate to your readers and don’t write a book.
  3. Share your platform and the blogs you love with others.

    So in conclusion, we need to bring back community in blogging.  Don’t just blog for what you can get out of it! Don’t just be mechanical but do unto others as you would have them to do unto you.

    There is nothing wrong with self promotion…I love it but if you are the only general that can make for a very lonely existence.

    Practice these every day

    AL stover,

    I loved the positive energy of your post. These are some great key principles that we can benefit from to become impactful in our everyday lives…Thanks so much.

    Source: Practice these every day

    Becoming A FinisherΒ 

    This is a preview of an interview I had with Businesswoman, Executive, Mother, Wife and Accomplished Organist Nicole Walker. 

    Link to the preview of Become A Finisher.

    We had a conversation on Becoming A Finisher.  One very important ingredient to success is having the will and know how to be a good finisher.  

    We also in this interview discussed how to build a good resume and how to interview well.  To listen to the entire interview click the link below.

    Becoming A Finisher

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