Life is Fast

Who are those people in your life that you love to see coming and that you love to see going? Which category do you fall into and why? Life can get a hold on you and not let go or you can get a hold on life, strap in, and stay focused on the destination. […]

Who are those people in your life that you love to see coming and that you love to see going? Which category do you fall into and why?
Life can get a hold on you and not let go or you can get a hold on life, strap in, and stay focused on the destination. This morning on the way to take Tyler to school, I heard a story about a hang glider who made sure his video camera was strapped on properly and everything else necessary for a successful hang gliding experience except one thing…himself. He forgot to strap himself onto the guide and the hang glider itself. Talk about hanging on for dear life. At one point, he told the guide that he didn’t know how much longer he could hang on! The guide assured him that they were almost there and that he could hang on a little longer. He did. In moments like this, we can certainly figure out how much strength, determination and focus we have to hang on to ensure that we arrive safely on solid ground.
We can play the blame game which NEVER accomplishes what needs to be accomplished or we can take responsibility each day moment by moment. All of us know that life is fast, and we all mess up or miss out on important things that we wish we had a do over. If we want life to slow down, I wish I could say, just tell it to slow down, but life doesn’t work like that. We need to slow our lives down, take a breath, pause, pray, look around and share your thankfulness WITH the source of the one who created life.

If you want a strong, devoted, unified family, then be a strong, devoted, unified family member. Invest.

If you want to be more joyful, then fill your life with joy, which happens to be God Fruit. Change your mindset.

If you want to stop being sad, then get on your knees and ask for help. Pray. The consistent amazement to me about this one is that God doesn’t put a toy in front of me when stress or disappointment hits, but he sends Godly people to help through this process.

If you want life to slow down, then slow down. Give hugs freely and generously. Smile. God is a storm calmer by uttering 3 words…Peace, Be Still.

Washington Speaks

As we prepare to celebrate Memorial Day, I thought it would be good to remember some words of final warning given to us by George Washington in his Farewell Address. He spoke of the great care that needed to be taken to guard and preserve the unity of our government....

Focus On The Text

I really enjoy using my computer Bible software. It is called BibleWorks. Early on, it would always start with a reminder to “Focus on the text.” God tells us to do the same thing. "So you shall observe to do just as the LORD your God has commanded you; you shall not...

Biddable

"Biddable" means "easily led, taught or controlled." The Oxford Dictionary defines it as " meekly ready to accept and follow instructions." Whether it is describing a good or bad quality in a person would depend upon the nature of the instruction or leading to which a...

The Greatest Thing Ever Said

This is not new. But sometimes it helps to look at something with a different perspective to broaden our understanding. So, what is the greatest thing ever said? Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. (Matthew 22:37...

Choice

Choices have consequences. Our choices mean certain things.   “...as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15).  When Joshua spoke these words he was calling upon all Israel to make a choice. He had already made his choice. He shared it with...

John 17: 20-23

20 “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, 21 that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 The glory...

Thank You, RCOC!

What a turn out Sunday night. What a joyful, fulfilling evening. What an example of organized chaos. But we got it done. Over 150 buckets filled. All delivered to Healing Hands and they should be headed out today to the ship that will deliver them to those in need in...

Being Like Jesus

Being like Jesus, now there is a challenge for all of us. The first step of this challenge is to make sure we are actually being like Jesus.   I read an article about a man who is considered by his peers to be the nicest man in his  profession. After reading his...

We Need Your Help

When? Sunday evening, March 27, at 6:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center.   For What? We are loading buckets of essential items to be sent to those fleeing from the war in Ukraine.   Healing Hands International has provided us with a list of essential items that will...

Revival

Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you? I don’t know what the word “REVIVAL” brings to mind for you. For some people it may bring to mind a very specific picture of a church event. This week I am at a youth minister’s retreat in Columbia,...