Monday, November 28, 2011

Today; this is your "debut."



If you have a DVD movie laying around, take a look at the deleted scenes sometime and notice one thing.   Simply observe the way the actors act.  Question:  While creating the film,  do you think the actors in the movie know which scenes from the movie will be in the deleted scenes and which ones won't make it?  I think it’s fair to say generally “no".  In theory, any scene could be "box office smash" …what is my point?  They perform their very best in each and every scene not knowing which will be the one that will “make” the movie.  Our lives are similar to this analogy.  But I believe it is important to know:  Our lives are not a conglomeration of deleted scenes.  And also: We see how dearly we need to “act” as though every scene in our life is our “debut” scene.  Each scene matters.  Do not start "editing" which "scenes" of your life are important and which ones aren't; which "actors" in your "movie" are important and which ones aren't.  Your job is to simply perform and be your best you.   Let God do the editing.  Just remember:  every moment of your life is your debut.  (2 Thessalonians 3:13) 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

You are SUPERGOOD

Genesis 1:26-31


Everything God has made, God called "Super Good".  We are supergood.  We bring more than good to this world.  Take time to think about this while meditating on Genesis 1:26-31.  


 26And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
 27So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
 28And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
 29And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
 30And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
 31And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very [super] good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. 


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Born with Purpose!



You were born with purpose.  You are born with uniqueness.  That uniqueness you must understand has only one purpose:  SHINE like the sun.   Now, is the sun shy about its brightness?  Even better question:  Would we ever want the sun to be shy about its brightness?? For obvious reasons, not!  It is the same with us and our gifts and our uniqueness in this world.  A cold world is a result we can say from a lack of light in it.   Shine your God-given, good-bringing uniqueness to this world!  You know your gifts better than you may realize.  Think of how you have encouraged others in this world.  The words Jesus spoke:  You are the light of the world.  Can also be said saying You are purpose of God revealed in the world.  You are His art!  You are the blazing light –YES, THAT’S RIGHT –YOUR TALENTS, YOUR GOD-GIVEN DREAMS, YOUR DEEPLY HEARTED AMBITIONS –are the light that gives heat and light to this world.   You were not just made to be unique.  You are unique!  Through Christ You bring good that we can not even pronounce our phonetic language to this world.  Shine your good-God-given uniqueness and inspire this nation one person at a time. Have a blessed day!

The Schools of Success



Today’s schools are the institutes’ way of planning success for their attendees.   If success was a food, public schools would be the processed foods to society.  Private schools the freshly prepared, cooked, gourmet foods.  And Home schools…you guessed it! The home-cooked meals, and outside of these encompass a variety of them all. What about Charter???   But true success will never come from a building in and of itself, but it will always come from out of the heart.  

Quote by C. T. Studd


“Some wish to live within the sound
                  Of Church or Chapel bell;
I want to run a Rescue Shop
                  Within a yard of hell.” 

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Give to God Your Best

Give to God your best.  Think of these words in three parts:  1: "Give"  2.  "To God"  3.  "Your Best".    Think about your unique talents and offer them to this world.  Our unique talents that are here to bring change and even healing to this world.  They are here for not other reason! Think about the cross.  There was a time when the cross was the most disliked  message in the world by people.  And today it expresses the most beautiful love man has and will ever know on earth.  The cross is a testimony to every Christian of what we are supposed to be and what we are to be can only be found in Him.  What are our lives here for?   They are here to turn the most horrible things in this world into transformed incredible and beautiful creatures; creations for all to God's glory!  Be a ground breaker.  It starts in the privacy of your room.  Pray, and ask God for wisdom.   You are the salt of the world.  You are the newness that changes this world.  You are God's poetry.  You bring something fresh to them.  Show them what God has been always putting in your heart to change this world for the good that He prepared for you to do before the creation of this world.  Pray for boldness and humility.   Pray for your talents and don't be ashamed to use them.  They are God's gifts to you.  In fact, they are what people need in this world.  Let's give to God now our best!  Have a tremendous day!  

Curing Sarcasm

Did you know that sarcasm is not good for our social health?  Ok, I haven't looked into the research on this, but let's entertain this idea: Sarcasm is negative, cop-out conversation.  It is addicting and it is an addiction.  My first year in Montessori as a teacher one of the first things I was told was this:  Teachers are NOT allowed to use sarcasm with their children (students).  Well, why?   The Webster's Dictionary describes sarcasm as:  a sharp and often satirical (related to ridicule) or ironic utterance designed to cut or give pain.   Sarcasm is, in my opinion, a low form of communication because it promotes dishonest character, and only displays the deliverer as a fearful passive discourager and unfriendly.

In my opinion, I believe that there can be hundreds of books authors can write about the negative ramification of sarcasm on anybody.  So what to do with it?  It starts with recognizing that sarcasm is a habit.  The good news is, since sarcasm is a habit, this means just like any habit, it can also be crewed.  

Try fasting for one week without using sarcasm.  Maybe even for just one day and see how you feel, or better yet, look at the reaction of others, and take good note of how they feel after they speak with you.  


Side notes:  The opposite of sarcasm - honesty!  Mental Tools: equate honesty with friendly, encouraging, proactive in relationships, and encompassing character.  Good luck!  

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Healing from The Roots

The worst diseases in the world are not those of overwhelming pain, though these in their respect can be horrid.  But perhaps the most overwhelming sickness in this world are the ones that bring overwhelming and distracting comforts.  Let's think about this:  If we look at history and what we commend the nation-molding heroes of old on, it is a decision to endure pains in the presence of screaming comforts.  They are honored.  So perhaps it is not pain, but comforts we must watch for because they have a greater, even longer lasting tendency to function just like a sickness:  sickness is an disordered, weakened, unsound condition.  To have comfort in one's life of course is ok.  But, this is about the effect of overwhelming distracting pleasures in one's life, not only on them but in an entire nation.  Many times such comfort is the cause of greater pains in the world.  Let's think about this on a general national scale.  

"The poorest 40 percent of the world’s population accounts for 5 percent of global income. The richest 20 percent accounts for three-quarters of world income." Due to the disease of pleasure and comforts and the endless, mindless search of it,  millions upon millions of people are suffering needlessly!  When we think about it in this way, there is actually encouragement laying thereof.   This statistic being true, this means that the lowest of the lowest minimum wage citizen in even the near 20 percent (a minimum wage citizen in any English speaking nation), can offer an incredible if not unimaginable benefactor to the poorest of regions;

The bottom line is this:  One man's sacrifice can change, heal, and restore the whole entire world.  This said, a man's possessions do not even matter.  His will what matters in this discussion.  The challenge?  Take self-motivated pleasures and apply them to a greater purpose while seeking for the actual treasure.  Go someplace and be a hero.   How?  Be yourself.
  
Let us support each other as we are on our first step on humility road.   

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Law of Life (A Must Read) Poem by Jerry Buchanon

Whatever you give away today, or think or say or do,
Will multiply about tenfold and then return right back to you.
It may not come immediately, nor from an obvious source,
But the law applies unfailingly, through some invisible force.
Whatever you feel about another, be it love or hate or passion,
Will surely bounce right back at you, in some clear or secret fashion.
If you speak about some person a word of praise or two,
Soon, tens of other people will speak kind words to you.
Our thoughts are broadcasts of the soul,
Not secrets of the brain,
Kind ones bring us happiness,
Petty ones – untold pain.
Giving works as surely as reflections in a mirror,
If hate you send,
Hate you`ll get back,
But loving brings love nearer.
Remember, as you start this day and duty crowds your mind,
That kindness comes so quickly back to those who first are kind.
Let that thought and this one direct you through each day,
The only things we ever keep are the things we give away!”

Living and Giving or The Law of Life by Jerry Buchanan

 Read Galatians 6