Sunday, November 23, 2014

Eternity's Eulogy of Celebration

For those we know who have lost a loved one, it is my prayer that the song at the conclusion of this writing will bring you comfort in your time of sadness & loss. The words are amazingly beautiful. The celebration of life is a daily thing. Sadly too often we let everyday situations muffle our voices of appreciation. Too often we are too busy holding on to silly disagreement that we later find we exchange peace for arrogant pride. Why? Tell others how you feel. Don’t wait. Share your heart in love.  (Please Remember)
Make each day a word for the eulogy you leave with others to share afterward.

Knowing your eternal destination is essential (1 John 5:12)

After all, no one or thing is worth eternity in hell. So, if you lose earthly friendships or associates because of your decision to accept Christ into your heart, rest assured by your acceptance of Jesus Christ as your personal Savior & Lord, you will have eternal peace & forever be safe in the arms of Jesus. For those who truly know you in this life, who you are in your spirit is how they will remember you in the farewell hour. Will they know more of Jesus because of you? What difference has your life made? Has God's love been seen in you?

Heaven waits for you...
Please ~ don’t wait too long... Forever is forever. Joy is in living your eternal life now & celebrating for all time-safe in the arms of Jesus... (Safe In The Arms Of Jesus)

1 John 5:11-13: "And this is what God has testified: He has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. So whoever has God's Son has life; whoever does not have his Son does not have life. I write this to you who believe in the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life" (NLT). God wants us to know we have eternal life. These verses clearly share that those who have believed in Jesus Christ and accepted Him as their personal savior have eternal life. Eternal life is just that -- eternal
Romans 8:38-39 say, "For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Nothing can separate a child of God from their Father.

Jesus tells us personally that He gives us eternal life and nothing can take that away: "My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father's hand. I and the Father are one" (
John 10:27-30).

Salvation is a gift of grace. 
Ephesians 2:8 says, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith -- and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.”
Romans 10:13. Let us also be secure in knowing that "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved"

Having this knowledge gives us hope. We can know Christ will claim us as His for
all time.
"For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord"
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).

If you are struggling with questions of doubt, pray a prayer similar to this: “Dear God, I’m not sure if I am Your child. I believe that you sent Your Son Jesus to earth to die for my sins. I believe that He rose from the death and is offering me eternal life. I accept Him as my Savior. Thank You for forgiving me and giving me life with You eternally. Help me to have assurance that You have answered my prayer. In Jesus’ name, amen.”



Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Core Value of Ethics & Success

'The values & ethics you establish in your youth will be seen in your adulthood. True leadership is how you make decisions in the moment. What you choose reflects what you value.
Are you fighting battles that are not your fight; losing your strength, your energy & motivation with people whose words do not affect your destiny? Do you care more about being seen as a victor rather than fulfilling your purpose? Who do you contribute your success?
Remember your values. Should your personal victories be most important to you; the priority of societal position & may have misplaced your values.’

Friday, October 10, 2014

Adjust The Agenda

If you do not perceive your situation correctly...
the realization of who you are will not be clear to you.
You are called according to God's purpose, not yours.
Talk to Him about His plan, not yours.
When you follow His plan, He promises to protect, provide, keep & strengthen you.

Let go of your scehdule...His timing needs to be first and foremost.
If it is not, you are wasting yours.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Check or Checkmate ? It's Your Move.

As he flipped over the hourglass to begin, his concern for time lost its focus.
Surely, there would be plenty of time to be successful. With lightning speed he completed the first few moves on the board & then stole a glance at the timer.  The sands appeared to have stopped - but how?
Surely there had to be more time to finish the game- to live more of his dreams- make his wrongs -right.
What had happen...what had he missed...
Maybe he would just start over.
Time had stood still. Or had it?It was then that he noticed the sands of time had stopped.
He shook the timepiece with the hopes that the flow would continue...success. How much time had he lost? Could he recapture that time? What was played was played...there was no starting over...
for he had taken his turn & waited too long too make the most important decision of all.


The opponent...time.... had placed him in ‘check’. The pieces of the game were rearranged; awaiting his next decision. As he reconsidered, rationalized, & decided he had plenty of time to make that most significant move, the last granular of sand came to rest on the small mound. The reality became clear.
He was out of time...The game was over. His waiting had been his ultimate demise.

Before you reach the end of the time given you....please- decide.
It's your move...eternity waits...don't be left behind. Check-mate !


John 3:16


Thursday, June 12, 2014

Knowing When To....

If you are like most folks you have an extremely low tolerance for controllers, abusers, & people who are experts at manipulating. To many these traits are an art form one has perfected over the years. Those with years of experience are rarely, if ever, aware of how good they are at the 'blame game'. They are lost in the thrill of engaging another into playing, setting them up for the kill, & all the while casting the net of guilt over the playing field.

So, what do we do in this situation? You have been there, I'm sure...we all have. Basic rule of thumb... Don't do it. Don't open your mouth & give words for the volley to continue. Let it go. Move on. The word 'OK' is usually the only word that will stop the madness.

Often we know when it is happening & still find ourselves on the defensive. When retreating from the pre-planned battlefield use caution. You may have just rolled the wrong dice in the most recent game of got cha'. O God - help us to know when to ....stay.... when to walk away & most importantly.... when to keep our mouths shut.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

In Sightful

"When you think you are losing sight of what is important in your life,
 it is ok to look inward to the hidden areas of your heart first.

 After all, that may have been the very first thing you lost sight
Search for the missing pieces of what makes you complete; happy.

Gather these attributes of character, welcome them back,
then introduce you to you...then to others.
   Being comfortable with yourself is important &
              it helps others to be the same.”