Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers. ~3 John 1:2
Speak to my heart Lord. Your words have commanded me to follow a path you have divinely paved only for me. Help me Lord to stay on my path when the storms of life are raging, when I can’t see my way clear from the dust and I must walk alone. Give me your strength to journey on by giving me faith to believe in you; and hope by knowing I will live long and have a prosperous life in the land I will enter and occupy. Amen.
These are dark times, there is no denying. Our world has perhaps faced no greater threat than it does today. But I say this to our citizenry: We, ever your servants, will continue to defend your liberty and repel the forces that seek to take it from you! Your Ministry remains, strong.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1
Good morning, soul! Did I forget to mention I’m a Christian? Well, I am. And this is one of those days I need to remind myself of that.
For the last couple of years my faith has been battling for what is right in the sight of God and most times I felt defeated. As a result, I became depressed and short tempered.
My depression had taken the avenue of “why do I have to fight this battle alone when I believe in God? He’s big. So why can’t He take care of this matter?” And on the flip side of things being short tempered is not new to me. My mom was short tempered and it seems the behavior I hated as a child now visits me.
Oh! My! Goodness! I have found myself in dark times and I need to protect my soul. So Psalm 51:10 is needed for this day and everyday until I see the light of God in all situations: Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Amen
Have you ever searched Google for quotes on entrepreneurship? I do. And afterwards I select images looking for photos with quotes to share. However, sadly, I think I’ve only seen one quote by a black female. One! Oh! My! Just one! Successful black women noted for her words of inspiration and business achievements! Come on! I know there’s more black women that own businesses. So this is a year I’m going to search and find black female business owners and ask them about their source of motivation and inspiration. Wish me luck! And if you know of a black female business owner please share. –Annette
Let someone love you just the way you are as flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel, and as unaccomplished as you think you are. To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is less than perfect, is to believe that sunlight is incapable of entering a broken window and illuminating a dark room. ~Ash Sweeney
As I sat down to the computer screen this morning with sleep still in my eyes, I began my day with reading my Facebook feed.
I needed something positive to feed my soul and enrich my life. Therefore, I read with hope and a purpose that someone had posted something noteworthy. I read post after post until I scrolled to a post about a man I had never heard of . . . His name was Paul “Bear” Bryant.
I guess he was a man who did amazing things. From the snippets of what I read about him, he was a private man who believed anyone could do extraordinary things. And after his death a piece of paper was found in his wallet. Later the information was shared with the world; and today I got the chance to be blessed with the wisdom he cherished and left.
The message packs a powerful punch on being mindful of a gift that can’t be replaced. I’m sharing his message because it’s so profound. The content of the message should make every reader deeply think about their life and the direction its going; because the writer truly knew what made ordinary people do extraordinary things.
Magic Bank Account
Imagine that you won the following *PRIZE* in a contest:
Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400 in your private account for you to spend. However there were some rules:
1. Everything that you didn’t spend during each day would be taken away from you.
2. You can’t transfer money into some other account.
3. You can only spend it.
4. Each morning when you wake up, the bank puts another $86,400 in your account.
5. The bank can end the game without warning; at any time. It can simply say “Game Over!” and close the account. And you won’t get a new one.
What Would You Do? You would buy anything and everything you wanted right? Not only for yourself, but for all the people you love and care for. Even for people you don’t know, because you couldn’t possibly spend it all on yourself, right?
You would try to spend every penny, and use it all, because you knew it would be replenished in the morning, right?
ACTUALLY, This GAME is REAL ……
Each of us is already a winner of this *PRIZE*. We just can’t seem to see it. The PRIZE is *TIME*
1. Each morning we wake to receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life. 2. And when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is NOT credited to us. 3. What we haven’t used up that day is forever lost. 4. Yesterday is forever gone. 5. Each morning the account is refilled, but the bank can dissolve your account at any time WITHOUT WARNING.
SO, what will YOU do with your 86,400 seconds? Those seconds are worth so much more than the same amount in dollars. Think about it and remember to enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think.
It seems that every life form on this planet strives toward its maximum potential…except human beings. A tree does not grow to half its potential size and then say, “l guess that will do.” A tree will drive its roots as deep as possible. It will soak up as much nourishment as it can, stretch as high and as wide as nature will allow, and then look down as if to remind us of how much each of us could become if we would only do all that we can. ~Jim Rohn