Category Archives: Trust

Dreams, Plans, and the Realities of Life

Let the Lord make the Plans

”I Got This?” Failing at Dreams

Your eighteen-year-old self may yell, ”I got this”, but at thirty and beyond, do you feel the same way? Are you living your dreams, the life you planned and hoped? I’m not, ”I don’t’ got this”. I am not living the life that I dreamed about or the plans that I carefully laid out.  My life has taken many twists, turns, and wrecks; most of them totally unexpected and many circumstances that created devastation. I can however say that I have learned a lot. I have learned that without God, there are no dreams to be. To make it through life there must be faith and trust in one greater than yourself.

Did you know that there are people who are blind that snow ski? Continue reading Dreams, Plans, and the Realities of Life

What’s Your Number? Procrastinator Beware

Are you a Procrastinator?

Procrastination; fading the future.
Facing the Fear of the Procrastinator

I am a 38! No, I am not 38, but I scored a 38 on a procrastinator quiz with Mindtools. I learned that I was a mild procrastinator. I find my score rather funny, as I was procrastinating writing this week, by taking a procrastinator quiz. So are you a procrastinator? Continue reading What’s Your Number? Procrastinator Beware

Move with Prayer: A Change for Life!

Move with a Motivated Attitude

Life's Perspective; Things are not always as they appear.
Pray and Move:
Taking Action After Prayer

Your attitude determines your altitude says Zig Ziglar. Too often we allow our circumstances though to determine not just how we see and face life, but whether we should move forward or not. If we do not want to move forward, the underlying determinant can usually be found in the attitude that we have on the situation. It can be an attitude of fear, hopelessness, or perhaps it just appears hard. Continue reading Move with Prayer: A Change for Life!

Changing Seasons/God’s Hand in the Plan

Living through the Seasons of Life

For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NLT)
Welcome to a New Season!

The first day of spring came on Friday; did you put out the welcome mat? Charles Dickens said, ”Spring is the time of year when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade.”Â  As I thought about that I realized that the seasons of life are like that too. We have the warmth of life when all seems to be going our way and then when the overwhelming circumstances of life come, the winter of cold hardness descends upon us.

Each of the seasons though provide their own beauty and each their own issues. Just like the seasons of nature we never seem satisfied with the results or we seem to always pine away for whatever we do not have. Seasons come and seasons go but they do not all happen at the same time. An unknown source said, “Time is nature’s way of keeping everything from happening at once”. We do not plant our gardens in the winter with freezing temperatures and snow on the ground but we do plan them, full of hope for the spring to come.

What season of life are you in now? Continue reading Changing Seasons/God’s Hand in the Plan

The Goodness of God – Blessings and Lessons

Goodness in the Blessings

Give thanks to the Lord, because He is good! His faithful love endures forever. Psalm 107:1 (NLT)
God is so Good!

The goodness of God is so often seen all around us if we will slow down and just look, listen, and quietly observe.  This week the opportunity to paint with a good friend out at a local farm came about where the landscape continued to remind me of how wonderful the goodness of God is.

The sun was rising well by the time we set up our easels Continue reading The Goodness of God – Blessings and Lessons

The Necessities of Life: Needs VS Greeds

Necessities of Life – From Needs to Greed

And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from His glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 (NLT)
The Necessities of Life!

What are the necessities of life that you think you cannot live without? The modern world seems to have changed the thought pattern on life’s necessities. A survey completed last year in England listed 20 of the so-called modern life “bare necessities”. Continue reading The Necessities of Life: Needs VS Greeds