Tag Archives: Family

Thought of the Day–4/5/18

Thought of the Day—I know most of you have heard the old adage, “time heals all wounds” which is true, especially when forgiveness was applied.  Many times, what’s left is a scar that serves as a reminder of a painful but teachable experience and when put in proper perspective, can give strength to one’s character.  But when we are in the process of healing, we need to be on the lookout for what I call scab pickers; those that attempt to reopen that same painful wound by throwing out reminders of the hurting incident and therefore, keep you from healing.  Satan is a pro at doing this; so are some “so called” friends or family…don’t be deceived by their tactics but always keep these “antagonistic monsters” at arm’s length and pray for peace, healing…and perhaps selective memory loss?

Thought of the Day–3/30/18

Thought of the Day—There resides in each of us a mystery.  It begins with an invisible tie that binds together the hearts of family.  Some members are bonded by blood while others are bonded by adoption, either by one of a legal means, marriage or other circumstances but each just as important and vital as the others; for their branches are grafted into the main family tree and the same lifeblood of family runs through each branch.  And even though there may be internal struggles within the family at times, when adversity comes that same love deepens, the impenetrable bond broadens and together becomes a formidable shield of defense and protection against its’ foe.  Today, let us not knit pick and illuminate our differences but instead, celebrate our uniqueness as part of the unwavering inclusion of family…

Thought of the Day–3/28/18

Thought of the Day—Why is it that we rush to immunize our children from diseases but leave them completely exposed to the negative influences of this world.  We, as adults, are the caretakers and gatekeepers of these young minds and we WILL be held accountable for corrupting them…

Thought of the Day–3/21/18

Thought of the Day—Don’t you just love spring?  Watching flowers pushing their way up out of the ground and blossoms blooming on the branches of trees and shrubs give everyone a renewed sense of hope and the promise of warmer days ahead.  Don’t you just find the feeling that the spring season invokes irresistible?  There is something else that brings about a similar feeling; recognition.  Just a simple “thank you”, “I appreciate what you do” or “good job” can lift a person’s spirit and bring a smile to their face.  It can make a difference in someone’s work performance, overall attitude or even general behavior.  And it’s free; it costs you nothing, nada, zilch! Give it a try and watch what happens; you just may be surprised by the response from your coworker, friend, neighbor, stranger OR your own family member.  After all, every day God gives us a visual “I think you’re pretty special”, by providing us with all the grandeur that nature provides.  Can’t you take the time to give a special “shout out” to those around you?  Kind words are like honey, sweet to the soul and healthy for the body. Proverbs 16:24 (NLT)

Thought of the Day–3/13/18

Thought of the Day—“If I had it to do all over again…” I’m sure we’ve either said or heard that statement before; it is the anthem of regret. It could be a past regret about anything from kids, marriage, education, drugs to a career choice.  But guess what? You can’t change it; it’s in your past locked behind thick stone walls and a mighty mahogany door.  And while you may find a twisted comfort in your painful memories of past regret and remorse, it’s time to let it go and forgive.  Forgive yourself, forgive the others that were involved in the situation.  Stop trying to mentally rewrite the script; just do a one eighty and step away…You deserve more in your present and future than a regurgitated past…

Thought of the Day–3/7/18

Thought of the Day—Did you know there is a huge difference between the words childish and childlike?  Sure, all the characteristics of those two words are incorporated into the life and personality of a child but in an adult, the contrast is striking.  To be childish as an adult has everything to do with self and nothing to do with responsibility; it’s an “I want” mentality that has far reaching consequences.  To be childlike, however, is to embrace being an adult in addition to having a keen sense of wonderment of life and trust in others, of having an unwavering faith.  It sometimes comes down to loving life as opposed to just living life.  How about you? Are you walking around, disgruntled with life because it’s not going your way or are you caught up in the magic of ordinary days?