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Thought of the Day–4/18/18

Thought of the Day—We use sunscreen to protect our skin from the sun.  We use sunglasses to protect our eyes from the same source.  We strap ourselves into our cars to protect against an impending accident and strap our children in devices for the same reason; even though it takes the owner’s manual to figure out how to get them back out again.  We buy guns and alarm systems to protect our homes and families from potential intruders.  But how do we guard our own hearts and minds from harm?  Simply put, we need to safeguard our minds against triggers that could cause us harm.  It could be something as simple as a television show, movies or perhaps the type of material you read.  It could also be the types of folks you hang around with.  We need to pray for discernment and wisdom concerning our journey and what we ingest from the world.  People can be just as toxic and dangerous as any poison or street drug.  They don’t necessarily have your best interest in mind and won’t stand beside you when you fall.  In fact, many times they will use their tongue as a sharp knife to slice away at your reputation and character.  Keep your eyes open and guard your heart!

Thought of the Day–4/13/18

Thought of the Day—Do you have times when you struggle with self-esteem so you go to your local Walmart and stroll around to people watch until you feel better about yourself?  Are those snickers and eye rolls?  If you answered yes, you may have more than just a self-esteem issue; you may have a judgmental one.  It is so tempting at times to compare ourselves with others who aren’t in our “class” or standing and we write them off with a wave of our mental hand.  But in all honesty, we are the true “bottom feeders” if we stoop so low and are so shallow as to judge by glance.  After all, who are we except perhaps one job away from welfare, one chronic illness away from poverty, or one accident away from mental impairment?  Here’s another thought; Jesus came from and mingled with “the least of these”.  Who are we to give anything else but compassion to others?  We need to pray for new eyes to see others as God sees them; His blessed creation.  Come to think of it, that’s exactly how He sees us. Kind of boosts the old self-esteem, don’t you think?

Thought of the Day–4/11/18

Thought of the Day—Do you have a case of the wandering eye when it comes to other people’s lives?  Did you know that the time and energy spent on wishing you had someone else’s life could have been better spent on improving your own?  God gave you a unique set of people, geography, and circumstances to help make you who YOU should be, not someone else.  And even though there may be a few weeds to pull and perhaps a little grass seed to sow in the dry patches of life’s lawn, just remember; the only reason that grass looks greener on the other side is probably because it’s only artificial astro turf…

Thought of the Day–4/9/18

Thought of the Day—In this age of complete self absorption, encountering a person with the attitude of gratitude is like stumbling upon a refreshing oasis in a parched desert; it’s a rare find and you find the entire experience intoxicating.  Wouldn’t it be great to find more people with such an attitude?  Are YOU up to the challenge?

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?