Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Today: Get that nut!

What’s on your mind lately? Is there something you know you should be doing? Are you putting something off? Check out this little guy.
Literally, he has a nut on his mind. This nut rests on his head; yet he’s obsessed with getting it. So close and yet, so far… But he states something critical: today. Yes, he’s going to get it today. Does that sound too simplistic or even foolish? Why should it? After all, God says He’s with us. “What shall we then say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31 “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go: I will guide you with My eye.” Psalm 32:8 But we can become so intimidated with today, can’t we? There, indeed, is a school of thought out there which states that, concerning any given goal, we’re one of two mindsets regarding it; we’re either motivated or intimidated? Which one are you when it comes to that “thing,” that nut which is resting on your head, taking up your thoughts? God is with you; and there is tremendous power in your now. Don’t let it pass you by… “‘…behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” 2 Corinthians 6:2 Is there something you need to tackle? Do you need to get a relationship with God today? Jesus is your bridge to Him- and He never changes. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8 Take a step of faith in pursuing that which is on your mind; get that nut today.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Stay Strong!

Kool Aid amends?

Just like Mr Kool Aid here, what wall do you need to repair with amends? Recovery means acknowledging past mistakes. It also means accepting the process- yes, process, not event- is an imperfect one. But it is always possible to repair brokenness. God's M.O. is all about restoration! "He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake." Psalm 23:3 A broken wall can be restored. Make amends with others, but also make amends with yourself- forgive yourself! Start there!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Bleh to the heat index, already!!!

I have to complain, just a smidge. Besides having Martha and the Vandellas' "Heatwave" song on heavy rotation in my noggin, I am also done with all things termed "heat index." It's supposed to be 100 degrees today. Yay. Good times. But with the heat index, it'll feel like, what, 105, 110? Not encouraging, not cool. Woke up this morning, nudged by an already humid 94 degrees, I was not looking forward to hearing the word- and experiencing the reality of heat index. Nope. I'm a cool weather girl. The chipper weather people on the news say it's only one more day of this... I can't say what I'd really love to say here, being a Christian. But yeah, what I'd lov-v-v-e to say is... @*&^!!!@*()###%!!!&! To quote "The Wzard of Oz..." "I'm mel-l-l-l-ting!" At least the wicked witch had water thrown on her! Yes, I know, I'm complaining. I warned you. Need to back away from the lap top now; the power's only enhancing the blessed heat indek. So, I leave you with my cats, Gracie and Glory, doing their impression of a zapped me.

Happy Independence Day!!!