Thursday, July 22, 2010

Guard your hearts

Have you ever heard someone say the phrase my head is in the clouds or I'm head over hills in love? Those phrases are used to describe the feelings that one goes through when they feel like they have made a match. Its also possible to have that kind of love for a friend. Sometimes we believe everything that our friends say without questioning it at all. We must be careful to Guard our hearts with all diligence for out of it spring the issues of life. When we fail to protect our hearts it is easy for dishonest people to creep in sell us a pipe dream and rattle our faith. One of the biggest problems that many people have is letting their emotions be their guides. Emotions have led to many falling outs, unplanned pregnancies, wars, and even death. We should never enter into any relationship based on our emotions. The heart is at the center of our being so it must be protected at all costs. Not guarding your heart can lead to bitterness and a hard heart. Bitterness leads people to make statements like "there are no good men" or "no one can be trusted" You can see someone who has not guarded their heart from a mile away because they drag a ball and chain around called misery. We should pray to God for a spirit of discernment so that we can see all the signs of someone that will hurt our hearts. Decide today to let Christ Guard your hearts.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sunflower Among Weeds

I was driving along doing errands when I saw a beautiful sunflower. Now I know that some might say that is just a flower not a miraculous thing. The thing that captivated me about this flower was its environment. I proudly stood high among the weeds and across the street from the garbage dump. All of its radiance and glory created a bright spot in an area that was overgrown with crab grass weeds and smelled of garbage. We too can decide to be the sunflower among weeds when we make the decision not to let our environment dictate how we behave and who we are. Many scholars were born into poverty. Many geniuses were born in ghettos. Even Christ came from Nazareth which was not considered the Beverly hills of the time. We become a Sunflower among weeds when we decide that what the crowd is doing is not necessarily the way we need to go. Everyone wants to be popular but at what cost? When the herd is going in one direction go in the opposite direction. We become the sunflower among weeds when we stand up and speak up for what is truthful and honorable when everyone else would rather sit down and let things be or even listen to lies. Will you become the sunflower in your world or will you let the stench of garbage and weeds overtake you?
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Signs appear all throughout the walk of life. Green normally means go, yellow caution, and red stop. Sometimes we obey the signs while other times we don't. Disobeying signs sometimes work out positively but most of the time they don't. I got the inspiration for today's blog from a Do Not Enter Sign. Simply put there are places that we have no business going and some relationships and friendships that we have no business entering. Why do we enter into covenants that we know are fickle or dangerous? Maybe the danger of being with a bad boy or girl excites us at the time or maybe we are just rebelling but we have clearly seen the DO NOT ENTER SIGN. There are rules all around us. God has rules for us but we do not always follow them! When we fail to ignore the signs that we come into contact with we must accept the consequences that come with it no matter how big or small they are. Do you stop at that red light or do you try and sneak through it hoping no one will come speeding from another direction and total your car?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Put a little Wisdom in your walk.

The first steps of a new child are one of the pivotal points in their lives. Learning to walk unleashes new adventures that crawling simply cannot deliver. When we learn how to walk we must also learn how to be observant of our surroundings. We need to be able to differentiate things and people that are helpful as well as those that are dangerous. I often term this living with your eyes WIDE OPEN. If we pay close attention to the signs that are being to us they will steer us clear of trouble. To be circumspect means to be cautious and discreet. So when you are walking you need to be cautious noticing your surrounds all around you and the people that are in them. Once you get a sign that this activity or person is not for you, you can leave them behind. Ephesians 5:15 states See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise. Walking circumspectly will get you a lot farther and you will make it to your destination quicker.

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Walking together in the Rain

Today I did as I normally do trying to tackle the 30 Day breakthrough. What made today different was that I was running and walking with a group of friends particularly my sisters in Christ. We all walked at different paces as most of us do in life. There were times that we passed each other as well as times when we walked together. During the course of this 2 mile walk it sprinkled and eventually rained yet we kept walking. We were persistent because we knew that this was crucial to getting us to that next step in life. When you are trying to make it over there are times when you are going to have to walk in sprinkles, drizzles and sometimes downpours but you have to remain persistent and make sure that you take good friends along for the Journey Kudos to you Michelle Byrd, Meredith Stevenson, Barbara Hunt, and Ladonna Bowdry for walking in the rain together and showing me a painting of teamwork.

Friday, July 9, 2010

The Company You Keep

There is an old saying that states "birds of a feather flock together" A statement even closer to home says tell me who your friends are and I can tell you who you are! One very important aspect of going through life and creating success is partnering with the right group of people. Your Mastermind group should consist of people who have the same vision as you and you are all going in the same direction. This group of people should be comfortable with being brutally honest as well as be available to help build and or pick up the pieces of a dream. I am very blessed to have met a WONDERFUL of people who are focused and are of the same mindset and are going places. Have you formed your mastermind group yet?

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Do you have an Upside Down Kind of Love?

Diana Ross sung about a love that she had that turned her upside down, inside out and round and round. THAT'S A LOT OF PASSION. Christians in the first century church were called "these that have turned the world upside down". You have to stop and think, Do I have anything that I am that passionate about ? Is there something in my life that is driving me to the point where I it literally turns lives upside down? We all are passionate about something. Some people love to cook, others are dedicated to helping others and some are CRAZY IN LOVE! What would life be without passion? Living a life without something that drives you can be rather mundane and overall uninteresting. We have all been blessed with gifts and we are expected to use them They are like an investment that we are expected to grow. Is there some fire that consumes you that you have not had the courage to pursue? Do you have an idea that you think the world would love. Facebook, Twitter, ITunes, to name a few were all ideas that became passions that changed the world and turned its perspective fields UPSIDE DOWN! Start today by pursuing something that you love to day and share it with others. Live, Love, and Learn

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Push through your circumstances

Life is filled with many ups and downs. Many people describe it as a roller coaster ride. Some people survive the ups and downs as well as the swift curves while others don't. In order to successfully make it through life one must be able to push through their circumstances. You must be able to push through that spouse that broke their marriage vows so that you can heal and move on. You must be able to push through sitting in the bankruptcy office when you have to declare that you have nothing in order to save the scraps that you do have left. You must be able to push through the fact that you were not prepared for that loved one to pass away so soon. Life is all about PUSHING your way through. Your circumstances will change many times throughout your lifetime but if your spirit remains strong you will overcome. Live, Love & Learn

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