Wednesday, January 04, 2012


Here's some great perspective on Focus:

   "Imagine you suddenly found yourself adrift in the ocean with a life preserver but no idea where the shoreline was.  As far as the eye can see, there's only the same wide blue vastness.  What would you do?  Probably tread water, battling waves and struggling against the current.  But without a clear direction you'd soon grow discouraged."
    "That's what life is like when we have no focus.  We drift about-going to work, paying our bills, reacting to whatever comes our way, but feeling rudderless.  We may even be happy for the most part.  But eventually days turn into years and we find ourselves so far off course that we've lost track of the dreams we once had."
    "Having focus provides a reference point, a lighthouse on the horizon to swim toward with enthusiasm and hope.  It prevents us from floating, adrift in our own personal sea.  to make any lasting change or achieve any meaningful goal, you need to know where you want to go and how you're going to get there."

"Without a goal line, the game of football makes no sense, and neither does the game of life."

Taken from The Spark by Chris Downie



Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Beginning of Wisdom

Wanted to share this devotional with you that I received earlier this week.

God Bless,


The Beginning of Wisdom

"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever." (Psalm 111:10)

This age has rightly been called the "age of information." With multitudes of books and periodicals in every field of study and practice, with billions of dollars devoted to all kinds of research, and now even the "information superhighway" of the Internet. It seems everyone and every organization is posting information of some sort on its own website and email. The world is almost drowning in information.

"But where shall wisdom be found and where is the place of understanding?" (Job 28:12). Job's urgent question can never be answered "online," but only in an ancient book. "Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding" (Job 28:28).

This spiritual truism is found often in that Book. King Solomon, to whom God had granted special wisdom (1 Kings 3:11-12), penned divinely inspired words when he wrote: "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge," and then "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding" (Proverbs 1:7; 9:10).

If anything is missing in our information age, it is surely the fear of God, at least among most people--even most religious people. But, as our text says: "A good understanding have all they that do his commandments."

From our New Testament perspective, we now know that "in |Christ| are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge" (Colossians 2:3). "And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment" (1 John 3:23). Herein is true knowledge and understanding and wisdom. HMM

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Keeping Christmas

Wanted to share a link to a great post that will help you keep Christmas and have a very, very, practical perspective on Christmas. 

Check out the following link.

Blessings in Christ,


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving: Day 24

Thanksgiving: Day 24 - I'm thankful for the heritage we have here in the USA and it's because of the heritage of the first Thanksgiving that we have the holiday each year! Our country has come so far since that first Thanksgiving but yet we still have far to go in remembering to be thankful and grateful for everything we have been given and for everything we so easily take for granted including our health, our family, our friends, our jobs, our homes, anything and everything! I'm also thankful again as I remember all of my family and friends (here and abroad) for your love, encouragement and for being a part of my life! Life would be dull for sure without you! For my family abroad, I love and will miss not being able to celebrate thanksgiving with you in person! Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Don't forget to be thankful for each day you are given as it's truly a gift from God!
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving: Day 23

Thanksgiving: Day 23 - I'm thankful again to have a roof over my head especially when it's stormy (windy and rainy) outside! I'm mindful of the fact that others aren't as fortunate to have a home and my heart and prayers goes out to them this Thanksgiving. I pray that the opportunity to permanently find a path off the streets will come to them soon!

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Thanksgiving: Day 22

Thanksgiving: Day 22 - I'm thankful today for the opportunity to serve this week while I'm off on PTO with the Koch Entourage at the Sonrise Church Food Pantry! I'm thankful for the entire crew there that tirelessly serves each week to feed so many in our community!
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Monday, November 21, 2011

Thanksgiving: Day 21

Day 21: I am thankful for having this Thanksgiving week off to enjoy some relaxation, hopefully help at the food pantry at Sonrise Church, get a few things done around the house, and most of all to enjoy spending time with my family and maybe a few friends as well!

Thanksgiving: Day 20

Day 20: Today I'm thankful for my two kids who took a step of faith to be baptized and for the love and support shown for them today with a great group of family and friends who came to witness this special time!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Thanksgiving: Day 19

Day 19: I'm thankful on days like today when I'm feeling cruddy due to a cold that I can still be thankful that I have my health as I know this will pass and I know I really have no room to complain. In place of complaining I'm moved to pray for others who I do or don't know that are truly suffering and in some cases hanging on to life. It all comes down to perspective.

What are you thankful for? Leave a comment here to share with and encourage others!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Thanksgiving: Day 18

Day 18: I’m thankful for the past 13 years employment in Global Logistics and thankful for the adventures that lay ahead with the North America Supply Chain team. Trusting God for great things ahead and thankful for the skills I'll bring with me and the many new ones I'll learn along the way!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thanksgiving: Day 17

DAY 17: I’m thankful for the trials of life because- as hard as they are - they bring about perseverance, character and hope! (Romans 5:3-5)

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Thanksgiving: DAY 16

Day 16: I'm thankful for the simple pleasures of life like a cup of hot coffee on a cold day and the laughter and humor of family & friends!
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Thanksgiving: DAY 15

Day 15:  I am thankful that each day is a new day full of hope, new opportunities and potential to try and make a difference in this world and that each “yesterday” is behind me!

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Thanksgiving: Day 14

Day 14: I'm thankful for the people in my life who care enough to see past "1st impressions" or "perceptions" to discover who I really am!

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Thanksgiving: Day 13

Day 13: Thankful for God's provision. Very blessed today in more ways than one!

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Thanksgiving: Day 12

Day 12: I'm thankful for the encouragement and faithful prayers of my friends and extended family who continually bless my family and I!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thanksgiving Challenge: DAY 11

Day 11: I’m thankful for the tremendous sacrifice, integrity, and service of the men and women of the armed forces! Thank you for protecting our freedom!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thanksgiving: Day 10

Day 10: I’m thankful that each day, (whether bad or good) is truly a gift from God – a gift that I'm striving to use wisely!

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Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Thanksgiving: Day 8

DAY 8: I am thankful that when I am broke - I'm still richer than most of the world's population!

Monday, November 07, 2011

Thanksgiving: Day 7

DAY 7: I am thankful that when I sometimes (or is it often?) feel like a loser, an idiot, unworthy, unloved, unimportant and more that I know those feelings are all a pack of lies because I know who I really am to my family, my friends, and most of all who I am from God’s perspective!

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