Daily Archives: November 20, 2014

“BEING A PARENT OF POSITIVE INFLUENCE”

WOW!!!  “THIS”… was the message at church over the weekend, 11/15-16/14.  DOUBLE WOW, WOW!!!  Yep, Rev. Ron Moore was speaking DIRECTLY to… “ME”!!!  AND… my husband, Chris.

Now, Rev. Moore was Lead Pastor when our family joined Anastasia Baptist Church.  AMAZING man.  He retired.  Rev. Walter West then became Lead Pastor.  Both of these Pastors have been instrumental along MY SPIRITUAL LIFE JOURNEY… way before I even knew “IT” was “SPIRITUAL”… AT ALL!!!  Hhhmmm… sounds a bit “CRAZY,” huh???  “CRAZY”… in a good way.  😉

I just thought of something…( I guess we’re taking a short detour in this post, folks)  Hhhmmm… The car accident occurred in 1986.  I was 22 years old at that time.  I became aware of “THIS” journey  in 1992 as I left Ohio in search of “ME”.  The search continued… and continued… until a truth was revealed to me by God in 2007 shortly after my mother’s passing.  This blog was initiated in Aug, 2013.  The spiritual nature and tone of this blog has increased over time.  ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.  WITH THE MAIN FOCUS/MESSAGE ENCOMPASSING… “LIFE” IN ITS ENTIRETY.  “CRAZY,” huh???  Too BIG to tackle???  NOT WITH GOD AS MY TEAM LEADER!!!  AMEN.

Okay, back on topic…

Yep, we are still studying:  “FAMILY-OLOGY” at church.  The message delivered covered topics involving the following:

1.)  Use the time you have with your family(children)or you will lose it.

2.)  Share a Faith with your children that is vibrant.  The church should be viewed as a reinforcement to what is taught at home.

3.)  Be a positive role model.  Actions speak louder than words.  One (1) example is worth a thousand “I told you so’s”.

4.)  LOVE your child’s mother/father.

MARRIAGE IS A LIVING THING, folks!!!  Nurture it.

I took to heart a VERY SPECIAL,and PERSONAL MESSAGE… delivered specific to “ME” Sat. night, folks.  FAMILY… is so VERY important.  MY FAMILY NEEDS ME TOO. “THEY” are a HUGE part of “THIS”… My Spiritual Life Journey.  After church that night  I, IMMEDIATELY, felt it necessary to break a commitment I had made that would have required MORE of my time… AWAY FROM MY FAMILY.

Thank you, Rev. Ron Moore.  MARVELOUS MESSAGE… delivered with such PASSION.  ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

OOPSE…

“IT”… KEEPS HAPPENING AND HAPPENING… OVER AND OVER…AGAIN!!!

Miscommunication occurs DAILY,… HOURLY,… MINUTELY, … (is that even a REAL word?) SECONDLY!!!  (Hhhmmm… is that a word… meaning that “IT” occurs in rapid succession…quickly… in just a few seconds???)  AAAHHH!!!  LIFE… would be SO MUCH EASIER if we just DIDN’T have to DEAL with OTHER PEOPLE!!!  DOUBLE AAAHHH, AAAHHH!!!

Misunderstanding is, DEFINITELY, a BIG part of the problem.  Incorrectly interpreting a statement happens…FREQUENTLY.  “I”…  ALWAYS KNOW EXACTLY WHAT “I” MEANT TO SAY  BY WHAT “I” ACTUALLY SAID… !!!  According to “ME”!!!  😉  I, undoubtedly,  often misinterpret what others meant to say by what “I” thought they meant by what they actually said … according to “ME”.  EVERYONE… in the room can hear the EXACT same thing, from the EXACT same source, at the EXACT same time, but yet each person there will interpret it THEIR own way… ACCORDING TO “THEM”!!!  And guess what???  Yep, EVERYONE there can have a different opinion… ACCORDING TO “THEM”… in “THEIR” WORLD!!!  HA!!!  I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THAT STUPID, LITTLE…???…???… SIMILE:  “According to THEM… in THEIR world”!!!   DOUBLE HA, HA!!!

It never ceases to amaze me how something… ANYTHING… can be tossed around and transformed into something completely… DIFFERENT… than what “IT” actually “IS”!!!  Time for one of my FAVORITE little saying, folks (any guesses what “IT” might be???)  I’m guessing, but I think WE ALL KNOW WHAT “IT” IS, RIGHT???

“IT IS… WHAT IT IS,” folks!!!  “IT IS… WHAT IT IS!!!”  😉

“LIFE”… IS DIFFICULT, folks.  FOR EVERYBODY.  EVERYWHERE.

We may not always get to make the rules, but we DO need to try and follow those rules set by proper authorities.  I recently discovered that I have actually been a RULE BREAKER when it came to certain rules/laws that “I” DON’T tend to AGREE WITH!!!  OUCH!!!  There is ACTUALLY a post, titled:  “BREAKING THE RULES,” published on 5/21/14.  Please refer back to it for a chuckle or two.  😉  I do try, folks, to be a law and rule abiding citizen/employee.

A BIG problem arises IF we don’t actually follow a rule, but we break it just enough  to make it appear that the “RULE”… IS WORKING… WHEN, IN FACT, IT IS NOT!!!  THINGS WILL NOT BE FIXED IF IT DOES NOT APPEAR THAT THEY ARE BROKEN!!!  EASY, right???  Follow the rules.  They will ONLY be changed “WHEN” and “IF” it’s apparent that they ARE NOT WORKING.  Wait a minute… DON’T WE ALREADY KNOW THIS???  Hhhmmm… think, Think, THINK…  

As God commands all of His followers:  “Thou shalt not lie”.  Enough said.  To each his own…

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today… “EVERY” day.

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.