Saturday, July 30, 2011


Ugh! I accidentally deleted a blog post I spent days preparing. I'm bummed, but life goes on. There's nothing I can do to retrieve it at this point. I could start over, but the post wouldn't be the same. Why get mad? If I do, the post won't miraculously reappear. I must move on. I've had worse things happen to me. Well, things happen for a reason.

This unfortunate circumstance leads to this post. Unfortunate circumstances do happen. We cannot always control what happens, how they happen, or when they happen, but they happen. The one thing we can control is the attitude we keep as we go through those circumstances. I like to say we should turn negatives into positives. You might be thinking that's easier said than done and that might be true in some cases. Just because it might not be so easy to do doesn't mean it isn't doable.

As for the deleted entry, it's a shame a lot of time and hard work went into something that will never be read, but maybe someone needed to read the simple message given in this post. Now, do you see how easy it is to turn a negative into a positive?

Be blessed.

Monday, July 25, 2011


"It feels like God is distant." "I don't think He hears my prayers." "God, where are You?" How many times have you heard this from others? How many times have you said these things? 

God wants a relationship with you. He wants to be in constant communication with you. There are things God wants to share with you. There are things He wants you to hear, see, and share with others. Spend time with God, not only through prayer, but through the reading of His Word. In fact, answers to every day questions and the keys to victorious living are found in His Word. If you want to improve your relationship with God, prayer and bible reading are essential.  Hebrews 11:6 KJV states that "He is a rewarder of them who diligently seek Him." 

If you don't spend quality time with God in prayer and in the reading of His Word, it's normal to feel distant from Him. The truth is God never left you. You left Him. When you ask God where is He, His answer might sound something like this, "I’m right here. I never left you. The question is, where are you?"

"Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you." James 4:8 KJV

Be blessed.

Saturday, July 16, 2011


I once was lost, but now I am found. You saved me. You are my Savior. 
Lord, I thank You.

From the grips of deep darkness and hopelessness, You delivered me. You are my Deliverer.
Lord, I thank You.

In the times I need someone, during the good and the bad, You are there for me. You are my Friend and my Comforter.
Lord, I thank You.

Man disappoints with broken promises and unfaithfulness. You never disappoint nor break Your promises. You are faithful.
Lord, I thank You.

I am protected from dangers seen and unseen. You are my Protector. 
Lord, I thank You.

I have a roof over my head, clothes on my back, shoes on my feet, and food in my stomach. You are my Provider.
Lord, I thank You.

For who You are and for all You have done, are doing, and will do for me,
Lord, I thank You.

Saturday, July 9, 2011


We go through tough situations in life. God never promised us a trouble-free life. Some of the situations we find ourselves in are because of the poor choices we have made. There are consequences to every decision or action we make. On the flip side, we go through situations that are meant to mold and shape us into the men and women God wants us to be and this we cannot control. What we can control is the attitude we have as we face what life deals us. A negative attitude will not get you far, but a positive one will take you places. 

With a good attitude, you can turn negatives into positives. You might look at your circumstances and believe there is no way anything positive can be found in it, but I must disagree. You are still breathing. God has granted you a new day. That is a positive. You have a new day to right a wrong, tell others you love them, and most importantly, you have the opportunity to share the love of Jesus. If you do not know Him, you have the chance to get to know Him.

Take a moment to check your attitude. Do you wake up each day expecting a great day or do you wake up complaining? Start your day with praise instead. Replace your complaints with praises. No matter the circumstances or situations you face, give God praise. Then watch change take place in your life.

Be blessed.