Thursday, March 15, 2012


It's time to examine your relationships and get rid of those that are toxic. Toxic relationships hold you back. The poison (negativity, stress, etc.) gets in and will keep you from progressing, if you aren't careful. They're emotionally draining. These relationships are hazardous to your health because they can impact your phyiscal, mental, and spiritual health and not in a good way.

There are ways to determine if a relationship is toxic. Does the relationship motivate you to grow closer to the Lord? Is the relationship tearing you down? Can you be yourself in the relationship? These are just a few among many questions to think about when examining your relationships. If you answered no to any of these questions, then you might have a toxic relationship.

Spring is almost here and it's time do some Spring cleaning. Don't wait. Detoxify right now beginning with toxic relationships.

Be blessed.

Monday, March 12, 2012


Today I want to share a song with you that's played over and over in mind lately, it's called "Don't Worry Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin. It's a reminder that you don't have to worry. You can't be happy if you're worrying. I just want to let you know that if you're trusting the Lord and you believe what He says, then you have nothing to worry about. The Lord will supply all your needs.

We have a choice. We can worry about what we're facing or we can be happy while we face our situations. I'm not saying we should be happy about the situations we face, but we can be happy because we know God's got it.

I hope you enjoy this song as much as I do. Every time I think of it or hear it, it just makes me smile. You can't help but smile after watching this entertaining video.

Be blessed.

Friday, March 9, 2012


"This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24

I thank the Lord for a fresh start today. I know all things done or not done on yesterday is a part of the past. I won't beat myself up over what I didn't complete on my "To Do List" neither will I dwell on anything negative that might have occurred on yesterday. One thing I've learned is how to turn negatives into positives.

We have the choice to move on from yesterday and embrace today and that's exactly what I intend to do. Today, I will take out that "To Do List" and pick up where I left off....without any guilt. I don't know all that is in store for me today, but I have great expectations that great things are coming my way. I do know that no matter what lies ahead of me, Jesus is with me. He is with me through the good and the bad and His presence sure makes life easier.

You have a choice to make. You can choose to be glad about today or choose to let something from yesterday keep you from enjoying the gift of today.

Be blessed.

Thursday, March 8, 2012


When we are going through a tough time in life we might question God, wondering why the situation is happening. The saying is true that sometimes you have to go through to get to where God wants you to be.

Being saints does not exempt us from days of trouble, testing, and trials. As a matter of fact, Jesus warns us that we will have problems in life. Peter lets us know the hard times we face in life are normal,

“Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.(1 Peter 4:12,13)

There are some things in life we can only learn through suffering and God uses the problems we encounter to draw us near to HimIt is during these times when we learn our total dependence must be upon Him. The Lord sees what we go through. He knows what we feel. Jesus hears us when we cry out to Him with our sincere prayers. As a result, we become more intimate with our Creator and less dependent on self.

Be blessed.

Monday, March 5, 2012


Maybe it's natural to want what we want when we want it, but we know that's just not the way it happens most of the time. There are times when God requires that we wait for the things we desire. Some believers question His love during a waiting period. God is even accused of abandonment during this time. This is so not true. He still loves you and He has not forsaken you. Satan wants you to believe those thoughts are true.

You should thank God that He hasn't always given you what you wanted when you asked for it. Our Creator sees and knows all. Just take a moment and think about something you asked from God. Now, looking at where you are in your life now and how you've changed, aren't you glad your prayers weren't answered at the time you asked?

It's all in God's perfect timing when He opens doors for you now that you're ready to walk through them. (Give Him thanks for closed doors as well as those He opens.) It's all in God's perfect timing when you are passed over time and time again for a promotion, only to finally be promoted in the presence of others. It's all in God's perfect timing when you are told by doctors you have a terminal illness, but during a checkup it's discovered Jesus has healed you, making believers out of unbelievers. So you see, it's all about Gods perfect timing.

I hope these words provide some encouragement and sense of comfort for you during your wait. Trust in God, His promises, and His perfect timing. His perfect timing not only benefits you but others as well.

"He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity into their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end" Ecclesiastes 3:11

Be blessed.

Saturday, March 3, 2012


We are in control of our happiness. Yes, that's right. It's up to each of us to decide if we want to be happy or not. It's true we can't control every problem or unfortunate situation that comes our way, but we can control how we respond to these things and how we allow them to affect our lives.

If you're currently experiencing unhappiness in your life, what have you allowed to make you unhappy? What's keeping you from happiness? Are you facing a problem and don't have the solution? Is your life going in a direction you never imagined? Have you let fear keep you from pursuing your dreams and achieving your goals? 

You should focus on Jesus and not the problem. Jesus is the solution to the problem. "I will lift up my eyes to the hills from whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth." (Psalm 121:1) 

Seek wisdom and guidance. Jesus won't lead you the wrong way. "Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, 'I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.' (John 8:12)

Fear is from Satan and not from God. "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love and a sound mind." (2 Timothy 1:7) Don't let fear keep you from living a life of happiness.

Be blessed.