Friday, July 27, 2012


We all get in a rut sometimes, but if you find yourself day after day feeling down or depressed, you might be stuck in a rut? If you have found yourself in this place, it is time to make some changes. 

You have to want to change your life. Others can want it for you and encourage you as much as they can, but ultimately, you have to want it for yourself. Often times, you know exactly what you need to change in your life but might find yourself lacking the courage to do what is needed. 

Do something different. Do something you have never done. Take a different route to work. Talk a walk in the park instead of exercising indoors. Even a small change can be a significant change. 

Refocus. You might find yourself stuck in a rut if you focus on the wrong things. If you look too long at the past, you might find it hard to clearly see the present and the future. If you are constantly looking at negatives it is hard to see and enjoy the positives.

Change your attitude. The attitude you have in all circumstances and situations play a role in the results you create in your life. While it is true you will experience unexpected bumps along life’s journey, it is your choice what type of attitude you will have as you endure them. Control your attitude. Do not let your attitude control you.

Stop feeling sorry for yourself. There are times when most of us make life harder than it is or needs to be. In life there are lessons to be learned. You can opt to grow and become stronger from them or remain in a rut. In order to see how blessed your life is, you might have to take a step back from your own life and look at the lives of those who are not as fortunate as you. It is hard to feel sorry for yourself when someone has it much worse.

If you are stuck in a rut, it is time to shake things up!

Be blessed.

Monday, July 16, 2012


How many times have you got up and started your day with your plans, only to have your plans change? What do you do when this happens? Do you just flow with it and trust the Lord with the change of plans or do you become frustrated or anxious?

It is easy to get upset and become worried or concerned about not completing the tasks you planned. Others might tell you not to become overly concerned regarding your change of plans because it’s only a test. The Lord wants your attention and changing your plans is one way He gets it. You must take a step back and listen to what He is saying to you.

The Lord constantly changes or interrupts plans. In the Bible, you can read accounts of how He changed the plans of His people. We must trust the Lord and His plan and know it is better and serves a much greater purpose than our own.

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28

Be blessed.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


There are times in your life when you feel all alone. In these moments it often feels as though no one cares for you or what you are going through. There is One who always cares for you and what concerns you. His name is Jesus.

You are important to Jesus. He not only cares for the major things in your life but the seemingly minor things as well. If you lack necessities, He has ways of meeting your needs. If you ask which direction to go, He has ways of guiding you. 

Because Jesus cares so much, He offers you the best. Through Him there is redemption, the best life, peace, strength, hope, and freedom, just to name a few things. Jesus wants to be a part of your whole life, not certain parts of it. Develop a loving relationship with the One who loves and cares for you the most.

Cast your cares upon Him for He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7

Be blessed.

Monday, July 2, 2012


Count it all joy!

"When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." This is a popular old saying we often hear when we are faced with different problems and situations in life. A health crisis, the loss of a job, or dilemmas our loved ones face, are situations that makes us feel as though we cannot make lemonade or change circumstances. God gives us the strength to handle any circumstance we face. We cannot stop lemons from falling but we can control how we handle those lemons.

"My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing." James 1:2-4

This is not the first reaction for most of us. The first reaction is anger or even bitterness. There is rarely joy or gratitude when we go through trials. Negative feelings prove more growing is necessary to reach spiritual maturity. We must go through a process to become more like Jesus. The process is not always easy. It involves pain and sorrow. We must stay the course and do not avoid trials. If we do not stay on the path to maturity, we will remain babes. 

Desire a strong faith life. 

Be blessed.

Sunday, July 1, 2012


Tristan, my six year old nephew, happily played with his toy until it broke. He asked his mom and grandma to repair his toy but they did not help him at the time he asked. He said aloud, "Maybe Jesus can help me fix it.”I was shocked and thrilled to hear this. Shocked that a six year old would say such a thing, but thrilled to know he knows who to call on in his time of need. There is a lot to be learned from this.

I begin to think of adult believers who know Jesus and what He is capable of doing, but when trouble comes, they do not seek Him first, if at all. Most people grab the phone before praying. If phoning a friend does not work, they go into panic mode. Children are so innocent, loving, and are ready and willing to trust. We, as adults, should be just as trusting in Jesus who can fix whatever problem we face.

Oh, you might be wondering what happened with Tristan's toy. Well, Jesus fixed it.

Be blessed.

Aunt Misty & Tristan