Wednesday, March 26, 2014


So the last few weeks I've been on this journey.  It's been a difficult one and probably one out of the two most difficult journey's I've been on in my life

I'm trying to figure out the lesson from the word "fairness"

Fairness is defined as "the quality of making judgments that are free from discrimination"

So what if someone is not capable of being fair.  What if someone is bought through a pocket full of cash or a political favor. 

How are we to teach a young adult that when we as adults live in the same world and struggle with this very same word which is difficult for us to understand but still have to teach some young adult how to deal with this word or the lack of this word.

As I ponder through my thoughts of the last several weeks I have learned one valuable lesson.  That in a world that we may perceive as unfair because we believe the person making the judgement call is not free from discrimination or able to make a quality decision because of some unknown reason, that if we let our discouragement destroy our hope then we have only failed ourselves over what's fair and what is not fair.

We need to go back to our thought pattern and change our attitude.  Pick up the pieces and get ready to try again.  It's easy to fail, it's easy to give up, it's easy to not want to try again because we think we'll lose again and that the system is unfair.  But if we just change our thoughts to say "one more try", then we've already won the battle over "fairness"

In a world that changes day in and day out, we need to look at the take away of everything we do.  Whether we believe it is fair or unfair, we have to teach these young adults that it's ok to have to try one more time.  That not everything in life is going to be fair but if you look at your attitude and you take away the value of the lesson then you have defeated the "Fairness" game.

A point to ponder on my friends...

Sunday, March 9, 2014

40 Days of Lent

The Lord is for me, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me? (Psalms 118:6 NLT)

This word "fear"... It's in all of our lives but think about the young adult that has no one to ask how to conquer this. Think about if each of us had one young adult to mentor about conquering this word that plagues so many of us. What a change we could make.

As I make this journey for the next two weeks, every thought I think has something to do with conquering this word. Because "fear" has so many different meanings, it's easy to see how someone wouldn't think they have this in their life.

I've been blessed with the facts that every where I seem to turn, every opening of some positive inspirational email and every pintrest picture I see has some underlying hope that makes me overcome this word. It takes effort and mind changing thoughts. Joyce Meyer says that YOUR MIND IS A BATTLEFIELD.  In her book she often states that it's a choice to let satan in. Do you let your mind get filled with FEAR, WORRY, ANXIETY, HATE, UNFORGIVENESS, or do we conquer it with LOVE, PATIENCE, SELF CONTROL, GENTLENESS AND FORGIVENESS. If we continue to have "fear" knock at our door then we let the enemy in...

If a package showed up and you had a choice to open one that was addressed to worry, hate & fear or one that was addressed to Love, Peace & Patience, which one would you open?

That my friend is something to be taught to a struggling young adult. Share this with someone today and see if you can change a life for our Savior this Lent season

A point to ponder on my friends...

Friday, March 7, 2014

40 days of Lent

I'm stuck on overcoming this word.  So many of us have it and yet so many of us don't even know that fear has many names.

1. Anger
2. Worry
3. Hate
4. Jealousy
5. Unforgiveness
6. Control 

The list could go on and on.  How do we overcome this when we don't even know where to begin.  We start here:

2 Timothy 1:7 in different translations

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind

For the Spirit God gave us doesn not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline

For the Holy Spirit, God's gift does not want you to be afraid of people, but to be wise and strong, and to love them and enjoy being with them

For the Spirit that God has given us does not make us timid; instead, his Spirit fills us with power, love, and self-control

Every day of every year we all have to overcome this.  Fear is not fear as we know it because fear has so many different meanings.

I'm getting ready to go on a journey that I have never been on before.  It's something I prayed for and 14 years later, God is answering our prayers.  This is the word I will be overcoming for the next two weeks.

Please share this word with a young adult and teach them about this.  It takes so little effort to do.

A point to ponder on my friends...

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Fear vs. Faith

Confused on what to do for lent?

I'm working on my faith verses working on my fear

Can I challenge you for 40 days to work, read and practice faith

Let's see what we can do together for the next 40 days

I'll be back tomorrow.  Share this with a young adult. It's only 40 days...