Thursday, November 23, 2017

Where Will You Plant Your Mustard Seed?


Jesus says one mustard-size seed of faith is all you need to move mountains.  He didn't say how long it will take or which mountains will move.  The other day a stranger approached me at my day job and said, "you're a believer, aren't you?"

I answered, "100%."

I'm thankful others can see that teeny weeny seed inside me.  That seed was a gift from my parents and from those who came before me.  Some arrived here penniless but they had this hope for a better life.  I don't know what mountains in your life need moving.  Maybe you have this hurt inside you from a void and it won't go away.  Holidays can be painful reminders that a loved one is no longer present.  Perhaps a dream withered and died.  Maybe you have doubts about what your seed can turn into if you plant it.

My hope for you today is that you plant that seed.  Don't worry about anything in your life, no matter how tough your situation may be.  If all you have is that one seed, it's all you need.  The best place to plant is in the spot where you are right now.  Go ahead.  Plant.  Happy Thanksgiving.  Have a great day.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Look Straight Ahead

Look straight ahead and fix your eyes on what lies before you ~ Proverbs 4:25 



Be wary of all the distractions around you preventing you from reaching your goals.  The list seems to get bigger this time of year and your will power may be the difference between a successful outcome and a failed attempt.  If you happen to fall off the horse, get back up and stay the course.  Fix your eyes on the finish line.  Have a great day.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Gratitude Changes Everything



Little things matter.  A smile from a stranger.  A wave from a fan in the stadium.  A note of encouragement from a teacher or mentor.  I'm counting my blessings today.  And all those small things are adding up to make one fantastic life.  Those little things are a game changer for me.  Thank you for being a part of it.  Have a great day.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Great Life Ahead


Want a great life?  It's really no more than a series of great years.  Great years are the results of great days.  Start with a great attitude when you wake up every morning.  This sets the stage for a great mood.  Before you know it, you're having back-to-back great days, weeks, months and years.  Your great life begins today.  Have a great day.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Overcome Every Excuse


The battles never end.  You can keep fighting them but they have their own supply lines and they keep coming back to fight again and again.  The strategy I use is to attack my strongest excuse with everything I have.  If you can be stronger than your strongest excuse, your odds of success increase dramatically.  Watch out for the smaller ones, too.  They can combine forces to derail you when you think you're in the clear.  You can't be the person you were created to be unless you wipe out every excuse that comes your way.  Have a great day.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Awareness


My hope for you today is for you to be alive in the moment and to be aware of just how precious that moment is.  Yes, life is passing rapidly.  The only way I keep my head from spinning is to focus on the beauty of what's in front of me.  Savor your life, one moment at a time.  Have a great day.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Good Luck to the Wild Card Team Today


It's only the second time in our home town's history – an appearance at the dome.  Our team gained a wild card entry into the playoffs and play today in the state championships after shocking the same team that beat them late in the regular season.  A win today will give our community its first football state champion.  I would like to wish our team good luck today.  Go Raiders!  Have a great day.