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Give Thanks


Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! 1 Ch 16:34 ESV 

Love is the key ingredient to destroying  a hateful mindset.  As, you go through your day remember that people will be more thankful for the unconditional love you’ve shown towards them.

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” —Maya Angelou

Christ in the mist 


In the mist of your fiercest storm it’s easy to become overwhelmed.  Though Christ may delay His arrival to assist you, it is for the purpose of strengthtening  your faith.

We never know how much real faith we have until it is put to the test in some fierce storm. 

Be strong in the Lord and the power of His might.

Keep Moving


“Do not sit still; start moving now. In the beginning, you may not go in the direction you want, but as long as you are moving, you are creating alternatives and possibilities.” Rodolfo Costa

Fear


What you are afraid of is never as bad as what you imagine. The fear you let build up in your mind is worse than the situation that actually exists.

Set yourself free


The power to unlock the door of a negative state is in your hand. It’s called the key of positive thinking and life.  Set yourself free today from whatever has you bound.

“I am living in hell from one day to the next. But there is nothing I can do to escape. I don’t know where I would go if I did. I feel utterly powerless, and that feeling is my prision. I entered of my own free will, I locked the door, and I threw away the key.” 

― Haruki Murakami

The Pressures of Life from the Eyes of a Disable Person


Pressures of life as a disable person will force you to view life situations differently then when you were totally healthy. Disabilities can affect you in many forms such as; Emotionally, Physically, Financially and Spiritually. After having several major surgeries on my spine, and being wheel chair bound, I felt emotionally battered, in a physical pit, financial rut and spiritually bankrupted.

This had altered my life in ways, which I never would have expected as a man. Part of me wanted to give up! A good friend made this statement to me: “By faith do you believe that your car will start once you place the key in to the ignition and turn it?” I answer yes! Well why you can’t believe that by faith you are healed. Even if I was to never rise up out of my new chair there is hope.

Today, giving up is not an option. By faith and connecting with other disable men and women I realize I’m whole by the grace of God. I just had to change my mind set, and become proactive in facing challenges face on. I endured therapy for several months along with crying and praying. I can say it has paid dividends. I’m up walking and back in the gym. The good news here is, I don’t know what the future holds but today I am standing on the word of the Lord by faith.

God desire to use your “Disability for his Ability!” You’re not alone. Whatever the situation maybe there is a plan that will workout for your good.

Become an encourager that encourages others!

David A. H. Gavin

Dgavin921@gmail.com

Twitter: @blended_family

www.blendedfamaffair.wordpress.com

Dad’s Your Daughters Needs You!


Dads give guidance to their sons and moms guidance their daughters. But particularly as girls mature, they need their dads’ perspective as they approach significant crossroads. Daughters need the benefit of their dads’ life experiences and wisdom as they consider important life decisions and think through possible consequences of their choices.

Your daughter also needs to know that you cherish her as a person and you admire her as a lovely young woman. She isn’t just another person; she is special and unique, and worthy of your attention. She is royalty. Your love maybe what it takes for her not to fade into the shadows of darks wondering around looking for hope. She needs you to be a dad not a stranger perpetrating to be someone he’s not. 

Begin today by loving her with a simple phone call, taking her to lunch or better yet a hug. 

dadhuggingdaughter

 

David A. Harris-Gavin

Blendedfamilyaffair@gmail.com

You’re Not Alone


Greetings to All

Have you taken time out to really hear what someone is saying to you (physically or verbally)?  Imagine seating behind your desk speaking to a colleague in reference to upcoming proposal, meetings and even budgets or a mate at home. 

However, their eyes display sadness but their face a smile. Another persons with a broken heart, depressed, suicidal, just trying to make it through another day just desiring a word of encouragement.  Observe those who labor around with you, a cup of coffee goes along ways.   Step outside of your comfort zone and encourage someone out of your pain or even if everything is going great in your life.  There is always a storm brew off of one of the hemispheres

The Word: 2 Corinthian 1:3-7

All praise to the God and Father of our Master, Jesus the Messiah! Father of all mercy! God of all healing counsel! He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us. We have plenty of hard times that come from following the Messiah, but no more so than the good times of his healing comfort—we get a full measure of that, too.

When we suffer for Jesus, it works out for your healing and salvation. If we are treated well, given a helping hand and encouraging word, that also works to your benefit, spurring you on, face forward, unflinching. Your hard times are also our hard times. When we see that you’re just as willing to endure the hard times as to enjoy the good times, we know you’re going to make it, no doubt about it

Power Word: Rekindle the fire! 

You’re not alone.  God desire to use your “Disability for his Ability!” You’re not alone whatever the situation maybe there is a plan that will workout for your good.

Prayer:  May his Grace rest upon you removing worry, doubt, frustration, fear and depression.  Replaced the negative with inner joy, peace love, hope, a smile, positive outlook on life and strength for caregivers. 

David A. Harris-Gavin, dgavin921@gmail.com

Love to hear your daily testimonies

Life is a TEST!


Life is a test, if life was not a test you would have all the answers!  That being said, I had to accept that I’m an imperfect person living in an imperfect world with outsiders attempting to place expectations upon me over and over again.  When you accept expectations from others over and over again the end result is stress.

We must also understand that sometime in life we are whiplashed with crises out of the blue like a flood that just stresses us out.  A study listed the top twelve most stressful crises that a marriage can experience:

1) Death of a child

2) Jail sentence

3) An unfaithful spouse

4) Major financial difficulty or bankruptcy

5) Business failure

6) Being fired

7) Miscarriage or stillbirth

8) Court appearance

9) Unwanted pregnancy

10) Major illness in the family — cancer or heart disease

11) Unemployed for over one month

12) Death of a close friend

The only way families have a chance to survive the storms of life that come against us is to have a God given foundation – which is the WORD and Prayer.  This may be your season to step back, refocus, and prepare for the next examine.  It’s only a test and it’s so good to know the one who holds the pencil with the eraser at the end of it.

 

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