Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you. The sky’s are clear, the trees are green, and the mountains are high but just for today have it your way..~ Aldous Huxley
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Build me a son, O Lord,
who will be strong enough to know when he is weak,
and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid;
one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat,
and humble and gentle in victory.
Lead him, I pray, not in the path of ease and comfort,
but under the stress and spur of difficulties and challenge.
Here let him learn to stand up in the storm;
here let him learn compassion for those who fail.
Build me a son whose heart will be clear,
whose goal will be high,
a son who will master himself before he seeks to master other men,
one who will reach into the future,
yet never forget the past.
And, after all these things are his,
give him, I pray, enough of a sense of humor,
so that he may always be serious,
yet never take himself too seriously.
Give him humility,
so that he may always remember the simplicity of true greatness,
the open mind of true strength.
Then I, his father, will dare to whisper,
‘I have not lived in vain.’
Are you ready for a change in your life? A new adventure, new scenery, new love, new attitude, new home, whatever your desire it begins with you. Just know changes come with a price. It’s like being in the hand of a potter; being remolded or reshaped. The end result is unknown. The bottom-line change is for the best….. GET READY FOR A CHANGE TODAY!
Often people never can (or should) “get over” significant losses, such as the death of a loved one, loss of a job, divorce or even loss of a home. The pain may always be with you in some capacity. Although much of the sharp pain of sorrow goes away in time, you may always have a sense of the loss. The grief process is not about getting over it, but about learning how to live with the reality of the loss. I believe that God has you in the palm of his hand. Just don’t give up.
“If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.” ― George Bernard Shaw
For decades there have been hidden within families skeletons dancing around seeking freedom. When will the day come that you will set yours free?
Remember, your enemy can’t hold you hostage if all your skeletons are out of the closet…..
“You must remember, family is often born of blood, but it doesn’t depend on blood. Nor is it exclusive of friendship. Family members can be your best friends, you know. And best friends, whether or not they are related to you, can be your family.”
― Trenton Lee Stewart,
Today, I thank God for the blood of Jesus Christ.
A few weeks ago a mother in my area was killed outside of her place of employment by her ex-husband. It made me stop and think how many people are living in fear day to day or moment by moment for their lives. If this is you, today can be the beginning of a new day for you! Take these few words to heart….. You no longer have to live as a prisoner in your home or your mind. Today, you are release from fear, bondage, being a punching bag, and most importantly being a hostage. Yes you are FREE!
Domestic violence is physical, mental, sexual, or emotional abuse in an intimate relationship. It occurs when one person uses abusive tactics to gain power and control over a partner or former partner.
Domestic violence hits homes in every community. It has a devastating effect on victims, children, families, and communities.
If you are a victim, you can get help by calling the Alabama Coalition Against Domestic
Violence crisis line toll-free, 24 hours a day at 1-800-650-6522. There are safe shelters across
the state for you and your children, as well as many other services.
There is no excuse for domestic violence. If your spouse engages in one or several of the behaviors listed on this page, it may be an indication that you’re in an abusive relationship, and you should carefully evaluate your relationship and talk with a professional who can help.
Makes you feel like you’re walking on eggshells to keep the peace
Makes you feel like a prisoner in your own home •
Yells at you frequently and calls you hurtful names •
Is unpredictable or has sudden mood swings
Threatens you with violence
Breaks or hits things in your presence
Gives you hateful or threatening looks
Shoves, slaps, or hits you
Abuses your children
Keeps you from seeing friends or family
Hurts your pets
Follows you, spies on you, or shows up at your job, school, or friends’ homes
Listens to your phone calls or keeps you from using the phone
Is forceful with affection and/or sex
Accuses you of having affairs
Controls all the money and gives
you little or none
Keeps you from getting or keeping a job
Pushed you to make a commitment before you felt ready
Has a history of battering in other relationships •
Gets very angry or upset with you often and then apologizes with gifts, flowers, and promises
Begin to love yourself by getting help today.
*Adapted from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
My wife and I recently had a nice dinner at this fabulous restaurant in the mountains. As I was glanced over the menu this thought came to mind.
Do you find that there is just not enough time in the day to complete the entire task listed on your calendar. Have you taken a pause lately to evaluate all that’s on your plate? Even when a person sits down to prepare to partake in a delightful seven-course meal they automatically have an understanding that each meal course comes in segments. So, What’s on your plate? Do you have enough quality time set aside on your plate to spend with your children, mate, work, self, parents, relatives, and friends? We must not leave out our spiritual time that keeps us balance. With all that’s going on within the market place re-evaluate today, the type of seven-course meal you are subjecting yourself to on a regular bases. It’s not that your plate is too small that’s causing your stress. Maybe, you just need to take some items off of the menu.
Are you holding onto unforgiveness? When you think about one being confined. It has the same similarities of one being in prison for a crime or awaiting trial. One of my children came to me and said thank you dad for teaching me how to forgive. For its better to be at peace then to allow someone else to not only hold the key to your freedom but to also imprison you for something that was not in your control.
There are many people in society that will never accept our apology or forgiveness, just give it to God and move forward. You are loved by many, special, gifted, unique, and most of all God has forgiven you.