Selfie


In today’s society, lets think about the value of asking for help.

How weird does that sound to your ears? As I type it out my flesh is screaming at me.
In a generation of selfies, ear buds and hand held devices designed to keep us wrapped up in our self. (Which is causing selfishness.)

How are we to speak to our neighbor as a simple hello, when we don’t look up long enough to make eye contact with the person right next to us?

We don’t really “know” anyone to have a relationship with them. I remember growing up in a neighborhood; everybody knew everybody. When a strange face came in everyone knew it. There was a sense of community.

Today do we know our neighbors? How about I just give you the answer. NO!
I remember neighbors would come by just to check on you to see if everything was ok, if you needed anything.

That sounds so foreign in the culture that we live in today. Where we don’t even talk to people. We text as a generic form of communication. And now we don’t even use words its been dwindled down to emoji’s.
When is the last time you heard the voice of the person you text the most? When is the last time you asked them how they were doing? I mean how they were REALLY doing.

When I turn on the news or pick up a paper to read it; without fail there is another suicide. Someone taking their life. How are we progressively as a people losing precious lives?

Genesis 2:18
And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone;

I know this passage of scripture is generally used for marriage. But today lets look at it in all areas of our lives. We were not created for isolation. That is not God’s will. It is not His best for our lives. We were created for friendship. We were created for relationship. We were created to socialize.

Today lets us all create an environment where it is safe for someone to ask us for help. Let us serve.

Until next time.

Shalom my friends

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Season’s Change


Ecclesiastes 3:1
‚Äč To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

The smell of freshly brewed coffee is coming from my kitchen as I type this.
Few things in life smell better to me. As I am waiting on my cup-of- joe to finish I am sitting here looking out my window; the leaves have fallen off the trees, what once was green grass is now brown. The colors of summer are now long gone. The vibrant greens have now changed to autumn oranges, yellows and reds.
Today the sun isn’t shining brightly but never the less today is still a gorgeous day.

This moment is reflective of life as I see it. Everything hasn’t gone my way, in the time frame I would have liked but as I take note of the natural progression of things I’m comforted in knowing that my season like the 4 Season’s of The Year are changing as well.

2014, is coming to an end-My how this year has gone by quickly; I have this overwhelming sense of expectancy about the things to come. I hold dear these precious moments that I can just take the time to sit still and pay attention to the things that matter.

My heart is filled with gratitude for the wonderful things God has done. He has kept me and my family all year long. Keeping us from danger, hurt and harm. He has provided all of our needs and He has been FAITHFUL in every way.

How about you, what season are you in? How have you decided to approach this new season of life? I encourage you in whatever season you may be in to find the peace that is so readily available through trusting in The Lord’s Love towards you.

I pray that we will be like the sons of Issachar who were wise and knew how to discern the seasons (times).

1 Chronicles 12:32
And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.

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