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AM DONE WITH RESOLUTIONS!

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AM DONE WITH RESOLUTIONS!

New year. New feels. New breathe. New chances. Same dreams, fresh starts. I dare you to believe in yourself. You deserve all things magic.  Feliz Ano-Novo

Happy New Year to you all, but I just want you to know that Am Done With Resolutions, I think.  Anyway, from now on instead of making unrealistic demands on myself, paired a bunch of promises I can’t keep, I plan to make some changes starting with putting in more than an effort to make a better life for myself and to stop making promises only God can deliver.

At the beginning of each New Year, most make Resolutions with the hope of improving their lives.  That makes sense to me because the New Year is like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written; the bonus is we have 365 new days and nights, coupled with 365 new chances to write that book.  It won’t be as easy as it sounds, especially if you’re still in love with your comfort zone; if so nothing will change.  

Let’s all begin the New Year with thanksgiving in our hearts by starting each day with gratitude.  Let us quit lying to ourselves about the Amma-Gonna’s and create more meaningful connections.  Let us choose to be happy as we focus and meditate on the positive, then believe it all will fall into place.

Let us stick to our goals and Know We can do nothing without God.  John 15:5  KJV   NOTHING!

Yep, from this day forward, Am Done With Resolutions, I’ll be Praying.  YOU?

Dear God, in the name of Jesus I pray to demonstrate in the years to come a healthy respect for the opinions of others while cultivating a stronger connections with You and my peers, to have the presence of mind to know I would be better off walking alone than with a big crowd going in the wrong direction.  Amen!

It’s Something To Think About!

Happy New Year and To God Be The Glory!

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Posted by on January 2, 2018 in Something To Think About

 

CHRISTMAS IS!

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Posted by on December 22, 2017 in Something To Think About

 

BUMP THAT, BE YOURSELF!

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BUMP THAT, BE YOURSELF!

I am a firm believer that our focus determines our reality, and fresh ideas are needed because old ways will not open new doors, so I try to stave off any distractions, knowing if I don’t I may not realize my purpose.

It has been said if life was written in the form of a test most would fail if peeking on someone else paper for answers.  This makes sense to me because common sense tells me everyone would have different questions because everyone‘s life is unique only to them.

You are original; besides, we should learn from our competitors not emulate themBump trying to be someone we’re not.  This is unnatural to our personal DNA; which happens to make us who we are.  Having the inability to be true to ourselves will create unnecessary problems and help to stop us from being who God made us to be…Being confident in yourself is one ingredient needed to meet that goal.

This glorious process called life screams for attention, and it certainly is a journey to be explored one day at a time.  But, in order for us to get a firm grip on who we are, Eleanor Roosevelt tells us: The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences

Eleanor hit the nail on the head but, the clock is ticking, so in reality I would dig a little deeper and take into consideration; Today is the only day we have, so live it like you never have before, because you haven’t, and live it like you never will again because you never will.

Today is your day no matter if you are stupid, dumb, funny or wise, be whoever you are while listening to your heart.  Don’t allow the world to define you.  Here is a little food for thought; You cannot change who you are, only what you do.  Phillip Pullman  Simply put, you don’t have to act like that (a pain in the asset).

Did anyone suggest to you or flat-out tell you-you had to fit in or look a certain way to be accepted?  If so, I am here to tell you that’s not true.  Frankly, that sounds as if someone is saying, I want to clone you into a mini-me.

You doing you according to the Will of God makes you one of the most sought after I want to be just like you persons on the planet.  God already has a plan that includes you being who He made you to be.  Your part is to Praise his name and follow his Commandments.  If you choose to do so, you will find there’s a no better you or place to be, which is another good reason to never stop being yourself.

FYI: Just in case you haven’t noticed; Everyone else has been taken anyway. 

You are a strong and creative person, let no one pressure you into this or that, but, before you make any decisions it’s best to have a Clean Heart.  Just know, What will come out is already there.  Some call it a slip of the tongue, I call it a slip of the Truth by the tongue.  It seems as if as hard as we may try we just can’t hide from ourselves. 

And keep in mind that being a creative you is not as hard as it seems.  The difficulty in being creative lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping the old ones.  John Maynard Keynes.   Perhaps we were built for change; how else can we proceed? 

The day is what we make it, and since we’re still talking about Bump That, Be Yourself, let me double-down on some truths.

It’s okay to be influenced by others just don’t steal their work, and get over those who choose to imitate your style, they are wishing they were just like you.  (I consider imitating me as undercover compliments.)  On top of that, they can never imitate your creativity.  

When it all boils down, whatever way we see ourselves, most still want to look good in their pictures, but hiding within the snapshot is one of the worst things we can do to ourselves.  Without knowing or defining who we are to ourselves make it almost impossible to peak in life.

In fact, Not knowing who we are as individuals, burdens us with low self-esteem and the ability to have proud moments.  So there is no advantage to playing someone else role in life, Bump That, Be Yourself and enjoy the Blessings God saturated only unto you, at birth. 

Just so you know, one way to be the best you, is to take a close look at those you instantly want to avoid..  

It’s Something To Think About!

To God Be The Glory, and it is in Jesus name that we pray.

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Posted by on December 14, 2017 in Something To Think About

 

GIVE ME MY FLOWERS?

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GIVE ME MY FLOWERS?

The clock has been ticking down on my life for quite some time now, and I am still wondering why is it so hard to praise those that have at least a few perfect gifts; like being kind, supportive, helpful, caring, concerned, a team player, etc…

We all have crossed paths with people from all walks of life and some of them traveled with us, but it seems as if in my world, the only stories we share are the ones full of gloom and doom.  Some folks love having a pity party.

From experience alone, I know there are plenty of grace stories that we can pull up from the road of life that deserves to be appreciated, which has me wondering why don’t we Praise God more often?  Some say they do all day long, the problem for me is when they do is it after getting through a hard time or something worst.

Where is the praise when it was just a good day?  

While Praising and Thanking God; which is mostly about asking for something; if this is not you step back.  I just want to know why don’t we elaborate on the good times with as much vigor and details as we do when things are going badly? 

Oh, I understand; I wouldn’t tell too many people my business either.  It’s a known fact that jealousy and coveting, including things I choose not to name, are running rampant these days, coupled with the means to carry evil to a whole new level.

Let’s blame it on The New Norm; The World full of scared and secretive people, causing most good news to be far and in-between.

It is what it is and everyone won’t get a ticker tape parade because of it, even when they have accomplished something special, it’s the regular guys I am talking about, you know them; me our friends and family, someone down the street or who we met in passing.  Why don’t we praise these living beings more often for the small things that are huge, like their character?

In order to lift ourselves and others up, we must interact with each other fairly, and as we all know a little pat on the back never hurt.  We have to do what we can when we can every chance we get because the Bible says: Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.  James 4:14  KJV

Since I am still here, some things have me baffled, for instance, why do we get together and feast in the presence of the dead, knowing they can’t participate or hear us?  This is not a fight, I just think we have it backward.  You have your opinions and am just speaking up about mine.  But…

Because of these types of questions, I now understand and believe the meaning of Give Me My Flowers Here On Earth. 

It’s Something To Think About!

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Posted by on November 30, 2017 in Something To Think About

 

THE JOURNEY CONTINUES?

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THE JOURNEY CONTINUES?

Everyone’s Earthly Journey starts at birth, but our Journey with God began long before then.  In Jeremiah 1:5 God said, Before I formed thee in the womb I knew thee.

Because of the direction, my Earthly Journey has taken, I now understand and believe past knowledge is there for future use, and not to be suppressed because of gut-wrenching personal reasons (rape, diseases, selfishness, etc.).  For some this means nothing.  They pride themselves on Woe Is Me.

I believe during our lifetime we experience things that are designed to benefit others as well as ourselves. The blessings come when we choose to share learned information from the School of Hard Knocks with others.  I am not one to say or claim things at the spur of the moment; I like to know what am talking about, so if I was to say to you, I have Been There and Done That, you had better believe I know how to fix that, change that, or live with that.  Some way or another, I am going to get that blankly right.

With prior experience, we have to have the ability to move forward in order to use and turn those unpleasant experiences into helpmates.  This can be manufactured by converting as much negative energy as possible into positive energy that pulsates with previous knowledge.  Most negative experiences carry a payload of useful information if you know how to access it; if not, Ask Somebody!  Especially someone who has knowledge of Jesus Christ and who is in the Church, but not there as a false witness.

Find a Bible Believing Bible, Bible Teaching Pastor or those like-minded in Christ.

Oftentimes, on our Journey, we keep running into the same dilemmas.  It’s possible that elephant in the room drama may not have been resolved?  Perhaps God is trying to tell you something?  The main reasons Preachers keep repeating themselves, is in hopes someone out there will finally understand.  But just in case you are listening and want to stop repeating that same pattern, do something different like Go To Church.

We need to get personal with Jesus so he can help us dodge the temptations of Sin throughout Our Journey.  He’s not going to help us if we don’t try to help ourselves, so I tend to lean towards Christ because those devils and devellets have a ton of UN-welcomed and UN-proven experiences that can bring us down.  Another reason I never take the advice from someone who has never experienced the situation.  You do you, I’ll do Jesus Christ who has done it all.

If we keep living, something unacceptable will happen, and when it does, I will go to my knees in prayer in order to gain control of self-defeating thoughts, plans, and actions that should have been let go of long ago, instead of hanging on to My Way.  With Christ I am better educated and able to move on to better times while helping others, coupled with defeating Satan at his own game.

Stay strong!  Win or lose Satan will still be waiting for the past to come roaring back in a moment of weakness; A perfect time to cry out to Jesus instead of using that other word.  🙂

Just by incorporating a Christ-like thought process, we can learn from our past, enabling times gone by to be useful in our current position.  So, I have concluded that all things good, especially the bad, can turn into Godly Gifts, even placed into divine order, as they bring about Great Worth to the hearers and believers of God’s Word, including ourselves as The Journey Continues…

It’s Something To Think About!

To God Be The Glory!  It is in Jesus name that we pray.  Amen

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Posted by on November 13, 2017 in Something To Think About

 

CANCER, FROM THE HEART!

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CANCER, FROM THE HEART!

We may never understand the reasons for our particular trials this side of eternity, but one thing is clear and it is written in Roman 8:28; We know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called to his purpose.  KJV

For those of us who have survived cancer maybe we were called to understand this disease and conquer it while being an inspiration to others.

When I first read the poem, What Cancer Cannot Do, it left me with an odd feeling that something was missing, shortly afterwards found myself dissecting each verse for a better understanding of why Cancer is so limited it can’t cripple love, or shatter hope, corrode faith, eat away peace, destroy confidence, kill friendships, shut out memories, silence courage, reduce eternal life or quench the spirit.

The more I thought about my life and its meaning, the more I understood just how limited Cancer really is, and as far as cancer crippling love, most know relationships don’t last because of the good times, they last because of love, respect and caring, coupled with the healing spirit we received from God that glues us together in any time.

Cancer cannot shatter hope.  No one I know plans to live a hopeless life.

Hope is a feeling we have that the feeling we have is not permanent.  And sometimes hope is all we have when we have nothing else.  But, if you do have hope, you have everything.

It’s Something To Think About!

Cancer cannot corrode Faith.  I know Faith has the ability to go far beyond what the eyes can see, so focus on the fight, not the fright.

I am living proof that no matter what the statistics say, there is always a way.  So, when you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on, because our seeds of faith are always within us.  Sometimes it just takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth, so if we feed our faith, through Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ our fears will starve to death.

Cancer cannot eat away peace.  And peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by desire, knowledge, and an understanding of the process.

So, no matter what havoc cancer may wreak on our bodies, it does not have the final say, because if God doesn’t take cancer out of us on earth; He will take us out of cancer and home to heaven.  Craig T Owens

Cancer cannot destroy confidence.  Confidence is the foundation of all success and achievements, so be confident that cancer is not a death sentence; cancer requires the power of the Holy Spirit, not the tongue.  Strength, courage, and confidence are gained by every experience in which we stop to look fear in the face.  Eleanor Roosevelt

Help yourself by being humble in your confidence yet courageous in your fight, and remember confidence is feeling good about yourself without anyone having to tell you how beautiful or brave you are.

Cancer cannot kill friendships.  When someone has cancer, everyone that loves them has cancer too, especially our friends who have a powerful impact on us when we are living with the troubles of the world.

So if you are a friend, you should know that friends don’t let friends do cancer alone, therefore, don’t miss your opportunity to reach out.

Just so you know; some friends can’t manage their own fears so they may be unable to support you.  We just need to understand if that was to happen it’s not always about you.

Cancer cannot shut out memories.  Only you can attempt to shut your mind down, so if it is your choice to shutout what once was, take heed because that action allows depression to strengthen its hold, and just in case you are not brain-dead, take into consideration The mind is like a care battery-it recharges by running.  Bill Watterson

Cancer cannot silence courage.  Courage is moving forward, not a disease when we fear what’s ahead.  Courage involves moving and doing as long as you can and then taking another step.

With Jesus Christ, you are stronger than your struggles and fiercer than your fears.

By developing discipline and strength to move beyond any setbacks, you will gain the courage to embrace who you are and your divine purpose.

Cancer cannot reduce Eternal Life.  We are eternal beings and we that love God will never die.

Christians sometimes make themselves into elephants afraid of mice.

You have the Creator on your side; not to mention, you’ve been given Eternal Life.  “So, whom or what  shall you fear?”  To be afraid of death or anything other than God himself, in my opinion, is an insult to Him.  Criss Jami

Cancer cannot quench the Spirit.  The word quench in Scripture is speaking of suppressing the fire.

When Christians put on the Shield of Faith, as a part of their Armor of God, we can extinguish the fiery powers of Satan.

Ephesians 6:16 tells us, Above all, taking up the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

I Believe what is written in the Bible as the Gospel Truth and I believe because I believe in Jesus Christ is the reason I am alive today.

I am not trying to take anything away from the seriousness of cancer, but I found the best way to cope is to treat it just like you would any other setback; it’s just another part of life you will have to deal with.

And that leaves us with Something else to think about!

Thank you for your support and to God Be The Glory!

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Posted by on October 29, 2017 in Something To Think About

 

SURVIVING CANCER?

SURVIVING CANCER?

My name is Norvie L. Cherry, and my journey with Breast Cancer began in 2006.  By 2008, I had a knot in my left breast that had grown to the size of a small egg; although it was a concern I had for years, I ignored it.  I did everything I could to tell myself it wasn’t so, but the mere thought of dying was taking its toll.  I was so consumed with not wanting to face reality I inadvertently almost killed myself.

It was at this point in time that I realized life goes on and I had to do something to contribute to that life, instead of planning a funeral.

Through the Grace of God, I finally came to my senses.  I discovered by planning to live, coupled with using programs that were designed to build up strength and stamina were the positive answers I needed for peace of mind and survivorship.  I also learned that worrying is a show stopper with or without Cancer, and it is only there to hamper your recovery.

I made myself get out of bed and my main goal was to start addressing the issues of life once again.  Preparing for death was no longer an option just because the doctors were not optimistic.  I began by kicking out the negatives while welcoming in the positives.

With Jesus Christ and a Christ-like attitude, I started winning the cancer battle.  After all, God did say in Matthew 19:26: With men this is impossible but with God all things are possible.  So I took Him at His Word and started to live again.

Oh, and those scares I wear, they only remind me that Scars don’t grow on the dead.  It’s Something To Think About!

To God Be The Glory!

Norvie L. Cherry

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2017 in Something To Think About

 
 
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