Are You Afraid?

Fear
Fear

Fear is a survival instinct. (think caveman) A gift, to keep us alive.

You get that, right? Fight or flight?

Fear is also an excuse.

“I’m afraid if I talk about it at work, socially, at the gym, with my neighbors, on the Internet, that I might ruin my chances for **insert** promotion, opportunity, relationship, readers, followers, advocates, etc.”

What the?

Exactly. An excuse.

I do not go around telling everyone I’m a Christian. In fact, I don’t tell anyone.

But I also don’t keep it a secret. In fact, I don’t keep it a secret from anyone.

I wonder if anyone else thinks like this. Actually, it really doesn’t matter what anyone thinks of me being a Christian.

That’s when you know you are no longer afraid.

Merry Christmas jeff noel.org

All Creation Sings
All Creation Sings

Merry Christmas from jeff noel.org

Fall, on your knees, oh hear the angel voices….

Merry Christmas to all of you.

Thank you for your kindness, prayers and support.

With joyful hope that 2010, and the realization that our Savior has arrived, gives us the Courage to do what needs to be done.

And also the Peace that comes from knowing that it’s not our will, but His.

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November 2009

What Do You Want?

“Daddy, what do you want for Christmas?”, my son asked me yesterday morning.

“I’d like for all of us to enjoy the real reason for celebrating Christmas”, I replied without hesitating, and then paused, thinking, for a few moments.

“If we can do that, then any other gifts we might receive would just be a bonus”, I added as a followup.

“It would be great to simply enjoy the spirit of giving”, seemed to be my final answer.

And that about sums it up. Have you thought what you’d like for Christmas this year?

Odds are stacked against anyone actually adding any comments, but please know that you are indeed welcome to comment. You always have been.

PS. Comments aren’t why I write, and yet there is something colorful about comments that has the same effect as photos or video clips. A state change if you will.

And yet something a photo or video may never add – a sense of community. And isn’t that what Christmas is really about? Merry Christmas.

Is This Your Year?

Is this your year to do something great?

Hope so.

It sure has been a great year of blogging. The blogging has been inspired by the realization that the clock is ticking.

If this hasn’t been “your year”, why not? What needs to change? What is the missing link?

If we knew this, maybe we’d be acting on it already. Not necessarily. For example, I know what I need to do. But doing it is the hard part.

New Year’s resolutions. They hardly ever work. So start making plans to do it differently. Start now. Today. Seriously.