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Prayers Please

Pray For The Patience, Wisdom And Drive To Discover Our Unique Purpose

A routine walk to my car on a bright, sunny day reveals a rearview mirror and an almost hidden steering wheel.
Stunning simplicity.

God has made each of us wonderfully unique and special, with a gift only we can contribute to the world. Part of God’s plan is to help us discover joy in the journey and humility in the discovery.

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Stuff We Do

How Does A Baby Boomer Keep Passion For The Purpose Alive After Decades Of Repetition?

This won't happen if we become bored

How does a Baby Boomer keep passion for the purpose alive after decades of repetition? What most wellness and spiritual gurus neglect when they preach is how to mitigate the boredom that shadows any long, drawn out endeavor.

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License? You Have Your License?

Never Give The Same Speech Twice
Never Give The Same Speech Twice

Do you have your license?

Do you go outside with, or, without it?

At what age did you receive your license?

How much does it cost to renew your license?

Do you like the photo on your license?

Do you use your license all day, everyday?

What license?

Your license to do good.

You saw that one coming didn’t you?

Probably not.

Guest Blogger Bob Stewart

Where Will This Rainbow Lead?
Where Will This Rainbow Lead?

Dear readers, today it’s with great pleasure I introduce Bob Stewart, a Husband, Father, Man of God, and writer. Today’s post is courtesy of Bob and is entitled:

“Who’s Not Capable?”

Have you ever felt you didn’t have the skills, background, character, or even physical traits to be a leader? Have people assumed you don’t have what it takes to lead without even giving you a chance to see what you can do?

God oftentimes in the Bible used the least likely character to be a leader. One leader in particular was one of the judges – Ehud. God would bring up “judges” or military leaders every time the Children of Israel needed a leader.


So one time God brought up a leader to deliver the Israelites from the Moabites. He brought up Ehud – a left-handed man from the tribe of Benjamin (Judges 3:12-30).


Being left-handed meant one of three things in the Middle East during that time. You were either: 1) slow or stupid, 2) unclean, as left was considered the “restroom cleaning” hand, or 3) evil-minded. Either way, it wasn’t positive.


And the tribe of Benjamin was considered the “low man on the totem pole,” as Benjamin was the youngest son of Jacob. The tribe of Benjamin also had a strong occurrence of left-handed members.


So all was against him going into this opportunity. However, God chose Ehud for a purpose. He was to kill the mighty King Eglon and lead Israel out of the Moabite control.


Ehud’s sword was strapped to the opposite side of his body, so the Moabite King didn’t notice the sword. He thought Ehud was a safe person to meet with him. But Ehud was able to kill King Eglon with the sword in his left hand and free the Israelites.


What does that have to do with us today? Many a time we believe we don’t have what it takes to be a leader when given an opportunity. We have traits that may be perceived as weaknesses, but God can use them as strengths!


I have shared that story over and over with my younger son, as he is smaller than everyone else in his class and is left-handed. Kids used to make fun of him for writing differently in school. I told him this story, and he was so amazed!


Now he considers being left-handed a bonus – a gift from God. And he connects more with me, because I am left-handed as well.


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November 2009

Lemmings

Ever think about how you prepare for your day?

Going through the motions? Wake up, shower, dress, jump in the car and off we go.

Lemmings. The migratory animals that follow each other and when one jumps off the cliff, the rest follow, one by one.

Humans are like that too. Creatures of habit and heavily influenced by what every one else does.

When will I think for myself and have the courage to not only not jump off the cliff, but to steer clear of the cliff altogether?