Sunday, May 18, 2014

An Appetizer of Words...Short Thoughts in Lieu of a Full Post

It has been awhile since I have written a new blog post here, and there have been a few potential posts percolating in my mind. Since I am not quite ready to share those ideas just yet, I figured I would at least provide a few thoughts as an appetizer of sorts, before the next main course is served. The first section is a list of topics that I may write on soon, so as to whet your appetite. Consider this a glance at the possible menu of what's to come. The second section shall contain a few nuggets that I have begun to muse upon. Consider these the actual hors d'oeuvres. Enjoy!

Part 1 (in no particular order):

*A Tale of Two Narrators: Whose story are you living?

*The Fight Against Fear, Part 1: Bat-like Faith

*The Fight Against Fear, Part 2: Cushions in the Tempest

*The Fight Against Fear, Part 3: Worry, Shut-Up!

Part 2:

'Tis better to believe and risk being wrong than to disbelieve for fear of being wrong, for the friend of belief is hope and joy, even if correction decides to follow after. Disbelief has less jovial companions, such as worry, fear, and heaviness of heart, to name a few. I'll take hope and joy, thank you very much!


Our thoughts and words create fruit, whether sweet or spoiled, and we will eat what we decide to cultivate in the orchard of our minds. Put another way, "Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits." -Proverbs 18:21 (ESV) Don't like what's in your orchard? Uproot the trees, and plant something else in their place!


Here's an interesting thought in regard to where we direct our minds: "If you search for good, you will find favor; but if you search for evil, it will find you!" -Proverbs 11:27 (NLT) While we don't get to control everything that happens to us, we do have a tremendous say in what we bring into our lives as a result of our own focus. Where are you looking? That's likely what you will see. ;-)

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