Referenced Wisdom

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James 1:5-8

As I write a research paper I am blessed with great wisdom of others that walk with Christ.  

     One of the philosophies that Author James C. Petersen uses in life is from his mother.  She said, “James, I want you to be the kind of person who treats women well.  When you take her home to her parents, be sure she’s in as good or better shape as when you picked her up.” (Petersen, J.C., 2007, p.209)

C.S. Lewis- “Don’t wait until you love people to act on their behalf. Act on their behalf, and you will come to love them.” 

BOUNDARIES

BOUNDARIES

This is a great book to help you set boundaries in your life.  Many times in our life we end up stretching ourselves too thin because we don’t want to disappointment someone we love or someone who can help our career.

The knowledge that you can wisely apply from this book will help you find the balance you need for yourself and your family in a busy and challenging world.

Bare Necessities of Family Ties

John 15:5  Jesus said, “I am the vine, and you are the branches.” 

Romans 12:5 Christ makes us one body… connected to each other.

Family is one gift that many have but take for granted.  It is only when God shows us those children and adults that do not have anyone to love them, that we realize how blessed we are.  Life without love is no life at all.  You might as well be dead if you choose not love.  God gave you life to love him first and love others as he loves you.

We all make choices for our careers and hobbies and if we are lucky our career is something in life that we are passionate about.  We work hard, maybe go back to school for more guidance and wisdom, have children, and plan our retirement and in between these things we often forget the sole reason we worry about making money and advancing in life.  The sole purpose of work is to be able to afford things like a home, car, food, and clothing for our family which are “The bare necessities” of life and the most important one is love.

Your first fruit of the day should be love.

Passion for Life

Available on Amazon!

Available on Amazon!

God is great and it is defined in every moment that you realize relationships may come and go but he brings us together with others to help see the light; his light.  In each relationship he orchestrates our talents, passions, and knowledge to fulfill in each other the wisdom he wishes us to know.

We don’t see the gift until he reveals it, in his time.

A Fallen Read Apple

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A Fallen Read Apple

You know the old saying, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” From the day we are born we learn from what we see, hear, and feel.   We learn from television, radio, internet, and the people around us.  But most of the impact comes from our home life.  As a parent most of us want our children to be better than us so that they will not make the same mistakes as we did.  We hope that they learn and grow so that when they do mess up they are better prepared to handle it.

The greatest gift we can give our selves and our children is the knowledge of God’s truth.  Read the word of God on a daily basis, apply God’s truth, and grow with it.  Reading the bible, inspirational books, and books that are written to help you understand yourself and subjects of life.  As a person and parent when you read you gain knowledge, and if you apply the knowledge you become wise.  The people in your life especially your children will see this and learn and grow from it just as you are.

As time passes and traditions of reading and applying strengthen through your faith in God your children’s children will be less in the dark shadows of the past and shine brighter through the son of God.

“Knowledge is knowing; wisdom is doing.”- “Peaceful Warrior”

Inspiring scriptures

Psalm 89:15

        Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, OLord.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18

        Therefore we do not lose heart.  Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.  For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far out weighs them all.  So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen.  For is seen is only temporary but what is unseen is eternal.

Squeezed

From The Sunday Times

From The Sunday Times

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

What do you do when you feel squeezed? What can you do? What will you do?  God does not tell us play by play of what we will be doing or what we are supposed to be doing.  We are guided by his truth and with each day and each step we take we must focus on Jesus.  Focusing on Jesus is the only way we can be certain that we are doing what he wants us to do and being what he has meant for us to be.

I have my dreams and God knows the desires of my heart because he has put them there.  The desires of my heart have changed considerably over the past 3 years.  The love I have known and where God has lead me to; makes up a more perfect love in store for me.  The man I am meant to grow old with and adore does exist I just may not have met him yet.  God is working with him, as he is working with me, to make us more perfect for each other than we could ever imagine.

My career is God’s and his alone to command.  I have dreams of what I want to do but God will dictate what it is I will do.  I do not lean on my own understanding for I know nothing compared to God.