Reasons Reasons!

how am I more likely to go about my decisions? Reason or go with my gut? That is today’s Daily Post question. 

Hhhmmmmm…. For me, I have adapted a lot in the past few years on this. I used to be fly by the seat of my pants, make a decision and go with it. I admit, on lesser matters, I am still this way. Cheeseburger or chicken? Make a decision and go with it. 

Last night, I had decided to go with a Whopper from Burger King. My wife lovingly went to get our meals. She brought home The Cowboy Whopper. It had bacon and cheese as far as I could see along with tomatoes, cheese, lettuce and onion. What was lurking like a silent killer in the shadows under the bun and other condiments was jalepenos!!! That was a surprise! But, I ate it anyway and it was good. 

Over four years ago I had made the decision to buy a new car. I saved up over $4,000 for the car and went in to see if I would qualify. I honestly was thinking I wouldn’t without a co-signer. Oops! I did! And I signed on the dotted line. At the time, it probably was not my best decision in the world. I had prepared by saving, but I jumped right in. Yes, that is the car I want. Approved? I’ll take it!

These days I like to pray about things a lot! Do I accept another position or stay where I am planted? Pray. Do I say something, or keep quiet? Pray. When I make a bad decision; Pray. When I make a good decision; Pray. 

In all things and through supplication make your desires known to Him for He cares for you. I try to live by that. Although, if you ask my wife, she will tell you it doesn’t always work that way- and she is right, it doesn’t. 

I am a thinker. I am trying to be a planner. Only the foolish will jump in to something without proper prior planning. So, that is my advice in this post. Plan. If reason says it’s good, it may be, but be prepared for it to not be. Have alternatives to life changes. But in all things, know you are not alone and your decisions will always count for something. 

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Forever Young.”

All lives are full of good times and bad, sickness and health, having plenty and struggling to get by. All lives encounter highs and lows.

There are two other things that all lives were created for and the American society has argued over both of them within the past year. The right to live (being born) and the right to die (aiding a terminal patient to end their pain). We were born, and we all owe a death. Would I drink from a fountain of youth if given the opportunity? No way!! I love my life. All of its lessons learned, mistakes I have made and high points of success in all manors of life that I have experienced in my thirty-nine years. But would I want them to continue forever? No.

I like the notion of looking forward to an eternity with God and my loved ones who have accepted Christ as their savior and are in Heaven. To see all that this world is becoming and where it is going, no, I do not wish to be forever young to witness how far away from decency and each other we can go. 

Other Plans

Other Plans

Have you ever been looking forward to a day and then that day arrives and something happens to change the plans? That has been my day. 

My parents and my bride and I were going to go to an art gallery I have been wanting to visit for years!! At 5am this morning I woke up to terrible stomach pains and feeling very nauseas. My wife arose at 9am to find me hunched over and moaning like I was dying. 

“Are you feeling alright?” A harsh “NO!” was my reply. It’s amazing how we can lose all sense of compassion when we hurt. I did this morning. My wife went to church alone. 

After church she returned home about noon and checked in on me. I still was not feeling well. So, we cancelled the plans to go to the art gallery. Disappointment doesn’t even begin to explain my feelings on the matter. 

Life is what happens when you are making other plans. I felt better by 2pm, so I got showered and now I am lounging in my pajamas! My wife is curled up on the couch and we are watching NCIS. She even made s’mores when I was feeling better. I guess this day didn’t go to waste after all. 

Chances Are. 

Chances Are. 

This Daily Post asks us if we have ever taken a chance and did it work out? 

Life is all about taking chances. When I was a teen it was all about taking a chance and telling that special girl that I liked her and wanted to spend time with her. That didn’t work out until I was 19 and in that case, she asked me! It worked out for a while. And then it didn’t work out anymore. Why? Because I changed, she changed and we didn’t need to be together any longer. 

After high school, before the date when I was 19, I tried college. My first thought was to be a doctor of Psychology, nope, that didn’t work out. That only didn’t work out because I got scared of the commitment it would take. “The greatest thing we have to fear is fear itself.” FDR was right! My fear of spending so much time in school and would it be worth it cost me that dream. And For a few years, I didn’t take chances to try school again. I finally graduated college at the age of 29. 

Am I sad that one is over? No. Because it had lead to so many other chances to take! I wanted to be a violinist, another one I should have stuck with, but stupidity and a lack of wanting to work hard at it cost me that dream too. 

I have taken so many chances and lived in quite a few exciting places. I have been a radio broadcaster. I have been a teacher’s assistant. I have been a bill collector (I truly don’t have the spirit for that one). I have been a college admissions representative. I have even monitored alarm systems and yes, I have even driven farm machinery  

 
Just because I am in a wheelchair don’t ever tell me I can’t do something, because chances are I will prove you wrong. 

And for you, no matter your ability, never say never. God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called. If there is a dream on your heart, do it. It may not work out the way you think it should, but that could end up being a blessing and you will go further than you can ever dream!! 

Go Big! Take Chances!!! 

  

The Universal Web

The Universal Web

I am absolutely amazed at the handy work of God. He has woven us all together, every fiber, every life, every event!! 

Over the past few days I have been posting prayer requests that I receive from friends. Tonight, I came to find out that each and every single request has impacted a completely different friend I had no clue was connected to the one who brought the request to my attention. 

Let me back up, just for a second. I am a tried and true, get on my knees in front of a Holy Jesus Prayer Warrior! There is absolute power in prayer that we as human beings have yet to harness or even of which to be made aware! Miracles are all around us if we seek them in prayer. God is Holy. God loves each and every one of us more than we can ever humanly fathom! And His Holy Power can be seen in prayer. 

In the film Phenomenon, John Travolta plays a character who sees a bright light in the sky and it knocks him to the ground. At first, this light makes him almost super human. He can read entire books in minutes, he can move objects with concentration of his mind, he grows amazing vegetables! 

Imagine if we all believed in that power!! It is available through The Almighty Living God!! We are all super connected and He has a plan so much greater than we can imagine, if we would only completely and totally seek Him. When will we all get on the same page and realize we all have the opportunity to work together because we are all connected? He IS the way, He IS the truth and He IS the life!! 

Join together as one Holy creation and seek Him and I PROMISE you will see a world wide change BECAUSE we are all truly connected In Him. 

External Influence. 

External Influence. 

Radio playing, rain falling, KRAM RADIO STATIOn, 96.7, fan blowing, dimly lit room, overcast skies. Is it possible to communicate without any external factors making a difference? 

Texts rolling in from another conversation. My time is spread around. I am here for all people, but can that take place all at once? How do we clear the mechanism so we can devote our entire self to one thing? We are bombarded with messages around us every single moment of every single day. 

Clear the clutter and you will feel better. This is a song for someone plays on the radio as I type a message for someone. Is it you? Is it you? 

Promotion. 

Promotion. 

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