Friday, June 2, 2023

~Poison Folks

  There are folks I don't want to share my life with.....I call them "Poison Folks"

These folks may try to criticize my children or my grandchildren....
These folks are full of bitterness towards others including their own.....
These folks will gossip about my church or my pastors.

There are folks I don't what to share my life with......I call them "Poison Folks" 

I want to get along with all folks but these are non-negotiable.

There are folks I don't want to share my life with......I call them "Poison Folks"

These folks carry the poison of criticism, bitterness and gossip 
who want to harm me and the people I cherish!

There are folks I don't what to share my life with......I call them "Poison Folks" 

We need to stay away from the poison of criticism, bitterness and gossip in those around us.  It has the potential to destroy our lives and the lives around us....

A perverse person stirs up conflict; and a gossip separates close friends. Proverbs 16:28

 This picture was taken when we visited Everglades Park 
and watched The Gator Boys handling the alligators May 19, 2013.

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Daily Giants!

Caleb: “...the Lord will lead us into that land and will give us that fertile land. Don’t turn against the Lord! Don’t be afraid of the people in that land! We will chew them up. They have no protection, but the Lord is with us.” Num. 14:8-9

Those same giants of the past are here with us today: Addictions, Fatigue, Gossip, Fear, Jealousy, Pettiness, Opposition, Depression, Resentment, Anger, Rudeness, Negativity, Temptations, Bad thoughts, Self-pity, Laziness, Insecurity to name a few.

Because of God’s love and acceptance for us is not contingent on what we do or don’t do but instead on what Christ has already done on the cross. We are free to press on in spite of the giants of this life. 

Pastor Tullian’s New Years message was “If we are faithless, He remains faithful!” Sermon Link

No matter what giant we face today,
we have the victory in Christ!
 This picture was taken as I was driving through Andalucia, Spain in 2012.

Monday, May 29, 2023

~Grateful for Family

 The longer we know someone it is easier to take them for granted. We are not always grateful for the family that God has put into our life. We focus more on the bad memories than the good ones. We could all complain about something in everyone around us. There is certainly plenty in myself that others could and do complain about. We are all a mess!

We have to choose to be grateful for our family, our friends, our neighbors, etc. How do we show that we value those who God has placed in to our life? Let's be more thankful and not be guilty of  just complaining, making fun, nagging or criticizing them.

I thank my God upon every remembrance of you. Philippians 1:3

This is a picture of my Aunt & Uncle with their kids and grandkids in Tennessee at Point Park Lookout Mountain, Thanksgiving 2010 ~ this is a family tradition and many wonderful memories I have with all of them!