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If the Shoe Doesn’t Fit…

If the shoe doesn’t fit… try another size and style!.. 


Have you ever found yourself feeling like the square peg trying to fit into the round hole? 


Perhaps it’s different for you, but there are times where I need to get along with a person, or fit into a particular place, situation, or thing and it is just not working out smoothly. 


I have learned that when I adjust my attitude, approach, outlook, expectation, or behavior, I can find the tools that work for me that allow me to fit in. 


Kind of like a different show size and style. 

We can have the same challenges internally with our spiritual life. 

Sometimes what looks good on the outside doesn’t quite fit with our feelings inside. 


When I experience this, I park my self-will and seek God’s will and I find that things just go better…


Check your experience… 


“Our real purpose is to fit ourselves to be of maximum service to God and the people about us.” Big Book pg 77 


Lord, let us look to use the spiritual tools and gifts you have given us to handle our daily walk, AMEN.


 “Then Saul dressed David in his own tunic. He put a coat of armor on him and a bronze helmet on his head. David fastened on his sword over the tunic and tried walking around, because he was not used to them. “I cannot go in these,” he said to Saul, “because I am not used to them.” So he took them off.” 1 Samuel 17: 38-39 


 Have a blessed day Y’all! 


Join us in prayer and with your financial support as we tackle the challenge of helping and mentoring young adults aging out of the Foster Care System.

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Where is Your Treasure?

For where your treasure is… 


We are what we do, say, and show. 


It’s hard for us to see this in ourselves, but our actions, behaviors, habits, and thoughts define us. 


Think about our friends and loved ones and how we remember them. 


For most of us, the memories of our friends and loved ones come from our experiences with them. 


How are we seen? 

What is first and foremost on our hearts generally dictates our manners, actions, and habits… 


Check your experience… 


“His change of heart was dramatic, convincing, and moving.” Big Book pg 55 


Lord, please fill our hearts with the gifts You have given us so that we may reflect Your love and grace on others, AMEN. 


“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Luke 12:34 


Have a blessed day Y’all! 


What if you had a person who coached and mentored you in building a better life? 


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Armchair Quarterback

Armchair quarterback… 


I am a fan of football and other sports. 


Just because I watch a lot of sports does not qualify me to be an expert or a paid professional. 


I am neither skilled nor talented because I do not practice daily, and I don’t work to improve my performance to the highest possible level. 


Because of this, I am not known as an athlete. 


If you think about it, there are some other things in our lives where we are armchair quarterbacks. 


For instance, I enjoy watching Miss Tami build her amazing creations, yet I have no clue as to what tool she is using to saw, hammer, weld, cut, or shape! 


It can be the same with our faith if we are not intentional about it. 


God asks us to participate daily and to practice faith in all our affairs. 

 Are you an armchair quarterback with your faith?.. 


Check your experience… 


“Faith without works is dead.” Big Book pg. 88 


 Lord let us bring majestic faith, actionable habits, and servant behavior in our daily walk, AMEN.


 “…faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless.” James 2:17 


Have a blessed day Y’all! 


What if you had a person who coached and mentored you in building a better life?  


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https://www.faiththroughworksfellowship.org/inspired-365-life-coaching 


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Email today and let’s chat to see if we can make up a plan for you to get you to where you want to be!


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I Can’t…HE Can

I can’t….HE CAN… I think I will let HIM. 


Over the years I have learned that alone, I am powerless over people, places, and things. 


It’s when I turn the situations involving people, places, things, and situations over to God and seek His will that it turns out better than I expected. 


This is why I rely on the first three STEPS daily… 


Check your experience… 


“When we saw others solve their problems by a simple reliance upon the Spirit of the Universe, we had to stop doubting the power of God. Our ideas did not work. But the God idea did.” Big Book pg. 52 


“Lord I am powerless and only through You is my life manageable, AMEN.” 


I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 


Have a blessed day y’all! 


Join me in looking at the things we face daily with passages from both the Big Book and Bible! 


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 How about a daily dose of hope and inspired thought? 

Thoughts Create Actions

Where are your thoughts coming from?.. 


Ever have those thoughts that just won’t go away? 


Some are good, some can be not so good, and then there are the pesky / funny thoughts like Peyton Manning humming the Nationwide jingle that is still floating around in my head! 


Luckily for me and those around me I have not allowed this thought, as well as a few others to control my actions and attitudes. 


We eventually become what we think. It’s part of our human condition as well as a spiritual principle. 


Constant thoughts create constant habits and behaviors. 


Constant habits and behaviors lead to constant actions. 


Therefore our actions are driven by our thoughts. 


 What thoughts are you allowing to drive your actions? 


Check your experience… 


“…praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.” Big Book pg. 59


 Lord, let us pray to want what we get instead of to get what we want, AMEN. 


 “For everyone who asks, receives; and he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks, it will be opened.” Luke 11:10 


Have a blessed day y’all! 


What if you had a person who coached and mentored you in building a better life?  


Inspired 365 Life Coaching with Mark Farley!! 


https://www.faiththroughworksfellowship.org/inspired-365-life-coaching 


Want a one-on-one coach to get you out of where you are?  

Email today and let’s chat to see if we can make up a plan for you to get you to where you want to be!


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Are You Helping?

Hang on, help is on the way….. 


One of the most freeing experiences for me is to help another person. 


It frees me from the burden of self and puts perspective onto my self-centered perceptions of my challenges and problems. 


Now maybe it’s different for you, but when I can place my focus on helping another, my heart gets filled with not only a refreshing humility from the service, but also, I gain a fresh perspective when I revisit my issue or challenge and it no longer appears to be such a problem, but a manageable challenge. 


This is how the Holy Spirit works in us and among us. 


Give it a try next time you feel your chips are down.


Reach out and help someone and see how your day changes! 


Check your experience… 


“Then we resolutely turn our thoughts to someone we can help.” Big Book pg. 84 

 Lord, let us look to help others and be of service, in order to gain perspective on our issues and challenges, AMEN. 

“Help each other in troubles and problems. This is the kind of law Christ asks us to obey.” Galatians 6:2

Have a blessed day y’all! 


Join me in looking at the things we face daily with passages from both the Big Book and Bible! 


https://www.amazon.com/s?k=pastor+mark+farley&ref=nb_sb_noss 


 How about a daily dose of hope and inspired thought? 

Good Water to Drink

 Don’t drink the Kool-Aid, just drink water..


When an unknown person, place, thing, or situation comes wrapped in a pretty package, it can be misleading. 


Perhaps it’s different for you, but I have learned this life lesson the hard way. 


It seems our accepted cultural norm these days is to look for the quick fix and instant gratification. However, do we get the desired long term and permanent results? 

It’s what’s inside that counts. In my walk, this only happens from first gaining experience from that person, place, thing, or situation. 


It’s the same with my spiritual growth. 


The more I take the time to learn the spiritual principles needed to keep me in God’s will, the less I find myself lost in my own selfish self-centered will. Instant gratification ain’t all that good for the long run!.. 


Check your experience…


“Our ideas did not work. But the God idea did.” Big Book pg. 52 

Lord thank you for quenching the thirst in our souls through Your Word and Spirit, AMEN. 

“Anyone who drinks the water I give will never thirst — not ever. The water I give will be an artesian spring within, gushing fountains of endless life.” John 4:14 


Have a blessed day y’all! 


Join us in prayer and with your financial support as we tackle the challenge of helping and mentoring young adults aging out of the Foster Care System.

https://homesfromheaven.org/ 


AZ Charitable TAX CREDIT! 

Actions Over Words

Actions over words… 


Did you ever notice how others TALK about doing things to get something or somewhere, yet they seem to never move or grow? 


What about us? 

How many times have I said that I WANT to ….or I am GOING to….. 


BUT YET I remain the same. 


If NOTHING changes then NOTHING CHANGES. 


Check your experience… 


“They will always materialize if we work for them.” Big Book pg. 84 


Lord, let us work on our inner selves to grow and improve our physical, mental, and spiritual condition, AMEN.


“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; Luke 10:2 


Have a blessed day Y’all! 


Join us in prayer and with your financial support as we tackle the challenge of helping and mentoring young adults aging out of the Foster Care System.

https://homesfromheaven.org/ 


AZ Charitable TAX CREDIT! 

You Are Enough!

We ARE enough… 


I don’t know about you, but sometimes this magic magnifying mind of mine tries to tell me things that just are not true. 


It especially likes to try to convince me that I am not worthy and not “good enough” for this or that. 


It loves to try to get me to believe the illusion that I am nothing and have nothing to offer others! 


Thank goodness for AA, SCAA, the 12 Steps, and God’s Word. 


Through the fellowships of AA, SCAA, and CONSTANTLY working the 12 Steps, as well as being in God’s Word daily I know that what my mind wants me to believe is false and that I need not let it run my thoughts and actions. 


I am nowhere near perfect, but I can help others! 


We all matter and each of us has the ability to share and help another! 

Give what you got. 


Go with what you have and make your best effort. 


If you are truly seeking God’s will and your motives are of His spirit you will be amazed..


Check your experience… 


“we did because we honestly wanted to, and were willing to make the effort” Big Book pg. 26 


Lord let us look to seek Your will and give our best efforts with what we have instead of allowing our self-will to delude us to thinking we can’t, AMEN. 


“Then He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed them, and broke them, and kept giving them to the disciples to set before the people. And they all ate and were satisfied; and the broken pieces which they had left over were picked up, twelve baskets full.” Luke 9: 16-17


Have a blessed day Y’all! 


What if you had a person who coached and mentored you in building a better life? 


Inspired 365 Life Coaching with Mark Farley!! 


https://www.faiththroughworksfellowship.org/inspired-365-life-coaching 


Want in? 


[email protected]

Good Environment

We become a product of the environment around us. 


Some of the things that influence our thoughts, actions, behaviors, and lives are good for us. 


Some are social, cultural, and even spiritual. 


Fashion, clothing, fit eating and living are a few of many good influences we experience. 


I am still waiting for Leisure suits and mullets to come back into style! 


Then there is the environments of peer pressure, self-serving desires of the ego, pride, and negativity. 


These environments can lead to bad choices, poor decisions, and hurtful habits. 

What actions, attitudes, and behaviors are we tolerating and allowing to influence us? 


What are we feeding our hearts, minds, and spirit? 


Check your own experience folks… 


“To the precise extent that we permit these, do we squander the hours that might have been worthwhile.” Big Book pg 66 


Lord open the eyes of our hearts to show us the things we need and the illusions we don’t, AMEN. 


“But the seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word in an honest and good heart, and hold it fast, and bear fruit with perseverance.” Luke 8:15 


Have a blessed day y’all! 


What if you had a person who coached and mentored you in building a better life? 


Inspired 365 Life Coaching with Mark Farley!! 


https://www.faiththroughworksfellowship.org/inspired-365-life-coaching 


Want a one-on-one coach to get you out of where you are? 


 Email today and let’s chat to see if we can make up a plan for you to get you to where you want to be! 


[email protected]