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He Dropped His Blanket!

He dropped his blanket….. 


In the classic “Charlie Brown Christmas” cartoon / movie Linus comes on stage to recite the verses in Luke about the birth of Jesus. 


He does something VERY OUT OF CHARACTER for him… 


HE DROPS HIS BLANKET!!! (Google it!) 


As he states the words “Fear Not”, he lets his blanket drop to the floor. 


This is a great example of having a faith so big that it allows you to drop your security blanket and trust in the Lord. 


This is my question for us all today. 


What items, habits, or ideas that we hold as a security blanket to protect us from the world are we willing to drop in order to grow a stronger faith in Jesus? 


Is it our pride, fear, hatred, closed minded ideas or maybe even our concrete opinions of people, places and things?.. 


Check your experience… 


“When many hundreds of people are able to say that the consciousness of the Presence of God is today the most important fact of their lives, they present a powerful reason why one should have faith.” Big Book pg. 51 


Lord, let us trade in the things we hold as security blankets for the everlasting faith in You, AMEN. 


“The angel reassured them. “Fear Not” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people.” Luke 2:10 


Have a blessed day Y’all! 


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Fear or Faith

Fear or Faith…


How do you know if it’s fear or faith that drives your thoughts and actions! 


Maybe it’s different for you but my experience has taught me that when I am in fear, my thoughts are based on self and my behaviors and actions are centered on avoiding, hiding, ignoring, blaming and or minimizing. 


When I am in faith, my thoughts are based on helping or serving others and my actions and behaviors are centered on service, helping, supporting, listening, and being transparent. 


When I am in faith, I know the Lord is with me and I don’t need to analyze and overthink may part, I just need to be and do. 


 Are you in fear or faith?.. 


Check your experience…


“In this book you read again and again that faith did for us what we could not do for ourselves.” Big Book pg 70 


Lord, let our faith quiet our fears because we know You are with us no matter what, AMEN. 


“May he give you the power to accomplish all the good things your faith prompts you to do.” 2 Thessalonians 1:11 


Have a blessed day Y’all! 


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Serving or Being Served?

Are you serving or being served?.. 


It’s easy to sit and be served. 


We experience this at restaurants, hair salons, doctor visits and other things where we are the customer. 


We gain from receiving these services. 


It’s not so easy to serve others. 


Even when we are passionate about what we do, there are those few people or certain situations that try our patience and make our skin crawl. 


Nevertheless, we gain from performing these types of services. 


What about serving others for no gain? 


This is where we are asked to help another person who we may or may not even see but will benefit from our labor and service. 


It’s a thankless task with no direct reward for us… or so it seems! 


Serving others helps yourself, when your motive is selfless and your efforts are to be of service with no personal gain….


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 serve others with the motive of helping and not gaining, AMEN. 




“The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.” Proverbs 11:25 


Have a blessed day Y’all! 


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Fighting the Good Fight

Fighting the good fight… 


We look forward to watching Christmas movies in our home. 


We each have our favorites but there is a central theme or idea that most of the movies we enjoy share. 


It seems that the movies we enjoy most have characters that face a challenge that they need to overcome. 


The challenge is within themselves and their ability to have faith and stop relying on either a past experience or a close-minded behavior. 


The point is, each character must fight a good fight of faith in order to break free of the bondage of fear and self-will that is holding them back. 

How is your battle with fear and self-bondage going?.. 


Check your experience… 


 “In this book you read again and again that faith did for us what we could not do for ourselves.” Big Book pg 70 


Lord, let us open our hearts to pursue the love and freedom we gain when we fight the good fight and grow our faith in You, AMEN. 


“Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called” 1 Timothy 6:11-12 


Have a blessed day Y’all! 


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Advent of Peace

The Advent of Peace… 


Being in the Christmas spirit and all that comes with this season, we see all types of Christmas sweaters, socks, hats, and if you are not living in Arizona, scarves and gloves. 


These garments are important in protecting us from the winter weather elements. 


They give us peace of mind and comfort as we go about our day. 

How do we cover and protect our hearts and souls during this hectic season? 


While there is no physical garment we can put on our heart, we can certainly take the Spiritual tool of God’s Peace to cover our hearts and quiet our worldly minds. 

Are you covering your heart, mind, and soul in peace?.. 


 Check your experience… 


“As we felt new power flow in, as we enjoyed peace of mind, as we discovered we could face life successfully, as we became conscious of His presence, we began to lose our fear of today, tomorrow or the hereafter.” Big Book pg. 63 


Lord let us cover ourselves with Your Peace as we celebrate the Christmas season and go about our day, AMEN. 


“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7 


Have a blessed day Y’all!! 


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Season of Hope

It’s the season of hope… 


Advent season is upon us, and it starts with Hope. 


Maybe it is different for you but I have learned the hard way that wishing and hope are not the same thing. 


My experience has taught me that hope is far better than wishing. 


Hope is based on our faith, which is grounded in our belief, and supported by God through His Holy Spirit in us and His Word. 


Wishing is like our chances at winning the lottery in that it is motivated by want but not backed with any spiritually based faith or action… 


Check your experience… 


“We hope you are convinced now that God can remove whatever self-will has blocked you off from Him.” Big Book pg. 71 


Lord, let our hope be confident in Your word and grounded in our faith in You, AMEN. 


“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 


Have a blessed day Y’all! 


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Free Faith Lifts!

Free Faith Lifts…. 


It’s not only the most wonderful time of the year but also the most hectic and chaotic time of year. 


The stress of our self-imposed gift buying frenzy strains our finances and frazzles our nerves giving rise to fear and worry. 


Add to this the fact that most of us tend to get caught up in the business and busy-ness of our daily lives with our tasks, routines, and responsibilities as we should but along the way…


 Our faith can get muted and or even placed on the “I will get to that later” shelf. 


Our faith can carry us through the hard and scary times as well as propel us to the blessings and grace that awaits us here on Earth as well as in Heaven. 


Can your faith use a lift?..


Check your experience…


“Arrived at this point, we were squarely confronted with the question of faith.” Big Book pg 53 


Lord, revive the faith deep within our hearts to brings us in line with Your will for us and relieve us of the stress of the worldly calamities constantly surrounding us, AMEN. 


“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1


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!! 


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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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Throw Some Light On It

Let’s throw a little light on the subject…


Light sure makes things easier for us. 


We have different lights for different needs. 


Sunlight is necessary for all living things. 


Light bulbs give us access, safety, and convenience in our daily lives. 


It’s part of our culture to use the term “throw a little light on the subject” when we want to draw attention to an observation or discussion point. 


Have you considered how we use the Lord’s light in His Holy Spirit? 


When we walk in the light of the Holy Spirit, our path is illuminated with grace, hope, and we find ourselves in the company of fellow believers and not so alone anymore. 


Try turning on the light of the Holy Spirit next time you feel alone or confused. 


It will amaze you how different things look and feel in His light!..


Check your experience…


“I must turn in all things to the Father of Light who presides over us all.” Big Book pg. 14 


Lord, let us continue to seek and dwell in Your light as we seek Your will and grace daily, AMEN. 


“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another” 1 John 1:7 


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? 

How to Keep “IT”

Charity begins at home…

This is one of the best thought tools I have come to rely on over the years. 
The version I learned was phrased like this; 

“You can’t keep it unless you give it away.”

It’s an action thought that has never failed me since I began my walk with Christ and in sobriety. 

Unless I am willing to help another, I am not in a position to spiritually receive the gifts the Lord blesses me with. 

Now this doesn’t mean we should give away everything we have, or start a crusade to end world homelessness,..

but it does mean that each day we should open the eyes of our hearts to see how we can best be of service to someone around us…

Check your experience. … 

“Helping others is the foundation stone” Big Book pg. 97. 

 Lord, please open the eyes of our heart daily to see how we can best serve another, AMEN.  

“that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” James 1:27 

 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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Heart Light

Turn on your heart lights… 
It’s so much fun for me this time of year to see and enjoy the many creations and imaginative displays. 


Christmas lights everywhere not only give light but also a sense of warmth, happiness, and peacefulness. 


It’s easy to get caught up in the festivities and décor of the season. 

I have a few things I keep in front of me as a reminder of what this Season is truly about. 


Light plays an important role in the Christmas season as well as in our spiritual lives. 


The Holy Spirit that resides in each of our hearts helps to light up our spiritual walk and growth. 


In this season of giving we can help others by turning on our heart lights to show them the grace, love, and comfort we enjoy from our faith in the God of our understanding… 

Check your experience… 


“I must turn in all things to the Father of Light who presides over us all.”  Big Book pg 14 


Lord, let us turn on our heart lights to help share Your life and grace with others, AMEN.  


“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light. “ John  8:12 


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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