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Consider the Source

Consider the source…. 


It’s pretty easy these days to learn just about anything on the internet. 


What is interesting to me is that our whole culture seems to be adapting to this form or information gathering. 


While this is helpful to have instant access, it can also be harmful at times if we don’t consider the source. 


Most information is fueled by a person or host site. 


Depending on what their preferences and opinions are, it seems the facts can be twisted to carry the message they want to share. 


Our current political climate is a great example. 


I will share what I have learned from personal experience and that is this simple fact…

Just because it’s on the internet, TV, or radio, does not mean it’s true! 


Jesus gave us a great example of dealing with His era of social media when He walked the earth with His statement about casting the first stone. 


Please do yourself a favor and consider the source of the information you are gathering before you form your opinions and, as always,.. 


Check your experience … 


“but we let God be the final judge.” Big Book pg. 70 


Lord, let us look at our actions, efforts, and behaviors and leave the judging of others up to you, AMEN. 


“Let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” John 8:7 


 Have a blessed day Y’all! 


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Who Do You Follow?

 Watch who and what you follow… 


 Remember playing follow the leader as a child? 


While it was a fun game, it only required action to do what the leader did and not much thought was needed. 


Sadly we do this with some parts of our lives as adults. 


Some of us don’t give much thought to who we associate with, what we are doing privately, professionally, and even spiritually. 


Perhaps it’s different for you, but I have blindly followed only to end up in some bad situations due to my lack of participating with my mind and heart. 


The challenge God gives us daily is to build relationships with Him through Jesus, His Word, and fellowship with other believers. 


How is this working out for you?…


Check your experience… 


“Follow the dictates of a Higher Power and you will presently live in a new and wonderful world, no matter what your present circumstances!” Big Book pg 100 


Lord, let us stop the pattern of blindly following others and look to see what is good, AMEN. 


 “My dear friend, do not follow what is bad; follow what is good. The one who does good belongs to God. But the one who does evil has never known God.” 3 John 1:11 


Have a blessed day Y’all! 




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Terminal Uniqueness

Suffering from terminal uniqueness… 


Have you ever noticed how different it feels when you are faced with an unusual experience or uneasy situation? 


 Now perhaps it’s different for you, but this selfish head of mine tries to make me feel isolated and alone and justify all the wrong elements that go against my moral fibers and character. 


It’s like my head is trying to get me to turn my back on my faith and give in to those old ways that brought me nothing but chaos, calamity, and crisis. 


The blessing I have is that when I face these experiences or situations today, my heart gently reminds me almost immediately of the Holy Spirit within me and that I am not alone. 


I find that when I share these times with others walking the spiritual path with me that they have also experienced things of this nature, and I am not terminally unique! 

Are you allowing your head to isolate you from your heart and others?.. 


Check your experience… 


“But there exists among us a fellowship, a friendliness, and an understanding which is indescribably wonderful.” Big Book pg. 17 


Lord, let us look in our hearts for your Spirit and rely on our faith and fellowship with others to immunize us from terminal uniqueness, AMEN. 


 “The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.” 1 Corinthians 10:13 


Have a blessed day Y’all! 

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Just Focus

Change must come from within…



It’s such a blessing to be around folks who are sharing the changes they are making in themselves! 


Their positive motivation and encouragement inspire me to continue to work on myself. 


The key word here for me is WORK. 


Maybe your results have been different, but I have not been able to just think my way to positive change within me and my life. 


I have had to provide the needed actions to change my attitudes, beliefs, habits, and behaviors too. 


The blessing for me in all of this activity is that not only do I begin to become the person God intended me to be, but also, I am building new friendships and relationships as I grow. 


How are you bringing change to yourself?.. 


Check your experience… 


“Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change.” Big Book pg. 84 


 Lord, let us provide the action and willingness to bring about the needed changes in our lives, AMEN.


 “Get rid of all the sins you have done and get for yourselves a new heart and a new way of thinking.” Ezekiel 18:31 


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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Auto Pilot

Our own autopilot….



As we start each day, most of us have certain things in place to get us up and running as well as habits to keep us on schedule. 


Alarm clocks, calendars, and various routines keep us moving and in sync with our day. 


Autopilot is a great tool for morning routines and repetitive things in our lives. 


We have the same opportunity with our spiritual lives as well. 


When we make the daily decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God, our day goes better, and we are not as challenged by worldly clamors…


Check your experience… 

“In thinking about our day we may face indecision. We may not be able to determine which course to take
Here we ask God for inspiration, an intuitive thought, or a decision.” Big Book pg. 86 


Lord, please guide our lives to allow us the freedom that exists in seeking and doing Your will, AMEN. 


 “let the Holy Spirit guide your lives” Galatians 5:16 


Have a blessed day Y’all!! 


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Worry Makes Things Worse

Worry makes things seem bigger than they are. 


I am curious, has anyone ever gained from worrying? 


I don’t have any record of this. 


Why do we allow our fears and expectations to grow inside of us and gain strength in our minds and hearts? 


Our human nature is prone to this and free will allows this to happen, robbing us of our peace and stealing our energy and focus. 


Did you know that you can trade those worries, fears, and expectations for grace? 


Try this for the next few days. 


Every time you catch yourself building a case for a good worry, write it down on a piece of paper and put it in a drawer that can serve as your God box. 


Tell God the worry is now His and move on with your day! 

You can do this. 

It works….


“There you will find release from care, boredom, and worry.” Big Book pg. 152 


Lord let us fill our God box with our fears, worries, and troubles and leave them with You, allowing us to move forward and see how we can turn our focus to helping others, AMEN. 


 “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” 1 Peter 5:7 


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! 


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


How about a daily dose of hope and inspired thought? 

Change From Within

Change must come from within…



It’s such a blessing to be around folks who are sharing the changes they are making in themselves! 


Their positive motivation and encouragement inspire me to continue to work on myself. 


The key word here for me is WORK. 


Maybe your results have been different, but I have not been able to just think my way to positive change within me and my life. 


I have had to provide the needed actions to change my attitudes, beliefs, habits, and behaviors too. 


The blessing for me in all of this activity is that not only do I begin to become the person God intended me to be, but also, I am building new friendships and relationships as I grow. 


How are you bringing change to yourself?.. 


Check your experience… 


“Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change.” Big Book pg. 84 


 Lord, let us provide the action and willingness to bring about the needed changes in our lives, AMEN.


 “Get rid of all the sins you have done and get for yourselves a new heart and a new way of thinking.” Ezekiel 18:31 


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? 

Find the Good

 Find the good and the blessings will follow. … 


Have you ever noticed both in yourself and in others that when love is added to the task, effort, or deed it not only goes well but also brings a smile to those involved? 


Now it’s pretty apparent that we can’t do what we love all the time, every time, but we can bring our best efforts and attitudes. 


Some of the daily tasks I have are not the most enjoyable, but because they are required, I make the best of them. 

Over the years I have learned to look for the good in every situation and to see what I can bring to it, instead of seeing what I can take from it. 


This mindset has not only gotten me through the moment but also given me a new outlook and attitude on things. 


It works when you work it!.. 


Check your experience… 


“Do not think of what you will get out of the occasion. 
Think of what you can bring to it.” Big Book pg. 102 


Lord, let us use love and grace to not only be a part of the things we enjoy but also to help us through the rougher waters of our lives, AMEN. 


“In everything you do, put God first, and he will direct you and crown your efforts with success.” Proverbs 3:6 


Have a blessed day y’all! 


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Faith From Experiences

Have you ever thought about whether or not the light would come on before you turned the light switch on? 


Because I have the familiar experience of having successfully done it countless times before, I don’t even think about it,..


I just know it will work. 


Even when that 1 in a thousand times happens when the bulb is burnt out, I replace the bulb without thinking and the light comes on. 

That is faith. 


When I am staying in a new or unfamiliar place like a hotel or a friend’s home, I instinctively know that if I just find that light switch, the light will come on. 


That is faith. 


I cannot see the mechanics involved and I certainly have no electrical training or background in engineering, but because I have experience with the process, I trust it works and neither debate it, nor give it a second thought. 


That is faith


 OK, so this next part may not apply to you Spiritual giants… 


Now, why then do I want to debate with God over trivial things? 

Why do I expect the answer before I even begin a task that is new or unfamiliar? 


Where is my trust being placed? 

Where oh where is my faith? 


 Has He not brought me this far in life successfully through things I have had no control over? 


Why do I even think I need to discuss the new thing with Him? 

Where is my faith? 


Check your experience…… 


“The great fact is just this, and nothing less: That we have had deep and effective spiritual experiences which have revolutionized our whole attitude toward life, toward our fellows, and toward God’s universe.” Big Book pg 25 


Lord, like the light switch, let us place our trust in You based on our experience with You, AMEN. 


“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 


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Remembering 9/11

Remembering 911… 


Remembering the survivors, victims, families, and heroes from September 11th, 2001. 


“The bricks have fallen, but we will build with dressed stones; the sycamores have been cut down, but we will put cedars in their place.” Isaiah 9:10 


Lord, as we remember and reflect on the tragic losses and irreparable damages to our hearts, minds, and souls on this day in 2001, let our hearts be reminded of those lost and their loved ones who remain from 911, AMEN. 


“We have recovered and have been given the power to help others.” Big Book pg. 132 


God bless America!! 


Have a blessed day Y’all!! 



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