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Seek and you will find

What am I seeking today? Am I looking for things that are negative, or am I seeing all the blessings that are around me? I often struggle with seeing the good in my life. For me, it is sometimes easier to focus on the negative, than to experience the goodness of God! I have to create good habits of focusing on the positive. One way I can do that is by naming 3-4 things I’m grateful for each day. Writing them down in a journal is a great way to do that! I need to ”stop and smell the roses” throughout each day! Seek the goodness of God each day, and I will always find it!

Take Off Your Shoes

Take off your shoes…


Years ago when I was on staff at Salvation Army as a counselor, 


I taught a class for the men in the Adult Recovery Center in Sacramento. 


One of the more popular lessons I taught was called “Take off your shoes” 


I would post a sign outside of the chapel that served as our classroom asking all who entered to. take off their shoes. 


Everyone complied and no one ever had a serious problem with the request. 


I would then share with the men how we are always willing and able to comply and participate with general requests, like taking off our shoes. 


I would then ask them to think about why they did not feel the need to demand to know what kind of shoes I was asking them to take off. 


Would sandals qualify or be excused? 


What about sneakers and boots? 


The point I was making for the class was that we all put something on our fee t and even though it may be a boot, sneaker, or sandal, it’s still just a shoe with the main purpose of protecting our feet. 


I then used this understanding to home in on the fact that whether it is alcohol, cocaine, pills, meth, heroin, or other chemicals, we are all addicted to something, and we all have that in common and need to band together to recover. 


Driving home the point that we all put something inside of us to numb ourselves to the outside world. 


Now folks, I am NOT politically motivated, and those who know me best know that I am color blind with respect to skin and race. 


So, my point today is that we are all living and breathing humans, so why can’t we band together to help one another instead of all this senseless nonsense…


Check your experience… 


“The point is, that we are willing to grow along spiritual lines.” Big Book pg. 60 


Lord, let us remember we are all Your children and one Earthly family, AMEN. 


“There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:28 


Have a blessed day Y’all! 


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Relationships

For me, I truly believe that my relationships are the most challenging, yet most rewarding experiences that I will ever have and go through in my life! For me, in my marriage, am I fighting about it, or am I fighting for it? Am I trying to win the battles, or am I trying to win the relationship? I struggle with wanting to always be right. Thinking my ways are the best ways! Being prideful! Those are times when I find myself fighting about the relationship. If I can swallow my pride, and realize that we want the same things in our marriage, but that we just have different ways of achieving them, neither way being right or wrong, just different, than I can continue to fight for our relationship! I have to have that mindset in all my relationships. In the end, all that matters is God and people!

Is There a Wisdom Ap?

Is this available on Amazon or at the Wal-Mart?… 


Wouldn’t it be great if we could just order wisdom online, download it to our mind computer and keep on moving? 


Heck, even buying the CD and watching it would… no wait, lot’s of late-night ads are already trying this and I don’t think it’s delivering on the desired effect all too well. 


So what is the secret to getting wisdom? 


I am still trying to figure that part out, but I can share from my own experience as well as watching and learning from others, that wisdom comes from learning, applying, and gaining experience. 


We have a great Book of knowledge that contains many skills, lessons, and insights, but it takes a commitment to read it, share it, and practice the principles it contains.


It’s a good thing to have a Bible, but we can’t gain from it until we learn from it and apply it to our lives. 


How’s that working out for you?.. 


Check your experience… 


“We have learned that whatever the human frailties of various faiths may be; those faiths have given purpose and direction to millions. People of faith have a logical idea of what life is all about.” Big Book pg 49 


Lord, open our minds and hearts with willingness and a thirst to learn from Your Word, AMEN. 


“Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do! And whatever else you do, develop good judgment.” Proverbs 4:7 


Have a blessed day Y’all! 


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Help is Always Near

2 hands are better than 1… 


In my experience I have learned that most things seem to get accomplished more efficiently when another person is involved. 


From raising Miss Kai to making decisions on ministry, career, finance, and other things, I have benefited from seeking and using the wise counsel of Miss Tami and many others I am blessed to have in my life. 


Along the way I have learned that I am really never alone, so when I am faced with the need to make an 
instant choice or decision, 


I can rely on the Holy Spirit residing in me to guide my thoughts and direct my actions. 

I am not perfect, and my-self will still gets in the way more than it should, but at least...


I know that I do have the ability to seek God’s will and not rely on my own. 


How’s that working out for you?.. 


Check your experience.. 


“What was our choice to be?” Big Book pg. 53 


Lord, let us look to You through Your Holy Spirit to show us how to navigate the many choices, decisions, and temptations we face daily, AMEN. 


“Then I will ask My Father and He will give you another Helper. He will be with you forever.” John 14:16 


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Which Way to Go?

“You can go your own way”…


 A great song by Fleetwood Mac. 


It’s great to be independent and it’s our nature to be self-sufficient and self-supporting. 


Yet, we still need to get our guidance and direction from somewhere in order to continue to be successful. 


Think about it. In most areas of our lives, we are given parameters, instructions, boundaries, and or guidelines. 


We then learn by doing as well as being shown. 


Finally, experience gives us the confidence and comfort we need in knowing that we are able to succeed. 


The Lord molds us and shapes us when we are willing into who and what He needs us to be. 


Where are you getting your direction and guidance from?..


Check your experience… 


“Next, we decided that hereafter in this drama of life, God was going to be our Director.” Big Book pg 62 


Lord, please mold us into the masterpieces You have designed each of us to be, AMEN. 


“Yet you, LORD, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.” Isaiah 64:8 


Have a blessed day y’all! 


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How About Asking?

ASK… SEEK… KNOCK… 


These are powerful words requiring individual efforts and actions that lead to amazing and blessed results. 


I get caught up in my own head at times and begin to think that folks are…


 SUPPOSED TO KNOW what I want or need. 


Now, maybe it’s different for you, but when this doesn’t happen…

I then begin to get resentful and wonder why they are ignoring me. 


It’s the same with our relationship with Christ. 


Even though God knows our thoughts even before we form them, 


He still needs us to participate with our will, words, and actions in order to give us what we need or get us to where we need to be


How’s that working out for you? 


Are you asking, seeking, and providing the effort and actions to make your needs known to God? … 


Check your experience… 


“We found that God does not make too hard terms with those who seek Him.” Big Book pg 46 


Lord, let us be willing in our hearts to provide the needed actions, efforts, and words to do our part and be in Your will, AMEN. 


“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7 


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How’s Your Footing?

How’s your footing?..


Sometimes we find ourselves on rocky, cluttered, or unstable paths as we try to walk. 


When we encounter these challenges, we usually become a bit more wary of each step and sometimes consider changing our path. 


We don’t necessarily need to change the goal or the destination, but…


Perhaps change the way we are trying to get there. 

We can and will encounter some unstable paths in our Spiritual walk as well. 


It’s in those times we can look to the Holy Spirit to guide us and set us on a clear and more stable path instead of trying to seek an easier, softer way on our own. 


How do you find firm footing spiritually?..


Check your experience… 


“Established on such a footing we became less and less interested in ourselves, our little plans and designs.” Big Book pg 63 


Lord, let us look to You to establish our footing when we find ourselves on shaky ground, AMEN. 


“You cleared the ground under me so my footing was firm.” 2 Samuel 22:37 


Have a blessed day y’all! 


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How is my prayer life?

Am I praying enough? Am I praying ”the right way”? Am I praying for what I want, or for what I actually need? For me, I used to pray ”scripted” prayers. I didn’t really pray from my heart. Today, I try to have an ongoing conversation with God all day long. For me, I feel more connected to the presence of the Holy Spirit when I just ”talk” to God. For me, it feels more relational. That relationship than helps me to have more meaningful relationships with the people in my life, and with those I come across each day!

It’s an Inside Job!

As long as we do OUR part willingly….


People who are living with grace, joy, and peace have that happy glow about them. 


What I have learned is that they get this glow from the happiness that exists inside of them. 


It’s not from winning the lottery or being a millionaire, or even having those material things that we feel at times we just have to have. 


Yes, those things bring a different kind of happiness. 


It’s from knowing that, no matter what, they are covered, protected, and blessed by God. 


His Holy Spirit lives in each of us and that is how He is able to bless us abundantly. 


Our part is to merely seek and do His will on a daily basis. In living our faith in a way that others can see, we are allowing God to work through us to help others. 


Are you doing your part?… 


Check your experience. … . 


“We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness.” Big Book pg 83 


Lord, thank You for the abundance of blessings in our lives. Please continue to let our hearts see that happiness comes from the Holy Spirit living in each of us, AMEN. 


“And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:8 


Have a blessed day Y’all! 


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