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Roots and Branches

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree…. 
Have you ever noticed the fruit produced tends to depend on the health of the tree? 
Trees that are given ample water and live in well maintained soil produce the best fruit. 
Trees that get little water and are in not so fertile soil don’t produce much fruit and the fruit that is produced usually does not compare in quality to a healthier tree. If you think about it, our lives are the same way. 

When we are connected to a healthy, positive, and nurturing spiritual, emotional, and physical environment, we tend to be healthy for ourselves and others. 
When our surroundings are full of negativity and all kinds of chaos, we struggle to receive the spiritual food needed to be healthy…
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree! 
How fertile is your environment?.. 
Check your experience… 

“His roots grasped a new soil.” Big Book pg. 12 

Lord, let us surround ourselves with a fertile environment filled with love, grace, and growth, AMEN. 

“I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit.” John 15:5 
Have a blessed day Y’all! 
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Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning… 


Summer is just around the corner and most of us have thought about and perhaps even engaged in some form of Spring Cleaning. 


Maybe we cleaned and organized our homes, moving the clutter and no longer needed things to the trash. 


Some of us might even have looked in our clothes closets and removed our winter garments to make room for our summer wardrobe. 

 Out with the old and in with the new is our Spring Cleaning motive….. 


What about the clutter of fears, resentments, anger, and other things in our hearts and minds that hold us hostage and block us off from the Son-light of the Spirit? 


Isn’t it time to clear these self-centered thoughts and emotions out of ourselves? 


It’s a spiritual principle that when we find ourselves angry and or hurt by people, places, things, and or situations it’s because there is something spiritually wrong inside of us that needs to be attended to and corrected or cleaned if you will…


Check your experience…


“Continue to watch for selfishness, dishonesty, resentment, and fear. When these crop up, we ask God at once to remove them.” Big Book pg. 84


Lord let us open our hearts and minds to be cleansed by your Holy Spirit to remove any and all fear, resentment, anger, and self-generated pain, AMEN. 


“Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.” Ephesians 4:31 


Have a blessed day Y’all! 


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Change Your Thoughts

Change your thoughts and change your world… 

If we can change our thoughts, 
we can change our attitudes


If we change our attitudes, 
we can change our actions.
 

If our actions change 
then our behaviors follow. 



Finally, if our behaviors change, 
then so do our habits. 



It starts with us folks. 


We need not let the actions or influences of others control us and no matter how good it looks on the TV or the internet does not mean we HAVE to HAVE it to be complete! 


God gave us free will for a reason in order to allow us to consciously make our choices and decisions based on what’s in our hearts and not dominating our mind’s eye at the moment. … 


Check your experience. … 


“The persistence of this illusion is astonishing.” Big Book pg. 30 


Lord, let us be transformed by seeking Your will daily and not falling to the illusions of the material things of this world, AMEN. 


“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you,” Romans 12:2 


Have a blessed day Y’all! 


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Planting in Hard Ground

Planting seeds in hard ground…. 


If you have ever gardened or worked with your yard, and especially if you live in Arizona, you learn pretty quickly that the ground here is pretty hard and not too compliant when it comes to yielding to a shovel, spade, or a hoe. 


We learned that in order to plant, we first have to treat the ground here with water, over and over to get it to soften and become workable. 


The more we work with the ground, the deeper we can dig to allow more room for the plant to take root and grow. 


It’s the same with our hearts when it comes to accepting change. 


Now maybe it’s different for you, but I have learned from experience that until I can soften my heart and become willing to accept needed change and allow it space in my heart, nothing changes, and I remain hardened inside. 


When I soften my heart through willingness and allow God’s grace and guidance to plant the needed seeds of change it comes and I grow. … 


Check your experience… 


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


Lord, let us become willing to allow our hearts to soften to accept the changes You have for us, AMEN. 


“Plow up the hard ground of your hearts!” Jeremiah 4:3 


 Have a blessed day Y’all! 


Have a blessed day Y’all! 


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Them and They

“THEY” just don’t understand…. 


Most of my early life, I was under the impression that “THEY” knew best and we should try and please “THEM”. 


I spent a lot of confused years trying to make THEM happy and wondering who THEY were. 


Finally, I had my spiritual awakening and turned my will and my life over to God and I no longer needed to worry about pleasing THEM or THEY! 


I have found grace, growth, and abundant life through my daily walk with God. 

I still don’t know who THEY or THEM are and I no longer care…


How about you? 


Are you spending countless frustrating hours daily trying to live to please THEM hoping THEY are happy with you? 


Or are you seeking God’s will daily?.. 


Check your experience… 


 “…if only people would do as he wished, the show would be great. Everybody, including himself, would be pleased.” Big Book pg. 61 


Lord please let our hearts remind our heads that we can’t please others through our own will power and we are not responsible for others happiness, AMEN. 


“It is dangerous to be concerned with what others think of you, but if you trust the Lord, you are safe.” Proverbs 29:25 


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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Want a one-on-one coach to help you achieve your goals?  

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 Salty Enough?

Are you “salty” enough?..


Salt can change, preserve, and add value to what it touches. 


But it is up to us to use it—or not…. 


We can use way too much salt and that can be bad for our health as well as those we cook for. 


We can also ignore or choose not to use salt and that can also have negative effects on us and others. 


We are given talents and gifts to use. 


Like “salt” we can use these way too much or not at all. 


How are you choosing to use the “SALT” of talents and gifts in your life? 


Are you changing, adding value, preserving, or just not using it?..


Check your experience…


“Keep on the firing line of life with these motives and God will keep you unharmed.” Big Book pg. 102


 Lord let us use the salt of the gifts and talents You give us to enhance our lives and others, AMEN.


“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned?” Matthew 5:13


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 help motivate and guide you to achieve your goals and dreams??  

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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The “Inner-Net”

The “inner-net’ connection… 


Plugged in, wired, and networked are terms we associate with our communications these days. 


I am just glad I no longer need to figure out how to “interface” with folks! 


 Wi-Fi and internet are the connections we seem to chase the most these days as we rely more and more on social media to get our “message” out there to “build our brand”. 


 It sure feels like we need to constantly be networking ourselves to others in order to stay connected in today’s world. 

How do we stay plugged in to the things that keep us grounded, stable, and secure? 


What about our internal connection to God and the Holy Spirit? 


I am grateful that I have been shown and taught to seek quiet time daily, and even hourly at times, to connect with God to stabilize my heart and quiet my mind. 


When I do this, I become grounded and connected in the right way that makes my day go in the direction it needs to instead of more out of control. 


How are you keeping your inner connection solid?.. 


Check your experience… 


“In nearly all cases, their ideals must be grounded in a power greater than themselves,” Big Book pg. xxviii 


Lord, let us seek Your grace and guidance daily to be grounded securely in your will and not fall victim to the illusions of worldly clamors, AMEN. 


“In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and confidence shall be your strength.” Isaiah 30:15


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 Light

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 is part of our culture to use the term “throw a little light on the subject” when we want to draw attention to something. 


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! 


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


 How about a daily dose of hope and inspired thought? 

Change Your Mind

Change your mind… 


Have you ever noticed how much our minds tend to magnify the things that are fear driven? 


It’s human nature for this to happen but it’s sad to see so many of us get caught up in these delusions that are created in our minds as we hold onto these thoughts and let them grow in size and strength. 


There is no need to become a prisoner of our fears. 


We can break free of fear’s hold on us by simply changing our minds. 


Try it! 

The next time you find yourself being held hostage by fear….


 Ask the Holy Spirit (prayer) to remove the fear and replace it with the thought of helping someone else. 


Give it a try! 


You can do it and as always… 


Check your experience!.. 

“At once, we commence to outgrow fear.” Big Book pg. 68

Lord let us use our faith to replace the fear that tries to “divert our minds, AMEN. 

 “…be made new in the attitude of your minds;” Ephesians 4:23 


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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Guard Your Heart

GUARD YOUR HEART!


We have many things in our lives that keep us safe and protected from harm.  


From the clothes we wear to protect us from the elements to the various things in our homes, cars, and jobs, like locks, safety glass, and fire-retardant materials, we are surrounded by protection and security. 


It’s so common and a part of our culture that we seldom think about it. 


What about our hearts?  


I don’t mean the healthy food we are supposed to eat and the daily exercise we are supposed to participate in that keeps out tickers physically healthy. 


What are we doing to protect our hearts from the worldly influences that can cause us to make bad decisions based on illusions of material things that spark the pride and greed of our self -will?  


How are you guarding your heart from these influences?.. 


Check your experience… 


“Here was something at work in a human heart which had done the impossible.” Big Book pg. 11 


Lord, let us guard our hearts from the illusions of this world by focusing on Your Will, Word, and Truth, AMEN.


 “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” Proverbs 4:23 

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!