Jul 23 2012

Work Less, Pray More

If you need a little “pick-me-up” today… hoping this can help.

I don’t know about you, but it feels strange to try to get back to normal today…after the Aurora Shootings.  But, you gotta try.

I read this about worry and prayer this morning…maybe it can help you too.

“One of the quickest ways to sap your vitality is to keep fretting over a prickly situation. Hanging your head in despair will not solve anything; it just leaves you feeling more stressed. You can’t pretend a challenge doesn’t exist— but you can pray, and redirect your focus from the difficulty to the possibility.”

I don’t know about you, but I’ve found that Life works better when you choose to worry less and pray more.

"Can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life?" Luke 12:25

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Jul 12 2012

No Fear in Love

Fear is a debilitating disease.

My Dad always said, “You know what fear is Mandy?  It’s False Evidence Appearing Real.”

I’ll never forget the day he said that to me.  I had lost my confidence in myself and in my God.  My Dad reminded me that I was worried about things that may not ever happen, and was assuming they already had.

I don’t think there’s anyone that truly lives life without fear.  You can have it, but you can also not let it stop you from moving forward.

I heard recently that on the walls of Facebook there’s a sign that says, “What Would You do if You Weren’t Afraid?”

I posted it, here www.facebook.com/kloveamanda, and was amazed at your responses.  I was expecting things like a career change, or skydiving, but also got a lot about love.

Jacqueline said, “let love in”

Nellie:  “give love a chance.”

Robin:  Love with all I have and know. Believe in unconditional love between two within a relationship. Marry again without worrying about others' judgements or feelings. Believe that without a doubt, the marriage would last forever.

It says in the bible, ”Peace to men on whom his favor rests.”  If you know you have God’s favor, upon you, applied to everything you touch, what would you do?

Could you forgive?  Could you love others no matter what the cost?

That’s what He did.

“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal

life. –John 3:16

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