Mar 08 2012

Lock Down

You might to do this too.  You have a little routine before you go to bed at night.  I set my coffee maker for the morning, then go to every door to make sure it’s locked.  

It's probably because I live alone with my 3 kids.  Just the double check makes me feel safer.  

This morning, I read this in my daily devotional, Daily Word, and it hit home, hope you don't mind, I'd love to share it with you.  

"Security is more than knowing your doors are locked against intrusion. Security is the faith that God is greater than any threat."

Today's Encouraging Word proves that is true.  "The Lord is your light and salvation; do not be afraid, He is a fortess protecting your from danger."  Psalm 27:1

The devotional went onto say, "When you face what appear to be giants in your life, you can do so with faith and certainty. You are protected, safe and secure, every step of the way." 

I will still lock my doors at night, but I will do so remembering that God's greater than any threat that might try to break into our lives

 

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Mar 08 2012

The Influence of You

You might see this in the news today, It’s International Women’s Day. 

It’s a day marked all over the world to celebrate the achievements, contributions and talents of women.

For example, civil rights leaders like Rosa Parks, and powerful women in politics.

I think it’s also a day to think about the women in your life who every day have had an impact.  Maybe they didn’t change laws or make them, but they made you who you are. 

I was incredibly inspired today while hearing your stories and reading your comments on Facebook about how the little things your mothers and grandmothers did, that made a difference. 

Made me think about what I’m doing everyday.  You don’t have to hold a public office to make a difference, and things don’t have to be perfect in your life either. 

It’s the things that you watched your mother, your grandmother go through and how they dealt with it and overcame that has the biggest impact. 

One man called and said his Grandmother taught him the importance of going to church.  Because of her Parkinson’s disease she couldn’t walk in the front doors, but that didn’t stop her.  Her husband carried her. 

And then I got a call from Tammy…that put everything into perspective. 

To really be an influence on people’s lives, it’s simpler than you think.  It’s not necessarily about holding public office or correcting everyone’s bad behavior, but about loving them anyway. 

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