Melissa approached her”black sister” at a craft fair in Palm Harbor on Saturday 9/10/16. Her purpose was to invite me to share in her ministry of greeting all of God’s children with a simple hello. Melissa also made sure to communicate to me that she especially makes a point to greet her black brothers and sisters because she hopes to dispel the feeling that all white people are racists. While I can appreciate her ministry, her presentation was off-putting. It was the serving of a gourmet meal on a garbage pan lid. I kinda didn’t want it, even though it was good. To my Melissas out there…not everyone you meet is like everyone you have met. Let your message speak for itself without all the caveats. It has its own power. Watch…
Hello, my brothers and sisters, I want to acknowledge your presence and your importance.
We all love tests that can tell us more about ourselves – the ins and outs, the whys and the why nots! I have finally found one that really is the truth. It is a 100 questions long, but goes quickly with immediate results that you can email to yourself.
I took it and found that I am…ESTJ Personality (“The Executive”)
Individual traits: Extraverted – 82%, Observant – 56%, Thinking – 59%, Judging – 93%, Assertive – 75%.
Strategy: People Mastery(LMFAO!)
ESTJs are representatives of tradition and order, utilizing their understanding of what is right, wrong and socially acceptable to bring families and communities together. Embracing the values of honesty, dedication and dignity, people with the ESTJ personality type are valued for their clear advice and guidance, and they happily lead the way on difficult paths. Taking pride in bringing people together, ESTJs often take on roles as community organizers, working hard to bring everyone together in celebration of cherished local events, or in defense of the traditional values that hold families and communities together.
In 2010, this chart was shared by email with me and as you can see I have kept it ever since. I use it, I love it, I need it.
HANDY LITTLE CHART – GOD HAS A POSITIVE ANSWER:
|You say: ‘It’s impossible’
||God says: All things are possible
|You say: ‘I’m too tired’
||God says: I will give you rest
|You say: ‘Nobody really loves me’
||God says: I love you
||(John 3:1 6 & John 3:34 )
|You say: ‘I can’t go on’
||God says: My grace is sufficient
||(II Corinthians 12:9 & Psalm 91:15)
|You say: ‘I can’t figure things out’
||God says: I will direct your steps
||(Proverbs 3:5- 6)
|You say: ‘I can’t do it’
||God says: You can do all things
||( Phil ippians 4:13)
|You say: ‘I’m not able’
||God says: I am able
||(II Corinthians 9:8)
|You say: ‘It’s not worth it’
||God says: It will be worth it
||(Roman 8:28 )
|You say: ‘I can’t forgive my self’
||God says: I Forgive you
||(I John 1:9 & Romans 8:1)
|You say: ‘I can’t manage’
||God says: I will supply all your needs
||( Phil ippians 4:19)
|You say: ‘I’m afraid’
||God says: I have not given you a spirit of fear
||(II Timothy 1:7)
|You say: ‘I’m always worried and frustrated’
||God says: Cast all your cares on ME
||(I Peter 5:7)
|You say: ‘I’m not smart enough’
||God says: I give you wisdom
||(I Corinthians 1:30)
|You say: ‘I feel all alone’
||God says: I will never leave you or forsake you
Father, God, bless all my friends in whatever it is that you know they may need this day! And may their lives be full of your peace, prosperity and power as they seek to have a closer relationship with you.. Amen.
As an avid reader, I look for books to read everywhere. My find this weekend was Ward Larsen’s “Assassin’s Silence” left at a hotel inAtlanta. Now, normally I am attracted to romance novels; however something about the jacket read of this book entrigued me. So far, halfway in, I haven’t been disappointed. While reading, a paragraph at the beginning of chapter twenty- five grabbed me. It said, ” Not all the world’s silence is of the same character. A calm ocean differs from a windless prairie. A vacant office is not the same as a child’s bedroom. Manifestation aside, there is but one certainty: silence is never so elusive as when it is sought.”
Silence, quiet… always available, always present. A gift and a curse. I guess what it is seen as depends on the level of noise in your mind. Stormy minds seek solace, refuge. Whereas inactive minds seek to fill the void. The silence of one is different from the silence of many. A companionable silence differs greatly from the silence following a lovers quarrel. It all depends on the state of mind at the time of the silence. Sometimes it is hard to find silence when looking for it until it finds you.
via Daily Prompt: Shiver
Good versus bad. Doesn’t it always boil down to that? The tingle of a fleeting caress…good shiver. The cold penetrating the warm of a blanket…unexpected shiver, but not that upsetting. The fear of the unknown, of finding out it was all a lie, that nothing was ever what it seemed…bad shiver. Or is that a tremble?
So many of us are broken, cracked, almost shattered due to a myriad of reasons. Illness, death of a loved one, victims of abuse, relationship issues, and more are the causes of the shifts of the tectonic plates that form our very being. However, resiliency is the key! Support from people and agencies, involvement in positive activities, as well as, realizing the strength we hold within ourselves builds our resiliency. How resilient are you? Take this quiz development by the Courage Project. Also, take comfort that you are not alone and there are people there to help you put the pieces back together again. Namaste!