Getting the Strength We Need

It’s a busy world out there…

sometimes it’s because of things beyond our control, by others, or by our own schedule we are left with no time for rest and renewal.  During those times it is easy to become weary, exhausted, depleted, tired, and overwhelmed – in other words just done in!

We are three-fold humans – Body, Mind, and Spirit, therefore, we must care for all parts of ourselves. 

Body, by eating well, exercising, and getting rest when we need to take care of our physical needs.  

Mind, by having a support group, friends that are there for us, and looking at what ways we may be sabotaging ourselves which gives us the ability to be more emotionally and mentally mature and balanced.

Spiritually, by connecting with our Spirit, Higher Power, God, which we believe in, and feeds our souls.  When we take time to do this, we realize that, in Truth, the strength we get to do what is ours to do, comes not from ourselves, but from our Higher Source which dwells within.  

When the Scottish missionary, runner and Olympic champion, Eric Liddell, was asked where he gets the power to run as fast as he does, he said, “Where does the power come from, it comes from within.” 

Take care of yourself physically, mentally, and spiritually, and remember that true power and strength comes from within our Higher Selves.

Quote of the Week

“But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

Isaiah 40:31

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God’s Got This!

Have you ever had something you needed to do but it seemed like there was not enough time to do it – don’t sweat it!  God’ got it!Our maybe you have some financial concerns, or relationship issues, or employment challenges – don’t worry – God’s got it.  What about those times you have a big decision to make and are unsure of which way to go?

No fear, just know this – God’s got it!

We hear a lot, “Let go and let God”, but for me, saying, “God’s got it” seems a little bit more reassuring and, therefore, makes the letting go easier. Knowing that God’s got it takes not just faith, but love and trust. 

Chill out – “God’s got this!”

Quote of the Week

“You will trust God only as much as you love Him.” You will also only love God as much as you trust Him.”                                   Brennan Manning  

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SPRING!

Spring is here and the whole earth is celebrating!  The days grow longer, the birds sing louder, the flowers bloom profusely, and the grass is greener.  As we shed our heavy coats and sweaters, Mother Nature puts on her spring finery.

I love spring – its such a time of renewal, growth, and CHANGE!    It is a season of restored vitality and a revival of energy that calls us to grow to our full potential.

Spring is a time of action and often seems like the shortest season squeezed in by winters that go beyond their welcome and summers that encroach on our romance with spring.

Spring needs to be appreciated and embraced when it is here. Enjoy it. Appreciate it. And use it for a resurgence of your own spiritual connection with Spirit. 

Quote of the Week

“The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.”

Harriet Ann Jacobs

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Time

Time is an elusive thing. 

We live our lives by time.  We work, play, sleep, and eat according to the clock.   Unlike money, we can’t make more time even if we wanted to.  Each day has the same amount of seconds, minutes, and hours as the day before.

What we can do is make the best use of the time we have each day by living life to the fullest.  To do that we must live in the moment because when we are living in the past or the future, we are missing our now and can never get it back.

How are you spending the 86,400 seconds you are given today?

Quote of the Week

“An inch of time is an inch of gold. But an inch of gold cannot buy an inch of time.”                                                      Chinese proverb 

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Spiritual Home

Do you have a spiritual home? A place where you can go and be loved, accepted, encouraged, and emotionally supported? Having such a place is good for us on all levels.

It can be a church or other spiritual center, it can be a 12 step group, or a counseling group.  When we have such a group we feel loved, nurtured, and most importantly, we feel the love of God through the warm smiles, hugs and the welcome we feel when we are greeted like a prodigal son or daughter.

I have been blessed to have many such places in my life and they have been a haven when I needed one.  If you do not have a similar group in your life, please find one that coincides with your thinking and feelings.  You might find that this is the missing ingredient to a recipe for a wonderful life.

Quote of the Week

“We inherit our relatives and our features and may not escape them; but we can select our clothing and our friends, and let us be careful that both fit us.”

Volney St. Reamer

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