The Newness of Life

The start of a new year was the start of a new situation, better understanding, different perspectives and a whole new journey. I started blogging thinking I was ready, but then the bug got me and I became fearful that no one would like what I had to say and that I would fail.

BUT NOT THIS YEAR. This is my year to do better for myself.

2018 is my year for obedience to God, I will read (Bible) more and even write, which I do. I just don’t post them or I wait too long (I think) to post it. This year is also the year of abundance and favor. Coming up with my word for 2018 was not easy as some would think, and no, I just didn’t pull a word out of the top of my head. I was in prayer to God asking him to reveal that one word that is most important to for me to focus on. And in that quiet time with Him, He revealed the word OBEDIENCE.

There was no shock there because I knew that I was not that in 2017 and needed to do better. After that He sent me two other words from a great inspirational lady I follow on Facebook and those words were ABUNDANCE and FAVOR.

So, God gave me the first task, which for me to complete one that I was supposed to do in 2017; which was to read all of Proverbs.  I did start reading it last year and I’m not going to lie I wasn’t really all that focused or into reading it like I needed to be.  So I only read to chapter 2 (ugh). We all fall short sometimes but having learned our lesson from our disobedience the last time, we have to pick ourselves up and find our focus (God) again. By being obedient and letting God take lead over our life and the situations that life might (will) bring, we begin to lean on faith in God. Hebrews 11:1 says,

“To have faith is to be sure of the things we hope for, to be certain of the things we cannot see.”

I have to rely on my faith in God because He has never nor will He ever lead in the wrong direction. I get scared sometimes as we all do, but I have to stay focused on Him and the direction He is leading me on. No direction is perfect and yes there will be some hills and some stops along the way, yet that’s what make us who we are -perfectly imperfect people. We should be excited knowing that He has total faith in us, even when we don’t have faith in Him or ourselves at times.

A Seven on Seven to Remember

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This has been a great Sunday I was able to spend time with my oldest son that afternoon as he prepared for a seven on seven game with the church. We made it to the field rather early and decided to walk around the Plano Senior High track and just talk; that was the best one on one time I have ever had with my son. He is so goofy and smart – he has a lot to talk about!

I had the best time watching the youth pastor, my son and a great group of boys and girls from Parkway Hills Baptist Church in Plano, TX play their seven on seven game against another church. These boys are so competitive in everything they do, and when it comes to football no questions asked – they take it to the next level.

Two teams came out of Parkway Hills Baptist Church. These boys were so organized that they got together and coordinated the colors of their uniforms. They even wore football cleats! All the while, I’m thinking, “Boys its not that serious, you’re just playing against another church!” One team was in blue and black and the other team in all black. They represented their church very well with outstanding sportsmanship. They might have been a little rough at times on some of the other players from the other church; but very polite and humble. Most of the boys are from Shepton High and West Plano Senior School and most of them play on the football team for the schools.

This was a seven on seven event to remember. I can still see all the fun these boys had, it showed all over their faces. I could tell that they have a passion for this sport and for the church. When they lost a game, they did it with their heads up. They might have been sad, but it didn’t damper their spirits.

 

Let me just jump right into it and say Hello!

I’ve had this blog up and running for a couple of months now but haven’t been able to get started. I was so ready and excited but then; I started to question myself, which you should never do trust me. I think I am more scared then anything, I really don’t want this to be my first train wreck nor do I want to give up. I would like to come to you very genuine and have this be a place that you would like to keep coming back to for tips, advice, ideas, or just to check out what I am doing on a day to day bases. I will not have that perfect grammar, or sentence structure our teachers drilled in us in grade school. But this will be a place where we can stay connected a place to continue coming  back to for ideas and a good read.