I’m not judging, but … (Prayer Devotional for the week of March 23, 2014)

March 23, 2014

Wonderful post from one of my favorite inspirational bloggers.

I’m not judging, but … (Prayer Devotional for the week of March 23, 2014).


Going Deep

March 18, 2014

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Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves.  All people live in their own dream, in their own mind; they are in a completely different world from the one we live in. When we take something personally, we make the assumption that they know what is in our world, and we try to impose our world on their world.

The Second Agreement:  Don’t Take Anything Personally

Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements

 


Comparisons are the worst: Part 2 on self-esteem

March 11, 2014

Inspirational post from a great faith blog, Mustard Seed Budget. Good way to remind yourself that you are God’s unique creation.

Mustard Seed Budget

Discov ering self esteem Unperceived by parents, teachers, friends, aptitude tests, my giftings were perfect for what God designed me for. I’m posing with kids in the Guatemala Christian school, Liceo Bilingue La Puerta.

My gifting was not appreciated by anyone in high school. I wasn’t that smart, wasn’t athletic, wasn’t socially adept. What was I? I was overly sensitive. In high school being overly sensitive is not a good thing because you’re no good at the interchange of crass teasing that especially goes on among boys.

I actually thought I lacked a special trait.

Then I discovered my call: to pastor, to be a missionary. And being very sensitive (to God and to others) was a premium. But when I was a kid and took aptitude tests designed to surface giftings, nothing registered.

colegio GuatemalaComparisons are the worst because God made you absolutely unique. This uniqueness is reflected in your fingerprints, in your DNA…

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Reach Out

March 6, 2014

Help Me; I’m Trapped in a Fortune Cookie Factory.

Wonderful post on our shared blog, praypower4today, by my writing partner, Lori Strawn.  A message we all need to hear!