Sunday, July 14, 2024

God is Not a Man... Numbers 23:19

 "God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said and shall he not do it? Or, hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?"

~Numbers 23:19

[Repost of my WordPress Blog May 6, 2021]

It's been a while since I've written any inspirational notes or encouragements here.  I think about them a lot-- internally, but just haven't put anything down.

Today, I have something for you to think about from Numbers 23:19.  "God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said and shall he not do it? Or, hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?"  …Awesome-- in so many ways.  But the long and short of it all, I believe, is that God (YHWH) is saying, I'm different.

For a while now, a concept keeps coming back

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

It's Not So Much What Others Think, It's About What You Believe


[Repost with edit from Blog of December 9, 2009]

It's not so much what others think. it is more about what you believe. I was reading in the book of Matthew (Chapter 8).  A particular passage of scripture stuck with me, because it read true.  “Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee”, the verse read.

The preceding scriptures were a couple of parables that described how faith operates.  Basically, the requirement to make “faith” work is “belief”.   As I re-read the scriptures a few times, I was fascinated how easy it was for some people to believe just because they do.

One of the parables was about a centurion who asked Jesus to heal his servant who was some distance away.  Jesus said okay, and had offered to go to the soldier’s house to heal his servant.

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Creating Something From Nothing... of Sort


[Repost from Blog of March 22, 2010 with updates]

Many people find themselves unemployed because of economic problems. My encouraging word today is: Don’t be totally discouraged by what you have lost. You still have your talents, skills and abilities. You have not lost them. I encourage you to use the “Entrepreneur” approach. Create something from nothing.

For instance. If you worked in the banking industry, you may have the skill to assist others in qualifying for loans or help them understand the basic workings of the stock market.  Or perhaps you were a

Monday, July 8, 2024

Learning How to Be ‘Always Ready’ [a different take on an old post]

During my military days, I was once assigned to a unit who had a motto of, “Always Ready”. (Tish was cool as hell when everyone snapped to attention and yelled it out-- …was a lil bit corny tho…) It was a training unit and I believe the ethos behind it was that, as an individual and collective as a unit; we should always be ready to contribute to the accomplishment of the mission.

Therefore, being mentally, and physically prepared and present were essential in meeting goals.  Even during personal crisis, you had a contribution to make.  Now, I wished I learned how to totally apply that to my overall life.  I was great at compartmentalizing as I think many were.  It helped me to

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Learn Something About Your Social Media Strategy-- 4 Things to Consider

It’s important for every business owner to learn something about their social media strategy. Even if you don’t want to worry yourself and prefer to farm everything out.  At least know what platforms you are using and how to perform one of the tasks.

Blog, tweet, post, take pictures, or do something that will get you involved with the process so that you can become familiar with that aspect of your business.  These are four things to consider:

  1. It will help take some of the mystery and anxiety out of the technological mental block you may have.
  2. It will help raise your confidence level when talking to others about social media.
  3. You will gain a new skill and perhaps a new hobby.
  4. Only you know your business like you want it perceived. Being able to talk about it or painting the picture you want seen will help craft the brand you desire.  It might not be perfect—but “writing the vision and making it plain so that others may see and run with it” (Habakkuk 2: 2-3) it real.

Being self-reliant in at least one aspect of the social media arena is very empowering.  Using that