Too much thinking

Pray moreI am stuck in one of those cycles. Too many thoughts.

Thoughts about family

Thoughts about work

Thoughts about church

Thoughts about the future

Thoughts about the past

Thoughts about the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas Seasons.

When I get into these types of patterns where I am constantly thinking about something I need to take action on; it is at that moment I begin to lose steam and get tired. It finally hits me that I have so many things to be thankful for and I need to turn matters over to God in prayer. I need to stop thinking and start praying.

As you enter the holiday seasons of Thanksgiving and Christmas, take time to stop thinking and pray more. Seek God’s direction and the thoughts of this world will turn in to actions and He will lead you through your thoughts to make the best decisions. You are not alone! You have a loving, caring God.

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Prayer is for everyone

The Lord's PrayerThis Advent, I was reminded about the importance of prayer.  When we pray the Lord’s Prayer, we say “Our Father” not “My Father”

The Lord’s Prayer, Matthew 6:9-13

God is our Father for all of us and we all share the same Father.

This Advent as I consciously take time to pray, I am going to reflect on this notion that the greatest prayer that Jesus taught us is for everyone and we are communion with our brothers and sisters in Christ.

Have a super week and continue to grow in your relationship with Christ.

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My Advent Focus for 2013

Advent 2013Today, I attended a local retreat at my church and we spent some personal time in reflection. I literally opened my bible to the passage:

I Corinthians 16 : 13 – 14    13 Be watchful, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong. 14 Let all that you do be done in love. Source BibleGateway

This passage has now become my motto for the 2013 Advent Season beginning this week.  I don’t believe in coincidences and my goal is to reflect on these verses each day.

Have you given much thought to Advent. In years past, I treated Advent like another meeting at work or something that comes around each year. This year, it is time to take more of a stand for  Christmas and what it stands for. It is time to do some preparation and share the Good News of Christ with others. Be Strong, and let it be done in love. Words to definately live by this Advent Season.

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Work | Life Balance

Work | Life BalanceMy work/life balance is all about spending time with my wife and children.

Pretty simple statement! I look forward to coming home each evening and being home on weekends. The most important part of this concept is putting time aside for the people that mean the most.

I believe people who struggle with work/life balance are those peopel who struggle with their relationships with their spouses and children.

The best part about my home life is that I all of us as a family enjoy each other and want to spend time with each other. I really believe attending Church and being together inPrayer are important parts of this.

I am so thankful I have a life outside of work and the best part is that I get to share it with the people I love the most.

I put in long hours of work in the office and at home, but I always work at relationships non-stop, especially family relationships. Evaluate your relationships and see if you invest more time into them, you might see a better work/life balance in your life.

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Some Reflections from this past weekend

Check out Chris Stefanick – This guy rocks! I had the opportunity to hear him live this past weekend.

If you want freedom, you need to find freedom in Christ! It is a great message which will kick your butt and show you how great our God is and how He paid the ultimate sacrifice through his Son, Jesus Christ.