CAPTURING THE MOMENT

P1030200I sat quietly on a bench with my dog biscuit besides me in the middle of the afternoon. My spirit was longing to connect to that which surrounds me in harmony. Gazing at a pristine lake, a slight breeze gently blowing across my face, I look on in wonder and amazement at God’s creation.   My focus is not on the people passing by or the cars rushing in either direction as I am capturing the moment that lies before me. I feel like I am in another world, away from the busyness of life, captivating the Continue reading “CAPTURING THE MOMENT”

HAPPINESS

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When I was younger, I set up a lot  parameters I needed in my life in order to be fulfilled and happy. Some of the beliefs I had was in order to be happy, I wanted to be married with children, have a wonderful career, a home out in the country and this list of my needs continued throughout my life. Why do we place so much constraints on our definition of Happiness? Continue reading “HAPPINESS”

When Tragedy Strikes

sad-black-womanWhen I woke up this morning I heard the news of a shooting that occurred in the community of Charleston in South Carolina. A man with a gun entered an African American church and after one hour, while listening to them pray to God, shot and killed nine people. According to the news, this was clearly a hate crime perpetrated by a young man who obviously is very disturbed. I can’t imagine the pandemonium that took place at the time of the shooting. This man took the lives of innocent people and will affect the nine individuals entire families, friends, neighbors and leave a terrible stain on our nation. Continue reading “When Tragedy Strikes”

A New Direction

When I started this Blog I knew I wanted to inspire people to a season of change.  This is still my ultimate goal but I am moving in another direction. The more I write, I am learning and growing along with my readers. Please bare with me and note the site title has changed from thinking out loud to Scattered Thoughts. Thank you for your comments and support as I continue to develop into the person God has created me to be. Stay Tuned……..

THANKING GOD

sunset-photo_smallKeep Thanking God in the Midst of the storms of life.

Thank him for his faithfulness and for his presence even through

the rough times

knowing you can lean on him through the trials

and testing of your faith

He is refining you like silver to become the person

he has created you to be

Live your life in a manner worthy of his calling

Don’t worry about what you can’t control

for he will perfect all that concerns us

Learn to be content and turn it over to the Lord

Just keep thanking God for all his goodness

Stand firm

A LIFE OF TRUTH

Imagebase30_08A life of truth is a life of freedom to be who you truly are

A life of  truth is a life awakened to what’s going on in our world whether it’s climate change,

deforestation, animal extinction, wars and the likes

A life where you are truly connected to God in mind, body and soul

A life of discernment and wisdom to be the best you can be

A life where money does not define or control who you are based on your socioeconomic status

A life where responsibility is not wearing you down like a wet garment

A life where you are free to be who you want to be without the boundaries that sometimes confine us.

A life where your debts is not dictating your lifestyle

A life where people can share with one another and live in peace and harmony

A life where the color of a person, language, culture, ethnicity or anything that seeks to separate us does not exist

A life of truth is giving to those who are less fortunate

A life where technology, television commercials, and the trappings of this economy does not control our behavior as to who we are, what we want and what we would truly like out of our lives

A life where our souls are not for sale to the highest bidder

A life where we can walk through the flowers and trees and live lovingly and responsibly to all that God has created

A life of truth simply put can mean different things to different people but the bottom line is we are all connected to all that we see around us and as we experience life let us try to leave it a better place as we think about the consequences to our inaction