What Are You Consuming?

The pandemic is giving us more time with our inner thoughts. What is filling your head? What about your soul?

As you consume all of the things around you, how are they leaving you? Are you full? Are you empty?

The Bible tells us what we consume is what will come out of us in times of trouble.

Are You All In?

or are you sitting on the fence waiting to see which way the wind will blow?

In today’s sermon, my pastor discussed how it can be deadly to just pretend to be all in when  you just trying to look like other church folk.  In Acts chapter 5, Ananias and Sapphira wanted to look like  good church folks.  They even had their lie together so whether you questioned them together or separate, you would get the same answer.

What they failed to realize was that God knew their heart and their game.  It cost them everything they had thought they gained. Are you building up treasures in the right place?

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We only fool ourselves. God is not surprised by our actions.  It is kinda like those lights above. The white lights are rising above the fray.  There are some white lights mixed in with the colors. They look like they are all going the same direction. But. They. Are. Not..

Darkness and fake light does not fool God. He sees right through to your heart. It is our hearts that decide if we are all in or not.  Pray for a responsive contrite heart. It is a battle everyday to lay it down and not pick it back up.

Lets remind ourselves of Joshua’s words in chapter 24:  Choose for yourself this day the one you will worship. As for me and my family, we will whorship, Yahweh! Joshua 24:15.

What is Wrong With This Picture?

2017-06-07 19.02.26As I was walking this morning I noticed these birds on the ground. At first they were standing in the shade of the tree, then they started walking.  And I thought what is wrong with this picture.

They are equipped to do way more than they are doing.

They could be in the tree. They could be flying. Instead they are standing in the shade under a tree.  They don’t have the gift of perspective that being in the tree or sky gives them. They are settling for something easy.

They are equipped to do more.

That is us. God has given us gifts like these winged creatures, yet we don’t use them.  We would much rather sit under a shade tree than use the energy it would take to stay on top of a big tree or fly in the sky or glide on the wind.

You are equipped to do more than you imagine.

Do it.

Photo Campaign on Indiegogo

I have this fun photo shoot idea I have been toying with that I plan to shoot in 2015. It is titled Queens of Freedom and Human Rights. It will take 12 women who have championed freedom in classic poses from old photos and dress them like modern day queens. I think it will be a great way to honor Black History Month and Women’s History Month. I am currently running an Indiegogo campaign to fund it. I will post updates, so check back.

Indiegogo Campaign

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