Information is a source of learning.
But unless it is organized, processed, and
available to the right people in a format for decision making,
it is a burden, not a benefit.
In today’s world it seems like the general consensus is “the quicker the better.” Fast food chains are on a rise. Instead of fast food every now and again, we’re deciding on which would be the healthiest to eat for tonight. Most every restaurant you ride pass after 5pm is packed; leaving household kitchens empty.
Food for Thought: If the restaurants are packed and you find yourself waiting, would it me more advantageous to put something together at home? You could save money, time, as well as possibly prevent illness/food poisoning that can come from under cook food (due to the rush rush mentality).
So if you are going to cook at home you will need to grocery shop. In the grocery stores you see lots of people shopping inside versus outside the perimeter of the store. Then you have people like me, who do a little of both.
Yes, I know it’s much better to stay on the outskirts, but sometimes my wallet says otherwise and I have to venture inside. But the inside is where label reading is necessary and can be sometimes intimidating.
Although you may not understand every ingredient, here’s a list of food ingredients you should never eat. In other words, Avoid, Avoid, Avoid!!!
Welcome to Week 3 of Cycle 9 of the Surrender Fast! Theme #DivineConnections.
On the Morning Prayer call I shared the story of how I lived through a paint job gone wrong. I had carefully planned the colors for my home but last minute decision to change one of the colors at the paint store left me with regret so overwhelming that the night of the mistake I went to bed at 8pm with my clothes on! I pulled the covers over my head hoping to sleep through the mistake.
However the next day I made the decision to believe it could out for my good and it did. Surprisingly, my “mistake” colors worked perfectly with the colors I had chosen from the beginning. Continue reading
I remind myself every morning:
Nothing I say this day will
teach me anything. So if I’m
going to learn, I must do it
Imagine giving someone your complete, undivided attention — without dazing out or looking disinterested — where you listen with your heart and not with your thoughts or feelings. What would that look like and why is it important?
Well everyone, from the most self involved to the most meek, wants to be heard and understood.
James 1:19(Amp) reads, “Understand (this), my beloved brethren. Let every man be quick to hear (a ready listener), slow to speak, slow to take offense and to get angry.”
If we could really grasp what the scripture is saying, and take ourselves out of the equation and really just listen to someone else, we’d probably eliminate being offended and angry.Believe me when I say, it is truly a blessing to be able to speak and express ourselves, but it is even more beneficial to sit back and just listen.
If you have mastered this unique skill set, then you possess some advantages that some of us may not be aware of. But for those who have not Lets Explore in five steps:
Welcome to Week 2 of the Surrender Fast!
This week as we press forward with our theme “Divine Connections” God is reminding us that no other connections matter more than being connected to Him, His Son, and the Holy Spirit.
One lesson we learned today on the Morning Prayer Call is that when we are fully connected to God in a Finished Place, He opposes our enemies and moves them out of the way. A chapter from Moses’ life confirms this truth.
In Numbers 12:1-16, Moses is being challenged and talked about by his brother and sister who were also part of his leadership team. Thankfully God had Moses’ back and all he had to do was move out of the way while God handled it.
How do you get to the point where God is bulldozing your opposition? I’m glad you asked. Continue reading
Welcome to Day 1 of the Surrender Fast! We are excited about what God will do in and for you in the next 40 days.
The theme for this Cycle 9 is Divine Connections. Did you know that the number 9 symbolizes divine completeness and conveys the meaning of finality? And because this is Cycle 9 God is closing some chapters and moving you on to greater!
We started today with our Morning Prayer Call. If you missed the call you can access the recording HERE via the web or by phone:
Dial-back number: 530-881-1399
Access code: 275281# Continue reading
Hello and welcome to the Pre-Fast Preparation portion for Cycle 9 of Surrender Fast 2015!!! Cycle 9 marks the first cycle of fasting for 2015. We are excited about the changes that will take place in your life because of your surrender. REGISTER HERE
This Pre-Fast Preparation week is designed to slow you down so that you’re able to hear from God clearly especially as it relates to what you are to surrender for the next 40 days.
The Pre-Fast Preparation chapters are found in The 40-Day Surrender Fast Devotional. The first chapter is titled, “Let God Do a New Thing!” Continue reading