Fear of Sweets?

This morning I was having a conversation with a friend who had called me.  She revealed to me that she was so afraid of eating sweets due to a disease she claimed was in her family.  The first thing I told her was she could only inherit love and loving qualities.    Then we talked about the verse in the Bible that said not to worry about anything that goes into the body but things that come out like the words from our mouth.  We then decided that the concern should be more that her words might be sweeter.  There was an “aha” moment for both of us.  There is always spiritual growth that is needed evidenced by the words that come out.

Colossians 3:15 states “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.  And be thankful.”

As I think of the birth of the Christ, I think of the birth of a new idea and decided I would work more at having responses rather than reactions.  That would certainly be a new idea as sometimes there is an old reaction to certain things that should be changed.  Today, I will pay special attention to the words coming out of my mouth and make sure my heart is filled with humility, love and gratitude.

Christmas-Caddo Morning

Just a Dream

This morning as I was making the bed, a dream I had just had came to thought.  Then, I tried to remember it and it was very difficult.  At the same time, I recalled trying to remember a past hurt and it was the very same thing!   How absurd it is to spend time trying to put together a dream or something from the past.  Same difference.  Absurdity.

My next pondering was the celebration of the birth of the Christ while I would be celebrating my rebirth!  Colossians 3:15 states “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.”

Today I choose to cherish Life rather than a dream.

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Releasing Human Will

As I ponder this today, I think of when I am struggling, it is because human will is attempting to be in control.  Then, when I turn to God and release human will, it is like the morning mist and distorted images that it contains dissolving in the presence of the sunlight.  Humanly, we often think of “turning to God” as a state of passiveness, when actually, it is a very active exercise.

Praying with Colossians 3:15 bring peace as it states “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.  And be thankful.”

Rural Reflection

Self-Absorption

There are times that we can feel almost mesmerized with a challenge we may be facing.  What I find to be true for me to rid myself of that hypnotic trance is to be aware of the need of another whether it be to include that person in my prayers or to listen to God to see how I could help fill that need.  Colossians 3:15  states “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.  And be thankful.”  To me, I see “members of one body” to mean by coming to someone else’s aid, I am blessed as well since we are all one!

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Celebration

As I celebrate the birth of the Christ, I also celebrate the rebirth of the Spirit within which is actually to be done throughout each and every day.  Hope to keep this Love spark going.  Colossians 3:15 reads, “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.  And be thankful.”

This is on-going, not just for one day a year!

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