When we get up and get dressed, we tend to dress for the day — the weather and the activities, yet when we “put on the whole armor of God,” perhaps we are putting on our generic Godly armor. Reading a devotional or a planned reading is a great place to start but in the spirit of personal / spiritual refinement, perhaps a step further would be to look at what is on our plate for the day (assess the weather) and align our Bible reading and our prayers to cover us, protect us and build us up from the elements that we know are sure to hit.
If you feel weary today, this week or even this month for whatever your reasons are, remember God’s promises to see you through. Let them refresh you and preserve you. Let them be the inertia that pushes you through.
Funny thing is that we do things for other people but sometimes forget to apply our professional expertise to our personal life. To stay focused, I need a clear scope, clear goals, a clear plan and roadmap for each goal, some clear measurable targets and status meetings with none other but myself each month to stay on track.
When we make self-care first, we can be more present moms, supportive spouses, and less easily annoyed colleagues.
As we start this week, let’s focus on just what’s before us. Let’s plan to win this game, this week.
OPD – Obsessive Perfection Disorder. I definitely have it. I self-diagnosed myself yesterday. The house was so quiet. The kids were outside playing. My husband was running errands and I was left with the beautiful sound of my own thoughts. (I rather enjoy that sound from time to time.) While I had this precious time,Continue reading “Obsessive Perfection Disorder”
Do the Work of the Plan – Whatever it is – Do the Work – Make the time. Faith without the work is dead. A plan without a push goes no where.
At work, I am constantly harping on my team to keep their word. When we tell I client that we will do something or can do something, we follow through with those promises I am fascinated by how much God’s words line up with even my professional life. In James 5:12 the bible reads, “…letContinue reading “Let your yes be your yes”
I remember back in Kindergarten we were taught if we don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything at all. I think that statement is absolutely wrong. I have learned that there is always something positive to say. In every area of our life, God gives us powerful life affirming messages that we canContinue reading “There is always a positive word”
Blessed are those persecuted for righteousness for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven (Matthew 5:10) Have you even been uncomfortable with what you are asked to do or say at work, to your clients, or to your team? Are you ever asked to mislead, be less than transparent, or flat out lie? If you have,Continue reading “Blessed and Brought Out”