Category Archives: Inspirational Sunday

Inspirational Sunday – Focus

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There are times we may find ourselves perplexed, discouraged, and in despair.  We’ve all have experiences when life does not seem fair.  During those times, you might feel helpless and lack control.  But, in actuality, some things we face might actually present themselves as smoke screens.  In other words, they appear much larger when they’re not. It’s all how we choose to see things.

Life is really what you make.  You are really in control of how you choose to see things. The old adage, “a glass is half full or half empty” is really true.  If you don’t like what you see, choose to see things differently.  Adjust your focus, change your perspective.  If your past has dealt you a blow, see yourself as a overcomer.

Instead of focusing on yourself as a victim, try focusing on becoming victorious.  If you are experiencing a challenge, whether physically, financially, or mentally, consider yourself as “facing a challenge” instead of challenged by challenge.”

Stay focused! Stay Inspired! Choose to look at things differently!

It’s your choice.

`Yvonne L.

 

 

Now, That’s Love

Whether you are a believer or not, or whatever you choose to believe, for the sake of belief or unbelief, you must admit, there is no greater love than one who would lay down his life for another, carry the burdens for another, take thirty-nine stripes, and hang on a cross for them unless He loved them.

You do not have to believe to know that no one would do these things without the power of love- Someone who would do this, now “that’s love.”

`Yvonne L.

Inspirational Sunday -Is Truth Dead?

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A March 2017 Time Magazine proposes the question- Is truth dead? In its April 8, 1966 issue, Time proposed the question, Is God Dead? Both questions are thought-provoking and introspective. Whether you are a faith believer or someone who does not believe, the relevance of truth is inevitable.

Perhaps instead of exploring the vitality of truth, one should ask “Are We dead to truth?” One might find his or her answer.  Regardless of the period or culture one lives, the fundamental principles of truth remain in place.

Any trial lawyer knows the burden of providing guilt takes precedence over proving innocence. To solve the answer to whether truth is dead or not, the process of examining what truth is not might lead us to the answer.

Truth stands on its on. Skepticism leads to the relentless search of proving truth as false, not truth providing itself true. For some, this might appear on the side of a oxymoron, but it is not.  Think of it this way, how can one argue what is or what is not true if truth does not exist?  Also, consider if there is no truth, there is no untruth.

If you find it difficult to believe in the fundamental principles of truth why bother to argue its existence, why not prove its non-existence?

For this reason, establishing truth, awareness of truth, recognizing truth, and upholding truth are important steps to truth remaining vital. Truth is necessary for applying consequences of actions, offering guidelines to govern and live by, serving as a moral and spiritual compass of conscience.

Therefore, in response to Time, unless others have given up on these principles, yes, I concur, truth is still alive.  Truth is not dead. Are we dead to truth?

`Yvonne L.

 

 

 

No Place Like Home

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Recently a family member invited me to the church which provided the beginning of my spiritual journey. I consider this church a place where my spiritual roots were first planted. Soon after walking into the church, the fans, Sunday school programs, scripture cards, pews, deacons, deaconess, and choir brought back memories from my past.

It seemed like yesterday, although actually it has been over 40 years since my sisters and I were little girls attending Sunday school or Summer Bible school in this church.

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So, now, how could I sense a good vibe or aura simply by being in this place? I asked myself.  The answer was clear. I was home. There is no place like home.

It does not matter how long its been, or how many times you return.

You are returning to memories of a place which is special. It’s the place you consider home.

Not everyone share a fond memory of home. Some do not have a physical place to call home. But, what some fail to realize, home is more than a physical place. Home is a state of being. It’s the place you feel whole.

 

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`Yvonne L.

 

Inspirational Sunday

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Lately, unlike me, my mind has been affixed on dreading to go to the doctor, dreading to get a medical exam, dreading to find out the results, dreading what if, what are the possibilities, and all the things I did not desire. 

Then, I realized, I failed to do what I tell others to do, I failed to think on the outcome I desire. Rather than think about things I dread, I should think about life. 

Oftentimes, we spend too much time lamenting or toiling over the possibilities of the things we do not desire instead of nurturing and cultivating thoughts of the things we desire.

In other words, we should place our focus on living than simply existing.

I choose life!

`Yvonne L.