God is Faithful

god is goodGod is Faithful. He will not change. He will always be with you. He will always love you.

God is so good. He sees the good in you – and I see the good in people. I have been told by several people who know me that one of my greatest weaknesses is I always see the good in others.  But that is my heart. I don’t see it as wrong. I see it as a blessing!

What I do know is that we live in a different world now. It is growing more and more violent. People pull out a gun to solve their anger instead of talking about what is bothering them. Last week a man pulled a gun and shot a man who was a son, father, and husband who was texting on his phone before a movie. How can this be? Someone took a life without thinking about all the people who will be affected by his action.

I do believe we need to be mindful and safe. But like Jesus – we are to love our neighbor. Love is the universal language. I am glad I’m who I am. It is by the grace of God that I can see the good, I can give love freely, and I am faithful in my courage with God.

Love, Courage, and Seeing the Good,

Deanna

Today is A Gift

five_gifts“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.” ~ Bil Keane

Today is Friday! I know everyone is happy on Friday…. we wake up happy knowing it’s Friday because we are almost to the weekend. Isn’t it funny how everyone is happy at work on Fridays?

BUT WHAT IF…… that’s the question I want to pose today. What if……we woke up happy everyday? What if ….. we realized today is a gift.  A gift that is handed to us when we open our eyes each and every morning. Some people aren’t given this gift this morning. I know and you know it is possible to change how you look at things. It’s a choice we make. When you open your eyes, give thanks!

Here’s what I think we should say.. or something close to this –

 I am so blessed to have this gift today. Thank you so much. Please use me to show love and kindness to everyone who comes my way today. Help me to make good choices and use me is a positive way.

I am grateful, humbled and happy to begin this day.

Now don’t you think this would make a difference each and every day if our attitude were different. I know it would!!

****** Today isn’t promised to us – it truly is a gift.*****

Love and Grateful for my Gift!

Deanna