Showing posts from April, 2012

The end of the road: Everything can change in a split second

April 15, 2012 Psalm 121:8 The LORD keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever. Cars and pedestrians sometimes just don’t mix. I live and work in a large city, so I share my life with cars, trucks, buses and an assortment of other vehicles. I cross very busy streets on foot each day without giving it a thought. Most of us who live in large, heavily congested cities never think about all that traffic, it goes with big city life which I enjoy and would never trade. J The sound of screeching tires about two feet from me recently got me to thinking: I could have been hit by a car…my life could have been over! I had just stepped onto the pavement after crossing a major street when a car came barreling out of nowhere, and made a screeching halt just under the red light signal. This startled me – what if I had slowed my pace while crossing? I would more than likely be dead. I share this story because none of us are guaranteed a specific number of days on ea

Churchianity motions – Matthew 15:7-8

Matthew 15:7 You are hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he said about you: 8 'These people show honor to me with words, but their hearts are far from me. One thing that was clear with Jesus during his earthly ministry, he didn’t have a problem challenging the religious people of his day. He saw through their traditions and empty words. In the same way, he sees through our words, hearts and traditions. Going to the front of the pew at a church, revival meeting (or in the comfort of your own home while watching TV) and declaring that you accept Jesus Christ as your Savior doesn’t guarantee that you are saved any more than a person who claims that they are saved just because they are good and live lives doing good deeds. Many people head to church or watch TV on Sunday mornings looking for something they just can’t find. More and more people are voicing dissatisfaction with “churchianity” as they struggle to find meaning in their lives. I know because I’ve lived on both sides

A month of mindfulness

I don't want to forget that I only have a certain number of years on earth, so I'm learning how to concentrate on the things that really matter to God for my life. I look at the big picture, but I tend to rush through my daily life...consequently I miss the little things that matter. I'm practiced mindfulness by stopping to take a photo of things that caught my eye or brought memories during March. It was fun, but hard. I added a couple of photos to make up for days when I forget to be mindful... It's a journey and I'm loving every moment of it! March 21 - A girl needs her bling! March 22 - My cat birthday calendar March 23 - Love the work I do March 24 -just 1 of the churches on my block! March 25 - Sunday dinner was a family tradition March 26 - Updating my style March 1 - flowers for the birthday girl March 11 - gift from beloved Aunt Lupe March 17 - I love my momma! March 15 - Know what to expect when you die. The Bi