Feel the Music

Most Sunday mornings, I listen to The Country Top 30, on the radio. Last week, they announced an ‘Almost made it’, song which means, it almost made it into the Top 30.

My daughter and I just looked at one another like, “What the heck?” We have been listening to this song for a couple of months. Good ol’ Florida Georgia Line.

They are about as Redneck as you can get, but people hate on them for not being ‘Country.’ Out of all the people they had access to, they chose The Backstreet Boys to be on this song. God had a purpose long before people had an opinion, and this song is so true. These guys have a huge heart, and that heart is for God. Enjoy!

Get To Work

I love what I get to do today.  All of my work revolves around some type of writing. God gave me a sound mind and a loud mouth, so I get to type these words in hopes of encouraging others. Do what you love and love what you do.

blogIt hasn’t always been this way. It seems to take a while for my mind to catch up with what my heart already knows. Once I learned money and material possessions couldn’t bring me happiness, my life got real simple.

Faith make all things possible. Believe it and receive it peeps. I have a little sign that says, “Faith is seeing light with your heart when your eyes see only darkness ahead.” God gives just enough light for the step I’m on.

There has to be Hope. Faith and Hope go hand in hand. Then there is Love which makes all things beautiful. There is an abundance of beauty in  life and I hope you see it in yours. Life will try to suck us in and it’s easier to get busy trying to make a living rather than living and enjoying life. Don’t overlook the beauty. Have faith in the unseen, hope that it will come to pass, and love your life! It’s much sweeter to ‘get to’ rather than have to.

Think and Grow Rich

One of my favorite books is by Napoleon Hill, “Think and Grow Rich.” Millions of people have read it and expected to learn the secret of great wealth! Sitting here sipping my coffee, I wonder, “Did they get it?” I am rich and this is how.

thinkSome men tell me I think too much. This is ludicrous because I love to think! Being a writer, my thoughts reveal a potential nugget to share with others. My purpose is to share my experience, strength and hope with others, so they realize they are not alone. I have also been told I talk too much. That is all part of being a writer. We think and we talk. It takes a God given man to love me.

I put this post on my Facebook timeline recently, to remind me of what I already know. My thinking will never be big enough, because my God is bigger. On my best day I can think up some pretty good stuff, but I haveta recall this. My past thinking got me a 16 year sobriety chip in AA. Let’s not do that again.

Today, God has given my daughter and me a beautiful little house on 5 acres. It’s not a mansion, but we learned a long time ago, things don’t bring happiness. Material things have brought work, worry and pain into my life. Having chosen my things carefully the past two years, they now bring me joy. There is nothing in storage. Every single piece is lived with and loved on. I use my things and they no longer use me. You cannot visibly see my wealth.

Is someone trying to take something from you? I can put up with a fair fight, but when it stops being fair, I’m done. God will replace anything taken from me with bigger and better than I could ever imagine. Just like our new home, it doesn’t look the same as I once had. It’s better, but not more than I can handle. Today I am wealthy and it’s nothing I physically did. What I thought I needed I gave up, or it’s sitting in a box. God is not in a box, and today, neither am I.