Do not boast about tomorrow, For you do not know what a day may bring forth. Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; A stranger, and not your own lips. – Proverbs 27:1-2 NASB

The first verse really hits home in light of our current situation, doesn’t it? No one could have imagined that we, the United States, would be currently experiencing such a devastating blow. We are used to seeing these kind of things in other parts of the world but not here.

Many people, businesses, and organizations around the world had plans for these past 5-6 weeks, that were thrown off course. Goals that looked on track have been thwarted. Vacations that were paid for and planned were cancelled. So many ideas and predictions about this year of 2020 have been proven false. So when I reflect upon, “Do not boast about tomorrow, For you do not know what a day may bring forth..” now more than ever I understand. My faith and trust in God has got to be strong. He is in total control.

Nothing about this past 5 weeks has given me any confidence that I know exactly what’s going to happen. One thing that I am sure of is God knows my tomorrow and because He loves me, he has plans to prosper me and keep me from harm. I can truly rest in His promises. Can you?

This kind of rest I experience does not come from knowing that everything in my life will go as planned, but it comes from knowing what ever God has for me is far better for me than I could have planned for myself.


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#FSDOTM Will you take the challenge….again. [Quarantine Edition]

First Seven Days of The Month, I started a while ago attempting to get people to slow down a bit from their social media outlets.  Many people, me included, can get caught up spending to much time watching the lives of others that we fail to live our own lives.  I’m not challenging people to put it down forever but only for a few days, 7 to be exact so you can be free and feel the difference.

While in #quarantine this could be even more difficult as we have shifted our lives to the social media platforms.  It begs the question…are we dependent on these social media tools to engage with the world around us?  Do we need to post every thought or meal we experience?

I know with social distancing and our current lack of connections with others physically this “additional distancing” will really be harder than you think, but not impossible.  Think of all the other activities you could do.  Read a book. Write a book or poetry.  Play cards with your family.  If you are alone and in the house by yourself you can still Video conference with your family and have great conversations.  The challenge is to disengage totally from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, blogging, etc.  Remove yourself from all those channels that can take up your time with mindless scrolling and leave you feeling empty and as if all your time has gone.

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“The biggest mistake you can make in life is to waste your time.” – Jerry Bruckner

As May 1st approaches and you want to take the challenge with me just comment below, “I’m in.” and subscribe to this blog.  Get all your social posting and watching in.  Then on 11:59pm on April 30th shut it down.  It may even help to have someone else change your password to your channels until its over. Somebody you trust of course.

So who’s in?

Look forward to learning how things went on May 8th.


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