A Loving Family Matters

I noticed the backgrounds of successful people, not just celebrities but local people who are strong
leaders and good in their crafts. What all of them seem to have in common is a loving family. The make up of a family varies. Some are large, some are small. They can be mixed races or same gender. The bottom line is it is a group of people, (not necessarily blood related) who will show love and support no matter what.

Well, don’t everyone have this? Absolutely not. Some children are born to parents who abuse them.
Some didn’t even stand a chance at a normal, safe life. Some older people are forgotten about or neglected. Some spouses create abusive environments. And then there are families where love is just not pervasive. Not necessarily an environment of abuse, but an environment of just co-existing with minimal love and support.

It’s good to want to achieve and reach your goals or make a positive impact in society. But it is virtually impossible to do it without people in your corner who are going to provide unconditional love and support to you. No matter what good you try to do, there will be folk trying to knock you down by
saying or doing hurtful things. Then there’s the stress and pressure that comes with about any job. Nothing relieves trouble like knowing when you go home, there will be people there waiting to embrace you and love you no matter what happened.

Scripture References:
1 John 4:7, Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God,
and knoweth God.

John 13:34, A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye
also love one another.

Galatians 6:2, Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

End With Something Funny

Like moisturizing my skin or brushing my teeth 

I’ve added this thing  to my nightly routine

Somehow it helps me with relaxing

Or, maybe it just helps me forget any daytime negativity 

Or, maybe it gives me better sleep or dreams

I make it my business to end my night with something funny 

I look at least one monologue from a Late Night hosts show

Then scroll Facebook or YouTube for funny videos 

A good laugh  goes deep in your body,

Then, you feel joyful for a while time afterwards

Proverbs 17:22 says A merry heart doeth good like a medicine…

And seeing something funny is a good way for every night to end.

Scripture reference:
Proverbs 17:22

Standing Out

It may be due to a certain stance, belief, opinion or appearance 

It my be a natural, God given, or learned from life experiences

In standing out for the Lord or good of mankind; be radiant and resilient 

Have the strength to go the distance 

If Standing out for your beliefs 

Be strong as everyone will not be pleased 

Continue to work for what you want to gain

For your labor is not in vain (1 Corinthians 15:58)

If for a God given reason you’re standing out 

Be proud 

It is He that made you and not you yourself (Psalm 100:3)

He meant you to be different from anyone else.