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Monday Discipline

Well it is Monday, the day I try and blog something of great value and wisdom.  Not so sure I will pull that off today.

I read a post this morning that really summed it up for me to quote author Sandra Byrd, “Writing for several hours to meet a word count. More email. Coffee.”  Sometimes that is all that we can do, write to hit the word count and enjoy the fact that we have a good cup of coffee available to sip on.  As I thought about this more it dawned on me how this quote from salesmanship also applies, “Fake it, till you make it” Maybe a better thought would be to follow what the Word of God says.  Discipline.  Really it boils down to sometimes “just doing it” so that the habit is developed and becomes part of who we are.  In Christiandom that means more of Christ and less of me each day by being disciplined.  In writing that means reaching the word count and being diligent in our efforts to become a writer.

So today out of discipline and developing a habit I post this short blog.

May God bless you!

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Generational Hope

Sometime ago I had been quite perplexed with why it was so necessary to have all these names and places in the Old Testament about this King and Kingdom and that.  What was the purpose in even being able to pronounce the names and wonder where they were located as many of the places have been renamed and captured and re-established even yet again!  These thoughts came about after a conversation I had with a really sharp Christian woman I know that had been attending Regent’s College out of Canada working towards the completion of her Masters in Christian Education degree.   She was able to talk about these Kingdoms and names so easily and give details and information as though it were written in English originally.  I began to compare my lack of theology and understanding to her great ability to get it.  Well first of all I have no business comparing myself to someone else, but here I was, feeling less because my brain doesn’t work quite like that.  Ugh!  I am more practical and hands on, more visual and demonstrative.  So I left her place feeling less, not because she was trying to do that to me, but because I was comparing me with her.  Anyway…I love what God does in reaffirming our spirits and reminding us that we all matter to him and have a place to serve in His Kingdom.  And he even answered my why about history question with a very simple and practical poem:

“Great grandma got it,

Grandma concurred,

Momma forgot it,

and Baby never heard.”

Without knowing about history how do we know the direction to go?

In Proverbs 22:6 (NIV) we read “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.”

Deuteronomy 11:19 (NIV) Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

So to those of you who wonder like I did, that is why.