Workmanship 


WORTHY THOUGHT: We were born to make evident the glory of God and that is within us. 

God is working in you and through you to accomplish His great purposes. God placed something powerful inside you for you to go out into the world. 

We are His workmanship (design, art, poetry) in Christ Jesus. 

For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. 

-Ephesians 2:10

             ~Angela Lipe-Pattengill 

Supernatural Self 

  
 What if in real life we could step into a telephone booth and rip off our shirt labeled Self and underneath sprang out a new shirt with a Big Letter S representing “Supernatural Self”

      We would have super hero powers needed to do anything we needed to do. Leap a tall building in a single bound, fly straight up to catch an invisible airplane. (Wonder Woman would be waiting there for us)
    What if we actually BELIEVED that we are what God says we are. Even if the mirror of our life or our current circumstances didn’t quite catch the memo of our super powers. 

Memo to Super Self: 

Christ in Me the Hope of Glory 

Colossians 1:27-29 The Message (MSG)
26-29 This mystery has been kept in the dark for a long time, but now it’s out in the open. God wanted everyone, not just Jews, to know this rich and glorious secret inside and out, regardless of their background, regardless of their religious standing. The mystery in a nutshell is just this: CHRIST IS IN YOU, so therefore you can look forward to sharing in God’s glory. It’s that simple. That is the substance of our Message. We preach Christ, warning people not to add to the Message. We teach in a spirit of profound common sense so that we can bring each person to maturity. To be mature is to be basic. Christ! No more, no less. That’s what I’m working so hard at day after day, year after year, doing my best with the energy God so generously gives me.

I Am A Temple of God

1 Corinthians 3:16-17 The Message (MSG)
16-17 You realize, don’t you, that you are the temple of God, and God himself is present in you? No one will get by with vandalizing God’s temple, you can be sure of that. God’s temple is sacred—and you, remember, are the temple.

Residency with God 

Romans 8:11 The Message (MSG)
9-11 But if God himself has taken up residence in your life, you can hardly be thinking more of yourself than of him. Anyone, of course, who has not welcomed this invisible but clearly present God, the Spirit of Christ, won’t know what we’re talking about. But for you who welcome him, in whom he dwells—even though you still experience all the limitations of sin—you yourself experience life on God’s terms. It stands to reason, doesn’t it, that if the alive-and-present God who raised Jesus from the dead moves into your life, he’ll do the same thing in you that he did in Jesus, bringing you alive to himself? When God lives and breathes in you (and he does, as surely as he did in Jesus), you are delivered from that dead life. With his Spirit living in you, your body will be as alive as Christ’s!

Rip off the limitations stopping you from being your Supernatural Self and start dressing the part of who you were created to be!!
A son or daughter of God…. 

Go out and demonstrate your extraordinary God given powers, far beyond the range of normal human ability to protect the innocent and fight for the general good.

“With great power comes great responsibility”

                            – Spider-Man

Super Self On,

   Kelley Allison

The Glory Is Found 

  

The cloud of His presence

seen with our eyes

The Glory the Glory

The Glory is found

Show us Show Us Show Us

The place where the Glory

The Glory is found


This is an amazing song I stumbled across this week. The lyrics below are great and at the end of the video- you can hear someone shouting. 

“The Glory is in me.”

Absolutely! 

May we all find the Glory in us and in others around us too.   – XXOO Michelle Bollom 
Even More-Heather Clark  

The Glory Is Found

In the face of the children

the poor of the earth

the eyes of the homless

The Glory, The Glory

The Glory is found

In the place

where the priests

stand to minister
The cloud of His presence

seen with our eyes

The Glory the Glory

The Glory is found

Show us SHow Us Show Us

The place where the Glory

The Glory is found
At Night when the mother

is rocking Her Child

When the father is Cheering

His Son by His Side

The Glory the Glory

The Glory is found
In the moment when sickness is driven away

When the power of God

Causes Darkness to Flee

The Glory the Glory

The Glory is found

Show us SHow Us Show Us

The place where the Glory

The Glory is found
In the place where the addict

Finds freedom in Christ

Where the broken find hope

In the long lonely night

The Glory The Glory

The Glory is found
In the Place where the priests

Can stand to minister

The Cloud of the presence

is seen with our eyes

The Glory the Glory

The Glory is found

Show us SHow Us Show Us

The place where the Glory

The Glory is found

No Compromise! 

  

Most of my life has been wrapped around other peoples’ opinions, I wanted to please my parents, I wanted to please my friends, I wanted to please my fellow church goers, I wanted to be ACCEPTED! 
Of course, the older we get the more the word “compromise” becomes important. 
As we grow, we realize there is no gray area, only black …. and white. Acceptance to people gives way to God’s will. I don’t want to live in that bleak gray area. I want to be shining in His light. I want my life to reflect the light of the Son in a blazing white light of glory!  

 There have been many times I’ve given way to compromise. I will negotiate with my husband on this matter  … or that, I will give in to a later bedtime for Cowboy on a special night. But there are things I will NOT compromise …….

God is first. What He says, what He tells me to do, and His promises …. this will always come first. I know if I follow this, all will be well with me and mine. 

There are times, when so many things come as an onslaught, that we tend to forget our first love, our priorities. With every problem, every distraction, every worry that is brought before us, it’s easy to loose sight of our first love, our first commitment. Eventually, our joy will be lost as well. And what is life without joy? It’s toil, it’s existence. I don’t want to merely exist, do you? NO! We want to LIVE!

It is our choice to accept the things that would bring us down and separate us from our first love. Problems …. sure, we all got them. It’s not the lack of troubles that makes us live, but rather how we LIVE while we are in those troubles. A tree is known by its fruit. But does not the soil have to work and toil to get the minerals in which to live? YES! And so must we! We must seek and search after our God, our source of nourishment, we must choose to live in the abundance of grace and love that has been provided for us. It’s all a choice.

So choose you this day. Will you succumb to the wiles of the enemy who would desire to bring you down, discourage and destroy you? Or will you choose to reach higher, love greater, forgive 70 times 7, and receive the blessing of the Most High? 

I choose life. Not just the breath of an eternal body, but everlasting life. I choose His life over my own fleshly desires. I choose to live.

So if I seem strange to you, like I don’t quite fit in ….. that ‘s ok. This ain’t high school and I don’t care what others think of me. This is eternity. I know where I’ll spend it, do you? 

And guess what, I don’t want to slide in by the skin of my teeth. NO! I want God to look at me and say, “Well Done MY good and faithful servant!”  You can call me weird, you can say I’m an outcast. It’s all to His glory for I AM a peculiar person and NOT of this world. I am honored that you perceive me as different, it means I’m doing something right because I don’t blend in! I do not and I WILL not conform to this world.

Stand Tall ye of faith! Give praise to the One who has made you! For He knows the number of hairs upon your head, how well yet, does He not know where He leads you? 


Go forth, without fear. Go forth in faith. Fear not, for He is with you!

~Sandra K. Yates 


The Definition of Mother 

  

Moth’er – n. A female person, esp. one of the human race. b. Ancestress. 2. That which produced OR nurtured ANY thing: source of birth or origin. 3. a. A woman in authority or dignity like a mother, b. used specific as a title of a woman head of a religious house. 4.a. maternal tenderness or affection. b. to adopt or care for a child. c. To acknowledge affection and care for a child.

Mom, Mommy, Mother, Mama. The name holds strength and stability. As I studied each definition of Mother, I realized only ONE gave the right to birthing a child. The name means unconditional love and a place to fall, rest ….. without judgement, it means to teach and lead in spiritual truth. It means to love through every phase of rebellion, through any disagreement.

To this day, this very moment ….. I’ve never had that safe place to fall. I’ve never had that Mama I could go to with anything. If you’ve had to do without that kind of joy and stability, you surely know what a lost feeling that is.

God has tremendously made up for this loss in my life. I am Mama to four beautiful and wonderful boys. But I have other children too. Although I’ve always thought boys were my expertise, it’s amazing to me how out of all the other “kids” who call me Mama, almost all of them are young women. That’s not to take anything from their maternal moms. Not at all. But somewhere along the way, I’ve acquired something I can contribute to their lives. I can be a place of refuge and hopefully of Godly, sound advice, when there’s no one else who understands.

Every hardship, every trial, every thing we believe to be an injustice in our lives, can be used to God’s glory! 

I would encourage each of us older ladies to seek out at least one of these young women who are beginning the journey we started long ago. Keep in touch. Encourage them, show them the way and give them advice.

When Godly women lead the way, we can make a difference ,,, in turn, when the blind lead the blind, the world is also changed. 

~ Sandra K. Yates 


WWJD

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Who remembers the bracelets with the famous acronym “WWJD”?
What Would Jesus Do

I can’t tell you how many times these past months I have had the thought, “Christ in me the hope of a glory”.

Colossians 1:27

“To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”

I guess “CIMTHOG” won’t stick for a bracelet. That sounds kinda weird!!

What if we really did believe??

What is we daily operated out of that belief that Christ really resides in us??
Of course that is for those of us who have welcomed Him in to stay.

You are invited to ask Him into your heart and experience the “CIMTHOG”.

Romans 10:9-10
9 That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.

If we believe Christ can save us why do we struggle with thinking that Christ is really in us???

I say the simple prayer to help me visualize Christ living in me.

Please grant me your:

👀 to have your perception
👄 to speak blessings

❤️ to love like You

💪 to reach out to others

👞 to walk where You go

Christ in me the hope of glory!!

Wear “CIMTHOG” in your heart and see where He takes you today.

Light On,
Kelley Allison
John1:4-5
© RestoredMinistries

Cleft Of The Rock

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Have you ever been in between a rock and a hard place?
Moses was….
He was put there by God Himself and there Moses waited for God’s goodness to go by him.
The glory of God!!!!
Then God passed by Moses…..

Sometimes life gets hard and we feel alone just like that place Moses was in long ago ….
And then we see God’s sweet sweet goodness!

We don’t focus on the hardness of the place we are in anymore because God is there!

So be encouraged today and invite God into your hard place !!! He is so good!

-Michelle Knapton

Marvelous Light

 

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. ~ 1 Peter 2:9 ESV

I woke up yesterday and as soon as my eyes opened and I heard the phrase in my mind, “I have called you out of darkness and into My marvelous Light.”  I first thought, hmm that must be a song stuck on my mind.  All day the phrase stuck with me and kept coming up so I decided to do some searching.  I came across the scripture above.  I thought well that is a great promise and I will add that to my spiritual toolbox.  Then I remembered that I had a dream the night before about this boy that I don’t really know and his name kept coming up in my mind.  I was not sure if this was a prompt to pray for him or what, so I went to my Name book by Dorothy Astoria.  It lists over 10,000 names with their meanings, origins, and spiritual significance. (Spiritual Significance includes the Bible Verse or Life Verse  for each name.)  God likes to speak to me in my dreams by giving me names or faces of people I either know or don’t know and usually when I reference the book I get a great big ole God Promise that I have been needing as an answer to either a prayer request or situation or sometimes for someone else for encouragement.  So right before bed I decided to look up the name and WHAM… this was the verse.

I’ll help the blind walk, even on a road they do not know; I’ll guide them in directions they do not know. I’ll turn the dark places into light in front of them, and the rough places into level ground. These are the things I will do, and I won’t abandon them. ~ Isiah 42:16 ISV

BOOM! Right there God had given me a great big ole promise that confirmed the awakening phrase and Promise I had from 1 Peter 2:9…

So you might be thinking, what in the world does that mean and why it is so exciting that I had to blog about it… well let me back up and share what had happened just a few days before. ( It is long but worth it!)

I woke up Monday to immediately having a call from a dear friend and got news that she had lost her mother in law suddenly overnight.  I had just visited her mother in law 4 days prior.   I was grieved for my friend and her family over this loss.  I then was rushing to get my kids packed up for camp and my teenage son can sometimes really frustrate me and I just lost my cool.  I raised my voice, screamed at him, and yes, I am human; the flesh took over and I even dropped a few curse words.   Feeling horrible, I apologized and we headed out the door for lunch before drop off.  The lunch choice out of convenience and someone else’s opinion was not a good choice, lunch stunk…ok I actually said it SUXed, and I even joked with my kids that it was a big ole X for Sux because we are never making the mistake of eating there ever again. 

Sidenote: People close to me know that I am a foodie and I just can’t stand to have food remorse when getting bad food.  I know it is such a trivial problem when many are suffering greater tragedies… but it does bother me.  Most days I can shake it off, but today I didn’t.

 I dropped the kids off and ran a few errands.  Ok I ran around nonstop in search of things I needed and kept striking out.  That is rough when you live in a big city and with the traffic it turned into hours and hours of chasing down a few items, which I struck out on one, and then the one I did finally locate was more than I wanted to spend, but I had to have it, and then got home and it did not fit! It was too small, but by that time I was exhausted and just crammed the items in the too small bag and thought I would soon be calling it a day.   Nope, I had then had one issue after another.  I had 20 plus emails to respond to, a printer jam, a defective brand new ink cartridge, without a spare, a lost document that was very important that my CPA had to have, and all the while I got a friend request from a friend thinking they set up a new Facebook account only to find out they had been hacked and I was receiving message after message about some Pepsi Lotto I had won.  I had to block, remove and notify people of the hacker and was just about spent as my husband surprised me by getting home early.  As he walked in and asked me how my day was, I just lost it.  I said, I am overwhelmed and have had one issue after another, please give me a minute and I will be right in.  My husband is awesome.  He quietly leaves me and as I break down into a pity party sobbing and crying and telling God I just don’t know what to do, I feel overwhelmed, confused, what am I supposed to be doing, why is everything so hard… Blah Blah Blah…. You know the kind of moments.    I felt bad that my husband that never gets home early had surprised me so I dried my tears and went in to my husband and rehashed over my entire debacle of a day to him.  He just smiled and hugged me and said it would all be ok.  

I could not sleep that night.  I tossed and turned from midnight to 2 am.  I was so unsettled.  I got out of bed and my husband thought something was wrong.  I usually get like this when something big happens so it tends to put him on alert.  I just replied that I am somewhat unsettled so I am getting up to read and pray and hoping to calm down.

 Well, before I started to read I checked my phone and saw a Facebook message from a friend whose child is battling leukemia.  His wife shared a beautiful story how a stranger had approached them to give them hope after they had an 11 hour day full of chemo and hospitals and suffering and pain for their little guy.  They shared how the stranger was a survivor and cancer free now and he was able to show the little boy his scars from chemo ports and how his hair had grown back.   I immediately started to cry.  I was ashamed at how I fussed and fumed and cried over my crappy day and my day was nothing compared to the trials, tests, and sufferings they are experiencing and they could see that the stranger that brought them Hope in the midst of a really hard day was a blessing and I could recognize that it was God with skin on sent to them to comfort them and bring them Hope.   But yet I cried and sobbed to God about how hard my day was and wanted Him to send me someone with skin on to comfort and bring me hope and He had… Lots of things He tried to show me, but I could not see them…yet. 

 I saw several more people asking for prayer in the wee hour of the morning on Facebook.  I prayed for them all, and read God’s word for the next 4 hours.  I was shocked to find out that my husband’s alarm had gone off and he was fixing to leave for work and I had been praying and reading God’s promises for that long.  He seemed shocked too and convinced me to go rest so he got me settled back to bed and my alarm set since I had Bible Study that day and was hosting at my house.   I fell asleep for about an hour and then awoke and went about my day.  I felt at peace, I was tired, but encouraged.   I shared with a few of my girlfriends my frenzied day and night and some God lessons and verses I came across and the beautiful story of God sending the man to bring hope to my friends and their son.  We had an amazing study that day and I felt the day would be awesome.   The afternoon brought some obstacles that at first got me so worked up I started to have that breakdown feeling again, so I paused, unplugged and grabbed His word again.  I read chapter after chapter of His promises.  I felt the peace return and everything worked out and had a great night’s sleep that night. The next morning is when I awoke with the phrase in my head about being called out of darkness into Marvelous Light.  I felt like it was a turning point kind of day.  I had many plans for the day, but God quickly rearranged my day and had something else in mind.  I spent several hours on phone calls trying to get copies of the important document and even when the outcome was not in my favor I still did not lose peace or Joy.  I kept clinging to God’s Promises and knew God would work it all out.    The clouds were parting and I was seeing past my darkness. I started thinking about this quote I heard.  “If you put your light out there, you are going to attract some Big Bugs” ~ Clarice Fluitt.  I laughed and knew that God was using that quote and the verses on light to confirm that He has this and everything else I will face in His control.  I need to get my mind off the darkness whatever that is and look just straight on to His Light. Then I heard another quote by Clarice…..” Don’t weep like a heathen without Hope.”

God has a great sense of humor and I just love “Jehovah Trixter” when He uses someone to speak to my heart right at the core and tell me “Snap Outta It” (insert Cher accent there).   Light Bulb moment! Aha Moment, whatever you call it, I got it.

I had let stupid stuff upset me and was allowing the enemy to rule me.  I was weeping like a heathen without Hope and that was not who I was.  I have Christ, I have Hope.  I also knew that if the devil doesn’t use someone with skin on to attack you he will use your own mind.  That is exactly what had happened.  I had allowed fear and worry and the enemy to take over my mind.  I instantly thought of  this promise.

[Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasoning’s and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One),~ 2 Corinthians 10:5 AMP

Here it is again in a simple translation….

We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. ` 2 Corinthians 10:5 NIV

And just to make sure that I got the point, God confirmed this promise to me, my dream person that night took me straight to the name book and that was the verse listed.

I know this verse by heart; it was a main tool in my toolbox at one time, so when did I misplace it and allow the enemy to wreak havoc with my mind again?  I know how powerful God’s Promises are and I know this stuff, I thought this seems silly but God was showing me what I needed. That I had allowed my petty circumstance to make me focus just on the darkness instead of His Light. Then I was brought back to the 2 promises that He showed me in 1 Peter and Isaiah and I knew I had got the lesson! I got the reference!  I had been given my Hope, My God with skin on moment……

He has called me out of darkness; I have been and seen a lot of darkness.  I have been in the trenches of deep depression, loss of loved ones, poor health, cheated death, chaos, and addictions.  I have been a heathen that sobbed without Hope before.  I am so grateful that He has not just called me, He has picked me up, restored me, and brought me into His Marvelous Light.  I am no heathen no more.  I have the Hope of Glory, I have Christ living inside me. I have the promise that when I am spiritually blinded by my flesh, He will help me walk.  Even on a road I do not know.  And there it is again… the promise that He will turn the dark places into places of light.  He will level out the rough places and He will Never abandon me.  What a glorious Promise! These Promise are for you too.  Run to the Light Peeps!   Not just any ole light, to His Marvelous Light.

Believe His Promises more deeply!  Hold your face up to the Light, even if in some moments you just can’t seem to see past your darkness.  Cling to His Promises. Refute those lies of the enemy by declaring the light of His promises over your darkness.   Light On`  XXOO~ Michelle Bollom

Are You Content?

 

 [And it is, indeed, a source of immense profit, for] godliness accompanied with contentment (that contentment which is a sense of inward sufficiency) is great and abundant gain. ~(1 Timothy 6:6 AMP)

Content – adj-in a state of peaceful happiness. Verb-satisfy. Noun-state of satisfaction.

For years I didn’t know what contentment was. I knew what discontentment was; (a restless desire or craving for something one does not have.) I used to not care about the whole credit cards are spending tomorrow’s prosperity today and I did not like to deny myself anything. I used to have a shopping addiction and a little “retail therapy” can get out of hand quick. I had quite a bit of credit card debt at one time. Ok, well, like 3 times, but Thankfully & All Glory to God, I have ZERO credit card debt now. I was looking to external forces to try and fill that void that only God is designed to fill. I used to get upset and say my husband was too frugal. He was always the voice of reason, the kill joy of my desire to impulsively spend.

Frugal – saving or sparing; not wasteful; requiring few resources.

God began to show me the art of contentment and what being frugal really meant and how it all played into being a Good Steward.

Good Steward- doing the best with all things God has given us.

“Biblical stewardship”-utilizing and managing all resources God provides for the glory of God and the betterment of His creation.

Stewardship – a person using every talent and repeatedly sacrificing desires to do the right thing.

These are some things I have found that being a good steward we need to do:

A good steward focuses on God, not things.

And set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth. (Colossians 3:2 AMP)

I had always looked to earthy things before to satisfy my longings instead of God. When my focus was more on God, the glitter of the worldly things that used to distract me lost some of its sparkle.

A good steward examines their life.

Let us test and examine our ways, and let us return to the Lord! (Lamentations 3:40 AMP)

This includes our behavior, motives, thoughts, attitudes, and direction. Always ultimately imitating Jesus and returning to the Lord. Do I really need this? Is this the best use of my money, time, and resources?

A Good steward has self- control.

He who has no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down and without walls. (Proverbs 25:28 AMP)

I used to be a collector … a nicer way of saying I had a shopping addiction. I collected dolls, teapots, cookie jars, shoes, purses, perfume, jewelry, books. Etc.

Then God showed me this verse: “Don’t collect for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.” But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. (Matthew 6:19-6:21) I read it one day with fresh eyes and instantly decided to stop collecting. I did not want my heart to be with the wrong things. I asked myself was my collection of things bringing God Glory and was it bringing betterment to His creation? So I got rid of my teapots, I stopped buying expensive perfume, excess shoes, purses, I boxed up the cookie jars and dolls, I gave away a ton of jewelry , boxes of knick knacks and I am making some progress on the books. It is tough to deny ourselves. It can become stifling when our closets, cabinets, drawers, and garages are so cluttered it slowly takes the wind out of us. It is also slowly sucking the quality of our lives away one knick knack at a time.

A couple years ago we remodeled our home after 17 years. In the process of making things beautiful and simplified we had to get rid of a ton of stuff. Sometimes it is difficult to part with things because we can have emotional connections to things because we have a memory when we bought them or someone gave them to us or they once belonged to someone else that is no longer with us. I learned God doesn’t want us to make connections with things; we are to make a connection with people. It was a wonderful spiritual lesson about removing the “Stuff” to make room for more of God.

A Good Steward makes sacrifices.

Then he said to them all: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it. What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit his very self? (Luke 9:23-25 NIV)

Oh this is the one area that is so hard for most of us. I did not at first make these sacrifices cheerfully. Some of you may feel the same sting I did when I start suggesting some sacrifices like coloring your own hair instead of paying $150 every 4-6 weeks to have your highlights redone, Or packing lunch or cooking dinner instead of eating out, making your coffee at home instead of swinging by Starbucks every day, buying the $30 Dollar jeans instead of the $100 dollar name brand blinged out jeans, driving your car that’s paid for instead of eyeing your neighbor’s new car and running out to get you a new one with payments and interest, paying off your house instead of pining after a swimming pool or bigger square footage or the prestigious new neighborhoods, wearing the clothes in your closet instead of buying a new outfit, Limiting your manicures and pedicures to once a month or start to do yourself, mow your own yard, wash your own car.

The sacrifices we make show God we are serious about Gods business and not just about our own. Think of how many people you can help with all the extra money you could be saving. Think of how paying off all your debt would feel if you made just a few sacrifices? Don’t get me wrong, I think the occasional splurge is fine. I think sometimes those things can be sacrificed if only for a season. 

I am all for buying good quality items but I am no longer hypnotized by a society that confuses your worth or status with what designer name brand your wear or carry or drive. It is the day in and out with no regard to the wasteful spending or not denying you the conveniences by not making a sacrifice that God looks at. Add up the cost on your collection of purses, shoes, jewelry, fishing equipment, guns, pictures, gadget, records, phones, movies, Starbucks, pedicures/manicures, perfume, etc. What is it costing you? What is it costing others? Are those things really for Gods glory and the betterment of His creation?

We can live comfortable and simplified lives without all the crazy spending and accumulation of worthless things and really be living a much richer and fulfilling life. When we live our lives with the real Good Steward definition of “utilizing and managing all resources God provides for the glory of God and the betterment of His creation.” And let it change our thoughts and become a part of us we will start to live genuine content and joyfully frugal lives knowing the really great and important things for Christ are priceless! ~~ XXOO Michelle Bollom