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The Domino Effect

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Look at the dominoes in this picture. Now imagine each domino is a person who has been hurt by another (the pieces, one-by-one, knocking into each other). We have a choice to either let the hurt be harvested and continue on by pushing our neighbor down…or we can rise above the hurt and chose to let the vicious cycle end with us.



It’s our choice (and what a difficult choice it is).



Bitter or Better?

Play Your Own Tune

Play Your Own Tune

 Like playing an instrument, conversing with people takes practice. Once you learn the basics, you can spout off your own “tune.” Although, you will soon find out that some will perceive it with enjoyment; whilst others will detest it. Don’t chase after the ones that walk away and don’t try to copy their tune just to get them to stay. No, for there are others who will like your own unique sound…and you know what? Get out of your head. Stop thinking about each “note” and how it could be received. Hey, if the Conductor directed you, play your tune the way He uniquely made you to play. You might just be surprised how lovely your sound is without overthinking every “note.” Harmonies may clash, but the Conductor brings people together to make beautiful music. 

So remember… 

Be real.

Be honest.

Be you.

Play your unique tune. 

P.s. The Conductor loves your uniqueness. 

Pebble in the Shoe

Pebble in the Shoe

“I cannot go on like this,” said the girl, overwhelmed by life itself.


God: Trust…in Me. Take day by day for life is full of sorrows by waiting and yearning for tomorrow. When people drain you, do not wallow in your dehydration. I am the living water; I will fill you up. 
When people suck the air out of you, I will breathe into the breath of life. When people are like a storm threatening to break and beat you down, remember that you are built upon the rock. Do not let the enemy deceive you into believing you are built upon the sand! 


Take off your spectacles for I have already given you sight…do not believe that you must earn all my blessings. I am not like people around you. I give freely…you just have to open your present and don’t let the enemy steal it from you.


Do not fear in what you may lose, but hope in what you will gain.


Inadequacy is a lie. You are made perfect in the Greatest Sacrifice. I will call you accordingly to how I made you. Do you not believe that your interests are important to Me? Far from it! I love you and I will use you…use you in your uniqueness. Trust in Me.

Side note: You may talk to God about the pebble in your shoe, and He will address the rocky area where you traveled. He knows what you’ve been through…what you’re going through. The pebble will become heavier the longer you hold onto it.


Take time to speak to God…go for a walk by a stream and skip rocks across the water (throw your pebble out while you’re at it!).
Running through the Red Lights

Running through the Red Lights

I had a recent dream that used to play itself in my mind…over and over again when I was a kid…here it is:

I was driving a car and the meridian got too close, so I had to swerve and push my foot to the gas peddle to miss it…as I was speeding, I continuously ran through red lights.

👆That’s it? Yup. Sometimes the shortest dreams have the biggest words. Hehe…I’m just glad that there were no cops in my dreams! 😜 

This one is a little different than my previous dreams from when I was younger. In the other ones, I was trying to slam on the break but continued to go through the reds. I desperately wanted to stop but the brakes were broken. It felt like my body was beyond exhaustion…but I kept pushing on through the “red lights” it was giving me…this became my normal and I forgot how to stop. 

Conclusion: I have more control over my own life now (hence my foot pushing the gas peddle instead of the break-it was my choice) and am still learning to not crumble at the demands of others (even the demands I imagined they wanted of me…and the demands I commanded of myself). Yes, I chose to put my foot on the gas peddle this time but I missed the meridian (stumbling block) in life. I just hope I will recognize the warning lights ahead…

Are you pushing yourself past your body’s limits? Is it giving you red lights? If so, how about finding the “best yes” along with me. Let us not say “yes” to every opportunity that comes our way (for there will be many), but let us take a breather and wait upon God to be the GPS in our cars. 

Ministry (Poem)

Ministry (Poem)

Ministry 

by: Nicole Kent 4/8/15

  • I imagine the ministry in where God wants me to be
  • Concocting plans in my mind-manipulated by those around me
  • Striving, pleasing, never reaching the goal that I set
  • Finally realizing that this was not of my heart-but a feeling of debt
  • I crumpled and fell to my knees
  • As I reevaluated who I was trying to please
  • For God has given each of us a different journey-a different plan
  • But I listened to myself and every person-every demand
  • Now I know that in every ministry there will always be a need
  • But we must turn our ears to God amongst the crowd’s unending pleads
  • God will use us if we allow
  • Where you’re at in life…right here, right now