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“Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart.”(Psalm 37:4, ESV)

That word “delight” actually means “to make soft and pliable.” It gives the picture of clay in the hands of the Potter. God wants us to be flexible with Him and allow Him to mold us and make us into His image. That’s when He can use you and that’s when He will give you the desires of your heart!

I hope you enjoy and share this as it was shared with me.

God Bless & have FAITH in all you do!
Terri D. Goldson, Sr.

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Still Standing

“He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.” (Psalm 40:2, NIV)

All of us can look back at things that should have defeated us. Maybe a divorce or bad break should have taken you down, but look — you’re still standing! That addiction that partying lifestyle should have killed you, but because of a praying loved one, you’re still standing and becoming freer. Or, maybe you lost a loved one. You didn’t think you could go on. You thought you’d seen your best days, but God breathed new life into you. He lifted you out of the pit and put a new song in your heart, and here you are today, still standing.

The message above was sent to me, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

                         Move Forward

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“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” (Isaiah 43:18–19, ESV)

Move forward and you’ll come into a new beginning. Nothing that has happened to you is a surprise to God. The loss of that loved one didn’t catch God off guard. The business that didn’t make it, the relationship that didn’t work out did not stop God’s plan for your life.
Now, the real question is: are you going to get stuck, fall into self-pity, become bitter, let the past poison your future? Or, are you going to shake it off and move forward knowing that your best days are still up ahead?

I am uncertain who wrote this but I wanted to share this and encourage you as it has encouraged me.

May today be great and tomorrow even greater!

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Be Great in the Midst of Criticism

“But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.”(Matthew 5:44)

Remember, your destiny is too great to be distracted by people who are never going to affirm you. Don’t take it personally. It’s not about you. It’s their problem. Shake it off, run your race, and be great anyway.

Having greatness in the midst of criticism begins with forgiveness. Don’t hold a grudge. Bless those who curse you; pray for those who spitefully use you. As you keep doing what is right, God will honor you. He’ll promote you, and you’ll be great in the midst of criticism!

SONG of the Day: “This Train” http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GAw7DUQtEAk&itct=CDsQpDAYACITCKi-5bXV38ACFVi0agod_CUArVIQdGhpcyB0cmFpbi13aW5hbg%3D%3D&client=mv-google&gl=US&hl=en

I did not write these wonderful words of encouragement but I can share them and hope that they are a blessing to you.

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2014 will be your year for health, wealth, wisdom, peace and spiritual growth. Knowledge IS Power!

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I’m sure by now many of us would have thought about or even have decided on a resolution to achieve something in 2014. This article is meant to give an insight into making a faith filled New Year.

It shouldn’t come as surprise to us that the majority of us would have abandoned and even seen failure with resolutions by the end of January. In fact research indicates that 80% of us would have broken our resolves by January 31! Sadly only 5% of us would have continued in our quest to see through the resolution by year end. At the end of day when we prepare our New Year resolution, we are half-hearted about it. The major cause of failed resolutions is our expectation of success or level of confidence of achieving our objective. Simply put, if you expect to fail, it will be a self-fulfilling prophecy and if…

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Next year will mark the 60th anniversary of the historic United States Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education. Twenty years after Brown, the Supreme Court essentially abandoned its commitment to school desegregation by limiting its review to intentional cases of segregation. Thus, states were under no obligation to fight segregation; but rather only ensure they did not set out to segregate schools. As a result of this lax oversight, schools today are more segregated than they were 30 years ago.

Wendy Lecker wrote this article that appears in the Stamford Advocate, to read the full story check it out right here: http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/default/article/Wendy-Lecker-out her-repeatedly-uphold-the-right-4601396.php

PrintMany of us watch or have participated in sports; they are entertaining, fun, exhilarating, competitive and challenging. If you have ever experienced coaching, there is nothing more exciting than seeing your team execute a play in a game situation, exactly as you have diagramed it or practiced over and over again. As a member of a team, there is nothing like working together to win a hard fought competition. Sports are analogous to life; all of us have experienced the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. But lack of persistence and the decision to give up after a defeat, is what separates winners and losers in life. In our day to day struggles we can’t win everything, but we sure can try. Orison Marden tells us that there are the wills, won’ts, and the can’ts. The first accomplish everything, the second oppose everything; the third fail everything. Which one are you….are you a “Game Changer?”

There are moments in competitive sports when the game is tight, seconds are ticking away and the final outcome depends on a decision that can change the course of the game. It could be a specially designed play, an extraordinary performance or a poor decision. Regardless of who or what it is, it’s considered a game changing situation.

God has given us extraordinary talents with the ability to achieve miraculous and unbelievable accomplishments. He is an example and the embodiment of the ultimate game changer and has left us, within His lessons, the blueprint for success. In our daily lives we can change our circumstances and influence others. Author Dennis Kimbro tells us that the world waits and takes notice of exceptional people who can separate themselves from the crowd and do things in a creative and exciting way. The world is searching for and craves aggressive and progressive leaders that identify with success and can show others how to attain it. Those successful leaders that I speak of are “Game Changers.”
Success glassTo be a game changer there are a number of qualities you must possess but one of them is persistence. Calvin Coolidge once said;

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.

Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.

Genius will not; unregarded genius is almost a proverb.

Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.

Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”

Are you a……”Game Changer?”
You are a…….”Game Changer!”

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Terri D. Goldson, Sr.