[HCH] Fun Question, Chat, Journal Tidbits, De-Cluttering
Oct 14, 2020 9:38 pm
Hello lovely ladies,
Hope October is going well for you. I had a friend on Facebook ask a fun question the other day, and I thought I would share it here.
What did you do as a child that would be considered dangerous today?
My quick answer was:
"Set a bicycle on a bumblebee hive. (Yeah.. fun running away from that swarm...escaped with a few stings), brought home a baby copperhead to show my dad, and when I was only 3 or 4, I sneaked off all through the neighborhood knocking on strangers doors asking if they saw my dog that had disappeared (never saw my doggy again, but thankful no one snatched me up as well. lol)"
How about you? What would your answer be?
I was thinking the other day... I have two really close friends. I love them equally, but in truth, over the years I've grown much closer to one than the other because of the mere fact that we chat via phone and messaging very frequently.
I pray for both friends, but the one that I'm much closer to, I pray much more specifically for those needs because I'm more aware of what's going on in her life.
Anyway, I was thinking of how important it is that we chat frequently with our Heavenly Father. As we talk to Him and let Him talk to use through reading His Word, we are steadily building a closer and closer relationship. We can bear our heart to Him and He will comfort us, just as we try to comfort our own dear friends who are hurting.
We must have a personal relationship with God in order to enjoy the greatest blessings. Don't miss out! And please don't let your relationship dwindle away by getting too busy to stay connected to Him on a daily basis.
My Friend, Keep Walking in FAITH,
Rhonda White (firstname.lastname@example.org)
~ The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. I Corinthians 16:23 KJV
New Devotional on HCH:
Let This be a Reminder to Praise the Lord, Even in the Wilderness
7 Tidbits from my journal: (Use these ideas for your journal or ministry)
People that only see themselves as right makes them impossible to teach. Be TEACHABLE!
Practical teaching: Interrupting a conversation shows a proud spirit and attitude.
Reminder: Find JOY in ordinary moments.
"Praise the Lord" is never an acceptable substitute for "obey the Lord." - Dr. Guy Goodell
"Creating ways to "show" appreciation will "grow" our appreciation." - Quote from unknown
5 Important Ps: Cling to God's -Presence -Promises -Provision -Power -Protection
QUESTION: Which measurement is greater? My head or my heart? "When God measures a man, He puts a tape measure around his heart, not his head." (I Samuel 16:7) - Refreshing Daily in God's Word, Oct. 2020
Bible Verse of the Week:
"Let them praise thy great and terrible name; for it is holy." - Psalms 99:3 kjv
Bible reading schedule link for October:
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Believe God collection:
Today's Tidy Up Your Life Tips: De-Clutter Bad Habits
It's important to work on adding good habits in your life, but decluttering the "bad" habits is just as important!
Here's three common bad habits that many of us face:
- Complaining about Everything
This can be a habit that sneaks up on you. You may not even realize that you are doing it. However, most people tend to complain more openly than they express positive thoughts openly. In order to stop doing this, recognize the behavior and start replacing each negative comment with a positive one.
- Comparing Yourself to Others
Anytime you start comparing yourself to others, it’s a mistake. It’s also a dangerous mistake. The reason it’s so bad is that you have no idea what the person has really experienced in their life or what happens to them at home or private life. (Social media tends to show off the positive things and hide the private struggles.) We can become aware of our tendency to compare and replace it by being grateful to God for the wonderful blessings and work He's done in our own life.
- Thinking You’re a Great Multitasker
Here is some news for you; no one is that good at multitasking. If you’re trying to multitask - even if it’s required at work, it’s going to be hard to get things done accurately. Multitasking is the curse of mediocracy. Do what you can to improve that situation so that you can do your best work by fully focusing and being mindful about one thing at a time.
Also, we can mentally wear ourselves down, which increases our frustration and mistakes. Folding laundry while watching a TV program is just fine; however, try doing important things with full focus and avoid multi-tasking. You'll save lots of time having to re-do tasks and correct errors.
*Tip: Don't forget to schedule occasional breaks for rest and nourishment! Our engines will run smoother!
Here's a quote from my journal: "We are often more effective in our pursuits when we pause occasionally to refuel our tanks." - Barbara Fiscus