Spreading Out Your Branches

Do Not Trim Your Branches Unless They Are Dead

Spread your branches and watch them grow to help other people. Give freely to worthy causes and charities. Your money or time spent helping others will benefit many people. Other people will follow your example and that many more people will be help. Let your branches grow and grow to help those who are less fortunate than you are. If you do get a dead branch on your tree cut it off and a new branch will grow. Sometimes the best of intentions may not work out so move onto another worthy cause.

Worthy Causes

Ask your minister what they are in need of in church or in your community. They may need help at your local food bank or they may need a new furnace or repairs at your church that you could help with. There are many worthy missions that are in need of money. Many children go without enough food to eat so you could help fill their backpacks with enough food to help them get through the weekend until they can eat the school lunch. Meals on wheels is always in need of volunteers to help deliver food to the elderly. You do not have to look very far to find a worthy cause to contribute to in or out of your community.

Help Out People That Need A Hand

Call and visit people often that are elderly or that live alone. Just hearing the voice of another person can be very uplifting. Send them cards that say I am thinking of you or send them seasonal cards. Volunteer to help the elderly with repairs that they cannot afford to pay because high wages for them was $5.00 an hour or less. Never take advantage of anyone that already has a hardship or disadvantage because if you do it will come back to you someday.

Start A Program In Your Community That Helps People With Finding Expert Workers At Reasonable Rates

A group of retired workers could help people with small household repairs. You could get a group of young people that would volunteer to mow peoples lawns or clear their snow for free because they are not able to mow their own yard any longer due to health or financial issues All of us need help now and then and we are very appreciative when we are helped.

Always Think To Yourself How Do I Want To Be Treated Someday

God helps us out every single day that we are on earth.We also should help others every single day that we are on earth. Someday you will be on the receiving end and do want to be treated how you are treating people on the receiving end now. God knows what is in your heart as you cannot hide anything from God. Help support worthy causes however and whenever you can. Let you branches produce much fruit that will help people out for as many years as possible. God bless you for helping out your fellow man.

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Time Well Spent

Traveling

When you travel you learn a lot about the area you have travel to. You taste new foods and learn about the mannerisms and traditions of the people in the area. You see breathtaking scenery, sights, sounds and much more. I love history and I love the history of the places I visit. I enjoy looking at the architecture of the old buildings as they took a lot of pride in their work and details such as the magnificent archways, wood work  and details in the wood and ceilings. I love vaulted ceilings, dish rails, built in bookcases and so much more. Traveling broadens your horizons and you learn that other people around the World want the same things that you do. All of us want to be healthy, have a sense that we have a purpose on Earth, have a wonderful family, have peace, joy ,hope, love in our lives, be happy and feel secure in life.

Time With Family, Friends And God

Spending time with friends uplifts your spirit as you do and see things together. Traveling with a friend makes the trip much more enjoyable. Friends bring out the sunshine on dark and dreary days. Spending time with family is fun as you have shared the same experiences in your life and you can talk over old times together and laugh at funny things that happened years ago. Spending time with God should be your top priority in life. Read the bible and read a daily devotion everyday. Spend time with your church family and checkup on those who have health concerns and  other concerns. People need someone to talk to and reach out to so be that person for them. Pray to God without ceasing as he will answer your prayers.

Read A Book

Reading a book is very relaxing  and you will definitely learn something new everyday. I like to read non-fiction books about the Presidents, books on war, science, devotional books, biographies and travel. If you do not learn from history you are doomed to repeat it. By reading travel books you can plan where you want to travel next year.

Keep Things Well Organized

Put things back where you found them as it will save you much valuable time down the road. Keep your files organized and pay your bills as soon as you get them in the mail and then you will never have to pay late fees. Keep your home and garage organized and you will be able to get things done quickly and efficiently.

Pay Attention To Your Health And Take Time To Relax

If you feel tired and run down during the day take time for at least a 20 minute nap and you will feel revived at the end of the nap. Tell your Doctor about any health concerns you may have as this could save your life. Make sure you take all the necessary test for your particular age group so minor things do not become major things. Take time for yourself and relax and unwind from your hectic day. If you do the things I mentioned it will truly be time well spent.

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Talk And Work Things Out With People

Come Up With A Resolution

If you have a problem with someone tell them about it and come up with a resolution that will work for both of you. If you do not talk over a problem with someone they might not even know that they did something to upset you. If you are treated badly by someone you went them to make amends. You are responsible for your actions so act like it when dealing with people. Do not take advantage of anyone. Some people tend to size someone up as easy prey. Someday the person taking advantage of others will be taken advantage of when someone sees them as easy prey.

Tell The Owner About Your Problem

Talk to someone about being treated badly at a business and they will more than likely be glad to fix the problem for you or issue you a refund or your purchase. Never trash a business on the internet as they cannot control what all of their employees do while they may be gone for a short amount of time. Talk over the problem with the owner of the establishment and tell them how the employee treated you. The employee may get fired so do not complain about a trifle little matter. If  someone tries to short change you confront them while they are counting your change back to you.

Ask To Be Made Whole Again

If you feel you are not made whole again after a major problem with a business, person or corporation talk to the person or persons in charge. I always talk to he top brass and I figure why start out low on the totem pole. Things get taken care of very quickly indeed when you talk to the owner or top supervisor. No business, repairmen, small businesses want a bad reputation. If you are treated nicely by a business send them an email telling them how wonderful you were treated. Thank a business on facebook or another social media platform. Praise people for treating you with the upmost respect and standing behind their product or service.

Always Talk And Work Things Out With People

Always talk and work things out with people. Never resort to violence as it only escalates and gets out of control quickly. Do not bad mouth people and give them a chance to make amends and make you whole again. Stay calm, cool and collected when dealing with people and problems. God gives all of us a chance to make amends everyday that we are here on earth.

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What Do You Stand For ?

Do You Help The Underdog ?

Do you help people that are bullied or made fun of or do you just look the other way? We should stand up for those that are made fun of or bullied. No one deserves to be picked on and made fun of everyday as they go to school or to their place of work. All of us do our best to fit in and work with other people as much as we possibly can. Do not make fun of someone that cannot  run fast in a competition as they may have a health condition that is holding them back. Always put yourself in the other persons shoes before you utter a single word from your mouth. The spoken word is like a spent arrow lost in the night.

Do You Stand For The Right Things

Do want to better yourself everyday or just settle for the same old you ? We should try to learn something new everyday. If you see your friend or friends doing the wrong thing are you going to do it too just to win favors with your friends ? I hope you would tell your friend that is not acceptable behavior and that we should both go home and talk it over. Go to bed every night with a clear conscience that you did the best you could to make the world a better place today.

Do You Stand Beside God

God wants us to be good stewards and care for each other, the creatures on earth and the land. Tend to the needs of others and put their needs on your top priority list. Be a good steward to the land and all of the creatures that roam around on earth. If we do not care for the of all of the creatures on earth and the land all of us will surely perish. Do pray to God without ceasing ? I hope you pray without ceasing as God does hear all of your prayers. Without God by your side you will surely perish.

Sometimes You Will Question What You Stand For

It is hard to please everyone and you will not be able to. Remember to thank God everyday  for all of your many blessings. Your top priority should be to please God. God is our creator and great redeemer. All of us have sinned and we should not ever repeat our sins. Do not Judge others as your judgement may be much worse than theirs. God is the only Judge of man.

What Values Are Important To You ?

Respect, integrity, dignity, honesty, reliability, loyalty, dependability, a belief in  God, Family, and being a good steward are very important values to me. I hope that these are some of your top values in life. Respect people and be honest with them. Be loyal, reliable and dependable and have integrity. Praise God and have good family values and value your friendships with people that make your days a little brighter. Stand up for the right values.

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Give Your Anxieties To God

Do Not Be Overly Anxious About Anything In Your Life

Anxiety will eat you alive in your daily life. Do not be anxious in your daily living as God knows what you need and he is always by your side. Pray to God for guidance in your life and remember to Thank God daily for all of your accomplishments in life. People with anxiety disorders have persistent and intense worry about everyday situations. Ask God for help when you feel anxious about anything and you will eventually see your anxiety fade away. Give your anxiety to God as his answer will be much better than any solution you could come up with on your own accord.

Normal Anxiety

It is normal to feel anxious before a test such as have I studied enough, have I read the right materials and am I really ready to take this exam. Before you give a speech in front of a large audience it is normal to be a little bit anxious. You may think will I say the wrong thing or will I be so nervous I won’t be able to speak at all. I love what one of my teachers told be years ago. He told me to imagine everyone that I am talking to is only dressed in their underwear and that does put all of your anxiety to bed.

Sickness And Anxiety

We are anxious when we are waiting for medical test reports. We may wonder what we will have to endure in life before we get better or die someday. I do not think about such things as I let God guide me down the road he has chosen for me to be on in my life. Take Gods hand in life and never let go of it and you will not feel the anxieties in the World.

God Can Save Us From Our Own Negativity

If you look at things with fear and hopelessness you cannot accomplish anything good with you life. The Devil wants you to be depressed and feel overly anxious and then he has control over your life. Never let the Devil in your life and always pray to God for daily guidance to help free yourself from the bondage of depression and anxiety.

Be A Mentor To Help Others In Their Daily Living

Listen to and talk over problems that you may be facing in your life with caring people. Everyone has different experiences in their life and a solution is most likely just around the corner. Never loss hope as all of us have much to offer the World if we do not let negativity take over our lives. Crying and worrying has never solved problems for anyone. Worrying about an outcome that will most likely not happen at all takes the joy that could have happened in your life today away.

Give All of Your Anxieties To God

Pray to God for daily guidance without ceasing and Thank God everyday for all of the blessings that he has given to you throughout the years. Do not be anxious because God will show you the way to a happy life if you let him in your life. I thank God everyday for my many blessings.

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Lost In The Shuffle In Life

Do you feel like you are lost in the shuffle in life ? We get stuck in patterns in our life that may not be good for us. We are creatures of habit and bad habits are hard to break or overcome. We may go to the same stores to shop all of the time and never try out the new store that just opened up down the street. Try something new everyday and break away from your old habits that are holding you back in life.

Learn Something New Everyday

I like to try out new things and learn something new everyday, Doing new things and exploring new things puts you in a better frame of mind. Your mind is yearning to learn new things that will help enrich your life. Traveling is an excellent way to broaden your horizons and discover the vast beauty of Gods creations. Learning the history of the various places that I travel to is very enlightening. I have learned a lot about my ancestors by traveling to the countries that they came from.

Put God,Family And Friends First In Your Life

Remember to always have family and God and good friends come first in you life. Money  does not buy happiness. Never get lost in the shuffle in life over money. Money will not help you feel better about yourself or talk to you when you need someone to share your thoughts with. Material possessions only go so far. Retail therapy is a temporary fix to a much bigger problem. Retail therapy does not help with loneliness or the loss of a loved one. Surround yourself with family and friends and sing praises to God everyday and then you will be truly fulfilled in life.

Never Forget God In The Shuffle Of Life

Make sure you never forget God in the shuffle of life. Without God you would not be here on earth. Go to church as often as you can and praise God for what he has given you here on earth and what he will be giving you when you die which is eternal life. God is our creator and our great redeemer. Read a daily devotion and think to yourself how can I use that to help someone out today. Go to religious events that are being offered in your local community such as plays, musicals, etc. Pray to God to not let you get lost in the shuffle in life. Pray without ceasing. Tell God that you love him and that you want him to be your compass in life.

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Endurance

Do we have the endurance to continue when adversity knocks on our door louder than ever before. Sometimes we think things are to hard for us that we barely have the stamina to continue. We must have fortitude and know that God will lift us up at our darkest hour. We will all endure many storms in our life. Life will ask more from us than we have to give but we will not be crushed or forsaken.

We think some people have an easy life but they are the people that know their limitations and put what they are good at to help enrich others peoples lives. Do not be jealous of someone or their accomplishments you do not know what they have had to endure in their life. Be a cheerleader for people and congratulate them on any and all achievements they have had in their life.

A person does not have peace and joy in their life until they have endured pain of some kind.  We endure a lot of pain and suffering when we hurt, injured or in the hospital. Embrace your pain and move forward with it and reflect on your pain.

We have a great deal of endurance in us when push comes to shove. The old saying slow and steady wins the race is very true indeed. Endurance keeps us going in the long haul. With endurance we have an ability to recover from wounds, trauma and fatigue. We need to be resilient, have a strong constitution, fortitude and a certain hardiness in us to survive in life. May the God of hope fill you with joy and peace every single day of your life. When we endure hardship and pain we have hope that things will improve very quickly.

Endurance will test you and take you to your maximum limitations. It is your to job to endure through whatever comes your way and to learn from it. Think to yourself while you are sick what you want to do with yourself when you have your life energy back again. You can write a card to someone while you are recovering or reach out to someone else that is recovering from an illness. You can start writing a journal or start planning a trip. Read the bible and daily devotions.

Many people in the Bible have had to endure a lot of pain and suffering. They became better people and they were better stewards after their hardships and suffering. God gives us pain and suffering for the betterment of our external souls. It is difficult for us to comprehend this. But he knows what is best for us. God is our comfort in the midst of our suffering. God comforts us while we are suffering so we can comfort others while they are suffering. Maintain a cheerful heart and let others see your cheerful heart. Keep on enduring children and you will see God in his full glory.

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Life Has Many Paths


Choose The Right Path

Choose the right path that will take you down the right path in life. We have many paths that will be available for us to walk along in life. Take a path that does not have too many forks in the road so you won’t get stuck on a path to nowhere. If you find yourself on a wrong path ask God for guidance as he will get you back on the right path quickly and safely. Do no stay on a wrong path as you may get tangled up in the dirt and debris left on that path by others that have gone on it before you.

Our Forefathers Blazed Many Paths For Us

Our forefathers have blazed a great many paths for us to follow over the years. Some of them lingered on the path for too long and others persevered and helped get our nation on solid ground. We have a lot to learn from our founding Fathers as they blazed a trial that many can benefit from forever. If we try to change what are Founding fathers accomplished our country will be in ruin. They were inspired by the Magna Carta and other English documents.

Sometimes We Have To Get On A New Path In Life

Sometimes we have to get off of a path we have been on for years because of our age, health, change of the times or our job may be eliminated due to progress. Maybe  its time to start writing a book that you have always wanted to start writing. You could do volunteer work and get a great feeling of satisfaction by helping others. God has chosen the path he wants us to take ever since we were in our Mothers womb. We may now be on the path that God has always wanted us to take. If you stumble and fall on your path keep going for God will help you with all of your endeavors that will benefit others along your path.

Be Brave And Adventurous On Your Path In Life

Be brave and be adventurous and you will discover great things to look at on the paths that you walk on. The scenes of nature can never be captured the way your eyes can capture the seen at that particular moment in time. Look at the mountains and think to yourself how many years it actually took for that mountain to be formed and look as magnetic as it does now. There will be flowers, trees, animals, people, plants, houses and Gods magnificent creations to enjoy on all of your paths that you walk along in life.

Sometimes It Is Necessary To Blaze A New Trail

Sometimes it is necessary to take a walk down a path that not many people walk on. If you see someone being laughed at or bullied help them. If you see someone that cannot defend themselves against others call as many people as you possibly can for help. All of us will need an advocate for us sometime on our path in life as we will not be able to defend ourselves. Many people try to look the other way and try not to think about the injustice going on. Injustice will come to all of us someday and I think you will care if everyone just walks on by and does nothing at all to help you.

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Taking The Road Less Traveled

By taking the road less traveled you will find little hidden treasures on your journey through life. The side roads are not as busy  and there is much scenery to enjoy. Roads traveled by the masses lack majestic scenery as it has been destroyed to help move the traffic along quickly and efficiently. The Interstates are the quickest way to get from point A to point B  but you will miss out on a relaxing and scenic journey.

Small Towns

I like to drive through the small towns and shop in their stores. I have found many small town furniture stores, drugstores, hardware stores, appliance stores, book stores, antique stores, clothing and shoe stores and more. They are always very friendly and accommodating to your needs. I love to eat at small town restaurants. I have been served many mouthwatering specialty dishes over the years at small home town restaurants. I have a favorite hardware store that specializes in old tools and more. I have made a lot of purchases at that wonderful old hardware store over the years.

Youthful Years

In my youth I always had my parents stop at a small metal building by the side of the road that was a pop up candy store. I would order their Milk Duds or a Sugar Daddy Milk Caramelized Pop and eat it up on our way home. I also would also buy popcorn from a little metal shed by the side of the road in another small town. In adulthood I would order alfalfa shots and watermelon juice. I would also stop a a roadside store that sold fresh Bing cherry juice that was absolutely delicious.

Blaze Your Own trail In Life

Don’t always follow the masses and do not be afraid to blaze your own trail in life. Following the herd can lead to danger. To find beauty and scenery do not follow the herd. Think for yourself and do not do what the rest of the group is doing just to fit in or be popular. Civil unrest can happen with herd mentality. Sometimes when one person sees someone destroying something the others in the group will follow suit and it keeps escalating out of control into utter chaos.

The Road Less Traveled Leads To Heaven

God Will Lead You On The Road That He Wants You To Travel On

Do not be afraid to carve your own trail in life. Jesus said The road less traveled is the road to heaven. God said you cannot take shortcuts in life to get to the other side of the mountain. Follow God by faith and have peace with God through Jesus. God will lead you on the roads that he wants you travel on in your life. Keep your faith, hope, grace, peace, joy and more by following God whenever and wherever he leads you throughout your entire life. Remember always take the road less traveled and you will be content and find joy surrounds you in your life.

 

 

 

Scripture    Matthew 7: 13-14

Enter ye in the straight gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in therat: Because straight is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

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Living A Holy Life

Holiness

Holiness builds a relationship with God and builds spiritual strength and stability. Holiness makes us useful for Gods purposes. Holiness in your life helps us be effective for Gods purposes. Holiness in your life causes people around to glorify God. Holiness builds peace with God. Holiness pleases God and produces fruit. Holiness sets us free and draws us close to God. Scriptures: Readings in Psalms, Timothy, Peter and Ephesians.

Holy

Holy is anything that is directly connected to God such as your house of worship and your Bible and more. Obey Gods laws to be considered holy to God. Holy means clean and pure and being held sacred.  Living by Gods standards is considered to be holy. When we work hard Gods wants us to enjoy the benefits of our hard work for it is a gift from God. Have a sincere heart and speak the truth. Do not live a life that is in between holy and unholy for God wants you to live a truly holy life. God wants us to be holy so we can be set free from our sins.Glorify God by being holy and living a righteous life. Let your beacon shine in the darkness that will lead people to God.

 

Ways To be Holy

Keep the Sabbath day and worship and honor God for everything that he has blessed you with. Let other people know about your relationship with God and how he has helped and inspired you to become a better person. Help other people whenever and however you can. Live a life that you and God can be proud of. Keep the Ten Commandments and follow the Golden Rule. Always be kind, compassionate, caring, loving, joyful, peaceful, hopeful and bless others. Be grateful for other peoples accomplishments and do not try to out do them or keep us with the Jones so to speak. Be thankful and appreciative for all that God has given to you to enjoy. Remember to glorify God every single day of your life.

Remember On Christ The Solid Rock You Stand All Other Ground Is Sinking Sand

Keep a pure heart and soul and mind. Be a person that inspires others to do the right things in life. Live your life as Christ intends you to live your life. Do not attend church just to be noticed. Attend church because you want to grow closer to God and help him spread his good works. God has a purpose for all of us. Before you do something you may regret say to yourself is this how Christ would want me to act. Give with a cheerful heart not expecting anything in return. Make everyday a day that draws you closer to God and a day that helps many other people with all of their struggles, trials and tribulations in life grow closer to God also. Go out and fulfill Gods purpose for you in this World and do it in a Holy manner. God bless you with your spiritual growth.

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