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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What I Value In Life

I Value Spending Time With Friends And Family

I value spending time with friends and family. All of us want a happy family and a good home life and a fulfilling job.Encourage people and try to make a difference in the world. Help people out even if you just give them some of your time you will put a smile on their face. Treat people kindly and respect them and be considerate of their needs.

I Value God In My Life

Without God in my life my life  my life would have no meaning or purpose. God has a purpose for all of his Children on earth. We should share our knowledge of the Bible with others on a regular basis. Treat people with integrity and the upmost respect. We should be trust worthy, faithful, merciful and good  and kind to others as God is with us. Make a positive and everlasting impression while you are around and helping people with their everyday needs.

I Value Gods Creatures Large And Small

Animals bring great joy into my life. I have had many pet dogs and cats over the years. I had a pet goat that lived to be 16.3 years old. I had three horses in my life. I have been around livestock in my younger years. We had cattle, pigs and chickens. Pets are excellent companions as they seem to naturally know when you need them by your side. My cats are like family to me. Each cat has it own and distinct personality. Some cats are introverts and some are extroverts just like people are. Some cats tend to meow a lot and others are quiet another thing they have in common with humans. I love to watch the various kinds of birds eating out of my bird feeders.

I Value The Beauty That God Has Created On Earth

I love to look at majestic mountains. I love to hear the pounding waves of the ocean. Each country has it own beauty that may be uniquely it own. I love looking at the national parks and looking at the flora and fauna. The national parks help make it possible for future generations to enjoy looking at the same things that I enjoy looking at today.

I Value People With Old Fashioned Values

I like people that treat each other with respect and common decency. Being kind and compassionate to people should be a given. I want to be around a person that is genuinely good and has outstanding values. Everyone should be held accountable for their actions and their actions should be good. I like people that take pride in their work. If you borrow something return it in the same or better condition than when you borrowed it. I have found that common sense is not so common anymore. Be generous, treat people fair, be loyal and remember to always thank people for what they do to help you out in life. Having a wonderful relationship with God is a must that helps people with having the right values in life.

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How We Rise Above Disappointments And Set Backs Makes All The Difference In Our Life

Faith

If you do not faith in yourself you will not have faith in God as they go hand in hand. When large unexpected bills show up in your life have faith that you will find a way to get them paid. All of us will fail with certain ventures in our life. The key is to move onto the next venture and not dwell on the failed venture. Staying faithful with God by your side will take you very far in life. Faith is the assurance of things hoped for and the conviction of things not seen.

Self – Pity

If we wallow in self – pity we cannot help others and we cannot even help ourselves. We  become self absorbed in our own troubles and it consumes your every waking hour. The evil one loves it when you wallow in self – pity. Always pray to God to help you get through the storms of life. We must always remember there is always someone worse off then we are. Be grateful for the things you have and hope things will get better.

Disappointments In Life

All of us will have some disappointments in our life. You may be worried you are not prepared to go out in the world and get a job when you are very young. You may have to go back to college and further your education to get the job of your dreams. You may miss out on certain golden opportunities in your life. Remember another more amazing and better opportunity will come along if you put yourself out there and show your attributes and talents to others.

Set Backs In Life

You may have health set backs in life. You may not be able to do all of the old familiar things that you used to do in your life. All of us have to find a new you now and then. Life will throw many curve balls at us over the years. We have to remain focused on the things that we can do and run with them. Reach out to others and comfort them with their problems and keep busy with the things that you can do. If you think you are beaten you truly are as it is all in a persons state of mind.

Don’t Let Anything Break Your Stride In Life

Do not let negativity into your life as it will want to take up residence. Positive minded people are the people that keep the world moving full steam ahead. Negativity will shallow you up like a vortex and you will keep getting sucked down day after day and you will see no light at the end of the tunnel. Always think of your glass half full and not empty.

Surround Yourself With Like Minded People

Uplift and praise people for a job well done. Go to church and praise God for all of the wonderful blessings he has given to you in your life. God has always been there for all of the storms in my life. Pray to God without ceasing to help you get through the storms in your life. Surround yourself with people that have a positive attitude toward life.

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Growing Up On A Farm In The Midwest

I loved growing up on a farm. We had chickens, pigs, cattle and corn, soybeans and oats when I was young. I would follow my Grandfather all over the farm. My Grandfather found a small gray and white kitten in the field one day. She was beautifully marked and  we named her Flossie. She was an excellent mouser and she had many lovely kittens over the years. I would watch my Grandfather do his daily chores and ask him about what he was doing. My Grandfather died when I was about eight years old. I missed him and my Grandmother very much.

Watching And Learning

I started to follow my Father around the farm after my grandfather died. I would watch him and the neighbor make many repairs to farm machinery, lawn mowers and much more. My Mother worked in town as a Young Adult Librarian during the day. While she was working I spent time with my Father.  I would gather the eggs from the chicken house. As I grew older I would put oats in the oat seeder for my Father. My Mother would run the baler with our 560 tractor and my Dad and I would stack the bales.

My Farm Pets

My cats and our dog would follow me all over the farm. I had a swing set and one of my cats would lay close by while I was swinging back and forth. My cats would always wait with me in the morning for my school bus to pick me up. We had an old heated milk house that I waited in for the bus in the winter months.

Raising Runt Piglets

I helped raise two runt little piglets Ann and Jerry. Ann was a Hampshire and Jerry was a red Duroc. I made sure they were feed and watered and I tended to all of their needs. They grew very quickly  and then they went to market and the money they sold for went into a saving account for me.

Helping Out With Things On The Farm

I have always loved to walk around on the farm. When I was about 11 years old our pigs broke out of their yard. I noticed them and I got got them back where they belonged after I fixed the broken board in the fence. I could not find a board long enough so I spliced two boards together by nailing them from both ways and bending the nails over. My father never did replace the board that I fixed. The pigs never escaped again.

Working With Farm Equipment

I would empty the wagons when I was a teenager and watch the corn dryer to make sure it did not overheat. I also combined 80 acres of corn on a farm that my Father rented. I loved running the combine and watching the hopper fill up with grain. I would auger the corn out of the combine into my Fathers grain truck.

I Am Very Blessed To Have Been Born On A Family Farm

I am very blessed to have had the opportunity to grow up on a family farm with loving parents and Grandparents. I still love the farm dearly and I always try to make sure everything looks good as an honor to my parents and Grandparents.  God Bless all of the farmers and all of those who help them.

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Reflect And Pause

Think about your life in general. Think about things you have done and why the outcome turned out as it did. If you do not reflect on life now and then you will not grow as a person. never get stuck in the same old rut because it is familiar or feels safe at the moment. Branch out into other things and never be afraid to try out new ideas as it may be to your benefit for many years to come.

Take Time To Pause

Take time to pause. Stop from doing an action that does not seem right to you. Look before you leap into something you may regret. If something seems to good to be true it most certainly probably is as the old saying goes. Do not invest in something that seems to be a sure thing as you may lose all of your money very quickly. Pause your speech and think to yourself do I really want to say that. Do not speak in anger or send off a nasty letter as after you cool down for awhile you may throw that letter away.

Take time to pause during your week and spend quality time with your family. Life is too short not to spend time with those that you hold dear in your heart. Your children will grow up quickly and move on with their own life much sooner than you think. Time waits for no man.

Reflect On Your Life Often

Reflect on you life often and if you are not happy as a person only you can change the results. It is never to late to start a new job or go on that vacation of a lifetime. When you are tired of one job in your life go out and find a job that will fulfill you and bring joy into your life and the lives of others. Some people reach their full potential in life after they are retired. Great artist, poets and some new business’es have been started by people over 60 years old. It is never to late to find a new you and a more fulfilled you.

Share Your Experiences With Others

The older I get the more I want to express myself by blogging and sharing my experiences with you. I take more time to stop and smell the roses so to speak. I enjoy visiting with people in rest homes and assisted living units. I learn a lot from them as they have a lifetime of achievements and experiences to share with me.

Make Your Dreams Come True

Live within your means and make your dreams come true. If you think you will not succeed in life you probably won’t. If you want something bad enough keep working and reflecting on how you can accomplish reaching your dreams you have for your life. Always reflect on things and do not do things in hast. Pause because the minute words leave your mouth you cannot take them back. Do your very best at any job that you work at and others will know that you take pride in your work, Stop and reflect and pause often.

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Keep Up Your Pace In Life

The pace of life refers to the speed of which changes and events happen in life. If you live in a big city you probably live a fast paced life. Small towns let you live the pace of life that you prefer to live. I like to keep up with a group and I am usually in front with the leader of the pack.

Covid 19 Has Changed Our Pace in Life

All of us have had to live with all the changes that Covid 19 has added to our daily living. Covid 19 is not a change in our daily routine that any of us saw coming. In march our lives changed drastically with the pandemic. All of us have to social distance and wear our mask if we want to get back to our old familiar pace in life.

Keep Up Your Pace While Traveling

I like to travel and keep up my pace with the rest of my tour group. I like to walk by the tour guide so I can hear everything that she is telling me about the area that we are looking at. I love to hear the history of the towns and what crops they raise in the area and why the people settled in that particular area. I especially loved my European travels and seeing where my relatives came from and walking down the same streets that they walked down so many years ago.

Surround Yourself With people That Have The Same Pace As You

I had a Personal Pace Toro lawn mower at one time and I loved that mower because it went as fast as I walked. The mower and I had the same pace. I went on one tour and the ladies roommate would always be the last one on the bus and she was always the first one on the bus in the morning. She kept apologizing for her roommate. One day she did not show up for 20 minutes and we had a full schedule of tours that day and the bus driver took off without her. She had to catch a train to get back with our group again. Our tour guide had told our group that we would have to catch a train if we were very late. She kept on being late but she did not have the ability to take over the pace of our entire group.

Keeping Your Pace In Life Is Very Important

Do not be late for appointments as it slows down everyone’s pace that comes after you on that day. Being on time is very important so the pace of life moves along efficiently and smoothly. Business people do not have time to wait around for you. Always think of other people and not only yourself. We want to all keep up our pace in life to the best of our ability. We all have a number of things that we have to get completed in one day. Do not be the one person that breaks another persons pace in life.

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