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How do you get so much done?

I have had many people ask me how I get so much done. I am always at a loss for words because 1) I feel like I do very little compared to what I know needs doing, and 2) I don't know how to accurately convey the depth and content of how much I rely on God, especially when those who ask me this are not spiritual or ask me in a secular setting. As I was taking my daily dive into chaos this morning, I had some thoughts about this question. Be willing to believe that there are things that you can do that no one else is willing to do. When you are filled with the love of God, you feel some of what God feels for his children. This love causes you to see things that need doing for their benefit. Most people don't come to that point. Of those who do, even fewer have or obtain the faith necessary to act out what they feel. When you really believe that you can do all things through Jesus (see Philippians 4:13), you find yourself willing to do thing that no one else is willing to do

Offerings to a church vs. offerings to God

A friend of mine recently told me about how she goes out of her way to have a little cash on hand to give to people who need it that she notices while out and about. She said she has a relative who pays 10% of her income to a church who is quite upset that my friend spends her money this way instead of giving her income to the church she grew up in. My friend said, "I just struggle to believe that Jesus is mad at me for giving my money to orphans in Africa and homeless people here instead of a church." She is absolutely right. Tithing does not mean what you have been told it means. I wish I had time to go into details on that statement. For now, I will just speak in very focused terms. It is all too easy to gloss over this passage in the New Testament: 10 For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death: 11 But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whats

How people with more light than most react to still more light

I have had a few opportunities to get to know some few people who have far more light than the average human. I marvel at how different they are than the masses. I can see their light. Most times, they can't see their own light. They have had manifestation after manifestation of it showing them that they are very different than those around them. However, they fear being different. They wish they were not different. There is another type of person who understands they are different and embraces God's light within them. For these, the challenge becomes responding correctly to the first (and perhaps the only) time they ever meet someone with more light than them. They struggle with the balance between accurately recognizing the greater light they have and humbly recognizing the possibility of greater light still in others. Many scriptures come to mind when it comes to illustrating interactions with these two types of folks. 1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end

I hope you are paying attention

I have a lot to say about this topic. There is too much to say about it to write it in just a little blog post, and I have too little time and can't afford to take away time from other things I am doing. So I will just write this as briefly as I can and hope that those of you who are watching will understand. The rest can wait until I lay it out more clearly in a book. == When principles and rights are traded for expediency, realize that no matter who you are, it will hurt you, too, eventually. The system is shifting further and further away from equity and justice. It doesn't matter if you are still in a segment that can say, "well, it's not so bad for ME." You have to add a "yet" to that statement. The time is at hand when every honest, upright person will seek redress for the injustice and inequity in the system. The more just, honest, and upright you are, the more you will suffer. It is incorrect to think that the persecutions now upon us w