Posts Tagged ‘Faith’

PostHeaderIcon THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD

By Vernalee
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When I was a student at Moore’s Elementary school, I had a teacher named Miss Ross.
A petite woman, she was stern and had an iron hand.
There were several things that were mandatory assignments. You had to learn them or face Miss Ross!
Everyone including me dreaded looking her in the eyes or feeling her black belt on your behind. In Mississippi in the early 1960’s, corporal punishment (as we called it) and religious teachings were still permitted in the classrooms.
If you were disciplined by Miss Ross, you couldn’t turn her in to your parents because in those days teachers ruled – unanimously; no questions asked! My parents felt that if I was punished, it was justified! Go figure!
One of Miss Ross’ mandatory recitations before the entire class was King David’s Twenty – Third Psalms. You had to say it over and over again until you got it right.
Today, I thank you Miss Ross because Psalms 23, “The Lord is my Shepherd” has helped, guided, and uplifted me in so many ways!
Miss Ross put those powerful words in my head; I put them in my heart.
Happy Sunday!
Be blessed!
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PostHeaderIcon STEPPING OUT ON FAITH

By Vernalee
the new you plan.com
Centuries ago, Chinese philosopher, Lao-tzu said, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
Making that first step may not be easy. Often times, the first step is the most challenging of the entire journey. I know this to be the truth all too well!
Stop waiting on the opportune time. Too many months may escape. Start your journey now. Sometimes, you have to just step out on faith.
Stumbling blocks such as procrastination, excuses, doubts, and fears prohibit progress. They can be conquered. Don’t let temporary deterrents become permanent roadblocks! Worst yet, don’t convince yourself that you can’t do it or talk yourself out of doing it.
Once you take the first step, even if they are baby steps, the closer you become to accomplishing your goal.
If you keep moving, you will eventually cross the finish line. “Nothing beats a failure but a try!”
We all need a nudge every now and then.
By the way, these words of encouragement especially resonate with me.
There are times that I too need a cheerleader of motivation so that I can keep going!
We all do!
If the initiative to do better rubs off on you – terrific!
I hope you join me; the journey is always better with company!
Let’s go!
Let’s start a stepping.
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PostHeaderIcon STEPPING OUT ON FAITH

By Vernalee
the new you plan.com
Centuries ago, Chinese philosopher, Lao-tzu said, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
Making that first step may not be easy. Often times, the first step is the most challenging of the entire journey. I know this to be the truth all too well!
Stop waiting on the opportune time. Too many months may escape. Start your journey now. Sometimes, you have to just step out on faith.
Stumbling blocks such as procrastination, excuses, doubts, and fears prohibit progress. They can be conquered. Don’t let temporary deterrents become permanent roadblocks! Worst yet, don’t convince yourself that you can’t do it or talk yourself out of doing it.
Once you take the first step, even if they are baby steps, the closer you become to accomplishing your goal.
If you keep moving, you will eventually cross the finish line. “Nothing beats a failure but a try!” We all need a nudge every now and then.
By the way, these words of encouragement especially resonate with me. There are times that I must be my own cheerleader of motivation so that I can keep going! If it rubs off on you – terrific!
I hope you join me; the journey is always better with company!
Photo credit: www.thenewyouplan.com

PostHeaderIcon Stepping out on faith!

By Vernalee
the new you plan.com
Centuries ago, Chinese philosopher, Lao-tzu said, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Making that first step may not be easy. Often times, the first step is the most challenging of the entire journey. I know this to be the truth all too well! Stop waiting on the opportune time. Too many years may escape. Start your journey now. Sometimes, you have to just step out on faith. Stumbling blocks such as procrastination, excuses, doubts, and fears prohibit progress. They can be conquered. Don’t let temporary deterrents become permanent roadblocks! Worst yet, don’t convince yourself that you can’t do it or talk yourself out of doing it. Once you take the first step, even if they are baby steps, the closer you become to accomplishing your goal. If you keep moving, you will eventually cross the finish line. “Nothing beats a failure but a try!” We all need a nudge every now and then. By the way, this message is my talking aloud to myself; being my own cheerleader of motivation so that I can keep going! If it rubs off on you, terrific! I hope you join me; the journey is always better with company!
Photo credit: www.thenewyouplan.com

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