“I know the resurrection is a fact, and Watergate proved it to me. How? Because 12 men testified they had seen Jesus raised from the dead, then they proclaimed that truth for 40 years, never once denying it. Every one was beaten, tortured, stoned and put in prison. They would not have endured that if it weren’t true. Watergate embroiled 12 of the most powerful men in the world-and they couldn’t keep a lie for three weeks. You’re telling me 12 apostles could keep a lie for 40 years? Absolutely impossible.”― Charles Colson
“Intricately woven, a blanket of stars covers the night sky, each star set in its place, reflecting its perfect light. All the stars together make a grand display, glimmering and shimmering in a unique expression of praise to the Creator of them all.” – Wendy Moore
Great day, people! Today’s Soul Food reminds us that, as individuals we can be perfect reflections of our true purpose and shine..and when we come together and work together, each using our own gifts and natural talents, we create an intricate display of power..and shining as your Creator intended is the ultimate form of praise redirected, as a thank you, to the universal force that is responsible for all good things. Just remember the powerful wisdom in that old song that we all know, “this little light of mine, I’m gonna let it SHINE..”
“No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently.” – Agnes DeMille
Great day all! Sometimes we need a reminder that the Hollywood-esque big, booming voice of direction or spectacular light show that lays out a miraculous set of instructions for our lives often comes in a very quiet, but powerful, feeling from within that gently guides us to the path of our destiny. It’s merely up to us to choose to either follow our instinct and go after it, or rest in the rut of comfort and complacency and continue to dream of something better. Personally, this is something I struggle with often. Fear of making the wrong decision, and therefore doing nothing, is far worse than the anxiety that we all naturally feel when embarking on to a new path in life. Embrace the anxiety that comes with following a new plan, and use the energy you feel when you are afraid to do something new as fuel to get you on the right path.
“Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles; it empties today of its strength.” – Corrie ten Boom
My mother always says “worry is a mild form of atheism”. I find this to be true for anyone–no matter what their spiritual or religious beliefs are. Sometimes we get consumed with worry about a problem or situation that we add more negative energy to the situation. We need to consciously practice the art of meeting our problems, head on, with an attitude of faith that it will be resolved, in due time. Imagine if we all viewed every situation with the notion that the issue is temporary and the resolution is forthcoming–we’d all be better problem solvers and definitely less stressed!
“You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.” – Zig Ziglar
Great day everyone! This Soul Food served today is a sweet helping of perspective. The phrase “life is what you make it” hasn’t been around for so long because there’s no truth to it; life is what you make it! Make every moment count and change your point of view to one that focuses on the positive.
“You cannot fix what you will not face” – James Baldwin
Great day all! Today’s Soul Food is a simple lesson to all of us–if we want to fix something, we have to first face it, head on. You can never conquer or correct anything if you refuse to first address it.
“I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.” – Harriet Tubman
As the nation prepares to honor Harriet Tubman’s legacy with a monument, let’s also honor her legacy within ourselves in how we approach life and the choices we make each day. If there’s something you don’t like in or about your life – CHANGE IT. If you don’t like the laws of your society – CHANGE THEM. If you want to start a new life for yourself – DO IT. In all things, be true to yourself and free yourself!
“It is not fair to ask of others what you are unwilling to do yourself.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Good day great people! Today’s Soul Food is short, sweet and to the point! Feast , share and enjoy!
“You said you would supply all my needs according to your riches and glory…Father, I stretch my hand to thee….no other help I know. I’m standing in the need of a blessing” – ‘Standing in the Need of a Blessing’ – Reverend James Cleveland (if you want to take a listen, for your soul, check out the link at the bottom of this post. ENJOY!)
Great day all! Today’s Soul Food was inspired by an online discussion I had with someone yesterday over the purpose of inspirational messages. This person equated the desire to seek out inspirational quotes and messages with a person’s desire or contentment in being or remaining “broke” (such an odd and far-fetched connection, but anyway…). But I thank him for his ignorance in that comment because it was a great reminder to me and a few others about the purpose of inspirational messages.
We can all use a little inspirational coaching to get us through or over something, or to keep us focused and on our path. I thought about some of the old songs that have lyrics like “I praise Him in the sunshine, and also the rain” and like the one referenced above, “Standing in the need of a blessing.” What;s important in this lyric is that sometimes we may not be knocked off of our feet by life; but we are always in need of a blessing. Sometimes we can stand in need of a blessing and open our souls up to the power of the universe to bless us, however is fit for our needs, to keep us going or get us through any obstacle.
No matter what life throws at you; no matter what ignorance or diversity you face, continue to STAND and face it head on and know that you are blessed and are being rewarded. You must trust that the reward is there, it is attainable and it it is YOURS.
Edgar Cayce once said “there is no past, present or future. It all happens at once”. This is a rather deep concept for some people to grasp, but when you approach it with simplicity it puts everything into perspective. There is no pleading or asking for what you want, because what you deserve is already waiting for you. Trust that it is there and do the work to go get it!
“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” – Judy Garland
Great day, all! Today’s Soul Food is common sense wisdom from one of the most beloved talents we’ve “known”. Who knows the value of staying true to yourself, better than Judy?? Enjoy!