Tuesday, June 23, 2015

June 23, 2015

Talents, Blessings and Skills - Oh My!!

So you're sitting there, at work..... at home..... or at church and you hear a co-worker or a preacher or a commercial talking about their skills, or maybe the blessings they've received or maybe how a person is talented at something.

Have you thought about the fact that YOU are talented, have and can be a blessing and that your skills are God-given?  It's true!  But so many times, we overlook or don't give ourselves enough credit that God is in control and has placed these talents/blessings/skills in our persona/dna/being.  As a generalized statement, when we say someone is talented - we mean that they have possibly spent hour after hour working to perfect a skill, such as playing a sport or a musical instrument.  If they are not a "professional" utilizing this ability, then we might say they are skilled at that ability.  We generally think of blessings in the sense that it is a blessing to have received or given something from/to someone, usually material in nature, not action.

I am here to say - WE ALL HAVE TALENTS and SKILLS and God can call these BLESSINGS!  I said it in the first post and I am saying it again now because SO MANY people ignore that God has a PURPOSE FOR THEIR LIFE!

Generally, the issue becomes - do we let others know or more importantly, DO WE SHARE/UTILIZE OUR TALENTS/SKILLS WITH THOSE AROUND US OR IN NEED?!  Again, I ask - Do we bury our talents or do we invest them and allow them to grow?

So, let's look at this a little closer.  Talents can be the ability to cook, build, clean, provide comfort, organize, drive...  Skills can be the same thing, but maybe include a little additional work - writing, singing, welding, hunting....  Blessings, ahh, the one that gets us!  All that I mentioned previously are Blessings - something that can be shared with those around us that may be in need, thereby a blessing to the person(s) that receive the resulting product.

I have rambled on, but know that this is will be brought up again as it may be one of the most hidden and overlooked areas that GOD has put in our lives that we often choose to ignore.

May you have a blessed and bountiful day!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Charging into the future Part 6 - "Other"!

June 9, 2015


This topic will be open and random.  If there is anything you would like to see discussed here, please feel free to comment.  I, however, have the right of not responding to the request.  Also, my views and opinions are mine, therefore I will not engage in "argumentative" discussions.  I believe we all have the right to "agree to disagree" regarding topics that may be deemed controversial.

Random things:

Summer is about here, be sure to wear sunscreen when outdoors!  Stay hydrated!

When swimming in natural water areas, be sure to not drink any of the water - never know what bacteria is lurking in them.

While out driving, sing out loud and smile at all the cars that pass you!

Have a great week!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Charging into the future Part 5 - Family!

June 1, 2015


We all have them, some more than others, and sadly some, are possibly the last of their family.

We have different types of family - family family, school family, work family, social family and church family, just to name a few.  Some people, like myself, have multiple family families.  No matter what type of family, they all have one underlying thread - a common bond - whether it be our last name, our same school, our same civic group or our same church affiliation - we can and should belong somewhere.  It is vital to our well-being.  Even on the television show "Cheers", about a bar in Boston - the theme song stated, "...a place where everybody knows your name..."

The family should always be the strongest supporter of its family members - just like big
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brother protecting little sister or elders looking after the church membership or a supervisor looking out for their direct reports.  That common bond is the thread that behaves like superglue - it is what holds us together even though we might see things differently.

I hope to have more posts regarding how families interact and possibly even some things about my own family.  I don't believe any of this information will be of the cosmic level, but hope that my perspective my get the audience to think about the topic.