Tag: motivation

The Butcher, The Baker and The Candlestick Maker

Sometimes it’s hard to be at work all day when you have other things you would rather be doing.  Sometimes it’s hard to be at work when it’s nice and warm outside.  Sometimes it’s hard to be at work when your friends are teachers and have the summers off; when you would rather be anywhere doing anything else.

But here’s the deal.  If you work outside of the home, you were hired to do a job.  If you are a stay-at-home worker, you have responsibilities as well.  It’s important to fulfill that responsibility no matter if you want to be there or not.  So we need to find some way to make the most of the work day and have some fun while doing it.

So let’s take “The Butcher, The Baker and The Candlestick Maker” approach.

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It’s as Easy as the Hokey Pokey

This morning I was doing my Bible study and I came across these verses:  Psalm 47:1-2:  “Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy.  How awesome is the Lord Most High, the great King over all the earth!”
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The Ship is Safe in the Harbor

The ship is safe in the harbor.  But ships weren’t meant to stay in the harbor.

We feel safe when we are in comfortable surroundings – like the ship in the harbor.  We feel safe when we are at church.  We feel safe when we are around our Christian friends.  We feel safe in a routine.  We feel safe with the familiar.  But God didn’t create us to stay safe in the harbor.
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Average is Average.

I saw a commercial last night that caught both my attention and my daughter’s attention.  At the end of it, we both said, “that was g-o-o-o-o-d!”

It was for GNC stores but it drove home the point that you don’t want to be average.  The slogan was BEAT AVERAGE.  Watch the link here: 


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Power of Positive Words

“YOU ARE SO LAZY YOU WILL NEVER AMOUNT TO ANYTHING!”  I’ve heard stories of people who have said that to their children.

You can’t take it back.  You can’t take words back.  It’s like trying to put toothpaste back into the tube.  It can’t be done.  Words can be hurtful and the hurt can last a long time.
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Peace in the Pasture

The other day I was driving to work down a side road and there were baby calves running and chasing each other, playing in the field.  I stopped my car for a couple of minutes just to watch.  They were so peaceful and carefree and happy.  Not a worry in the world; running through the open field of newly greening grass and openness that seemed to go on for miles.  I felt “peaceful, and carefree and happy” as I watched them.  I think I could have sat there for an hour (but didn’t think my boss would appreciate that!) hahahha
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This is the Day!

Psalm 118:24 – This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

I was reading my journal from a couple months ago.  It said, “I didn’t sleep much last night because Kiersten has an interview at Bellarmine University for physical therapy school. She wants this really bad. I pray that she can get it. She didn’t get accepted in Chicago last year after her interview at the college there and I am nervous for her. I will keep praying.”
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