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Is It All a Bunch of Fluff?

There are many common sayings and phrases that have great significance and meaning. Unfortunately, they have lost their original intent; they have become vain sayings that are unproductive and empty. Many people find themselves feeling just that: empty and unfulfilled.

When we take a look at our society, it has totally molded and shaped the culture we live in. We have been deceived into believing that “quick, fast and in a hurry” is the best and only way to do things. We carelessly use our words to put all the focus on ourselves, no regard for other people. We say phrases like, “I love you,” “how are you doing?” and “I’m sorry” out of routine and not out of sincerity.

We lack understanding of the basic concepts and theme throughout the Bible, and are passing down sayings and phrase as if they are Biblical truths. Not one time, have we stopped to think about or consider if these things are true. Our personal lives have become our spiritual lives, and this is a wreck less and dangerous thing to do.

It is time for us to stop and listen to what is being said. We no longer take the time to talk things out; we no longer want to listen to others, to grow and to become better; we no longer have family devotions; we no longer communicate. This has caused us to become prisoners of our minds. In the process, we have hurt family and friends. Our words, or lack thereof, have hurt the ones we love the most. Some families- to this day- still don’t speak to one another because of it.

You now know that cliches do more damage than good. The question is what are you going to do about it? Don’t you think it is time to seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness? Humble yourself before the Throne of God, ask Him to help you, to give you wisdom, knowledge and understanding. Ask Jesus to give you a new mind, with a new heart so the healing process can begin. As long as you stay in your mind, your ways, your thoughts, and your opinions, Satan has you in the shackles of your mind. Freedom is found in the name of Jesus. He came to set captives free. The question is will you allow Christ to free you? Will you allow Him to give you understanding, and the newness of life that is only found in Him?

January Jones sharing Teen Leadership with Daniel Blanchard?

January Jones sharing Teen Leadership with Daniel Blanchard?

Daniel Blanchard Award Winning Author and Speaker

Teen Leadership and Mentoring

Daniel Blanchard’s Granddaddy’s Secrets: Feeling Lucky?is his first in a series about a struggling teen who lives in a violent and frustrating world. The teen is angry over the hand that life has dealt him.

Suddenly, as if out of nowhere, his estranged and mysterious Granddaddy appears. On this one stormy and magical afternoon in the park, this former WWII fighter-pilot plants a seed that forever changes the way his grandson looks at family, relationships and success.

The once angry, but now hopeful boy departs finally understanding what it really means to feel lucky! Do you feel it? Will you do what it takes to succeed in this imperfect world? Will people be better or worse off because they met you?

Are you feeling lucky?

January Jones-I Have A Secret-Russ Hovendick

I Have a Secret

 

From the Author Russ Hovendick
This is the first book in the new Berry Patch Friends series. I Have a Secret was written to help parents convey the message of “I Love You” to their children, which is lacking in so many homes today. It’s so rewarding as an author, to hear comments back from readers stating that they absolutely love this book.

Typical comments are that “It is adorable”, “Oh How Fun” or that “It brought a tear to my eye” and this excites me, realizing that it is connecting with my intended audience. I trust that you will enjoy this book, as well as future books in the series.