My Big Fat Mouth….

At our church, Pastor Craig is doing a series at church right now called “My Big Fat Mouth”. Trust me, my mouth has shot off more than once and yes I have regrets, and it wasn’t always directly at the person standing in front of me. He talked about how people say things behind others backs as well, and yes, I am guilty of that too. A strong point he made was a single critical word can pierce, stab, wound and even destroy a person. Those words can stick with us forever, and are not easily forgotten. But kind words can remain with us as well. Your words do indeed have power. As he said, “Don’t be a fault finder. Someone who looks to find what’s wrong, before you find what’s right. Instead be a hope dealer, use words of kindness and hope.” I was so inspired by his sermon yesterday, that I listened to it online today, as I wanted to be sure I didn’t miss anything. It was just as inspirational and motivating today as it was yesterday. There is so much hate and bitterness in the world today, it would be such a blessing to know people can change lives for the better by being hope pushers, vs using cruel words, being hateful towards others and being fault finders. I admire Pastor Craig for his honesty as he not only speaks the word of God, but he also uses his own life experiences to spread the word. And no, they are not always glamorous and perfect. They are at times painful and difficult. He knows he is only human, as we all are. I never walk out of church feeling that I am destined to Hell. I always feel better walking out, because I have learned and realized things in a different perspective.
We all make mistakes, we have regrets, we are not always right, & God needs to put his hand over our mouths at times. But we have a God who loves us unconditionally, and for that I am so thankful to him.

Hugs, Love, Peace & Roars,

Lion Queen

Dick and Jane

Though many places including my hometown started back to school in August, many started today.

Dick and Jane are a huge part of my elementary school memories. They were plan, simple, and we got it. If you stop and think where so many people are now, they started out with this type of simplicity, it shows that it’s not all about the technology. It’s about  the desire to learn, to achieve, to succeed, to be the best that you set your mind to be. I can read now because of books like Dick and Jane. My dream is to write a book. I will make that happen. I turned 58 on September 4th and I don’t plan on giving up on that dream. I will achieve it, and I am excited and looking forward to it!

I admire every person who has set their mind to achieving goals and done just that, even without the highest technology offered to mankind!

Hugs, Love, Peace & Roars,

Lion Queen