The Intent of This Blog

This blog is intended to be a tool for the growth of whoever wants to use it. It is a daily journal intended to help us be more introspective. Every day I will do my best to supply a motivational quote, a Bible verse, a vocabulary word, and a personal message from myself. Use these if you like as motivation to improve yourself. Then, simply answer the daily questions provided honestly and see if it has an impact on your life. Zig Ziglar said, "If you don't have daily objectives, you qualify as a dreamer." Lets not be just dreamers but doers. Remember Martin Luther King Jr not only had a dream, he also had an objective. Thanks for reading, Jake

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Message for December 17, 2010

"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot chang; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference."  Reinhold Niebuhr (from the "Serenity Prayer")

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your paths.  Proverbs 3:5-6

Serenity:  "the state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled" New Oxford American Dictionary

Every day I see problems that upset me, problems that may even keep me awake at night; problems I cannot fix.  One of the things I liked about being oversea's is the lack of knowledge of current events back home.  Don't get me wrong I think it's very important to be knowledgeable about what's happening in the world around you, but every once in a while I think it's good to have break from it.  There are so many things we can all get so stressed about, but when it comes down to it, we usally can't do anything about it.  But we all can change something.  Let's try to focus on the things we can change and work hard on those things.  If we do that, I believe all those other things will affect us less and less, because we will know we're being as affective as possible at fostering change in our lives and in the world.

1 comment:

  1. Jake,
    I actually read your journal entry before seeing you quoted the Serenity Prayer and was immediately reminded of it. Thank you for you commitment to God and the lifting up of those who visit your blog.