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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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Message for 06 January, 2011

"The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places."  Author Unknown

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into His grace in which we now stand.  And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.  Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character and character, hope.  And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.  Romans 5:1-5

Encumbrance:  "a burden or empediment"  New Oxford American Dictionary

In 1996 Ted Williams' road to success diverted down a road of alcoholism, drugs, and homelessness.  He had hopes of entering the radio business and using his voice to earn a paycheck, but his dreams were encumbered by damaging addictions.  For more than a decade Ted made the streets of Cleveland his home.  But in 2010 he celebrated two years of sobriety and said he found a"new sense of spirituality" to help him deal with future success.  Recently a reporter of a local station discovered the "Golden Voiced Homeless Man" panhandling and recorded an interview with him on video.  The video quickly went viral on the internet and in a matter of days, if not hours Ted Williams recieved high level job offers from many sources and was featured in a Today show segment.  Ted's mother says it's all an answer to her prayers.  Ted Williams is an example of how a life can change completely in just moments.  Let's try to remember Ted while we go through tough spots in life and that we have a source of ultimate wisdome and power, able to drag us out of the deepest holes if we just grab the rope.

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