If not me and you, then who? If not now, then when? ---Matthew West If you have been following my blogs for the past few years you know that I work for a non profit organization called Methodist Home for Children. I teach at one of the 5 residential group homes for adjudicated youth. Some … Continue reading Pay It Forward!!!!
We have talked about our gifts and talents. Now, what do we do when we realize what they are? Well don't just sit there! Use them!!!! If you are a good singer, join a choir or a chorus. If you like working with animals, shelters will love you! Like working with children? So many possibilities … Continue reading What is Your Purpose on this Earth?
How do you see me? Do you see my gift? Can I see yours?
Evidently one of my gifts is publishing a blog with only the 3 questions above, which I am editing right now.
None the less, I can tell you that each of us has gifts. Some have the medical gift such as EMT’s , nurses, doctors, and first responders. They are the people who are calm when seeing blood or any emergency situation. They are the ones that will keep you calm when you want to go hysterical. Then there are the Teachers, preachers, missionaries, writers. These people just want to help others learn what they have learned in life. There are the people who are gifted in figuring out problems and seeing solutions to the problems. These are the “Get ‘er Done!” people. These people are not typically born in the south or in tiny towns or they went away and learned how to get things done faster….
Then there are the people gifted in art and music. These people astound me when they can just sketch something beautiful and say it’s a doodle or pick up an instrument and learn it that day.
There are the ones gifted in photography. They can take pictures that make you want to become a photographer.
There are the number gifted people, like my father was, when he was alive. I am told he could add up columns of numbers in his head. even after a stroke, when half his brain was damaged, he could still do it…that is a gift.
A gift is something that is natural and knows no boundaries. I teach everyday, even when I am not in a classroom. I pray my writing teaches someone something. My husband’s gift of helping people as a basic EMT did not know the boundary of our anniversary weekend a few years ago. I found myself running to get his bag. My father’s brain was damaged but his gift of numbers knew no such walls and still showed itself. See, a gift is so natural that you find yourself doing it no matter what the day, time, or season. The great thing is, we have more than one or we have one main one and then some off shoots of that one.
What are your gifts? Can I see your gifts in how you react or respond to others or a situation? Can you see my gifts? Can you see God through my gifts?
It’s always good to know from others if what you are doing is being seen as you want it to be seen. So please, let me know by commenting and sharing my blogs. Of course if you don’t see any gifts, let me know so I can work harder to show my gifts…maybe that is your gift, to help others multiply their talents.
I look forward to hearing from you.
A dear friend of mine wrote a philosophical book, (which is interesting because he majored in Archeology) and had it published a couple of years ago entitled, “What is Life and Who am I?” . It is a very intellectually deep answer to the basic questions we ask ourselves: Why was I born? What are we on this Earth for? I think I can simplify things, at least a little.
Some say we are born to share or use our gifts or talents. You may say, “yea, what gifts? I work in a chicken factory or Burger King or I don’t have a job at all.” I can’t tell you why some people earn minimum wage jobs or why others are let go from jobs they had for years. I can tell you that there is a very human/earthly part of life and a faithful part of life. Humans…
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Sometimes venting can be healthy because the alternative is not very healthy. I think certain venting should not be done without thinking it through first. There is something that frustrates me. The growing gap between people who earn $50,000 - $500,000 yr and the rest of us. People who earn $45,000 or less make … Continue reading Venting Can be Healthy
If you have faith, whether it be Judiaism, Muslim, or Christianity, You can only serve one God. The God of Abraham. The God of love. You cannot serve the god of gossip, the god of lies, the god of jealousy, the god of hate, the god of money, or any other “god” … Continue reading All You Need To Do Is Love Part 1
I have observed much apathy in our corner of NC and much impulsiveness. It makes for a regressive dance of one step forward and 5 steps back...... which gives me the image of stagnant pond water. People who don't allow new growth and diversity, only want stagnant pond water to live in...... Apathy is when … Continue reading I Can’t Stand Apathy
I apologize for not as often as I should....my only excuse is that this past year has been more difficult to get time to myself and my writing. In December there were some deaths of people that got me thinking. What will I be remembered for when it's my time? Have I been … Continue reading Success: What is it?