Saturday, November 29, 2014
Early on in my life, I discovered the joys of passing on. I discovered the thrill that comes from sharing, giving, uplifting, picking up others, laying down softly, get upset get pleased quickly, get angry but quick to forgive, faster to forget ...Imperfect woman I am. But striving to do this life right. As correctly as I allow my human self to be fixed by God Almighty. I want to ask you to share your life with others. As we wrap up this year, let's review self. Take a fresh look at yourself. Do you see?
We recently celebrated a day officially set aside to gave thanks. To thank God first. Thank everybody else for the little or big that they are to you. To just be thankful. To just show gratitude. To just thrash ingratitude. To just be appreciative. To just say "thank you so much for doing this."
One way to express gratitude is to give back of oneself. Start with those right in front of you. See one another. See each other. See people.
SEE means Stop Engage Express. Stop for a minute means, separate your focus from on you and put it on the other person. Engage the person means, take notice of that person enough to pull their focus away from them. Express yourselves to one another, means talk about yourselves. Not about other people and things. Find out what is troubling or happening with each other, from a genuine prospective. A caring, helpful, concerned perspective.
Lend your ears and offer your heart to the other person. And vow that your tongue will snap tight when you walk away with that person's heart still sounding in your ear. That means what you SEE is between you, the person and God.
I am talking about beginning covenant friendships. It is time to trade up from our empty friendships. Begin establishing friendships that bring meaning and depth to the lives of one another. It's time to SEE each other and Share our lives with one another.
My friend, please answer the question someone is asking you: "DO YOU SEE ME?"
Blessings and peace,
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
This evening, as family members begin gathering in your homes, take a minute to gaze at one another's face. Drink in the love and affection, of mothers, fathers, (parents), husbands, wives, grandparents, children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins, friendsiblings, and loved ones. Bow your head in one-minute silent praise to God for having that person in your life. It is a blessing to have someone come to your house for Thanksgiving. From my house to yours, BLESSED HAPPY THANKSGIVING.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
The pilgrims and early founders of this great country, America, did not have all the comforts and conveniences that we enjoy today. They were not as sophisticated, educated, and worldly, like we claim to be these day. BUT they knew to bow their heads in prayer, giving thanks for the blessings, big and small, that God had bestowed on them. Let's follow, America.
Thank God for all that we enjoy. Whether you are satisfied with your current situation or not. Say a Thank You Prayer. Better still, do the 14-day Head Bow Diet of Praise. From today, November 13, 2014, until Thanksgiving day, Thursday, November 27, 2014
Take a few minutes off your busy schedule, daily, and BOW YOUR HEAD in praise and thanksgiving to Almighty God.
Blessings and peace,
Servant Hortense Grimes
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Congratulations, Soldier; Officer of the United States Military. Thank you for serving our America. Because you served well, I, an African immigrant, have a country that received me and offered a second home when I needed one. I am proud to be an American citizen. I do not take it lightly. I will never take it for granted. Veteran Soldier, thank you for your service. May Jehovah Almighty God keep the USA strong in military might and valor.
Veteran Officer, because you served the borders are kept safe. Because you served the air space is guarded. Because you served the seacoasts and waterways are clear and free. Because you served the environment is created and maintained for law and order to prevail. Your services do not go unnoticed. You matter as much today as you did when you were actively engaged, In Service. Officer, you might not have taken notice, but, because you choose to serve your country, America, you offered your service to my birth country, Liberia. You offered your service to Africa, and all countries and continents under the heavens. How? Here’s how so.
The United States military lives up to the honor of being the greatest in the world. Offering its shoulders all the time, that unknown people and unheard of places might lean on and benefit. Soldier, you often leave the comforts your country provides to live, quite uncomfortably, in the worst of situations in different countries and strange places. Hostility, heat and misery, resentment, darkness, dampness, evil, are just few of the realities you face in faraway lands. Lands you owe no allegiance to. When you took the oath to serve your country, the USA, you might not have fully realized that yours is the greatest military in the world—Super Power. That is huge news. To me, it means you fully, graciously accepted a silent oath to protect the weakest in the world. It is super powerful. Soldier. Bearing arms, you serve strangers with the same strength and bravery with which you serve your own. You bear arms which carry the weight of the innocent. Because you bear arms respect is shown even to the most-guilty. Justice is administered because your arms uphold the arms of civility. Because you carry arms your arms carry such restraint, many find hard to comprehend. Your arms uphold all our arms. We keep on riding in your arms. Therein is the greatness in you. Every day, the thought that you are there keeps hope alive in young hearts that world otherwise shrink. You are the carrier of super power. I believe superpower is as much power as God has invested to man’s discretion. Wow! Officer of the United States Military, you deserve every Salute!
Officer, each day we honor you who have served and who continue to serve in the greatest super powerful mechanism on planet earth. On another note, we respect those garbs. Keep wearing proudly your uniforms. You look so good in your regalia! The shirts, the jackets, the crisp pants and skirts. Oh, don’t get me talking about the berets and caps. The bright buttons and badges just complete your distinct aura! And those colors … khakis, white, black, blues, greens, browns, red accents …Oh! You sure know how to dress right. Soldier, you have got it going on as well in the apparel department. And you wear you so well, Officer. You look great. Thank you.
Soldier, hold on to your smile. Let the laughter in your soul suppress whatever forlorn looks may attempt to cover your face. You do great all the time. You are great. You do great. And karma rules … Great will be done back to you. You will never be forgotten. God will make sure all your needs are met. Jesus Christ is interceding for you all the time. Reach out for His hand. Officer, whatever your personal beliefs, please know this: You are fulfilling Almighty God’s greatest command: “… Love your neighbor as yourself.” When you signed up, Soldier, you did just that. God rewards those who keep His commands.
Thank you. We appreciate you. On this your special holiday, I bring my voice to say thanks. Thank you, Soldier. Officer of the United States Military. May The Lord bless you, and yours.
Blessings and peace,
Servant Hortense D. Grimes
Founder, Do It For Christ Ministries