欢迎, Welkom, Bienvenue, Добро пожаловать, Willkommen, Recepción...Welcome to our exploration of education, technology and life in general! I invite you to regroup and recharge as we prepare to face each day. We cannot go back, what's done is done. Let's walk in the revelation that what is to come is better than what's been. I hope and pray that you glean jewels to ponder or take the opportunity to relieve stress by venting...

Friday, September 28, 2007

Tolerating and appreciating diversity...

Sometimes in this wonderful world, we need to remember that God did not make us all alike for a reason. It takes many different personalities, ethnicities, physical make-ups, etc. to make this world go around...I am glad God made you just like you are!

"BECAUSE" by TD Jakes

Just because no one has been fortunate enough to

realize what a gold mine you are,

Doesn't mean you shine any less.

Just because no one has been smart enough to figure out

that you can't be topped,

Doesn't stop you from being the best.

Just because no one has come along to share your life,

Doesn't mean that day isn't coming.

Just because no one has made this race worthwhile,

Doesn't give you permission to stop running.

Just because no one has realized how much of an

awesome woman you are,

Doesn't mean they can affect your femininity.

Just because no one has shown up who can love you on

your level, Doesn't mean you have to sink to theirs.

Just because you deserve the very best there is,

Doesn't mean that life is always fair.

Just because God is still preparing your king,

Doesn't mean that you're not already a Queen.

Just because your situation doesn't seem to be progressing

right now, Doesn't mean you need to change a thing.

Keep shining, keep running, Keep hoping, and keep praying,

Keep being exactly what you are already

Have a blessed and safe weekend!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Courage can be defined as the state of mind or spirit that enables us to face danger and/or fear with self-possession, confidence, and resolution. But the Psalmist David admonished us to be of "good" courage. Good being the operative word meaning free from defect, decay or damage. Sound courage - do not waiver in your faith. In other words, DON'T GIVE UP. No matter what the situation looks like, do not give up on God. He promised to keep us and never leave us...remember, we can leave Him - but He will not leave us. As long as we keep our trust and faith in Him, He will bring us through.

I often think of the tunnel when I get down and out...disheartened. When one enters the tunnel, you move towards darkness - that darkness may be your job, family/life issues, etc. As you progress through the tunnel, it gets darker and in the middle of the tunnel there is generally no natural light. This is where you have to "visualize" the light at the end of the tunnel...you "know" it's there...you know that you are walking towards the light, even though it's really dark. Just keep walking towards the light...it's there...God promised.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Food for thought...

It is a beautiful day here in South Mississippi! I am thankful for life, family and friends. Today, I am just glad to be alive. Bills are due, assignments pressing, papers to grade - but, I am just thankful for being able to experience these things. What are you thankful for today?