Sunday, August 19, 2018

Where Is Peace


Where Is Peace

For many, peace is found ocean-side, with the waves crashing, the breeze gently blowing and a 70-degree day with sunshine.

For others, it is family and those we love nearby, laughing, perhaps grilling burgers or hotdogs, and homemade ice cream.

Consider this – a severe thunderstorm is raging, the winds are howling, the rain is pelting the side of the mountain.  If you were a leaf on that mountain, you’d be tossed to the four winds.

And if you look closer, you would see a crevice on the side of the mountain, and in the crevice, you find a mother bird sitting bravely on her nest, guarding her small brood of three freshly hatched babies.

As far as the hatchlings are concerned, they are at the center of peace and calm, for Mom is on duty.

How many times has your Mom-figure, or Dad-figure been on duty to keep you safe and at peace in the middle of a storm? 

Peace is found when the storms rage, the unknown calls, or troubles knock on the door, and someone significant – a parent, a good friend, a minister, a God-presence, comes along and settles your heart and mind in the moment of terror.

That is about the best ‘peace’ I can think of.


This is my
morning reflection.


P Michael Biggs
Words of Hope
Encouragement
Inspiration

Monday, August 13, 2018

Resilient So Far


Resilient So Far

Think for a moment of all the ‘stuff’ you’ve endured thus far in your years of living.  

Heartache
Financial woes
Marital issues
Child-raising concerns
Job strife
Conflict with others
Weight control
Medical concerns
Loss and death of those close
Disappointment in leadership on whatever level
Career challenges

And yet, you are alive, breathing.  You are surviving.

You have a resiliency that perhaps you had thought you lost, or never had.

And you’re here. 

No matter where your story has taken you, you have survived thus far.

Doesn’t that encourage you?  Doesn’t that do something for your inner sense of peace of mind.  Do you find the ability to admit to self, “I am a survivor”?

I hope so. 

All this ‘stuff’ in our past has happened and we’ve gotten through all of it, or we’re still struggling with some of it, yet we are alive.

Can you say, “So far, I am resilient”?

Yes.  Help yourself. 

You are … RESILIENT!


This is my
morning reflection.



P Michael Biggs
Words of Hope
Encouragement
Inspiration

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Faith

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Faith

How does faith play into your personal agenda?  When I write “faith”, I’m speaking of your own personal faith in yourself. 

To phrase it another way, what kind of confidence do you have in you?  Are you dedicated to whatever your dreams, goals, integrity dictates?  Are you loyal to your own belief system? 

Faith in one’s self is one of the most essential elements in
life.  Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.”

Faith
Belief
Self-esteem

They are all part and parcel of the same philosophy on life.


This is my
morning reflection.



P Michael Biggs
Words of Hope
Encouragement
Inspiration