Only Part Of What You Need

I often get frustrated with the process of thing.  Motstly because I find myself getting to a certain point in the process and everything seems to stop.  It’s kind of like having cake mix and no frosting.  Peanut butter and no jelly.   I’ll finish writing something, then can’t get it to post or up load.

Even while I’m writing this my tablet wants to keep changing the margin.  I just feel like it’s not meant for me to complete anything without there being something missing.  The frustation is real and I often times want to say just forget it.  The things that I seem to struggle with often look easy for others.  It should be as simple as hitting the button that says down load, up load, send or copy.

Not so for me.  What do you do when you feel like parts are missing and you just can’t get pass it. I have often felt like throwing the computer, phone, or whatever electronic device that I’m using across the room.  That won’t solve anything.  Now I need to go purchase another one.

So I just continue on until I finally stumble onto what it is I need.  It takes me a while but I finally get it down.  If I had my way and the money I would hire someone to do all the technology stuff.  Since I don’t.  I’ll just stop take a deep breathe and try again another time.

Life can often feel like you only have part of what you need most times.  You will get to a place where you think it’s not worth it.  Don’t give up.  All of the pieces are there and they will come together.  Pretty soon you’ll have the jelly and the frosting.  Until then, bake the cake anyway.  Have just a peanut butter sandwhich.

When the other parts that you need come together it will make the finish that much more sweeter.

Don’t Relaspe

Heard God say this morning Don’t Relapse!

You would think this is only for drugs or alcohol.  No!  Relaspe speaks to a lot of areas in our life.  Relaspe means to go back to,  fall back in a former state or pratice.  You can relaspe in your thoughts.  Back into an old relationship, spending habits, eating habits, low self esteem, sexual habits.  Stay focus! Don’t go back to your old thoughts, old places, old people. A friend of mine said the best way to beat the drug is to not pick it up! All old things have passed away and everything has  become new.#movefoward

#don’t pickitup#bmossthewriter

Flat Tire

 

Just a thought about change. Let’s look at it from the point of a flat tire. Just like in life you’re moving right along and you have a blow out. Or maybe you look one day and the tire is just flat. Both of these things could have happened without warning. Are you going to just complain about the situation or do you go ahead and change the tire. Your complaining will not Change the fact that the tire needs to be Changed. Something’s in life are Blow Outs and something’s Just Go Flat. Regardless of how it happened you still need to Change The Tire. You won’t be able to go anywhere until you Change it. Remember Change Is Not Change Until You Change. A car can not move with just three wheels. It needs the fourth one. Just like Change can’t happen without God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit. You need to let them change you so you can move to Greater. Your are the fourth wheel.

Be A Priority

Think about this:
At some point you should want to be a priority and not a choice. A choice says there are to many options. Priority says there is no other option. Be somebodies priority.

Please Get Up!

 

No! No! No! Not again today! Get up! I’m need you to get it together. Not another day in your pajamas. Not another day sitting with a box of tissue. Not another day of you finding someone to complain to. You’re about to change this thing. Nothing Is changing. Thats because you haven’t changed anything. You haven’t changed your clothes, your mind, your talk, your attiude, your thoughts, nothing! I know first hand that Depression is real. How do you think suicide happens. Deep Depression. I beg you to get up. It’s not easy. You have to try. Get out of that room. Open the curtains. Wash your face. It will make a difference. Please check on your friends and family members. They are not just sad. There is a weight that they can’t seem to get off them. They need you. Please don’t ignore them. There is a difference in Depression and complaining. If you listen you will hear the difference. If you don’t feel like you can help them have them contact me. I’m here. Please Share. If you have never dealt with it you don’t know. #bmossthewriter

The Writer

Just a little about me.  I live in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia.  From mostly any area you can see the beauty of the mountains.  This is where life has been for me. I live in the city of Lynchburg, Virginia. The city of seven hills.  Why am I here you may want to know.  I recently had a tragedy that helped me to make some life changing decisions.  You see in August of 2014 my oldest son was killed by gun violence.

I had wanted to make some changes about living. So after this tragedy I decided that I would.  Not just because of that but, because change is not change until you change.  So I hope that you will read with me as each new chapter unfolds.  Nothing specific and nothing for certain.  Just me and my thoughts that I hope will help encourage, uplift, and just give you something to think about.  Hello, I’m Bmossthewriter.

Giving God Your Leftovers

Food has always been the perfect way to gather people together.  We just came out of the holidays and food was one the main things that bought us together.  Everyone gathered together to pile their plates with our their favorite things.

From grandma’s secret recipe for the sweet potato pie.  To aunties stuffing.  Don’t forget the mac and cheese.  Or the hot buttery rolls. Food, family, and conversation.  What could be better?

After everyone is full, then comes the clean up.  Putting away or giving away everything that’s left.  Packing up plates to go.  Some would say that the leftovers are the best part of the meal.  For another couple of days at least.  We will only have to heat and eat.  Just reach inside the fridge open the container or pull off the foil and have at it.

In about a day maybe two. These leftovers become a thing of the past.  The reminders of what was.  Even though they still maybe good.  We now want something different.  Something new.  We don’t want to throw them out just yet.  They are still good.  Just not good to us.  So we’ll just move them around out of the way for a while.

If we stop and take a look at our lives we will find that there are leftovers.  Somethings that we have not thrown out.  Maybe we think we will want it in a few days.  Or maybe hoping that we will find something to add to it.

We often times give God what’s leftover.  We give him a leftover praise. Or maybe a leftover prayer because we are so tired after a long day. We reach into our spiritual refridgator and pull out a container that has almost become a science project.

Or maybe even go to the freezer to pull out something only to find that it has been freezer burned.  Now we have to throw away the container as well. Why would we want to give God our leftovers.  When He prepares a table for you in the presence of your enemies.

Next time you want to offer God something.  Open the container and smell it to see if it is worthy to be served to the Master.  If not ask him to clean you out.  Create in you  a clean heart and renew the right spirit within you.  Prepare for Him a praise, prayer, or worship that is worthy to be served to a King.

Leftovers are good but not forever!!!

 

 

 

Customer Service

I’m pretty sure that I’m not the only one that has noticed the decline in good customer service. I was early for an appointment and sat down at a table that belonged to a sub shop. The tables were out side the shop in a public area. I noticed a sign in the corner that read no outside food. Seating for customers only.

My first thought was what happens if I am meeting my friend for lunch. Do I have to eat from your place of business in order to have lunch with my friend. I understand that the business needs seating for their customers but to force someone to eat from your establishment is something else. I got a little nervous because I was sitting at the table.

So I went and ordered a cup of coffee. I sat back down a few more minutes and listened to the workers get ready for the business day. I’m thinking the one lady that opened the shop was in charge.

I listened to the way that she spoke not only to the other workers but to the owner as well. Not biting her tongue she told the owner all she wanted was for everyone to do their job like she had to do hers. Afterimg listening to her rant and rave not caring that I sat listening I wished that I had not even bought the coffee.  You never know who your customer is. So be professional and courteous at all times. Handle you issues in private.

Beauty and The Beast

So I have a lot going on and that is a good thing.  So just wanted to get back to some writing.  I’ve missed it.  Not that I’m not writing.  Just not have been here.  That’s the life of a writer. 
      So let’s talk about Beauty!  If you were asked what beauty looked like would you include yourself?  Why or Why not?  Remember beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  So if you are looking in the mirror you should always behold yourself as beautiful.  We often get caught up with what others think.  Or the standard that the magazine has sent. 
      There is a story of Beauty and The Beast.  It was about a man that had been cursed.  Then a young women was sent to him.  She was sent to teach the beast that he must learn to love the best that was in him.  Sometimes we see ourselves as ugly.  That’s the beast.  Our failure.  That’s the beast.  Our short comings.  That’s the beast. 
      You must first learn to love the beast in you.  You can deal with your ugliness or you can stay ugly.  B E A S T that’s how you spell beast.  To remove your ugliness you must get rid of your A.  Always complaining.  Always mad.  Always disagreeing.  Always finding fault.  Always comparing yourself to other.  Always anger. Always finding excuses.  Need I go on? 
      Once you get rid of your A.  You will find that there is nothing left but the BEST!!!!!!!  God sent the Beauty to destroy the Beast so that He could bring out the BEST in YOU.  When we say the opposite of what God says about us.  We are saying that He did not know what he was doing.   It really doesn’t matter who else beholds you as beautiful along as you behold yourself.    Beautiful day!  Beautiful People!  Get rid of the BEAST!!!!!

Laugh At Winter

As you may already know. I live in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.  Here we have all 4 seasons. It’s winter here now. Not that it’s not winter in other states.

A friend and I were talking about how cold it was. I really don’t do cold well at all. Having 3 boys and a grandson that plays outdoor winter sports didn’t help.

Back to the story.  As we were talking I began to remember the winters when I was young.  The only heat we had was coal and wood.

My mother would keep the house warm through the night by what she called banking the fire. So the next morning she would add kiln to get it burning again.

We slept 4 in a bed. Two at the top and two at the bottom. You dare not move once you got your spot warm because the other spots on the sheet was ICE Cold.

The weight of the blankets caused you not to move as well. Nothing like the ones you find in Macys or J C Penny. Once you were covered up with these blankets there was no moving.

When you woke the next morning. You knew  it was cold if you could see yourself talking. Never fear getting out of bed. You were well clothed. Tee shirt, long sleeve shirt, 2 pair pants of some kind, and socks for your feet.

Well prepared to run from the bed room to living room where the stove was nice and hot. It only took a short time before the heat from the stove burned your pant legs. You would move back a little but not much.

The smell of hot toast with three pats of butter on each piece and oatmeal topped off the winter morning.

If you had school. You washed your face and brushed your teeth. Your bath had been done the night before. You were layered up for school just like for bed. Hat, scarf, gloves, hood. The hood was tied so  tight it left a print on your face.

You waited for the sound of the school bus horn and ran as fast as you could to get inside the warm bus. Just to think back on those times made me laugh. I made it through the coldness of that time.

Have there been cold times that you thought you wouldn’t make it through? Even in thoughs times Jesus covered you. Even if you had to run. You can laugh at the cold of that place because you made it to another warm place.

There are going to be winters in our lives. Some colder than others. Always remember there is warmth in the arms of Jesus. He even left us a comforter. No matter the temperature  He is our warmth. Run as fast as you can and get out of the cold.