personal growth

Angel or Lion - 12/12/2014

SHORT THOUGHTS:  This morning, I was listening to Adrian Rogers on the radio on the way into work.  He told a story about a Romanian man that he knew.  He said the man had told him that the Bible says that Satan comes in two a roaring lion and an angel of light.

He had moved to the United States and said in Romania, he had experience him as the roaring loin in the form of persecution and fear.  But here in the USA, he experienced him as the angel of light in the form of compromise and complacency.

Almost Getting it Right - 12/10/2014

JOURNAL:  The other day I made a nice pot of coffee.  I cleaned out the old coffee grounds and washed out the reusable filter.  Then I placed it back into the coffee maker and measured out a coffee mix from regular and decaf that probably made it about 25% potent.  I filled the coffee pot right to the eight cup line with filtered water, poured it into the reservoir tank and pushed the button to start the making of the magical brew.  In doing this, I fulfilled my Biblical command by observing “HE-BREWS.”  At that

What If - 12/9/2014

JOURNAL:  What if God decided to forgive us “exactly” like we forgave others?  (RUH, ROH)  What if God decided to measure back to us just enough to even the forgiveness scale based on our weight of forgiveness?  What would that look like?  Yes, scary for sure!

Sing it Out – 12/1/2014

JOURNAL:  So I was experimenting a little with "this" again this morning.  It made me laugh at how "this" is not as easy as it sounds but "this" is always fun.  I told you about "this" once before but it has been awhile.  What is "THIS" you ask?  OK, I'll tell you.

How many of you have memory verses that you work on regularly?  Well, I do and I work on them on the way to work and on the way home in between programs I try to listen to.  I have a goal to get through all of my memory verses twice a week.

Freewill Smeewill - 12/3/2014

JOURNAL:  This past week, my heart has been heavy.  I have been praying hard about a situation and it has not been getting better but quite the opposite.

On the outside, you would never know because I put on a happy face and I still try to focus on all the good around me.  You find what you look for in this world, there is no doubt about that.  But if you could look on the inside of me, you would see a sad part in my heart.

Dressing Ourselves - 12/3/2014

SHORT THOUGHTS:  What are you wearing today?  We can choose to put on our stinky attitude clothes or choose to dress up!  What will you or have you chosen this day?  Is there anything you should go back home and take off?  Dress well, the world is waiting.

Carry on,

David L. Wood 12/3/2014 ©
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Trust the ONE - 12/4/2014

SHORT THOUGHTS:  Do not underestimate what God is doing during the hard times and struggles of your life.  God is always working and nothing is ever wasted...nothing.  We see right in the "here and now" but God's view is more focused in the "there and then," the end results...the finished product...the transformation from dark to light.

When you don't understand, trust the One that loves you the most and knows you the best. 

Carry on,

Holiday Memories - 11/28/2014

SHORT THOUGHTS:  Holidays are great time for family to gather and appreciate each other.  But as the families gather, it also makes it painfully obvious of our precious loved ones that are not with us any longer on this earth.  And when this happens, those voids in our lives are often magnified during these times.

And so we remember.  We are grateful for the impact these people had in our lives and sad because of their absence now.  But one day there will be no more death, no more crying and no more pain.

Planning Ahead - 11/25/2014

Planning Ahead

SHORT THOUGHTS: In this picture are my planned snacks for today.  Planning ahead and being intentional in this way helps me to stay on a healthier track and avoid making bad choices.

It doesn't mean I still don't make bad choices at times because I do but it puts good choices in my view and then it is up to me to choose them.

Blessing or Curse - 11/19/2014

SHORT THOUGHTS:  I believe hard times can be blessing or a curse.  But it all depends on how we respond to them.


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