Wing It or Order It

Pursuing What Is Excellent -- Wing It or Order It 1


How do you start your day?

What’s the atmosphere of your spirit?

Do you wing it or order it?

Something to consider for each morning

Pursuing What Is Excellent - Psalm 5-3


It is up to me to choose before I even put my feet on the floor how I’ll respond to my day.

I find myself winging it more times than not; not have a real direction or thought for the day.

My disposition is usually on the positive side, but there are still more times that I have to order my attitude.

To order my day, I have to be intentional to be in a habit of praise and worship.

I know that those terms (praise and worship) are thrown around without much weight added to it,
but God’s word speaks a mighty bit about it.

Its what we owe Him. Its for us to give back to HIM!
It allows Him to move in a way in our lives that quickens us and brings life and light to our daily decisions.

God has already set out our path. Its up to us to seek Him for each step!
Will you be willing to order your day rather than just winging it?


Pursuing What Is Excellent -- Psalm 37-23


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A Set Mind

A Set Mind


If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above,
where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.
Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.
For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
Colossians 3:1-3

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What Do You Do? Offering Your Gifts

Pursuing What Is Excellent -What Do You Do- Offering Your Gifts


Their questions:

“What do you do?”
”What’s your profession?”
”What do you do for a living?”
”Do you work outside the home?”

My responses:

“I’m a stay at home mom and educate my kids.”
”I don’t have a profession.”
”I don’t earn an income.”

But truly…what DO I DO?

My life is so beyond me.
What I claim in the secret of my everyday life is so much more than what I proclaim to those that I meet.

Titus 2-7-8


I sometimes feel that what I DO isn’t impactful;
when really it is!

Sing! Worship! Mentor! Write! Encourage! Cheer on! Reach out! Smile!

Now, do those things pull in the cash?
Perhaps a time or two, but believe me, its nothing sustainable.

I don’t do it for pay. I do it to edify OTHERS.

I want others to feel better after an encounter with me.
I want to uplift and give a good word!


Ephesians 5-8-9 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth.


We’re all impactful wherever we go…when we allow ourselves to open up to others.

How can we step out of our comfort zones to reach others?
Start with a warm smile! (psst…and when you meet a weary mom, offer that “knowing” smile Winking smile ).

Ask the Lord to point you to that person that needs your touch.
That could be the only acknowledgement they receive all day.

Don’t shrink back from what you do best. Do the thang because you’ve been gifted like that!

Go the extra mile to add value to someone’s life because you exude the peace and joy of Christ!
Be His instrument of grace and blessing.


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Reduced to Schedules

Pursuing What Is Excellent -- Reduced to Schedules

3 words hit my brain as my Worship Pastor, Scott talked about rekindling the things that once made us passionate about the things of God;
those things that had us most radical in our day to day.

Those 3 words are: reduced to schedules.

Since August I’ve lived by the scheduled dates on a calendar.
My brain only races and leaves room for the next thing on the list;
whether it be our sons’ sports practices and games, ministry work, reading and blogging deadlines, or leading a Bible Study group.

Scheduled dates written in ink.

I keep telling myself that its only for a season.
I keep reminding myself that the kids wont be home forever and I don’t want to look back in a few years and regret the time I didn’t savor.

But you know, while those things are true, I STILL have to make that stillness time with my Lord top priority.

I even wrote about it a few weeks ago in How Dare I Be So Bold!

Psalm 27-4

While the schedules are pressing and necessary for order,
so is the rekindling of my spirit and soul.

I don’t want to live a life that’s reduced to schedules.

I want to remember that margin.
To take that time out to get back to that thing that had my whole being burning and yearning for the things of God;
for His Holy presence showing up when I REALLY dig into His Word;
the Holy Spirit visiting me in my praise and worship back to Him;
the awe and wonder of Who Jesus truly is to me;
and back to those times that our children observe and desire to seek Him for themselves.

Lord, that I may dwell in Your presence!

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How Dare I Be So Bold

Pursuing What Is Excellent -- HOW DARE I BE SO BOLD


This will probably be one of the shortest blog posts that you’ll ever read!

One thought hit me Sunday morning while worshiping God…and I’ll just let it sit right here to ponder even more:


I’m not talking about the legalism or preferences of when to have a quiet time.

I’m talking about, after all that HE has done and does,
after all the times HE sustains me,
after all the times that HE provides,
after all the times that HE’s shown HIS compassion,
after all the times HE’S extended grace,

after all the times HE’S protected me!?

A shout of praise should be the first thing coming from my being every.single.morning!

How dare I be so bold as to not give God the very first part of my day?
Even more than that, EVERY MOMENT?


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