Be the Change & Tune In Thursday #30 Guest: Roseann Hampton

Be the Change & Tune In Thursday #30 Guest: Roseann Hampton

Guess What? It’s Officially Fall Y’ALL!  YAY… My husband will now allow me to decorate for fall, since both Siri and Alexa have indeed confirmed it is fall in the northern hemisphere as of today! LOL Fall is one of my favorite seasons, because of all the beautiful colors of changing leaves and it bring me one step closer to the holidays!

Our Summer Guest Blogs, have carried over into September and Fall, with today’s Tune In Thursday Guest Blog from Roseann being the last official one!  I plan to be back next week with a post to share.

Now, let me introduce you to today’s guest, Roseann Hampton.  I met Roseann online as we often used to link up near each other at link parties.  One thing I know about Roseann is she is a woman who seeks to find Joy in the everyday.  She is also a woman who doesn’t back down from a fight. (She is a determined fighter).  As you can read from her Bio she has lived with autoimmune  diseases, but she doesn’t let them stop her from living life and making a difference in the lives of those she meets.

Thank you Roseann, for sharing your heart and journey with us today at Tune In Thursday.

I encourage you to leave comments below for Ruth, and don’t forget to link up your posts below.

Enjoy and Blessings,

Debbie 

 

 

ROSEANN is a wife, mother to 4 grown children, a Christian, she teaches middle school by day and blogs by night. For over 30 years, Roseann has had multiple autoimmune issues and she shares her experiences on her blog. Her many interests bring her joy – baking, cooking, sewing, crafting, and gardening, check her blog as she writes on these subjects.

Website: http://www.thisautoimmunelife.com/

twitter: @autoimmunelife1

 

 

Title: Be The Change

Guest Post by:  Roseann Hampton

#BeTheChange

 

“You must Be The Change you want to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi

 

This is the first week of school for the students in our school district. Every year our school has a theme. In the past we’ve had an ocean theme and for the last few years it has centered around superheroes. At the end of last school year we voted on a new theme for this year – # BeTheChange. So what does it mean to “Be The Change?

When Mahatma Gandhi said these words he wasn’t referring to changing the world. He was referring to changing ourselves –  “As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.”  But when we change ourselves to be more Christlike, don’t we have the opportunity to change the world?

If we follow the instructions given by Paul in Colossians 3:10 to “put on the new self . . . we become a person increasingly designed to grow more like Christ”. In doing so we become someone who shows compassion, humility, patience, forgiveness, and love.  We need to be doers of the word not just hearers, James 1:22-25. When we let our light shine we become doers not just hearers.  We show these characteristics to those around us. And we never know how that light will spread.

I’ve been teaching for 20 years. I work in a Title I school – 75% economically disadvantaged.  In that time I’ve touched thousands of students trying to show each of them compassion, patience and love. And you never know when you might #BeTheChange for any one of them.

I received an email from a girl I taught about 15 years ago when she was in 6th grade.  She was actually in juvenile detention for part of the year I taught her for troubles at home. Her brothers were now both in jail but she wanted me to know that because of the fact that I cared about her, she stayed out of trouble. She was now in college. And she was studying to be a teacher so that she could do for her students what I did for her – show compassion, patience and love! She now has the opportunity to #BeTheChange.

“To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.” unknown

It begins with us. Each person has the ability to make a difference when the light is shining.   When you think about the many people you touch each day, how many of those people are seeing your light?

So, how about you?  What are some ways you can be more Christlike? How can you #BeTheChange? Turn on your light and together we can make a difference!

 

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Phillipians 4:8

 

 

 

Again Welcome and Thank you for joining me for #TuneInThursday it is an honor to have you here!

I have had a few people ask for a badge/button to display on your blogs.  I would absolutely be honored if you would display it, or link back here in some way.  Thank you!

 

Tune In Thursday

 

Now let’s get this party started, feel free to link 1-3 posts:

 

Do you wonder if God still speaks today?  Do you wonder if He would ever speak to you personally?  Do you long to hear the voice of God in your life?

Have your read other books on hearing from God, but long for hands on practical application? or are you looking for ways to  move you forward  hearing from God?

If you answered YES to any of those questions, then I have exactly what you need.  I now have an online e-course designed to equip you in understanding that God still speaks today, and He longs to speak directly to you, through His word, and others.  He longs to encourage you, strengthen you and comfort you.  The training on this site, is fully based on Scripture, and taken from my training manual Releasing God’s heart through Hearing His Voice. 

I have been teaching these classes internationally for the last 10+ years equipping and training believers in discerning the Ways God speaks.  God is speaking, Can you Hear Him?

2. My new membership site, d2htrainging.com has official opened, I invite you to check it out today, and develop a deeper relationship with the Lord, as you learn to hear Him speak to your heart.

Looking for other Great Inspirational Parties. Click Here to see where I Link-Up weekly.

Several Submissions have been featured at Blessed Transgressions, an Online Magazine:

Balancing the Warrior & the Princess We’re Called to Be

Who we Are and Whose We Are

Trusting God When it Seems Illogical

Will You Sit with Me? (Jesus is Calling.)

My Post “Climb Every Mountain” was featured in the August monthly link-up at : Life on Intention Link-up Party

My Post: The Power of your Story was featured here:

My Post “What’s in a Name?” was featured here:

The Luke 2:52 Project

My Post: “Will You Sit with Me?” was featured here:

My Post: “The Journey through Change” was featured here:

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30 Comments

  1. Thank you, Roseann, for all the ways in which you are trying to “be the change.” I’m married to a teacher, and so I have a front row seat to the impact one caring teacher can have in the life of a child.
    And thanks for reminding me today that I don’t have to do huge things to make a difference, but just keep doing what God brings into my heart.

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    • It always amazes me how often God brings things to our hearts – if we will only listen! Thanks for your kind comments Michelle!

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    • Michele – that is such a great point Roseann made isn’t it – to make a difference doesn’t always require Huge things, but doing the next thing God places on our hearts to do.

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  2. You are a change agent, Roseann. I live in a solitary world Mon-Fri as I work from home – but even online I can make a change in people’s world or their day! We just have to “do it, do something.”

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    • It makes me sad that so much social media has become a place for negativity. However when hurricane Harvey hit our area I was overwhelmed by how much it was used for good, from coordinating rescues to offering clean up help or child care. So, yes what you do online can definitely make a change!

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    • Yes, Susan you can change people’s world from right where you are, even if you are working the solitary life from home. I know you always brighten my day with your words and your posts. 🙂 Blessings to you

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  3. Teacher are so often overlooked, what wonderful thing that that girl didn’t give up because of you. And if we affect one person, look how many the affect, Jesus can really multiply, and He is the healer, hold on to that promise too Roseann.

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    • You are exactly right Rebecca which is why I love the picture of the rippled water. You never know how far that change can go! And amen – the promise of healing is what I cling to everyday!

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    • Rebecca – I so agree teachers are often over looked… But I believe teachers are the influences of the next generations and so very important in the lives our those they touch. Thanks for encouraging Roseann.

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  4. Thank you so much Debbie for allowing me to do a guest post on Tune In Thursday! I feel blessed to have such an awesome opportunity!

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  5. I appreciate how you began your words with the truth that first we must let Jesus bring the change inwardly, to our own hearts! Then He will be free to work through us, touching all those around us! Thank you for all that you do to touch the lives of your many students!

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    • Thank you Bettie! I have often thought about changing professions due to the demands but I believe teaching is my calling!

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    • Bettie – I appreciated this very thing too about Roseann’s post. It’s so true that we must change inward by the power of Jesus before things can truly change outwardly. Blessings.

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  6. Thanks for hosting. Hope you are enjoying your day!

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    • thanks Marilyn – yes, a great day/weekend. I got to visit with my son and hang with him. You are welcome for the linkup too

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  7. Have fun with your parents! I bet you’re really enjoying being close enough to see them more often!

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    • Lisa – thanks for leaving a comment for Roseanne and linking up this last week.

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  8. Enjoy your parents. Very nice post. I just try to do the best I can everyday.

    Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend.

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    • Thanks for faithfully being here to link up each week Patrick.

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      • Thank you Patrick! Doing your best is all anyone can ask for!

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  9. Thanks for sharing Roseann’s post. It’s a great reminder that change has to be inward focused.

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    • Char – you are most welcome for sharing Roseann’s post, it was an honor to have her here. I am so glad you were able to stop by and enjoy her reminder.

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    • Thanks for taking the time to read my post Char! I think we all need reminders sometimes!

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  10. Change is totally hard. But one day at a time and one small step each time.

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  11. Thanks for that background on ‘be the change!’ It certainly changes the meaning to know that it was originally about changing us! Definitely an attitude believers need to adopt. Allow God to change us, then through our transformation, influence others! thanks!

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    • Yes, Karen, although Gandhi was not a christian he definitely believed in inward transformation! So glad you took the time to visit!

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  12. We each have opportunity to be the change in the course of each day. May we have eyes to see when God places that opportunity before us. Wonderful post for us all and especially for teachers. We need more teachers with this mindset. Blessings!

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    • Joanne, I completely agree with you, we do need more teachers with this mindset and like Roseann who has a heart to be change for the young minds of this next generation. Thanks for sharing your encouraging thoughts.

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  13. Thanks you Debbie and Roseann for blessing us with a challenge to look into ourselves and see how we can change to impact the world around us. Thanks for linking up on the #LMMLinkup this past week.

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    • You are most welcome Mary! Thank you for the great place to link up every Monday!

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