Yes, You Can! &Tune In Thursday #33

Yes, You Can! &Tune In Thursday #33

Tweet When my daughter was a toddler, she had a favorite phrase. It wasn’t the typical, “Why? …  “Mine,” “How come?” Or even the shouts of “No!”  I mean, those were said on occasion, but rather her favorite phrase to say about anything was … “I can’t.” She would say it about everything: Brandi it’s time for a nap. “I can’t.” Brandi put your shoes on. “I can’t.” Brandi brush your teeth, eat your lunch, drink your milk, let’s go outside and play.  “I can’t!” … “I can’t!” … “I can’t!” … “I can’t!” It didn’t matter what it was, she had somehow heard the words “I can’t” and taken them on as her mantra and answer for everything.  When she was two-and-a-half, it was kinda cute, but as she turned three, four, and even five it was not.  It was a terrible mindset, a pattern, a way of thinking that needed to be eradicated from her vocabulary and her life. I recall having a conversation with her when she was four years old, telling her she could do anything she set her mind to and she could be anything she wanted to be.  But can you really rationalize with a four-year-old.  She persisted in saying and proclaiming, “I can’t” about everything she didn’t want to do, and everything that took a little effort. We read the book and watched the movie about the little engine that could.  I thought, this will help her believe in herself and change her thinking.  But it did not. I desperately cried out to God one day asking for wisdom about how to...
Pronouncing Blessings (Vlog) – Lessons from the Lake #10

Pronouncing Blessings (Vlog) – Lessons from the Lake #10

Tweet Speaking and Pronouncing Blessings over others is a very Biblical thing to do.  In fact, there are many examples throughout Scripture of blessings.  Plan to join me this Thursday on the blog as I dive more into teaching on speaking and pronouncing blessings over others. Hebrews 3:13 tell us: But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called “Today,” so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. Our words matter, so speak life and blessings.Powered By the Tweet This PluginTweet This We are called to be light in a dark world, Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. We are commanded to bring positive encouragement to a negative and dying world. Hebrews 3:13 But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called “Today,” so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. There is power in our words alone. Proverbs 18:21Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit. Create an atmosphere for blessings others.Powered By the Tweet This PluginTweet This Speaking blessings opens a door for the Holy Spirit to target others for good.Powered By the Tweet This PluginTweet This Tweet   My Post “What’s in a Name?” was featured here: My Post: “Will You Sit with Me?” was featured here: My Post: “The Journey through Change” was featured here: I have been know to link to the following Inspirational Parties: Sunday’s Social...
Be A Blessing – Speak A Blessing!

Be A Blessing – Speak A Blessing!

This week in class, I taught on speaking and pronouncing blessings over the people we meet. Scripture tells how powerful our words are; and yet, do we intentionally use or place our words to open spiritual doors in the lives of others? There is power in our words alone. Death and Life are in the tongue… (Proverbs 18:21). In 2005, when God first gave me the basis for my blessings teaching, it gave me a whole new perspective on how we can intentionally open doors of blessings for others and “target” them for good. Let me explain. It was a rainy spring afternoon in the Pacific Northwest when I found myself, yet again, standing in line at my local Post Office. I am a people watcher, and with the post office being packed this particular day, I had a lot to keep my mind off the long wait time. A lady began to sneeze quickly drawing my attention. “Poor woman,” I thought, “she must be getting sick.” Then to my surprise, the postal worker waiting on her said “God Bless You!” He proceeded to say it to her each and every time she sneezed. “Can he do that?!?” I thought to myself. “Won’t he get into trouble?” especially since we live in a day and time that doesn’t allow a mix of God and government. As I began to ponder this interaction, God began to speak to me and show me that when we speak well-meaning, well-intended words over others, it opens spiritual doors in their life allowing the Holy Spirit to “target” them for good. Even if they...