Better Days Ahead

Can I tell you the truth today? The last couple of weeks have been hard.

I had a new job opportunity fell through. My brother-in-law passed away. One of our cars was in a wreck.

Sunrise over the beach signifying better days ahead

Image by Joe Cavazos

Bad things seemed to keep piling on. One thing after the other.

Yet there was one thing I knew I could count on. Better days are ahead.

Better Days Ahead

We all go through seasons where our lives seem out of control. We don’t know what tomorrow will bring. Sometimes we don’t WANT to know what tomorrow will bring.

The days have been so bad. So hard. It seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel.

I want to encourage you today. There is hope. There are better days ahead.

Consider Giving On Giving Tuesday!

Today is a day of Global Giving. After gorging ourselves on turkey and pumpkin pie and spending obscene amounts of money to get the best deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we can join in with others from around the world to share our support of worthwhile causes.

consider donating on Giving Tuesday

If you’re struggling to decide who to give to on this Giving Tuesday, may I suggest these charities?

Grace’s Table offers a firm foundation for teen mothers and their children, from mothers-to-be, to newborns and toddlers.

Give here

Save The Storks partners with pregnancy resource centers and give abortion-vulnerable women a choice that will change their lives forever.

Give here

Greater Newark Holiday Fund is raising funds to give homeless men and women a pair of warm socks for the winter.

Give here

Two Sides Of The Same Coin – Fear and Faith

There’s two sides to every coin. And yet it’s the same coin.

Whether it’s face up or tails up. The coin doesn’t change.

Fear and faith work in the same way.

Fear is one side of the coin. Faith is the other.

coin

Image by Krystal T

You’re probably asking yourself “What’s Joseph talking about? Fear and faith are similar? He’s lost his mind!”

Hear me out though. They’re really similar. Just different sides of the same coin.

Fear is the feeling something bad will happen. In the future.

Faith is something good will happen. In the future.

Do you see where I’m going with this?

Fear is the negative side of faith. For both you’re expecting something, good or bad, to happen in the future.

Fear is tails up. You’re hiding your head as you anticipate:

  • Bad news