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On Purpose

With purpose of heart Today I will say good-bye before I say hello To that which will bring death With purpose of heart I will choose your way O God, not mine As I take each breath In hope Of a life lived with love to spare For all Because you first loved me With purpose of heart I choose to live out your purpose in me. Even when Life seems without purpose. Each of us must face our own moments of decision. Where our choices make or break us. The poem above is part of my poetry journal "Letting Go of Cockatoo Dreams" © 2010 Debbie Turner Chavers Act 11:23 Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord.

Job Description-Servant

During a brief visit with someone yesterday, I was asked what I do daily with my time. My job? This is an uncomfortable question, because there is no general descriptive term for what I consider my job to be, other than Servant. Some how, with all the hoopla of awards, recognitions, and the "worlds" pat on the back. The title Servant does not seem so grand. For what I do on a daily basis is service/serving others. It is probably what most of us do. Serve. You may have a fancy title attached to your service. I do not. Unless, wife,mom, friend, cook, landscaper, nurse, a fancy title. So I guess my official work title is "Servant". Or I could adopt the title of "Doer". Daily I apply myself to those things which need to be done. The everyday, day in day out needs of a family and home. The large and small things that make life easier for those in my circle of care. Some days this circle shrinks and some days it is popping through my orderly seams! My

The Pointy Accusation

Two forward and three back. Sounds like a game of checkers. Yet, this is a game that has no winners. The heart that points a finger has three pointed back at its self. In checkers you make points by taking the other players chips off the table one by one. But in real life, relationships are not a game of checkers. And what you take from your supposed opponent is more than a chip. It can be the beginning of the end of a relationship. Relationships are built by adding one chip on top of another to build a base for a solid foundation of trust and empathy. As individuals it is easy to only point out the wrong of another in a relationship. To feel justified for a wrong done. Even when the accusation is true, there are no winners unless the opponent realizes the fault and changes accordingly. So when pointing a finger at someone else...look down and see the three pointed back at you from your own hand. This will help you remember to be kind as you point and realize that the chips are stacke