Let’s be honest. Monday’s are hard but I don’t hate them. Monday’s have never done anything to me. They are hard on holidays when everyone, well not everyone, is actually off work. They are hard when I tell myself I’m getting up early to go the gym and my bed doesn’t want to let me go. I don’t blame Monday’s for that. That’s an issue I’m still working on. Pray saints. I love to sleep in but work duty usually calls after the weekend and it’s no surprise year after year Mondays keep showing up, just like every other day of the week. I view Monday’s as my focus days. I must push myself to focus on what’s ahead for the week at the same time look back on how I made it to another Monday. I love it when my Sunday worship prepares me for my Monday worship and the cycle continues. We have to find our fearless every Monday and make a point to take time to reflect on our attitudes about starting a new work week. For me I make adjustments as many times as necessary to choose love over hate. I must choose to stay positive and productive to keep moving along. I need that and others around our workplace and offices do too, especially on Mondays. Join me today and Thank God for Mondays!
May is a busy month for me. I’m marking up my calendar with events for the summer months and plans for the weekends ahead. The month of May brings a few holidays with it also such as Mother’s Day, Cinco De Mayo, Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day. It’s also Older Americans Month according to my health calendar. I took a look at my church calendar which is usually full of reminders, events, services and rehearsal dates and noticed the Annual National Day of Prayer is coming soon. It’s on May 5, 2016 for this year’s observance. I will be sure to mark, circle and highlight it on all of my calendars. National Day of Prayer is not promoted or marketed like the other days. There are no ads, sales events, parties or special promotions and announcements with this one. It’s a pure and simple invitation for everyone to take some time out to pray and reverence God’s name. We all need prayer, not just for one day, but everyday.
This weekend is the mother of them all. Cards are opening, flowers are being delivered, gifts exchanged and restaurants will be filled with people showing love and honor to the special women in their lives. Continue reading