Faith turns messes into a message. Some of us have been pulled into the shadows for so long. Stretched thin. But that’s what’s needed for a slingshot to work to take out a Goliath.

A Goliath doesn’t have to be a person. It could be anything you can help to make better in this world. Goliaths can be fear, addictions, war, poverty, lack, hunger, disease, anger, rejection, greed, sloth, cruelty, etc.

The farther you go in this life, the more you get stretched by struggle, the more powerful the impact of your faith’s message.

Give your messes over to faith and watch what happens next. I bet it will surprise you in a good way. And, you’ll have one heck of a story to tell to help others and keep them motivated.

Fellowship, that’s really what it’s all about- to keep the predators within the herd and outside the herd from taking over. The lion prowls the outside of the herd to devour and destroy, so help to keep the herd together. The weakened and tired fall to the outside wounded where they can be picked off one by one, but messages of hope can bring them back. Your story can help.

Faith doesn’t have to be a particular religion or creed. You could just simply have faith in humanity, or the universe, or creation, or the spirit, or nature, etc. As long as you’re operating in positivity and honesty and kindness, does it really matter?

We are better together.


Author: J. Speer

I like to write. I have 5 books currently on Amazon, mostly fiction. I try to write positive and uplifting children's stories, expressive poetry for women, and interesting articles about personal growth, alternative medicine, and spirituality. My stories are often about diverse people but with human connection in mind through inner perspective. I love my characters especially the ones from my first book, Searching for Fire. I moved recently to Vermont. I live in the North Country region near Lake Willoughby, one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. My heart will always be with Kansas but I love travel and meeting new people with diverse perspectives on life. I have found Vermonters to have many admirable qualities like stoicism and a love and stewardship of nature. My hobbies are writing, gardening, outdoor activities like kayaking, fishing, and hiking. I am an amateur herbalist. Many years ago, an alternative medicine doctor cured me of a respiratory illness by teaching me about vitamins and for that, I owe her a debt of gratitude. I recently bought a Jeep Wrangler that fits my personality and love for adventure. Associated with the military in my younger years, I have lived in Israel, Germany, and Virginia as well - all of which I loved in different ways. I thoroughly believe in the military spouse phrase, "bloom where you are planted" and endeavor to carry a positive optimism wherever I roam. Most days are good but admittedly I get down sometimes. I am prone to sadness or severe cynicism at times, so I turn to music as my consolation and source of expression or inspiration. My favorite songs currently are "How Deep is Your Love" by the Beegees, "La Vie en Rose", "A Million Dreams" or maybe Karen Carpenter singing "Close to You" or Elton John singing "Your Song." I also like "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us" by Starship or "I'll Stand by You" by The Pretenders. "Faithfully" by Journey always reminds me of rollerskating with friends in the 1980s. My favorite quotes are from the Velveteen Rabbit, Steve Jobs, and this one..."To the caterpillar it was the end of the world, but to the butterfly it was merely a beautiful beginning." Or there is the quote from Peter Pan teaching Wendy..."What if I fall? But, oh my darling, what if you fly?" I also believe in being a pearl - graceful on the outside but full of grit and gratitude on the inside. My favorite women of the Bible are Ruth, Hannah, and Hagar. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Cheers, friend.

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