A Bit of Wisdom from C.S.Lewis

Sunday, April 19th, 2020

Photo: Indianapolis International Airport

EVERYTHING IN ITS TIME

—Ecclesiastes 3:1-15—

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

a time to be born, and a time to die;

a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;

a time to kill, and a time to heal;

a time to break down, and a time to build up;

a time to weep, and a time to laugh;

a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

a time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;

a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to throw away;

a time to tear, and a time to sew;

a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

a time to love, and a time to hate;

a time for war, and a time for peace.

What gain have the workers from their toil? I have seen the business that God has given to everyone to be busy with.

He has made everything suitable for its time; moreover he has put a sense of past and future into their minds, yet they cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.

I know that there is nothing better for them than to be happy and enjoy themselves as long as they live; moreover, it is God’s gift that all should eat and drink and take pleasure in all their toil.

I know that whatever God does endures forever; nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it;

God has done this, so that all should stand in awe before him. That which is, already has been; that which is to be, already is; and God seeks out what has gone by.”

~Peace~ ειρήνη~Charlotte 🌻🙏🏻☀️

ειρήνη– “Peace” in Greek, reference listed the below. 

References:

https://disciples.org/

https://www.biblegateway.com/

https://biblehub.com/greek/1515.htm

Grateful

Sunday, April 19th, 2020

Today I am grateful for all that God has done, is doing and will do! ~Amen

Take time today and make a list of the things you are grateful for in your life…

1. My health

2. My job

3. My vehicle

4. Health insurance

5. My home

6. My parents

7. My church

8. My friends

9. Food

10. Clean water

11. Freedom

12. The internet

13. My vision

14. My speech

15. My hearing

16. A heart

17. Emotions

18. Clothing

19. Shoes

20. My Bible

This are not in any chronological order and there are so many more things I am thankful for and so many people whom I am grateful to have in my life. THANK YOU JESUS FOR CREATING ME! My life is in your hands mold me and make me to be more like you. ~ Amen

~Peace~ ειρήνη~Charlotte 🌻🙏🏻☀️

ειρήνη– “Peace” in Greek, reference listed the below. 

References:

https://disciples.org/

https://www.biblegateway.com/

https://biblehub.com/greek/1515.htm

A Bit of Wisdom from C.S.Lewis

Saturday, April 18th, 2020

Today, let’s celebrate those individuals who have made a difference in our lives. I want to acknowledge the individuals I met during my time at Judson College/University. During my time there as a student my life took off in a new direction that would forever change the landscape of my life. The people I met planted seeds that I have been able to cultivate through the years. Some of those individuals have passed away, others moved away and we lost touch, and then there are those of us who have weathered the storms of time and space and our friendships have grown. Since that time I have had the opportunity to met many other individuals whom I’m blessed to call my friends.

As C.S.Lewis puts it, friendship is unnecessary and has no survival value, in fact it gives value to survival. In my opinion, for what it’s worth, friends are precious gifts from God. People who care for one another, comfort each other and are compassionate. They love us most especially when we find it hard to love ourselves.

“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”—Proverbs 17:17

Some friends play at friendship but a true friend sticks closer than one’s nearest kin.” —Proverbs 18:24

“Iron sharpens iron, and one person sharpens the wits of another.” —Proverbs 27:17

So, send a text, send a letter or any type of communication to let your friends know you love them, you care for them and you are praying for them.

Have a Blessed Day! ☀️🌻💛

~Peace~ ειρήνη~Charlotte 🌻🙏🏻☀️

ειρήνη– “Peace” in Greek, reference listed the below. 

References:

https://disciples.org/

https://www.biblegateway.com/

https://biblehub.com/greek/1515.htm

http://goodreads.com

A Bit of Wisdom from C.S.Lewis

Friday, April 17th, 2020

Patience is something we all have dealt with at some point in our lives. Some people are better than others at mastering the skills necessary to harness it. Kids tend to want to get older faster and adults often wish for their younger days. The Bible gives us over 70 instances of being patient.

Life is a journey and an adventure! With Jesus as our Lord and Savior our destination is Heaven. You’ve heard of the phrase, “Stop and smell the roses.” Indeed, use the senses God gave you to explore, learn and grow. Do not rush life along, ever corner has something for us to learn. Please do not misunderstand, I am not saying life will always be good, if fact life can be very difficult at times. But it is through those experiences that we learn. How would you recognize a good job from a bad one if not for experience. Knowledge is power and all knowledge is useful. When we rush things along, especially when we are unprepared, we create difficulties for ourselves. If you care about something allow it to grow. Have you ever planted a garden or had house plants? They take immense tending and patience. Patience can be applied to all aspects of our lives; friendship, dating, colleges, buying a home, purchasing a car, having children…the list goes on and on.

Waiting and patience are not exactly the same thing. Patience should not be a lazy noun, being patient is collecting data, experiencing feelings and exploring your senses. Waiting should not be a lazy verb. If we only wait expecting God to send us a postcard with instruction,we will likely be waiting for a very long time.

—Proverbs 14:29–

“Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but one who has a hasty temper exalts folly.”

~Peace~ ειρήνη~Charlotte 🌻🙏🏻☀️

ειρήνη– “Peace” in Greek, reference listed the below. 

References:

https://disciples.org/

https://www.biblegateway.com/

https://biblehub.com/greek/1515.htm

http://goodreads.com

https://bible.knowing-jesus.com/words/Patiently

https://bible.knowing-jesus.com/words/Patient

https://bible.knowing-jesus.com/words/Patience

https://www.womansday.com/life/inspirational-stories/g28461554/bible-verses-about-patience/

Being Thankful

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

Hi friends around the world and those close by! I just wanted to share a few pictures and a verse. I took these pictures on my way home from work on Monday night. The sky was so beautiful, so much so I wanted to chase after it. And, well I sort of did in a manner of speaking. You see in order for me to get this exact picture I had to drive down a dead end road where there is a construction site! Lucky for me everyone was gone and I didn’t even get out of my car. The backdrop is the award winning Indianapolis International Airport along with FedEx Hub of Indianapolis. God’s Blessing are all around us, we need only to notice.💛

~Peace and Much Love~ Charlotte 🌻🙏🏻☀️

A Bit of Wisdom from C.S.Lewis

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

Today, we are given an opportunity to be Christ to others, even in our isolation from COVID-19. Being the hands and feet of Jesus, is to do the things He did. He recognized individuals that others passed by on a daily basis without thought. A simple acknowledgement of someone who feels like no one, can be life changing! I encourage you to reach out to someone you haven’t spoken with in awhile and let them know you are thinking of them. A text, an email or even a phone call. ~God Bless You~

~Luke 6:40~

“A disciple is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully qualified will be like the teacher.” —NRSV

“The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher.” —NIV

“A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher.” —ESV

Here is the full quote from Lewis’ book, Mere Christianity:

“Now the whole offer which Christianity makes is this: that we can, if we let God have His way, come to share in the life of Christ. If we do, we shall then be sharing a life which was begotten, not made, which always existed and always will exist. Christ is the Son of God. If we share in this kind of life we also shall be sons of God. We shall love the Father as He does and the Holy Ghost will arise in us. He came to this world and became a man in order to spread to other men the kind of life He has — by what I call “good infection.” Every Christian is to become a little Christ. The whole purpose of becoming a Christian is simply nothing else.”

—Mere Christianity by C.S.Lewis

~Peace~ ειρήνη~Charlotte 🌻🙏🏻☀️

ειρήνη– “Peace” in Greek, reference listed the below. 

References:

https://disciples.org/

https://www.biblegateway.com/

https://biblehub.com/greek/1515.htm

http://goodreads.com