Our only Control

The only thing we really have control over is our thoughts. Thoughts create feelings. Feelings create action. Action creates results. We must take our thoughts captive and cast down negative imaginations and every thing that would exalt itself above the power of our God.

E.A. Fussell

03.19.2020

2Corinthians 10:3-5 KJV
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ

Fry your Obstacles

Go hard after your dreams today. Even if you’re feeling a little chicken about certain tasks required to accomplish what you want.

Did you know that Colonel Sanders was in his mid-60’s when he started KFC?

Sometimes we think we have to give up on our dreams because of our age. Is there anything you have “wanted” for a long time? Let’s decide today to stop “wanting” and go after it. And when we feel a little chicken, let’s take a lesson from Colonel Sanders: fry those little chickens up and turn them into a multi-million dollar endeavor.

Ann Fussell
03.09.2020

Seeds of Greatness

Greatness happens at the moment, the very instant, we decide to be great.

Each of us has a seed of greatness in us and the power to grow it. Circumstances, environment, relationships are all results of our thoughts.

Thoughts create feelings. Joy, sadness, anger, happiness, overwhelm, excitement, hate, love, etc.

Feelings create actions. Forward movement, backward movement, standing still.

Actions create results. Good, bad, or indifferent.

Results are confirmation of our thoughts.

We control our thoughts. They are a choice. For different results we must choose different thoughts.

What size footprint will we leave in the forrest of life today?

Let’s make it a big one 👣🌲🌳🌴

E.A. Fussell
O2.27.2020

Youthful Memories

Apparently the Officer that stopped me for speeding was unaware that the speed limit changes when you’re listening to AC/DC. His annoyed response was, “I’ll tell you what I do know, if you don’t slow down you won’t be Back-in-Black, you’ll be Arriving-in-Blue, as in the backseat of my patrol car.”

….possible memory from my youth while driving a brown 1978 Trans-Am with the T-tops off, AC/DC blasting over the sound system, and trying to get a friend home before curfew.

E.A. Fussell

12/01/2019

Pick It Up

On my way to work this morning I stopped to get a cup of coffee and found this penny. I always pick up pennies or other coins now regardless of what side is facing up. When I was young I heard that a face up coin was good luck but a face down coin was bad luck. If I ran across one that was face down I started turning it face up so the next person would pick it up for good luck. Now that I am older I pick them all up regardless of which way they are facing because I have learned to forget foolish superstition and read the penny. Look at what it says:

IN GOD WE TRUST.

Priceless.

Thank you Lord for every surprise penny, every reminder, you place in my path that If I put my trust in You, You will take care of me.

E.a.Fussell

11/23/2019

Investment

God is a jealous God. He wants your love.

Satan is God’s enemy. He loves to mock God and wants to steal your love and time from God. That old devil will try every way he can to deceive you and distract you by setting other things up in your thoughts to take priority over God.

Take a moment to ponder how often you expressed love for our Heavenly Father this past week. You had 168 hours, how much of it was invested in your relationship with our Heavenly Father?

Did you find yourself lost in life, feeling like there was just not enough time to do all the things you needed to get done? The idea that we are “too busy” is one of the greatest tools Our enemy has created to get inside our minds and manipulate us. I am guilty of falling into this trap, are you?

What might happen this week if you and I make a conscious effort to spend focused time with God?

Praying, reading His Word, worshiping Him during a walk in nature, helping someone, studying a scripture, sitting quietly and listening for His Spirit, dancing joyously through our home as we sing praises to His holy name.

There are so many ways to love God when we aren’t distracted by other thoughts and priorities.

E.A. Fussell

11/17/2019

Garden Imaginings

I went to a garden center this evening just to walk around and imagine the garden I will someday have. Growing things has never been easy for me so I’m not sure why I entertain myself with this fantasy. Mostly I like to think that if I had time to garden I would have time to learn how to make cool garden art like this metal LOVE sign. My artist heart has so many ideas, perhaps one day I will allow it to fully express itself.

E.A. Fussell

11/01/2019

Gruene Hall

Gruene (Green) was once a significant cotton producing community along the Guadalupe River. Now it is part of New Braunfels, Texas and primarily a tourist attraction.

In 1845 Ernest Gruene, a German immigrant, and his two sons, purchased land and began building a community as they grew the number one cash crop for the area, cotton.

Gruene Hall became the center of the community’s social life and is the only business that survived the Great Depression and has never closed.

E.A. Fussell

10/20/2019