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THURSDAY THOUGHTS

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What is your perspective?

Don’t you know if you change your perspective, you can change your life?

Today, take a minute to think about it!

You ever think about what you’re thinking about? The battlefield is in the mind.

Pay attention to your thoughts and change your stinking thinking!

BE BLESSED!
#TEAMHOLMES

Patient Through Suffering

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During my quiet time, I was reading the Book of Psalms, chapter 105.  In verses 27-19, I was reminded of Joseph and the horrible treatment he received from his brothers. This is  my absolute favorite story in the Bible. But for those who don’t know it, Joseph’s brothers sold him into slavery and told his father that a wild animal had killed him, which was a lie. Joseph was then purchased by a wealthy man named Potiphar, who took Joseph into his home as a slave. God gave Joseph favor everywhere he went and soon he had favor with his new master Potiphar.

He had so much favor that he got promoted while he was in Potiphar’s house. It seemed he kept getting promoted but something unjust would happen to him.  Potiphar’s wife came on to Joseph, enticing him to have an affair with her, but he was a man of integrity and refused. He would have nothing to do with her.  She then lied to her husband and claimed that Joseph had attacked her.  This accusation  caused Joseph to be imprisoned for a crime he did not commit.

During Joseph’s stay in prison, he tried to help those he came across. He kept the proper attitude and never complained during his suffering. Because of this, God delivered and promoted him. He had so much authority in Egypt that no one else in the entire land was above him except Pharaoh himself.

God also vindicated Joseph concerning the situation with his brothers. They had to come to him for food when the whole land was in a state of famine. Joseph once again displayed a godly attitude by not mistreating them even though they may have deserved it. He told them that what they meant for harm, worked out for his good. You can check out Genesis 37-45 to get the details of his whole story.

During my quiet time, I learned that we can expect the same results when we stay patient through suffering and keep a positive attitude. Obviously that’s easier said than done but with God’s help we are sure to get through any trial that may come our way. I will let Jim explain what he got from it.

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My wife is right in saying that it is easier said than done when trying to be patient during certain trials. I remember being at one particular job for years. I got looked over for promotions on a number of occasions. I even got to the point where I was close to a promotion but did not get it, after all of the hard work I put in. It was quite discouraging and I could have easily had a bad attitude. My work ethic could have changed and I could have decided to give up and not work as hard. My wife and I prayed about the situation, I continued to work hard any way and I did not have a poor attitude. And 2 weeks later, I was promoted. So I got to experience this first hand. Don’t always look at the circumstance because it won’t always be the way it is now. As always, Thanks for reading!

Be Blessed

Love TeamHolmes

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The Holmes Clan out and about on the weekend!

Faith Over Feelings

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Well hello good people! It’s my favorite day ever because it’s HOLMESCONFESSIONS Monday!!!!!!! I pray you all are doing well. Today’s post comes from my study time in the book of Job, chapter 19. If you know anything about Job, you know he faced plenty of difficulties.

I started to think about how I began facing many difficulties and hardships all at the same time, of course! And I noticed how easy it was to focus on the circumstances and I had to learn not to base my faith on my feelings.  There are going to be tests and trials of dry seasons but we have to trust God and do what we have to do regardless of how we feel.

We can NOT let our emotions determine whether we believe God is with us or not. He will never leave us or forsake us, and we have to live by faith and believe!!!!! Besides Gods wants to take inventory of our blessings, not our circumstances. It is much easier said than done, but we have to all be stable in our emotions and walk in the fruit of the spirit regardless of how we may feel. Hubby and I did a blog post called Faithing It . Feel free to read our experience with this very topic. Be Blessed all week!

Let us be determined this week to:

 Manage our Emotions and not let our Emotions Manage US!

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Love Always,

Team Holmes

Great relationships are NOT born overnight!

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Great relationships are NOT born overnight.

They take time, but trust me they are worth it!

Have an awesome holiday weekend! Be safe and have fun!

Love Team Holmes

PEACE

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Nothing is worth anything if we don’t have peace.

I took this statement out of the book of Job, chapter 22 verse 21 when I was reading my morning devotion. We seem to chase money and fame but neither are any good if we don’t have peace. Having the most important job in the whole company won’t do you us any good without peace either. Some people spend their lives trying to climb this ladder of success, and every time they go up one more step, they lose more of their peace because of the pressure. They also  miss on quality time that they could be spending with their families.

Let’s be reminded not to let our health fall apart while we are in the grind because we are losing our peace of mind. Without peace our lives will be full of dysfunction, confusion and chaos. But when we have PEACE, we have a great thing indeed!

Be blessed all day!

Love Always,

Team Holmes

Toxic Relationships

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Hubby and I were conversing about friendships and realized that one of the most painful realizations in life is that you are in a relationship that does not mean as much to the other person as it does to you. This relationship is toxic. I will let hubby discuss some of the details of our conversation.

What’s up y’all it’s YA Boy Jim. I want to start off by saying, if you have someone in your life that feels that they can take you or leave you,

LET THEM GO!

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One sided relationships are doomed to fail. These kinds of relationships are unhealthy and detrimental. On the way to failure, there will be disappointment, dysfunction, and frustration.

Both my wife and myself have learned that you definitely have to set boundaries in friendships and relationships.  This helps people understand how far they can go with you and communicate what you will and will NOT allow.  It also keeps you healthy and keeps other people from taking too much of your time, energy, or resources.

We encourage you to take the time out to identify people in your life with whom you could be in toxic relationships with and understand how important it is not to allow them to damage you emotionally.

Remember that God has an awesome plan for your life so keep your heart fully alive so you can enjoy those plans.

Have an awesome week! Evaluate the toxic people in your life and make changes accordingly. Be blessed!

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Love Always,

Jim and Maine

 

Yay Weekend!

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Have an awesome weekend! Do something with the ones you love!

If you missed any of this week’s posts, you can read them here.

Monday’s post was Why Did I Get Married!

Enjoy!

Love Team Holmes

Old Keys??

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Step outside of your comfort zone to do something different. In order for you to get a different result, you’ll have to do something different. It’s amazing how we will keep trying the same things to open new doors.

OLD KEYS WON’T OPEN NEW DOORS!

I Always Have Enough

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Affirmation of the day with Team Holmes

Remember to say it out loud

Have An Awesome Weekend Guys!

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Affirmation of the Day with Team Holmes

Remember to say it out loud.

Be blessed all day!