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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Happy New Year. . .2012 Do You Feel The Excitement?. . .I DO!

Yes, we are on the verge of a New Year!!! 2012 is approaching and I have to admit, I feel excitement in the air. I truly believe this is going to a year of great things! Why, you ask? Well for a couple of reasons. The first being is, I know in my heart, God knows where I am going. His Word says, “The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day” Proverbs 4:18. Then here is what it reads in the next verse, “But the way of the wicked is like total darkness. They have no idea what they are stumbling over.  Wow, there was a time in my life when I can truly say I lived in verse 19. . . stumbling over STUFF trying to figure out which direction to go. But today, THIS DAY! I can shout to the masses that even if I stumble I am not in the DARK!!! Thank you God!

The second reason I believe this year is going be about greatness is, because I am doing what one of my favorite authors, Melody Beattie wrote. She talked about embracing your destiny. . .”How often we search outside of ourselves for some elusive moment, for an experience like someone else is having, for an emotion we’d like to feel but aren’t, at least not right now. How often we long to be somewhere other than where we are, or someone other than who we are. How easy it can be to complain about and regret our past, thinking it’s somehow wrong. The answer is to fall in love, fall in love with our own life. Our destiny isn’t some far-off moment or something that happens to someone else. Our destiny is taking place right now. It’s been happening all along.” We need to realize that our destiny is tied up in the choices we make. We need to accept and fall in love with our own lives, loving the lessons we have obtain from living our lives. . .Never discount where you are. . .there is a blessing tied to it! Where you are is part of the journey of where you’re going!!! Think about Job. . .where he was BLESSED HIS LIFE. . . he didn’t even see it coming!  DESTINY!!! 

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Merry Christmas From Titus Works

When I began to look back over my life I can truly say boldly. . . THAT GOD HAS BEEN GOOD TO ME!!! There are so many experiences I could share with you to prove that, but we would be here all day. There were many times when I have been in the middle of what seemed to not be going in the direction I would have desired. But, when it was all said and done, I realized it went exactly the way it NEEDED TO GO, for GOD'S WILL TO BE DONE.

The pieces of our lives is what creates our testimony and many times we need to just let the pieces be. So many times we need to just let ourselves be. In order for life to be! Although this may not be popular, sometimes chaos needs to precede order. The pieces will come together! The problem is we feel better if can see what's to come, living in the unknown can be uncomfortable. That is where our faith has to come in. . . Listen, one of my favorite authors stated it like this, "You don't have to force the pieces to fit together if it's not time. You don't have to know. There is power sometimes in not knowing. There is power in letting go. Power in waiting. Power in stillness. Power in trust. There is power in letting the disconnected pieces be until they settle into a whole. The action you are to take will appear. Timely. Clearly. What you're to do will become clear. Let the pieces be, and they'll take shape. Soon you will see the picture." . . and thus forms our testimonies!! Join me on Thursday, December 15th at 8:00 p.m. CST. . .  

LET THE REDEEMED SAY SO!!! See ya Thursday!! 

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

It's A Girl Thing. . .The Power of a Daughter's Love!

I would imagine that being a parent to a daughter is an awesome thing. Not that parenting a son isn't I'm sure, but there is something about looking at a little mini-me that just does something to your heart. The power of this relationship is so grand that it places you in a position to change how you do things immediately. It changes how you see women and yourself. The love that flows from the eyes of your daughter makes you want to make sure she gets what she needs to be empowered to become the woman God has destined her to be.

As you commit your parenting efforts to the Lord, He gives you the grace and ability to bless your children in special, powerful ways. So, Titus Works is asking the following questions:
What is the greatest challenge you face right now as a parent to your daughter or daughters?
What is the greatest joy in your life as you parent these awesome little women?
How often do you go to God in prayer for them?
Finally, Are you demonstrating the character you would like to nurtured and grow in your daughter?
Such as:
Being obedient
Pursue God's truth
Love God
Teach God's Word
Don't Follow false gods

Raising daughters certainly isn't easy. You may be facing an uphill battle in your child rearing efforts. But with time, patience, consistency, humility, and a complete trust in God, you can bless your daughters beyond your imagination. . . .IT'S A GIRL THING!!!

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Titus Works Empowerment Blog ~ The "D" Word. . .Divorce Part 2

Okay, if you were on the last call, you have to admit that God was not through with what he had to say! Therefore, get ready for Round 2 of the topic that has wrecked habit in the lives of many people. The amazing thing about this call was the message God was saying, was not solely centered around the subject of being divorced from marriage. . .have you been divorced from your purpose, your destiny, your relationship with God? You don't want to miss this call. . .there is life after divorce and God is a Great part of it!!!!


Monday, October 31, 2011

This Thursday you don't want to miss it!!!

We also have joy with our troubles, because we know that these troubles produce patience. And patience produces character, and character produces hope. And this hope will never disappoint us, because God has poured out his love to fill our hearts. He gave us his love through the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to us. . . Romans 5:3-5

Divorce can be a very disappointing time in our lives, not only disappointing but very painful. Many times during this period, those who have gone through this heart wrenching time a decision is made to attempt a few things, we try to run, pretend that the pain does not exist or we are unable to control the anger we feel. Which many times is about us feeling as if we failed or defeated. We experience so many different emotions but the fact of the matter is through those emotions some awesome things can happen!

The Word of God says, trouble produces patience, patience will assist us in waiting on God and His plan for our lives on how we move forward through this experience. Then if we can practice patience it produces, character. We can continue to grow and become the men and women God has ordained us to be, instead of going off on some tangent that does not please you or GOD! Then finally if we allow our character to grow we are then blessed with hope. The Word explains it better than any words I can write, "This hope will never disappoint us, because God has poured out his love to fill our hearts." Wow all of this in the times if trouble. . . that is why there is life after divorce and God is a GREAT PART of the life.

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Titus Work Empowerment Conference Call

If you missed the powerful message she gave us previously
. . . she's back!!

Join Titus Works with
Minister Jackie Hill
as God blesses us through her on
our subject. . . . Salvation

What does that look like, feel like, how do I know I have it!!! Am I really saved??? 
Are you or do you know someone sitting in church faking? Waiting for some feeling? A certain type of look. . .doing what you see hoping to feel what you think others look like they are feeling?. . .Are you asking the question inwardly ~  HOW DO I GET THAT!!!!

This call is to relay a message that it is so much more than a feeling! The so much more, is what brings on what we feel and how we react to our feelings. My relationship with God brings out this response that words sometimes cannot explain. So when I see others or myself doing what we do. It is because I cannot find the words to express what it is I want to express about this relationship that God and I have. . . it is so much bigger than what I feel! 
Join Titus Works Thursday, October 6th at 8:00 p.m.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Titus Works Empowerment Blog ~I want to be my Brother's Keeper!

I first want to apologize for the length of this, but it was all so important I could not determine what to leave out. . .
There has been something on my mind lately that I just can’t seem to shake and maybe someone has had or is having the same experience in your life. I was reading one of my favorite devotional books and the author wrote these words:

“What good is it if someone gains the whole world but loses their soul? In our mad dash, non-stop way of life, we too often forget about or blatantly ignore what matters most for our lives. But deep down, the simple truth that nothing, no achievements, no pleasures, no possessions equals the value of the human soul resonates in our inner being. Because what we most want for ourselves is to live our lives with significance and meaning. We long to be all that God created us to be.”

In the attempt to being all that God is creating us to be and obtaining what we want most for ourselves, a life with significance and meaning. How do you do that when one of the things you value is a relationship with your sibling or siblings? When that relationship does not look or feel as you would desire it to be. What does a person do? I know that some of the answer will be. . .to pray, to wait on God, turn it over, some may even say shake the dust off your feet and move on. . . But what does God's Word have to say about this?

In Genesis 27:41; 32:3-5, 9-11; 33:1-5, 10-11
Among the best known stories of scripture are accounts of infamous sibling rivalries. Beginning with Cain and Able, the Bible records numerous family squabbles between brothers and brothers and even between brothers and sisters. The Bible makes no attempt to cover up the dysfunctional nature of some biblical families. But just as the Bible gives account of dysfunctional families so also does it give guidelines for healthy sibling relationships. This study is intended to improve a relationship that can be a blessing for a lifetime.

It is the story of two sibling rivals, Jacob and Esau. Here were two boys whose behavior could have set in motion a lifetime of bad blood. Instead, because of God’s intervention, the two antagonists became late life friends. This is a story of a relationship restored. From the outset these brothers were pitted against each other in jealous competition for their parents’ attention. Born twins, they grew up side by side but not step in step. Each had his own personality and agenda. Their early years together reveal the weakness and faults of each. Jacob was manipulative, and Esau was insensitive. Jacob was the youngest, but God had revealed that he would be greater than his brother who was born moments before. One was a momma’s boy; the other was the father’s favorite. You know the story. . .

Here were two young men who could have been more than brothers; they could have been friends. Tragically they became more than rivals; they became enemies. This is a story repeated often in scripture. Many siblings are robbed of a relationship that could enrich them for a lifetime all because of petty jealousy and the unwillingness to forgive. In many situations the people involved have long forgotten the original argument. All they know is that there is tension between them and it is awkward for all involved.

In Colossians 3:12-14, the apostle Paul admonishes Christians to demonstrate grace toward one another. What is needed between spiritual brothers is no less needed between biological siblings. Paul advocates proactive grace. Simply defined, it is grace that takes the initiative to forgive and to restore any broken or estranged relationship. Too often Christians practice what could be called “grace by osmosis.” They do nothing, hoping over time the relationship will just heal itself. The biblical pattern is much different.

How should proactive grace be carried out?
  1. Acknowledge the problems that exist in the relationship. Examine the health of your family ties. Ask the hard questions of yourself. Have I done my part to keep my relationship strong? Is there some fault of mine or some neglect on my part? Look honestly at your relationship and ask if it is really what you want it to be. Don’t look at the fault of your sibling; consider what part you have played or should have played.
  2. Pray about the relationship. Ask God to restore and renew your relationship and to work in your sibling’s heart as well as your own. Begin by asking for the grace necessary to see the situation as it really is, not as you have perceived it to be. Ask God to allow you to see your sibling’s side of things. And pray for God’s love to flow through you.   
  3. Take steps to reconcile. Jesus tells us in the gospels if we go to the altar and there determine that someone has something against us, we are to leave our gift and go to them. In others words, we are to be proactive with our grace. What can you do to strengthen your relationship with your sibling? Good relationships don’t happen just because you hope they will.  

In our focal passage Jacob feared his encounter with Esau after many years only to find that his brother wanted to reestablish and renew the relationship as much, if not more, than he did. Could it be that there is a relationship waiting to be restored in your life? Is there a brother or sister who misses you? What would it take to restore that relationship, and more importantly, what are you willing to do?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Titus Works Empowerment Blog

We Need Each Other                             
In getting ready for the Titus Works Empowerment Conference call, I thought this might help us to give some thought to the topic. One of the most dramatic stories of friendship in the Bible is that of David and Jonathan. David, once King Saul's favorite, has become the target of the king's growing madness and wrath.  Jonathan, torn between his love for his father and his friend, ultimately obeys God at great personal risk and cost, protects David on numerous occasions. David reciprocates that love by sparing Saul's life on two occasions and blessing  Jonathan's children  and grandchildren.

Sometimes friendship expresses more intense love than that we sIUshare with our family. But without exception, all of us need the support of someone we trust and whom we can share our joys, sorrows, challenges, and heart with.

A true friend is someone to cry with as a comfort in times of trouble; someone to laugh with in order to rekindle joy; someone to pray with to lift our spirits; someone to argue with as we challenge each other to grow and be our best; someone to share hearts with us so that we can know them and ourselves better; someone to forgive and be forgiven by as we learn about God's redemptive love for us; someone to grow old with as we become women of wisdom and grace together.
In other words, friends are good for the soul.

A man who has friends must himself be friendly, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. . . Proverbs 18:24 NKJV

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Renee’ Daniels

Lessons for Life. . .Soul Matters

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Titus Works Empowerment Conference Call

Have you ever made the statement, "I though she/he was my friend?" Well I have and often wondered how do you really know. . . This call is to talk about some of those things that could assist us in how we choose the people we surround ourselves with. You really don't want to miss this call!! 
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Monday, September 5, 2011

A friend of mine posted this awesome message regarding toxic thoughts. I thought I would share it with each of you.  

When something is toxic, it’s poisonous; it can destroy you. When we go around dwelling on the wrong thoughts, thinking about what we can’t do or how we’ll never get ahead, those thoughts are toxic thoughts. Toxic thoughts left alone become like toxic waste that sinks into your heart. It will eventually contaminate your whole life. It affects your self-image. It affects your attitude, your level of confidence, and ultimately, your success. That’s why the scripture says to guard your heart because the condition of your heart and mind determine the condition of your whole life. “Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life” - Proverbs 4:23 Make the decision today to detox any negative, self-defeating thoughts by meditating on God’s promises instead. Make the decision to detox bitterness, detox low self-esteem, detox negative words that may have been spoken over you, detox con...demnation. Make the decision to dwell on what God says about you. God says, “You are forgiven.” God says, “Your best days are in front of you.” God says, “I’ll restore the years that the enemy has stolen.” As you detox your mind and fill your thoughts with His promises, you’ll see His hand of blessing on your life. You’ll rise up higher, and you’ll live the abundant life He has for you!
When I first read this I thought, What if the toxic waste has already contaminated the heart? How do you flush it out to detox your heart and mind? My friend gave an awesome solution on how to detox and I agree that meditating on God’s promises is an awesome balm for anyone’s heart. My question now is, are you able to really do that when you are in this frame of mind? If you are that person who is saying, “yeah that sounds good, but I can’t seem to get pass what I’m feeling!” Then what I say to you is the first step to the solution my friend gave, may be to figure out how the toxic thoughts developed. Look at your circle of friends honestly and see if there is toxic waste there.

Sometimes we allow people to speak into our lives over and over without realizing how those words have and are affecting us. As you began to weed out all the elements of the waste you will become closer and closer to seeing that you are blessed beyond measure. You will then be more intentional about who and what you allow on your journey. This journey is precious who and what we have on it is vital to the walk. Change has to happen and what you change will make a great difference.

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Renee’ Daniels