Wednesday, December 12, 2012

It's a Wonderful Life

It is during those times when life does not seem to be working out, feeling as if life could have been different, failing to see our impact on others, wishing we had not even been born, that we need to realize that it truly is a wonderful life. 

It's hard to see this throughout the entire year, as we deal with the ups and downs of life regardless of the calendar. It doesn't have to be just at Christmas time, as in the climactic scene in the classic movie It's a Wonderful Life when George Bailey, played by the one and only James "Jimmy" Stewart, found himself in a situation that seemed impossible. George was contemplating ending his life, wishing he had never been born, failing to realize that his life had impacted so many in positive ways until he was shown by an unlikely source, Clarence Odbody (Angel, Second Class) played by Henry Travers, that if he had not been born, the people of Bedford Falls would not have had such a wonderful life.

It's a Wonderful Live - Movie Trailer

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Favored by God

Favored by God, by Gregory A. Johnson
by Gregory A. Johnson

Are you facing something impossible in your life right now? If you read that question and can’t think of anything impossible that you are facing at this present time, please still keep reading. You will face something down the road on your journey that will be an impossible situation for you to handle without help.

For most, as they read that question, something immediately comes to mind as it is always on their mind. They go to bed thinking about it, and they get up thinking about it, and it consumes their thoughts throughout the day. Not knowing what to do or where to turn next, they reason, they plan, and oftentimes they make the wrong choices and execute the wrong plan which only causes more pain and heartache. Impossible situations can overwhelm, discourage, and depress while ostracizing us from those we love and those who love us.