Why this gift……?

They say we are each gifted with talents, gifts that may or may not be evident during certain times in our life. While these incredible capabilities we possess are never far away, there are those moments when they it seem just out of reach. Some people are incredible musicians, gifted artists, captivating authors, or compassionate givers. My gift is not yours and your gift is something that I would most likely fail at miserably. Regardless, each has been gifted by the Creator to be more than mere consumers during our time on Earth. We were created to shine, we were born to live, and we are responsible for using that gifting to bless, inspire, and encourage our world.

I know that I have been blessed to be able to communicate through my writing. Not that I am a great author, New York Times best-selling author, or even a published writer. Rather, I have been told by several people within my circle of friends that they believe it to be a gift. But, what happens when that ‘gift’ seems to be the hardest thing to come to terms with? Why does it have to be THAT talent? I wanted to be able to do something DIFFERENT……. Read more of this post

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Used or Used, which is it?

20140102-140742.jpgWe all like to be used from time to time in some capacity where our talents, whatever they may be, can benefit someone or something. As a musician, I like it when someone asks me to be a part of a group who just want to use their talents for no other reason than to bring joy to someone else. My father was a special man who had many talents, but would never seek the spotlight. He was content to allow others to rise to the occasion, but he also enjoyed when they asked him to preach, play his alto sax, or strum the guitar. We all like those moments when people wish to use us, but we grow weary of it after a while when we realize they are only using us.

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