Somebody Needs To….

Somebody needs to….. How many times have we either heard this phrase or stated it our self. It doesn’t matter if it is in the business world, our home life or even in the Lord’s Church. Somebody needs to…
I want to know who Somebody is and what mother or father would name their child Somebody. I find myself making this statement when I hear that sentence. “Well, since Somebody is missing in action, why don’t you do it?”
You see we are all Somebody. We have to ask ourself, if not me then who? If not now, then when? All of us are gifted. All of us have some talent or skill that we can use to create something special for the Lord and our fellow man. The only time we are too old is when we no longer breath God’s air.
I have heard, “I don’t have time, I am to old, I have small children, I have to do this or that, I work all the time.” I have also been guilty of those very excuses, and yet, I managed to find time for other things of less importance.
No matter how young or old we perceive ourself to be, we can do something. We are Somebody. While we may not be in front of a class teaching or sitting around a kitchen table teaching, by our very actions we are teaching by example. It might not bear fruit in an instant, but like a tree it grows and matures, and the fruit comes.
So, why not be that Somebody that needs to……

A Beautiful Soul

I am always seeing and reading things that inspire me. Especially as I get older and see the young and beautiful walk around. Growing up I never felt beautiful. In fact, if the truth be known I always felt ugly. I was never taught that as a female, I was created in the image of the most beautiful entity around. I was created in the image of God. And he is beautiful.
In honor of Mother’s Day, I wanted to say to all the women out there, each of you are beautiful. You are beautiful in a way that can never be taken from you. You were created in the image of God and he is beautiful. You are created with his essence, his goodness, his beauty.
I know we from habit get up and look in the mirror and we see the face staring back at us and maybe sometimes it even appears to scare us. Look past that, look at the eyes and the soul that shines through. Look at the beauty that shines from within.
Even as youth and outward beauty fade, the wrinkles creep in, the hair takes on its own life form and the body sags, we are beautiful. We are God’s children. We are created in his image; we are created with his beauty. Let it shine, wear it proudly, revel in it, embrace it. Own it. He gave it to us, and it makes us unique.
Remember a beautiful face will change and a perfect body will age, but a beautiful soul will always be a beautiful soul. And that beauty will never fade, never wrinkle, never sag and never age. It only gets more beautiful.
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