By charityrattray

love all, but above all love God, keep moving forward, pray give thanks & live well

5 min focus for your day

While in Denver, Colorado a snow storm hit yesterday. My good friend and I were so cold we decided anything hot would do. Starbucks a short block away pulled us like a magnet. I ordered a hot cup of coffee for one hand a hot cup of tea for the other. It was better than buying gloves for the walk to the tram in order to catch our flight home.

While waiting for our orders at Starbucks something unusual happened.

9.21.2019

If you were in the scene of Braveheart the battle of Sterling- where Mel Gibson- William Wallace gives that pre battle speech… And dying in your beds many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one chance to come back here…

Dear Twenty-Something, by Anonymous

Little girls and boys watch movies of princesses and princes; we all know the story…she is locked in a tower guarded by a fierce dragon. She sits upon the tower window looking over the kingdom waiting for the knight in shining armor to come and rescue her. Because what else would she be doing? Well,…

Dear Twenty-Something, Brook Montes

Brook. Twenty something New Yorker living & following Jesus in Miami. There isn’t a Gilmore Girls episode I don’t love or a sour snack I can’t eat. I’m happily married to my high school sweetheart and we’re raising up one rambunctious fur baby that we love so much. Dear Twenty-Something Since you are very much…

Dear Twenty-Something, Tenielle Shenae

My True Name: The Power of the Mind Dear Twenty-Something, What are you going to do after college? Have you found a job yet? Where are you applying? These are the questions that haunt us in our early twenties. As we begin to navigate the workplace and start creating a foundation for our career, more questions come. Are you dating anyone? A notification pops up on social media of yet another proposal. You feel left out, alone and forgotten. It feels like everyone else has it all together. It appears everyone knows their purpose, except you. In these celebrations and…

The Well Conference Notes 8.10

AN ENCOUNTER INFLUENCES US. In 2016 Australian model Miranda Kerr and Snapchat CEO (then 26 now 29-year-old) billionaire Evan Spiegel announced their engagement.  In that same week, Miranda Kerr announced that they’re not having sex.  In a Times of London article, Kerr shares about her engagement with Evan and how they are approaching sexuality.  In…

Greg and Taylor 8.9.19

  Greg. Taylor. Welcome to your wedding day.  And I want to welcome both friends and family here to witness and celebrate your wedding day.  All of us are thrilled and honored to be a part of this new beginning.  Here we are at launch of it all with both friends and family members here…

Zan and Tanna

Zan. Tanna. Welcome to your wedding day.  And I want to welcome both friends and family here to witness and celebrate your wedding day.  All of us are thrilled and honored to be a part of your love story as it is unfolding. This winter beginning of yours holds hope and promise as you today become husband and wife. And today is beautiful.  Making a home together.  Zan making her happiness more than real. Tanna accepting and giving back this same happiness.  Today love not only holds your hand but holds the weight of your future. Something that stands out…

Steadfast Love Week 7

Doubt can destroy a relationship. Do we really have what it takes? Doubt will lead you to question the foundation between you and if unchecked will contradict steadfast love. “You can’t go back and change the beginning but you can start where you are and change the ending.” C.S. Lewis The beginning can be rough.…

Steadfast Love Week 6

Who is in the inner circle of your life?  Ok obviously it’s one another.  Is there anyone else? When you let off steam, freak out, or even just vent who do you call?  Who has access to your thought life?  Who has access to your resources?  Who do you regularly let in?  Who can handle…