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Anita Lucas Freestyle

Discouragement One Beat Foster Momma

This week as a foster mother has been a rough ... read more

Are you Hungry?

  Our small herd of animals are now ... read more

The Honest Truth

So instead of folding laundry and mopping a ... read more

We are Never too Broken

My oh my what a whirlwind the last couple ... read more

Keep Your Eye on the Ball

This week I was on vacation from the hospital ... read more

We are all Lost Without Light

  Last weekend our family took a ... read more

This is Not Our Home

Just recently Mike and I attended more Foster ... read more

When We Sabotage Our Own Lives

Once again I am preparing myself to pack up ... read more

Once Going Organic There Aint No Going Back

Two of the teenage girls my life has been ... read more

Growing Strawberries and Being a Foster Mom

Feeling down thankfully is not the normal for ... read more

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"Choose For Yourself"                                     Joshua 24:15 NIV

Our lives are like icebergs. Only 15 percent is visible; that's reputation. The rest, our character,

is below the surface, hidden. Character is what we think but never share. It's what we do

when no one's watching. It's how we react to everyday aggravations. It's how we handle failure

and success. The thing that has made us what we are is our choices. At the end of a successful

career; Joshua challenges the people of Israel: "Choose for yourselves this day whom you will

serve...But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord." So the choice is yours!

Ever notice that people with the weakest character tend to place blame on their circumstances?

They talk a lot about poor upbringing, financial difficulties, the unkindness of others, or other

circumstances that have made them victims. Your circumstances may be beyond your control, but

your character is not. You can no more blame your character on your circumstances, than you can

blame the mirror for your looks. Developing character is always your choice. Every time you make

a character-based decision, you take another step forward in your spiritual growth.

Take a moment and jot down times when you have faced temptation and adversity. Next to each, note

your choice: escape, excuse, avoidance, perseverance, or victory. What problem areas do you see?

How will you learn to do better? If many of the things you list are due to circumstances beyond

your control, then choose to take greater control of your life.