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Be Bold!

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“Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid.” -Basil King

The above quote is probably one of my new favorites. It speaks of such power and faith- be bold! and mighty forces will come to your aid… Basil King was a clergyman born in Canada, so I have to assume he meant be bold in the name of the Lord, and He will come to your aid. That’s just my assumption.

I’ve decided to make weekly posts with little tidbits such as quotes or photos here and there which all reflect my end of the week concept or idea. I hope that’s not too disappointing, but with church commitments, family time, community obligations, work and two doggies to keep me on my toes, I feel this is a more appropriate use of my time.

Be bold… I struggle between being boldly self-confident, and being an arrogant jerk. I could pass the years telling you how many people have misinterpreted my confidence (sometimes feigned!) for arrogance or an “I-think-I’m-better-than-you” attitude. I’ll come right out and say that my personal beliefs and convictions are just that- mine, personal, and convicting. I’m sharing them with you all out of a sense of being called by God to do so. I do not expect that everyone I encounter will agree with me. I do however expect them to respond with the same respect I give their expression of beliefs or opinions.

That being said, please feel free to respond in a respectful and informative manner! 🙂

The thought that’s been bouncing around in my head this morning is how can I be bold in the name of Christ? And I decided that God will present the opportunities for me and all I have to do is act upon them. It may be in a conversation to my husband (please don’t mistake this for something it isn’t- I fully believe in Biblical submission of a wife to her husband) about some aspect of our marriage. So many couples fail to communicate out of fear or self-consciousness, or guilt. I challenge you to be bold! Boldly and bravely communicate with your spouse, or significant other, because they don’t know our hearts and minds like God does; we have to TELL them how we feel.

It may present itself as a service opportunity. There are so many times that I’ve passed up an opportunity to “get my hands dirty” in service because I was afraid of failure when I should have accepted the challenge with tenacity. Mighty forces will come to your aid! you don’t need to worry about the things you don’t have because God will supply you with all of your needs, and see to it that they are sufficiently met for all of your tasks.

It could be in just talking to a friend (or a complete stranger) about your faith. We are called to share the love of Christ with those around us and to deliver the Gospel message to those who have never heard or known. God has entrusted us with his word! That is an enormous responsibility, and we fall short of God’s grace daily. So strike up that random conversation, tell others what you believe, ask questions to which you don’t know the answers, and give where there is an opportunity to give.

“For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what he does not have” 1 Corinthians 8:12

“And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” 1 Corinthians 9:8

RIP iPod

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It is with great sorrow and displeasure that I announce that THEMitchElston’s iPod officially died of old age/ natural causes Monday evening, March 12th…

THEMitchElston's iPod, 2006-2012. We'll miss you!

To honor iPod and our memories with him, I offer this poem comprised predominantly of Aerosmith song titles:

iPod; Mitch's first love

Ode to iPod

You See Me Cryin’. Cryin’, No more, No more; Sweet Emotion.
Pink Girls of Summer Come Together.
Uncle Salty, Lay it Down.
Just Push Play No More, No More.

 Amazing, Living On The Edge; The Other Side.

Mitch, iPod, and Me coming home from NYC

Last Child, Dream On; Kings and Queens Draw The Line.
Mama Kin, Lay it Down.
Just Push Play No More, No More.

I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing, Jaded.
Seasons of Wither go Round and Round.
Rag Doll, Lay it Down.
Just Push Play No More, No More.

Crazy, What It Takes; Same Old Song and Dance.
Falling in Love is Hard on the Knees.
Dude, Lay it Down.
Just Push Play No More, No More…
Walk this Way No More, No More.

We’ll miss you iPod… and all the great times we shared together! Love, Eden and Mitch.