Archive for December, 2012

THE REASON FOR THE SEASON

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

It is so easy to become distracted during this festive holiday season. So much is going on around us as we put up holiday decorations and shop for that special gift for a friend or loved one. Many of us travel during this season and just as many of us welcome distant friends and family into our homes. We’re preparing for a feast of all time and we’re making sure every nook and cranny in our home is sparkling. During the hustle and bustle, it’s easy to forget the reason for the season.

This is the season to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. That doesn’t mean that all other festivities must be set aside. Just don’t forget the reason for the season. Take a moment to enjoy the poem below written for such an occasion as this. I wish all of you a Merry Christmas.

Celebrate The KING! ©

Joy to the world and all the earth
As we celebrate our Savior’s birth.
Yes, we’ll hang our stockings from the chimney with care
But, we won’t forget Who we celebrate this time each year.

No, we won’t forget Who we’re celebrating
We won’t forget why we’re congregating
We won’t forget what we’re anticipating
And we won’t get caught up in commercial fabricating.

So while we’re decorating the Christmas tree
We’ll remember that Jesus was born to save you and to save me.
We’ll sing “Frosty the Snowman” and we’ll let the jingle bells ring.
Yes, we’ll remember we’re celebrating the birth of our King of Kings.

People, we’ve been commissioned to tell the Story
Of how Jesus came to save us when He stepped out of Glory
Of how He died on Calvary
And how He rose again on Day 3.

The goings on in this world are a distraction
Designed by satan for his satisfaction
Today, I implore you to have no reaction
Don’t stray from The Commission for a moment’s fraction.

So while we’re decorating the Christmas tree
We’ll remember that Jesus was born to save you and to save me.
We’ll sing “Frosty the Snowman” and we’ll let the jingle bells ring.
And we’ll remember we’re celebrating the birth of our King of Kings.

Lorraine Castle is a virtual assistant who works with authors, coaches, trainers, and speakers to get speaking engagements, write their books, publish their books, and market their books. Contact Lorraine to find out what she can do to help you develop your gift.

Written by Lorraine Castle ©2012 www.castlevirtualsolutions.com

Forward

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Moving FowardHave you ever had a situation where you believed that you handled everything properly, only to have the entire situation fizzle out right in front of your eyes? Suddenly, what was flaming hot had fizzled into an intermittent spark.

I was recently faced with a situation where everything appeared to be going perfectly. Plans were made and those plans were carried out. In the middle of the process, there was a miscommunication or a missed communication – take your pick. I was riding high and my balloon began to lose air in the middle of the flight.

I began to sink. The more I thought about the could of’s and should of’s, the further I began to sink. I reran the script in my head over and over. If only… Should I have… Maybe I could have… The list went on and on until my psyche screamed, “Wait! Which word is going to change what has already passed? Do you have that kind of power?”

Of course, the answer is, “No.” I then remembered a campaign slogan. You know the one – Forward. What’s done is done. As my pastor often says, “You can’t unscramble scrambled eggs.”

So, I move forward. I turn the past into my classroom and I learn from my experiences. One thing I do know is that you cannot look back if you’re moving forward. So I have determined to use my experiences as a springboard to future successes. I am moving forward. Are you?

Lorraine Castle is a virtual assistant who works with authors, coaches, trainers, and speakers to get speaking engagements, write their books, publish their books, and market their books. Contact Lorraine to find out what she can do to help you develop your gift.

Written by Lorraine Castle ©2012 www.castlevirtualsolutions.com