Anointed Courage

Living Victoriously Over Anxiety, Fear and Shame

Month: November 2015 (page 1 of 2)

Be a blessing

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. “ Matthew 5:16

Manners and etiquette seem non existent nowadays. People are too much in a hurry to just be nice to one another. I have been subbing at a school, watching the students when they are at break and lunch. On one of those days during the week, I get the wonderful job of directing parents during pick up after school. My job is to direct parents to pull up their vehicles, to allow the cars to flow through the parking lot. How difficult could this be? You have to follow the good old driving laws of the DMV. This particular day, I noticed, the cars were not moving. I could see that some people were crossing and assumed that is why no one was driving through. I soon realized I had a parent, park her car in the red and get out of her car and walk into the office. I walked over and stood by her car. She came out of the office and saw me standing there. I calmly asked her to please pull all the way up in the line or find an empty parking space because she was blocking other parents from passing through. She rolls her eyes at me and muttered some expletive. I smiled my biggest Cheshire cat smile I would muster and told her, “oh thank you so much, have a nice day” while I was mentally coming up with my own expletives. As she pulled into her space, her child came out. I saw it was a child that constantly causes problems and is super rude. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree....   Continue Reading

Give up or press through

I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:14

My husband called me from work one day. He said there is an opening at his school (the same school as our child) and it was a possible long term position. This job is to watch the students while they were at recess and at lunch. I can work while our child is in school, see her while I work and I don’t have to handle money. (I hate handling money!)...   Continue Reading

“Being enemies is not an option”

Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has called you to do, and he will grant you his blessing.” 1 Peter 3:9

Driving in Southern California is something that can turn a great day, into “let’s hope I don’t get arrested” situation. I just want to get to where I need to be with my family without feeling like our lives are going to be lost, whether it is from a dangerous driver or a road rage filled driver. There was an instance when my father needed to get a pre-operative physical and I was the only one who could take him to the doctor. I had to drop my child off for someone to watch and pick up my father and take him to his doctor. It was at a time during the day where, everyone was going somewhere. I was trying to get around a car and a woman cut me off and caused us to miss a light. I remembered I didn’t have any stickers on my car that showed I represented Jesus, so I proceeded to give her the “one finger salute”. Actually I showed her I had the ability to give her two salutes. She just laughed. As we continued down the street and every opportunity I had to get around her, she purposely cut me off and would slow down to have me slam on my brakes. I felt like I was in a moment of hysteria. Then, my daughter began to cry in the back seat. She told me she was scared. I began to cry. I was embarrassed that I didn’t let it go the first time. I apologized to her, took a deep breath, and drove the speed limit to where we needed to go. ...   Continue Reading

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