My mother used to tell me not to be such a worry wart.  I don’t hear that phrase used much these days.  Now people say “chill” or “no problem” to indicate they are not overly concerned about things.  Apparently, I am a worry wart.  Have you seen a wart?  They are not pretty, and we want to hide them.  Does it make a person ugly when they worry?  Does worry manifest itself in our appearance?  Does worry manifest itself in our health or lack thereof?

Maybe that’s why God wants us to have less fear and more faith.  He wants us to plan, but He wants us to include Him in the plan and rely on Him to guide us in the right direction.  We pray as we plan, trusting that He will help us in all ways.  Faith takes the pressure off of our shoulders – and lessens our fears.  When you pray instead of worry – what a difference it makes! 

In all matters – big and small – we seek God and trust His wisdom and His way to make things work out.  He’s so faithful to us every time.  Regardless of the problem, we know He will be there with us.  It’s been my experience that God’s way of working things out is so much more creative than anything I could think of.  So many times He has worked things out for me and I just smile and look up and say – “Lord…  I KNOW that was YOU!”  Don’t forget to thank Him and praise Him for all the great answers He comes up with!  ❤

God wants us to have JOY in HIM…  and if we spend our days worrying about things, it steals that joy!  Don’t worry about anything – pray instead because God is listening and He can be trusted to handle the issues in your life.  Trade your worries for His blessed peace.  🙂

Why worry?  If you’ve done the very best you can, worrying won’t make it any better.  – Walt Disney

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.  – Leo Buscaglia

I made this facebook cover.  If you want less fear and more faith, please feel free to snag it and put it on your facebook page!  Have a wonderful week!  🙂







On the subject of good and evil, there is definitely both in the world.

I do feel a little bit like Walt Disney’s evil twin!  After all, I’m the guy who invented the clown that eats children…  but Disney had his Stephen King side – he was the guy who gave us the forest fire in Bambi.  And there’s the Evil Queen in Snow White.  – Stephen King

Today we want to focus on the good in the world.  Yes, we are thankful for Walt Disney!

I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.  – Walt Disney

Today’s Thanks Living is a little different. I’m thankful for the gift of laughter. Childhood innocence is precious and I could not imagine a child not knowing a certain mouse who wears red shorts year-round, yellow shoes and white gloves! I’m thankful to God for talented people like Walt Disney who bring cartoons like Mickey Mouse to us and give us a break from reality which is entirely too scary.

Walt Disney created Mickey Mouse in the late 1920’s. His film début was “Steamboat Willie” in 1928.  The cartoon was inspired by a 1928 movie with Buster Keaton called “Steamboat Bill, Jr.”  Interestingly, the movie is in the public domain, but it doesn’t look like we will ever be able to post the cartoon due to the very strict copyright laws on Mickey Mouse.

By 1930 Mickey was featured in a comic strip that ran for 45 years. In 1955 the famous “Mickey Mouse Club” was seen by millions on television. When the Mickey Mouse club came to an end in 1996 we didn’t hear much from Mickey. Of course when you go to Disneyland he is front and center, along with his girlfriend, Minnie, dog Pluto and friends Donald Duck and Goofy.

We need more people like Walt Disney in the world. It’s so important to learn to laugh once in a while. I do wish Mickey a very happy birthday – ! I thank God for the 85 years of happiness he has given us!

M-I-C… K-E-Y… M-O-U-S-E. MICKEY MOUSE!!!!!!!!!
(admit it – you sang the theme song, didn’t you???)  Wink!  😉