Saturday, March 28, 2015
Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign by Glynis M. Belec
I love to speak in front of an audience. It’s odd because I also consider myself an introvert by nature. But stick a microphone in my hand and give me a topic that I am passionate about and I will share until the cows come home.
My life, lately, has consisted of quite a few speaking engagements and I am really starting to think that my friend was right when she told me that God had a plan for me and she felt it involved some kind of a speaking ministry. I'd bucked the idea at first but now I seem to be settling in nicely to the speaking circuit. I've had five opportunities to speak this year already with three more coming up. Sure, I’ve always been a bit of a drama queen so am no stranger to the stage, but in the past, any appearance in front of an audience, has been scripted.
Now my speaking presence is no longer about memorization skills and how good of an actor I am or think I am. Instead, God is my motivator and my raison d'être. So I try my best to seek God’s will in my presentations. He has blessed me with hope unlimited, so I want to shout it from the mountaintops.
One of the topics that I speak on is titled – Using My Words. I haul in a plethora of signs that I have scattered all around my home. When I first started doing this I was actually amazed. I didn’t realize I was so literally obsessed with words. And those are just the portable words. I also have Word Art – which include different sayings and these are strategically scattered on the walls throughout our home, too.
If I had to share some of my favourites – they might include the following:
1. Trust me child. I have it all under control. Love God.
This sign was given to me by one of my students. Well his mama selected it randomly two weeks prior to the day that I was diagnosed with cancer. She thought it a silly gift at first but oh, how that sign kept me focused and staid on the eyes of Christ.
2. My sister bought this sign for me and it is such a reminder to me in this busy noisy world to take time to Be Still and Know that HE is God! Psalm 46:10
3. Determination – that’s me; sometimes it gets me into trouble but if I have something on my mind – I do it!
7. Drama Queen – can’t help it.
We’ll never know how Snow White or Hansel and Gretel’s lives might have played out if their father had echoed the words of the Lord Almight...
I considered making this piece a prologue in my book, but I feel that readers often skip prologues. I would welcome your feedback on th...
You don't need to live in Ottawa to belong. Just go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/265911277141603/ and ask. -- Traditionally pub...
We bring you greetings from the Solace Retreat House in Kigali, Rwanda. REVOLUTIONARY LOVE (John 3:16) was the theme of the five-day Healin...
Success and Rejection are opposites on a scale. I send off a submission to a publisher and wait. I’ve been told not to sit and just...
Join the page, get these items sooner: https://www.facebook.com/groups/265911277141603/ You needn't live in Ottawa. - Denyse -- ...
The first time it happened I was only four. “Mommy why are we stealing these lilacs?” “Do those pretty flowers belong to us?” I was b...
Glen and I were in Quebec City for a fund-raising event. When it finished, we decided to go to one of our favourite restaur...
Humble and hardworking, Millie was a farm girl who lived through World Wars I and II and the Great Depression. She witnessed technological a...
A phrase I do not remember hearing frequently, has surpized me in the last three days, at least twice, in totally unrelated con...