Malan Jones

Category: Reflections

Reflecting on Tori Kelly

” I guess we have different definitions of living, but you’ll twist my words anyway You’ll say that I’m naive, like I don’t have a past,” – Tori Kelly, Unbreakable Smile I love what Tori Kelly stands for. More than the music is the message behind her music to embrace the gifts God has given you. In […]

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Make War Against Lust

Pippa said something humorous in the BIOY commentary today : “ Samson was an extraordinary leader. He was like the Incredible Hulk with a bad taste in women…Why did he tell her his secret after she had already betrayed him three times? He must have known she could not be trusted. He was so strong […]

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Challenges

Through challenges and contest you will grow strong by exerting effort towards the goal no matter if you reach it or not . The point is to throw yourself whole-heartedly into the activity in order to gain strength and eventually win (over time). It’s important to see what methods, and techniques win, and also understand […]

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Process

Process “A series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end.” Everything is a process. If you’re not getting the results you need, it’s because something is missing from your process. Your job is to find what that is, and to hang on to it for as long as it works. […]

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Communication

Communication is the imparting or exchanging of information or news. I realize that my own human perspective is limited. I need God, I need people, I need the community of believers, and unbelievers to help me see and live a productive life. All good things thrive or crash on successful communication.If you block communication you block […]

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Confidence

Confidence is a firm trust in someone or something. Confidence is necessary in getting a mate, getting a job and even pleasing God.. The Bible says without faith it is impossible to please God.  “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and […]

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Commitment

Commitment is the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause or an activity. Without commitment nothing good will happen. Time and commitment go hand-in-hand. Commitment is proactive, it doesn’t wait for the feelings to come, but it takes action now! To be committed you must :  1. Clarify your goals.  If you’re not […]

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A Bath for the Heart

Living is messy…  and as we move in our environment and do work we get dirty – that’s a product of work.  Getting dirty is inevitable , but that’s why we have showers. It had me thinking about my heart, and the things that come out of it. Keeping a clean heart is like taking a shower, […]

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Dirt, Diamonds, and Gold

” When gold is mined, several tons of dirt must be moved to get an ounce of gold; but one doesn’t go into the mine looking for dirt—one goes in looking for the gold.” – Andrew Carnegie Greetings from Tucson, AZ! Did you know Tucson has the biggest gem and mineral show in the world? […]

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