Jill’s Corner

Inspirational News From Jill Burcham

Where Is Your Head?

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How many speak one thing but are afraid to speak what is really on their mind for fear of being critisized or badgered. It’s time to look in the mirror and know that each voice is as important as anyone elses. When one follows, it is like being a prisioner and told what to think and what to do. Leadership, true leadership should empower, not control. Are you a follower or do you know God created you to have your own voice??

Addiction

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Addiction comes in all forms and takes over the lives of young and old alike, male and female, professional and the jobless. It comes in the forms of alchohol, drugs, gambling, shopping, food, and even work.
If you talk to anyone who is addicted, you will find that most have huge hearts and just haven’t found their purpose nor have they found a place or a group to fit. Most addicts have deep hurt and have had no one to come along to teach them how to cope with guilt, lonliness, or fear. Addiction takes away focus on reality and creates a world that appears to take away the pain.
We have watched too many over the last several months lose their lives to their addiction. It’s time to stop being afraid of someone’s addiction, sit and listen to them. Many times what isn’t being said is as important as what is. Recovery will not be successful until the person wants it BUT it’s time to start creating an atmosphere that is safe and plant seeds and allow God to do the rest.

A Moment

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No one and I mean no one deserves to be harassed mentally or sexually in the work place by management or co workers. Find a safe place and report it. If you have any questions, inbox or call us at 276 235 1059. This type of behavior is NOT acceptable!

Disrespect

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The definition of disrespect is ” discourtesy, rudeness”.
The Bible says ” Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.” (Philippians 2:3.)
So with that being said, Not listening, always having to be right, ego, bashing, and being the loudest is disrespect. Disrespect is birthed out of selfishness and lack of confidence. It is annoying but doesn’t have any power except to those who might fuel it.

Hero Syndrome

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I struggle when people give things to someone and want to get all the credit and are upset when others do things for the same person. They get upset because they want to be the “hero” in the situation which leads me to believe it was done out of selfish need and not out of Jesus Love. Jesus gave and gave and always gave His Father the credit. When you give with the Love of Jesus, you don’t need credit because it’s about the person you are giving to and not you. ~ Give God ALL the Glory!

Peace

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After chasing titles and money for years, I can tell you that nothing is more valuable than your Peace.

Maybe…

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Maybe Im a different spirit. I just don’t understand singeling out who someone is based on gender, race, politcal preference, religious preference, social status or personel likes.
In raising my children, I taught them that what we are on the outside is our spiritual suits and who were were was what was inside – a child or God.
I owned a manufacturing company when being a women wasn’t popular. I had people threaten to quit because they didn’t want to work for a woman. I had sugar put in my gas tank, dead fish put all over the front porch, and numerous hate phone calls. I was given token political positions because I was a female and used that as an opportunity to enhance local businesses and those around the state. Even as a Pastor, many do not recognize women in the pulpit and it’s ok because God is going to place me where HE wants me to be.
If you walk in gender, race, social status, religous preference etc. you are missing a whole big world and limit your opportunities. Walk as a child of the most High God, and watch Him place you where He wants you.~ Work Hard, and when you do the right thing….Trust God!! HE will elevate you when man won’t!!

On My Soapbox

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If someone has asked God for forgiveness, what makes people think they can continually judge a person’s past. I’m really tired of the super spiritual, super churchy mentality!

A Transparency Moment

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I think of myself as a patient person and one that goes with the flow. I can honestly tell you, I have flunked my own advice these past 4 days. I am housebound!!! The road has been very icey and dad can’t get out in this. Every ounce of laundry is done, floors mopped, bathrooms cloroxed, paperwork finished, bills paid, cooked meals, washed and put up dishes, read, watched ball games, read some more, studied and read some more.
I sat back tonight thinking of all the wild days we have had at PUSH and how many times we said “oh we need a day to rest”. Well……be careful what you ask for.
God quietly nudged me and reminded me that we are ALWAYS to be thankful no matter how tough things are. Soooo, Im going to watch the Alabama/Clemson game and continue to appreciate we have a TV, the house is warm, my daughter was able to get us some groceries, driveway is plowed, streets melting and tomorrow I get to get out!!
Im grateful for a moment that reminds me Im still a work in progress!!!!

The Two S’s

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In watching society, it is clear there are two types of serving – one is a servant and the other is a slave. The definition of a servant is: “a devoted and helpful follower or supporter” The definition of a slave is : ” a person who is the legal property of another and is forced to obey them.”
It is such a blessing to see someone giving from their heart and serving… It is VERY difficult to see people who are ” bought” and feel obligated to do whatever they ask and work as though they are owned. Being “bought” can also be a mentality such a poverty mentality, being a sex symbol, lack of confidence etc.
Being a servant is a result of a Spiritual understanding of giving of ones self. It is very freeing and empowering. A slave comes from allowing someone to “buy” someone through paying off debts, allowing them to live with them, feeding them, or knowing something that the person doesn’t want to have shared so they live in fear and allow chains to be wrapped all around them.
God created you to be free. Don’t allow anyone to try to own you. Allow God to empower you to serve in Freedom not in Chains!