Pastor Doris G. Deckard

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Dallas, Texas, United States
Pastor Deckard is a native Texan and lives in Dallas with her family. She preached her first sermon in 2004 and was ordained in 2008. Pastor Deckard has continued to preach and teach at Church of the Solid Rock. She has made her life all about service and participated in many workshops and seminars, from parenting symposiums to diversity conferences along with speaking engagements. Pastor Deckard has traveled locally and internationally, preaching and singing for the Lord. She is a Partnered Ally with the University of North Texas Equality and Diversity Programs and received many awards for her various community-outreach programs and volunteer services. One ministry very close to her heart is Sand Branch. As a Preacher of the Gospel, Pastor Deckard desires to introduce more souls to Christ as she encourages others to focus more on spirituality and their relationship with the Lord. Pastor Deckard founded D. G. Deckard Ministries in 2007, a 501c3 Christian organization. She is also the founder and Pastor of Church the Solid Rock, Dallas TX; a place of worship, acceptance and spiritual growth.

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Don't Worry

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34

"Never borrow from the future. If you worry about what may happen tomorrow and it doesn't happen, you have worried in vain. Even if it does happen, you have to worry twice." 

Here are 36 tips to what you CAN do to have a worry-less life...

1. Pray always...

2. Go to bed on time.

3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.

4. Say No to projects that won't fit into your time schedule or that will compromise your mental health.

5. Delegate tasks to [capable] help.

6. Simplify and un-clutter your life.

7. Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are sometimes too many.)

8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places before time instead of arriving late.

9. Pace yourself and spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don't lump the hard things all together.

10. Take one day at a time.  After all, God made the world at the same pace...

11. Separate worries from concerns. If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you do and let go of the anxiety. If you can't do anything about a situation, let God handle it.

12. Live within your budget; don't use credit cards for ordinary purchases.

13.. Have back-ups for extra car keys, house keys, stamps, clothes in case of emergency.

14. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.

15. Do something for the “Kid-In-You” every day. (play, run, jump, swing, slide, hop-scotch)

16. Carry a spiritually enlightening book with you to read while waiting in long lines.

17. Get enough rest.

18. Eat well-balanced meals.

19. Get organized so everything has its place.

20. Listen to a motivational CD while driving; that can help improve your quality of life.

21. Write down thoughts and inspirations.

22. Every day, find time to be alone with God.

23. Having problems? Talk to God on the spot. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don't wait until it's time to go to bed to try and pray about them.

24. Make lasting friendships with godly people.

25. Keep a folder of favorite scriptures handy.

26. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good 'Thank you Jesus!'

27. Laugh often; even if it’s at yourself.

28. Laugh some more…even if it’s at yourself!

29. Take your work seriously, but not yourself so much. You are forever evolving and subject to     change so don't be surprised or disappointed if you don't turn out the way you planned...

30. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).

31. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).

32. Sit on your ego or leave it at home.

33. Talk less; listen more. God gave us 2 ears and one mouth. Must be a good reason for that…

34. Slow down, you’ll get there at God’s appointed time.

35. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe; God is…

36. Every night before bed, think of one thing you're grateful for that you've never been grateful for before.

Remember: GOD HAS A WAY OF TURNING THINGS AROUND FOR YOU. If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31)

Now, enjoy this life that God has given us.  Don't worry yourself to death...

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