“One More Gift Left!”

st-jude_28258174044_oWith all the hustle and bustle of last minute holiday shopping, it can be difficult to slow down and enjoy the small joys of this special time. My most cherished holiday memories are setting up the Christmas tree, taking the kids to get pictures with Santa, and my family sitting on the couch in pajamas watching movies. The greatest gift I receive every year is simply time with my family.

This season, I’m asking you to add one more gift to your shopping list, St. Jude. Extend the holiday cheer to a family in need by donating to St. Jude children’s research hospital. In less than the time it takes to make a cup of hot cocoa, you can bring peace and goodwill to children battling cancer. With your generous donation, St. Jude can continue its mission of providing top tier research and medical care to kids at no cost to their families.  This true and thoughtful gift can bring peace of mind to a family in need. Please visit my St. Jude donor page to learn more about how to give a gift that keeps on giving.

 Wishing you and yours, a Wonderful Holiday Season.

Post By Len Thicklin



LOOKATME-600x600Selfies; they are everywhere.  Why do so many of us take selfies? How did this become a national phenomenon?  Selfies are hoping up everywhere throughout the world of social media. Selfies can be found of pimple faced middle schooler, or some of the most famous celebrities and of politician.

it’s fun to take some shots of yourself, especially if there’s no-one else to take a snap for you.  Love them or hate them, selfies are harmless fun — right? Maybe not. According to new research, selfies can say a lot about your personality, and not always in the right way.

With the growing use of social networks, everyone is more concerned with their appearance.  When we post a selfie for the world to see, we eagerly wait for the likes and comments to show up from friends and strangers. Sometimes immediately after posting, we stick around for a few minutes and rapidly refresh the page to see how quickly they start rolling in. Why? Because these likes and comments make us feel loved. After all, it was a picture of me, and of my face sometimes no one else.

We all want to be loved. We all want to be accepted, and we all want to matter. In a culture that is very focused on “self,” I’m not surprised that “selfies” have become so popular.  While it’s fun to take some shots of yourself, especially if there’s no-one else to take a snap for you, you can go too far with the selfies.  Above all, don’t become obsessed with documenting every step of your life – just enjoy your life instead. So if you need affirmation look no further, bring Christ into your life daily.

Post by Len Thicklin


Revenge it’s not ours to take

BIRD-SQ-SM-600x600When you are betrayed, do you immediately want to get revenge? Getting revenge can make you feel better and some will not admit it!  In the world today, there’s not a lot of room for or vengeance. If you’ve ever been wronged in your life, you probably understand the concept of revenge.  Often it starts with someone doing something wrong to you, and you feel powerless to stop it. You want to get them back, so you create a plot of revenge.

You can view revenge a couple of ways; first, you can argue that you only shouldn’t seek revenge at all. That’s fair, and an entirely noble path to take.  On the other hand, you can look at these things as obstacles in the way of actual revenge. Your biggest obstacle is making sure you don’t feel like an awful person afterwards.

Your other obstacle is simply the obstacle you’re already facing: letting go. I believe these are pretty easy things to overcome because there’s a difference between pure revenge—an eye for an eye—and smart revenge—aiming to bring positive change from your actions. The problem with most revenge is that it’s about bringing harm—and not harmony—to the situation. If you’re going to seek vengeance, you need to believe you’re bringing about positive change.

I am a firm believer revenge is not ours to take.  Remember the saying what goes around comes around.  The best revenge is being a good person and doing the right thing.  Remember Christ should always be your answer to all complicated matters. Trust and believe.

Post by Len Thicklin