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STAND

by Nick Furey on 03/24/15

STAND -Strength To Achieve New Direction 


During a court hearing, a judge may ask if there is anyone who will STAND in support of the defendant. Some people wonder if they were in a bad situation if anyone would take a STAND for them.  People who are Bullied wish that someone would take a STAND against the oppressor; yet who will take a STAND for the Bully (to discover WHY he/she is a Bully?

During this Easter season, we reflect on the Passion of the Christ.  If you have ever seen "The Passion", there is a very graphical scene where Jesus is being whipped.  Normally, after 30 lashes with the leather straps, a man would simply lie there in misery, but Jesus did something deviantly powerful - He stood up!  This was an insult to the torturers, basically telling them that "That's all you got?!".  Jesus took that STAND because He knew He had to pay for your hurts, your cancer, your divorce, your uncertainty.  "By His stripes we are healed".  Each time they whipped Him, He stood up!  
So when you need Strength To Achieve New Direction in your life:
1. Remember that Jesus stood up for you.
2. Take a stand for someone in need. (Cross racial, religious and other barriers if necessary)
3. Rely on PASSION and POWER to overcome difficulties in life.  
PASSION - Power And Strength Show Inspiration Over Negativity
POWER - Persistence Over Weaknesses Enables Restoration

4. When you develop this new Strength, use it to make your life Better and not become Bitter.  Notice the two words (Bitter and Better) are almost identical except for two letters i and e.  In writing, ie. stands for "for example"; and I want to give you an example how to find new direction:  the i stands for - Individual, Impossible, Incorrigible, Inconsiderate, Inability; whereas the E stands for - Everyone, Enlightenment, Enabling, Encouraging, Eternal.  The things of your PAST - Put Aside Shadowed Times can cause us to become Bitter or we can choose to Forgive, releasing us so we can become Better.

I would like to leave you with an inspirational poem I wrote:

STAND-Strength To Achieve New Directions
----------------------?
?
Emptiness envelops so many people, 
 young and old.  
Could we truly bear to hear  
 the stories they have told?  
Of abuses and pain  
humiliation and fear  
 Of hopelessness and abandonment  
and wondering why they’re here.
?
Because of their color  
 lifestyle, or status in life  
They are made fun of and hurt  
and left with undo strife.
Racism, hate crimes, bullying  
 and judgmental minds  
Must begin to look in their heart  
and discover what they’ll find
?
Take a STAND for these souls  
 give them a sense of HOPE,  
for you never really know  
 if they may be on their last rope.
?
Suicide kills more than a life  
it kills HOPE as well  
 It makes us realize how life  
can be a living hell.
?
Take a STAND in your school,  
 on your job or on the street,  
 knowing your support and grace  
might get them on their feet.
Strength To Achieve New Directions  
 is the hope their longing for  
To know that they’re life is worth it  
and see love outpoured. 
?
Where there’s violence, Take a STAND  
When there’s injustice, Take a STAND;  
Where there’s hopelessness, Take a STAND  
Where there’s bullying Take a STAND 
?
Want to Achieve New Direction in your life? Take a STAND and in Strength begin to see your life turn around.
STAND-Strength TAchieve New Directions
----------------------?
?
Emptiness envelops so many people, 
 young and old.  
Could we truly bear to hear  
 the stories they have told?  
Of abuses and pain  
humiliation and fear  
 Of hopelessness and abandonment  
and wondering why they’re here.
?
Because of their color  
 lifestyle, or status in life  
They are made fun of and hurt  
and left with undo strife.
Racism, hate crimes, bullying  
 and judgmental minds  
Must begin to look in their heart  
and discover what they’ll find
?
Take a STAND for these souls  
 give them a sense of HOPE,  
for you never really know  
 if they may be on their last rope.
?
Suicide kills more than a life  
it kills HOPE as well  
 It makes us realize how life  
can be a living hell.
?
Take a STAND in your school,  
 on your job or on the street,  
 knowing your support and grace  
might get them on their feet.
Strength To Achieve New Directions  
 is the hope their longing for  
To know that they’re life is worth it  
and see love outpoured. 
?
Where there’s violence, Take a STAND  
When there’s injustice, Take a STAND;  
Where there’s hopelessness, Take a STAND  
Where there’s bullying Take a STAND 
?
Want to Achieve New Direction in your life? Take a STAND and in Strength begin to see your life turn around.

PREMIE and NICU

by Nick Furey on 11/05/13

A great friend of mine, Aliya, was sitting at the hospital after her newborn baby was born premature; she was dealing with all the complications of handling this precious little one and seeing the care she was receiving from the nurses.   She called me up and said, "I could really use a word of encouragement right now.  Do you have an acronym for PREMIE and NICU?" I told her "No, but I will ask God."  Seconds later I sent her the following acronyms:

PREMIE - Positive Reinforcement Encourages My Infant Everyday.
NICU - Nurses Implementing Care Unimaginable

She was amazed! So was I!


Why do the Goodnews Letters continually repeat the same Acronyms?

by Nick Furey on 10/29/13

I was reviewing all my Goodnews Letters over the past few years and noticed that I frequently repeated the same acronym; sometimes two months in a row!  I was concerned at first, then I realized that sometimes it is important to reiterate the same thing, hoping that it gets through to someone who needed it. 

 

 It reminded me of a story I heard about a young pastor that was just starting at a new church.  He began his first sermon preaching on the "Love Chapter" 1 Corinthians 13.  The congregation loved it!  The next Sunday, he preached on the "Love Chapter" 1 Corinthians 13. The congregation liked it.  The next Sunday the new pastor preached on the "Love Chapter" 1 Corinthians 13.  The congregation started to wonder.  The fourth Sunday, the new pastor preached on..yep, you guessed it-- The "Love Chapter".  The elders decided they had better have a talk with him.  "Pastor, you are a very eloquent preacher and well-liked by everyone, but we are concerned that you don't know how to preach about any other topic."  The new pastor simply smiled and said, "I do have numerous other sermons I'd like to share with you, but I can only move on with them when I see that you have this love thing figured out."

I will continually post new blogs and monthly put out Goodnews Letters, hope you will chose to follow them and comment.  Your comments are valuable!

Use your talents

by Nick Furey on 10/14/13

One of the common expressions I hear from people is "Wow! You have a gift from God to come up with these acronyms!"  I know that I could not do any of them without Him, believe me I have tried and I've failed miserably.

If you have been given a gift from God, be it large or small, use it to the best of your ability.  Some say, "oh, that's not much of a gift. I don't feel it is significant enough to share with others."  Though the pituitary gland is very small, it has a crucial influence on the brain and body.  God merely asks you to use it by investing it every day. Consider the story of the talents in the New Testament.... The one who was given 5 talents invested it and gained another 5!  The one who was given 3 talents invested it and gained another 3!  But the one who has given only one talent chose not to invest it but rather to bury it, leaving him with only one talent.  This angered the Master and He took it from the one with 1 talent and gave it to the one with 10! How foolish, when he could have at least found a way to double it.  I do think that there are leaders that say "I don't think that is really your talent." and ruin the already questioning spirit. Did the ones in the Talent story have to answer to the Banker or the Master?  The Master!   Don't be a Talent Taker.

FOSTER

by Nick Furey on 09/30/13

I was sitting in my Church on Sept 29, 2013 listening to a speaker share about the features and benefits of being a FOSTER parent.  As she was speaking, the Lord gave me the following acronym for FOSTER:

Families Offering Strength That Encourages Restoration

I shared it with her and she was enthralled by its clarity!  I love when God reveals these definitions of words so quickly to me!  Thank you Holy Spirit for your never-failing leadings.

PEACE

by Nick Furey on 09/17/13

PEACE - People Enabling A Caring Environment


This acronym came to me at "Echoes of Peace" music group dinner.  It is a diversified group of people that come from many walks of life, lifestyles, beliefs, etc. and the come together to bring beautiful musical tones.  As I was in line with a young lady there, I asked, "Have you ever heard what the letters of the word PEACE stand for?" (Keep in mind, my other version of this word is much different)  She said, "No, I haven't. That sounds fascinating!"  So I told her "PEACE - Put Everything At Christ's Enthronement."  She exclaims, "That might work for you, but I don't believe like that!"   I felt like I let her down.  How can she see God work if I have not got through to her?  I turned away and said in a silent prayer, "God, if you want to reach her, give me a new acronym that will reach her." Less than 10 seconds later, I presented her with the new version of PEACE (People Enabling a Caring Environment).  
She was shocked!  She now exclaims, "Thanks alot!" almost sarcastically. I said, "What? Why the comment like that?"
She says, "You have now changed my viewpoint of God; up to now I didn't believe, but there is no way you could've came up with that so fast!"
We began to talk about the context of the new version:
Just think if all People, everywhere, would Enable A Caring Environment?  There is so  much strife in this world; People are being treated poorly for their race, creed, religion, lifestyle, or status in life.  Isn't it time we started Caring for each other?  
People talk of world PEACE, and this is great; but can we can truly obtain this until we all start looking around our Environment and treating All people better?  With that I would like to close with my recent poem regarding this:

Take a STAND by Nick Furey  

Emptiness envelops so many people, young and old.                              

Could we truly bear to hear the stories they have told?              

Of abuses and pain, humiliation and fear                           

Of hopelessness and abandonment  and wondering why they’re here.

Because of their color lifestyle, or status in life                                         

They are made fun of and hurt  and left with undo strife.

Racism, hate crimes, bullying and judgmental minds                       

Must begin to look in their heart  and discover what they’ll find

Take a STAND for these souls  give them a sense of HOPE,

 for you never really know  if they may be on their last rope.

Suicide kills more than a life  it kills HOPE as well  

It makes us realize how life can be a living hell.

Take a STAND in your school, on your job or on the street,                   

knowing your support and grace  might get them on their feet.

Strength To Achieve New Directions    is the hope their longing for                  

To know that they’re life is worth it and see love outpoured.

Where there’s violence, Take a STAND                                

When there’s injustice,  Take a STAND;                             

Where there’s hopelessness, Take a STAND                

PEACE be with you all!               

Welcome to my site!

by Nick Furey on 09/17/13

I am so glad that you took the time to checkout my site!  I hope that you find it resourceful and encouraging.  I would like to point out the Acronyms page as it has quite a few acronyms there.  Did you notice the Goodnews Letter on the Home Page yet? Soon we will have the prints available for sale.  The customized Name acronym prints have been a big hit!

Again, thanks for touring my site and please visit often to checkout my latest blogs too.

Never give up, there is HOPE!

Nick Furey