McCartney Green

Author ~ Speaker ~ Spiritual Mentor


Lukewarm is A Cop Out

Posted on April 25, 2018 at 5:25 PM

The year of 2017 was a remarkable year for me. I was led by the Lord to become a public speaker. I’ve never been a shy person and I’ve spoken many times, sometimes to quite large audiences, but it had been more than twenty years since I’d spoken.

Still, I followed where I was led and started on the path of speaking. I wanted to share my joy with the world. I wanted to teach everyone how to have unshakeable joy no matter what their current situation. I was given a process to overcome any trauma and stress and I wanted to share that with the world. And so, off I went.

I traveled across the country teaching people about joy. I tried to teach them that God was real, but I was careful to not step on anyone’s belief system by telling them that they could just believe in the Universe, or the light of love. I was very careful not to mention Jesus’ name, so that I wouldn’t offend anyone. I was told by some business coaches that this was the what I needed to do if I wanted to be successful. But I take full responsibility for following that advice.

By December of 2018 I had traveled all over the country and had spoken at over forty-eight events. You might call it a successful first year, yet I didn't feel successful. I spoke about God, about joy, about overcoming trauma, about finding joy, and about becoming the best you can be. Like I said, I was careful not to speak about Jesus, or politics. In essence, I was lukewarm. I was sitting on the fence which led me to feel dishonest and restless. I felt like something was missing.

Luckily, I was sick and I hurt my back. Lucky, yes, because two bouts of the dreaded flu, a back injury that wasn’t going away, bronchitis and pneumonia gave me time to sit and meditate and pray and think and contemplate and figure out what I needed to do. It gave me time to regroup and it brought me to several conclusions.

  • I was dissatisfied because I was sitting on the fence.

  • I was denying Jesus, afraid to speak to His name.

  • I had always hated the political correctness stuff because of the dishonesty and the assault on the 1st Amendment.

  • The end-times that are prophesied in the bible and in other works are definitely here.

  • I had a mission to fulfil and it was time to be true to myself.

  • No more being lukewarm.

  • I needed to overcome my fears and tell it like it is. And so it begins.

So much more to come. This is only the first post. I’ve been making a post per day on Facebook, one for each day of 2018 with messages that I’ve been led to share. I have also begun posting those messages on my website Message a Day photo gallery.

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Most Attractive Thing On a Football Field....

Posted on September 24, 2016 at 11:05 AM

Football can be a beautiful thing visually. All the bright colors, bands with a heavy beat, big strong guys in colorful tight pants. I love football and.... well....I hate football! I will try to explain my bipolar reaction to the game.

I've always understood the game. Back when I was cheerleader in high school, we actually knew what was happening on the field. We were as into it as the players and actually believed if we revved the crowd up enough, we could help the outcome of the game. Waaaay back then, every school's cheerleaders and bands thought of themselves as the "12th man."  Being quite the tomboy, I also played football with a lot of the guys who were on our high school team at weekend pick-up games. I was fast and intercepted many passes much to the admiration of those boys. Back then, football was plain ol' fun.

Then my 5 sons played football. All quarterbacks. All really good. And suddenly football became much more serious. I was that mom, the QB's mom, pacing either on the top stadium seats or behind the stands. Nerve racking. We all got through it. Now, one of my sons is coaching high school ball, and one of my grandsons is a high school QB. I thought I was over it, the nerves, the anticipation. And I AM much better than I used to be. But I admit, I've felt those old worries and stresses coming back. The old wanting to scream at a ref, or yell, "Are you freaking kidding me," at the play the coach just sent in. I don't yell at the players anymore, because I've begun to see them all as my own children and know they are doing the best they can do. I think it was the politics of football that made me want to distance myself as far from the game as possible.

Still, when it turns fall, and the excitement builds as each team believes they are going to do better this season, and tail-gating takes off, and the bands rev up I feel the old pleasure from a long time ago. With all that, there is one thing, to me, that is the most attractive thing on that football field and it's something I wish we could see more of, something I wish the coaches and parents would think is more important...and that is...a show of good sportmanship. Whether it's putting in your "twos" when the score is 45 to zip, or no late hitting when you're frustrated because you're losing, or even just the helping up of an opposing player. Yeah, when one player helps up a player on the opposing team, that is THE most attractive thing! Of course, I realize they may not be saying something nice, they're probably saying, "Come at me again and I'll knock you down again..." (I cleaned that up, lol.) But I like to picture in my rose-colored world, that they are doing what Andrew Luck is thought to be doing.... paying a compliment to the player for a great effort.

Yep, a show of good sportsmanship is really, really attractive...not just in football, but in every sport, in every game, in every thing. It's one of the things that sets us apart as humans. Would sure love to see more of it. How about you?

Pic from WSJ