Tag Archives: Spirituality

The 7 Ups

1. Wake Up!!

Decide to have a good day.
This is the day the Lord hath made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
Psalms 118:24

2. Dress Up!!

The best way to dress up is to put on a smile.
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
The Lord does not look at the things man looks at.
Man looks at outward appearance,
but the Lord looks at the heart.”
I Samuel 16:7

3. Shut Up!!

Say nice things and learn to listen.
God gave us two ears and one mouth,
so he must have meant for us to do twice as much listening as talking.
“He who guards his lips guards his soul.”
Proverbs 13:3

4. Stand Up!!

… for what you believe in.
Stand for nothing or you will fall for anything.
‘Let us not be weary in doing good; for at the proper time,
we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good…”
Galatians 6:9-10

5. Look Up!!

… to the Lord.
I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me”.
Philippians 4:13

6. Reach Up!!

… for something higher.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and lean not unto your own understanding.
in all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path.”
Proverbs 3:5-6

7. Lift Up!!

… your Prayers.

“Do not worry about anything; instead

Philippians 4:6


God is in Control – A New Book by Joseph R. Mays

After years of setbacks and negative distractions, I have finally done something I wanted to do for a long time; . 🙂 My first venture into the publishing arena is called ““. In it you will find poems that will uplift you and caress your soul and let you know that those troubles you’re going through will not last forever. The enemy doesn’t want you to succeed, but with God you WILL succeed.

God is in Control

I hope meets your expectations and helps you in some way. Share it with a friend or co-worker. We all need encouragement from time to time and this resource is the perfect solution. I appreciate any and all support you can give. This will help me get past my current situation so I can provide a better life for my daughter Ashleigh. Help me so I can help many others.

Thank you and may God bless each and every one of my readers and followers.


Joseph R. Mays
Author: God is in Control

Kudos to Jennifer Hudson for Her Outstanding Rendition of the Star Spangled Banner

In what was a stellar return to the spotlight, showed what made her a star in the first place. She showed courage and conviction in the face of the tragedy that befell her family. She moved past that and brought joy to me and the rest of the world with her rendition of the National Anthem at the Halftime show in Tampa, Florida today. The and the were the NFL teams that fought their way to Tampa for a chance to win the NFL’s most prestigious prize; the Vince Lombardi Trophy and a Super Bowl Ring.

belted out a soulful rendition that touched everyone. It is definitely a moment to remember for a long time to come.

Yours in warm and wonderful memories for the future,

Joseph R. Mays

Let Us Teach Our Children (and Ourselves) About The Following: (PLEASE PASS THIS ON)

Let us teach our children (and ourselves) about the following:

Net Worth Real Estate Stocks Mutual Funds Interest

Equity ETF’s Bonds Tax-Deferred Capital Gains

OPM Leveraging Business Owner Entrepreneur Corporation

Assets Asset Protection Wills Living Trusts Insurance (types of)

Wealth Building Legacy Estate Home Ownership Financial Freedom

Morals Ethics Values Voting Freedom

Constitution Rights Congress Senate Elected Officials

Polling Place Voter Registration Inspiration Education Motivation

Respect Dignity Integrity Patience Spirituality

History Arts Culture Diversity Recognition

Success Failure Honor Diligence Perseverance

Esteem Pride FICO Score Credit Report Mortgage




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Choose To Save




A better community can burst forth if we spread this information to those in need. We can ALL live better if we have the proper tools (knowledge/education) to make better decisions and avoid (as much as possible) those things that prevent us from being our best. In addition, we can have a better opportunity to live our lives the way we would like and have a better quality of life in the process. I would like YOUR help in making this dream come true, not just for my family, but for YOU and YOUR family/families as well. That… is my dream. A dream not shared is a dream not worth having.

Yours in LIFE and SUCCESS,

Joseph R. Mays