I believe we should always strive for change. As a life coach, I am tuned into the negative and stubborn words that typically stop us in our tracks (i.e., excuses), such as: "I cannot," "I refuse," "I have always been this way," or "I can never." Change is always possible.
Trusting God means looking beyond what we can see to what God sees. - Dr. Charles Stanley (God's calling, faith, obeying God)
When asked the question "Are you religious?" I would rephrase it (even if only mentally) to, "Who do you put your faith in?" My response was, and is, "I put my faith in Jesus Christ."
I believe God gives us challenges as learning tools. We don't want dramatic situations when they come our way. But, later, we can always find a positive side, and that is typically growth. What did you learn from the situation? Personal growth.
Today, as many of us are, I am welcoming in 2022! I debated whether I would acknowledge the change of date at all this year, but I eventually settled on January 1st as a reference point - not so much a reset point, and for that I am grateful. I believe these past few years … Continue reading New Year or COVID Reference Point?
I am delighted to offer this image to my readers, as the original post continues to receive attention from both US Army service members that were stationed in Ingrandes Depot 1963-1964, as well as heart-felt interest from the children of our members as well. Scroll through the comments below the post (link above) to see the interest, and to see if you recognize anyone that you might know. LaFayette Village, France.
Don’t slip on someone else’s banana peels! Let them be bananas, crazy, obscene, irrational, and belligerent! You don’t have to go there! The next time someone asks you what your mental boundary looks like―picture a wall of banana peels.
In easy terms, I will say that my soul is my connection with God. With that being said, I want a soul-feeding every day. I want to nourish down into the depths of God’s will for me. I want every piece of that to flourish.
We need to get back down to basics. Basic humanity, a natural state that contains interest in the well-being of others. We live in a big world, but it is small considering that the ripples of caring empathy can start and spread from efforts made by one person.
I think of the many mornings that I've sat alone in the dark, right before (and after) sunrise. Alone in the physical sense, but not alone in the presence of God. This time of day feels spiritual to me—it is precious.