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“Life Puzzle” Pieces

Puzzles. I actually like doing them. I look for the smallest details to see how all the pieces fit together. Every piece matters. A few people I know couldn’t be bothered to take the time to figure it out. The process can be slow, frustating, or difficult. For me, it’s simply relaxing, for other people, …

Keep Peddling Forward

Peddling a bike isn’t the fast mode of transportation. With each turn of the wheel you cover some distance but when you stop peddling, you simply begin to coast. The same goes for you. Every day you “peddle” you make progress and cover some ground, as long as there is continual forward movement. Maybe you …

Downsized Dreams

I clearly remember having a hissy fit doing a menial task. I couldn’t believe where God had placed me. How did I end up here, cleaning toilets for goodness sake? One day I asked the Lord, “Why am I here?” He simply said, “Because I need you here.” Really? Do you realize that when God …

The Power of Your Words

Imagine a volcano. You don’t know when it will rupture, you don’t know when the boiling point sets in. Consider the words you use. Don’t let your own anger reach a boiling point where your verbal anger spews out toxic and spiteful words. Volcanos change the landscape just like volcanic words chan change a life. …

When the Emotions Come

I was going through the drive through and felt a sudden surge of emotions well up.  I thought to myself, “It’s okay to cry, but at least place your order first!”  There is nothing “wrong”, it’s just that I have a lot of stuff on my mind.  As my neice says,

Your Self-Sabotage Checklist

I can’t even count how many excuses I’ve heard over the years from people who want to make changes in their life but then come up with all the “reasons” they can’t do it right now. Yeah, I get it.  I did it too….for a while.
Here’s your checklist.  (BTW – it’s okay if you get “caught”, clarity is a good thing!)

Look Behind You

Imagine someone has been following you for awhile and noticed a few things that warrent attention.  Just hold that image.  There is a saying somewhere, “If you’re leading, and no one is following, you’re not leading.”  Look behind you.  Who is following you?  How many people are you leading?  Have your numbers grown, or have they dropped off?