"Hands raised in success for crossing the finish line"

On Your Marks, Get Set, Go…be a Success!

“Action is the foundational key to all success.” ~ Pablo Picasso That is the perfect quote for my day and weekend. I have SOOOOO many things that need to be DONE… but they will not get accomplish by my wishing. I am going to have to literally roll up my sleeves and GET BUSY. I…

Intentional Success

Merriam-Webster defines “Success” as: “1. obsolete: OUTCOME, RESULT    2 a: degree or measure of succeeding b: favorable or desired outcome; also : the attainment of wealth, favor, or eminence 3 : one that succeeds.” If things turn out well…if one attains a desired object or end then by definition one has succeeded. But what is YOUR…

“Let There Be Peace”…God’s Way Day by Day for Success

My oldest son gave me a devotional book a few years ago by Charles F. Stanley called “God’s Way Day by Day”. Each day there is a Bible verse and a little “food for thought.” It isn’t a book that says,Thanksgiving Day reading…or Easter Day reading…or Election Day reading… but this is what November 6,…

What Motivates Me?

Do I want to be successful? Yes. Of course. But not in the way you might think.When I was a girl I had dreams of being a movie star or on Broadway…or  being a recording artist…or an Olympic athlete. For a little while I thought about being in the military…protecting my country and showing how…

The CHURCH is not a Building – it is You and Me (We have Eyes and Ears)

Pastor Jeff Crippen says in his article “Christless Religion is Always Abusive” the following statement: “Christ is the central and chief theme of the Bible in both Old and New Testaments.  His disciples could not understand the Scriptures until He opened their minds to this fact.  They just didn’t get it. Neither do many who claim…

“What is Abuse” ~ Do YOU Know?

What is Abuse? Very few people know what abuse really is, though everyone seems quite ready to give advice to its victims.  If you believe that abuse is physical battering, you have some learning to do. Abuse is fundamentally a mentality.  It is a mindset of entitlement.  The abuser sees himself as entitled.  He is…

Cut the Clutter to Clear and Clean the Soul

The following article comes from a message sent to me and a few others. I thought that it was so inspirational…such a “EUREKA!” kind of message that I wanted to pass it along to you. The Author wishes to remain anonymous. Thank YOU for allowing me to share! _________________________________________________________________________ I have a confession… I am…

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“Staying for the Kids” by Mother B

Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 2:28 PM Subject:article 🙂 “I’m staying for the kids’ sake” we hear  this over and over again. Men or women who have tried for years and  years to make something beautiful out of their marriage. They have done  everything they could think of to try to connect, to be good…

“Believe Her”

Believe Her MeganC♦ October 16, 2012♦ 27 Comments This post was written by Megan C.  Thanks Megan for allowing me to use it. * * * * * The first time my ex husband physically hurt me, I felt relief. Now, I could maybe tell someone who I had suffered PHYSICAL abuse and, often, people are…

December 21, 2012 is it the End of Time?

It’s the End of the World…and I Feel Fine

December 21, 2012 is it the End of Time?“It’s the end of the world as we know it… it’s the end of the world as we know it… it’s the end of the world as we know it. And I feel fine.”

I don’t think REM was thinking about December 21, 2012 when they wrote that song… but last New Year’s Eve I had a conversation with my sister-in-law Mona that might be weighing on some people… worrying some people… at least in the back of our mind… as the calendar is almost about to tick off the tenth month of 2012. Thinking about the END TIMES is heavy. No doubt. It isn’t the type of conversation that I usually have, but as we sat there in her living room in our New Year’s Eve party clothes… about to go out for a night on the town… we started talking about predictions, intuition, coincidence vs. things happening for a reason.

Am I worried about a Mayan prediction? Mona “feels” like something is going to happen? Good/Bad/ Different… no doubt change is going to happen in some form – it always does. She “feels” things though… like me, she is looking for and aware of signs. It’s just that some signs are not always easy to interpret. She told me a story about how she was in New York City the weekend before 9-11 and knew that something terrible was going to happen… to the point that no one could console her… to the point that she was physically ill. Of course she didn’t know what it was. Would she have even believed it if she knew… or would she have talked herself out of believing? Would she have rationalized her fears away? I’m pretty sure that no one else would have believed her if she was standing and shouting out on the street corner to beware. People would have passed her right by… thought she was crazy at best. Kind of like we do those preachers that prophecy the End Times. We don’t want to hear about that… but guess what? Even if the DoomsDay predictors are wrong, we are all mortal. The END is coming… at least as we know it. How do you feel about that? I don’t want it to happen. I have babies I want to see grow and grand babies I want to hold one day… but as far as my soul? I feel fine.

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