"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…

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…

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“But Do You Love Me?”

I know it is hard to image:) but my teenage son and I were driving to the mall last night to eat Sbarro Pizza at the food court (his request) and we heard a COUNTRY song about ” marrying your high school sweetheart.” And my son said, “Mom, does that really happen …and if it does…

Do You Want to Smack Me?

Remember that Bobby McFerrin song? “Dooo dodo dodododa dodadodadodado dodadodadodado do da do da do…Don’t worry. Be Happy” I can hear that song in my head right now…and I want to smack somebody. Maybe I want to smack Bobby McFerrin for singing such a peppy, (annoying to me at the moment) song. Do you ever want to smack me? All of…

I Like what I Like. I Know what I Know

I was driving my kids to school this morning and the Justin Bieber song “As Long as you Love Me” came on. I love that kid. Of course I don’t know him on a personal level…so I don’t really know him to love him…but he is so incredibly talented. My kids are split on whether…