"Service is the rent you pay for room on this earth." - Emma Vernon. Here's one of life's fundamental concepts: "There's a price to pay for everything," and the rightful price required for our very existence is Service to those around us. Just to be sure that we're on the same page, let's define Service as seeing… Continue reading Life Purpose Is About Service – Not Privilege
"Moving fast in the wrong direction only carries you farther from success more quickly." - Dad Two drivers leave Houston at the same time headed North on I-45. One car is traveling 55 mph to Dallas and the other car is heading in the same direction at 105 mph. Which one will reach her intended destination… Continue reading Moving Fast In The Wrong Direction
"Everybody ends up somewhere in life. A few end up somewhere on purpose." - Andy Stanley Take a moment to consider some of the successful people in your life. For the most part, they're where they're at right now because they knew where they wanted to end up, and they created and executed a plan… Continue reading How Did I Get Here?
"Don't compare your beginning to someone else's middle." - Jon Acuff God has given each of you a unique Purpose in this life that is wrapped up in Dreams and Goals that will use your Gifts and Talents in ways that show your Love for God and People (Matthew 22:36-40). I encourage you to seek… Continue reading Comparing Your Beginning To Someone Else’s Middle or End
11/10/18 Brandy, Addy, and Grace, "How you see people is how you'll serve them." - Focus on the Family podcast guest Although I can't recall the name of the guest on the Focus on the Family podcast, this statement struck me deep, especially in today's social and political climate of intolerance, division, hatred, and physical,… Continue reading How You See People Is How You’ll Serve Them
11/8/18 Brandy, Addy, and Grace, "Negative thoughts cannot lead to a positive life." - Michael Todd Life isn't always going to be easy. In fact, easy is the exception - not the norm. Although I encourage you to Keep Life Simple, I also know that Simple Rarely = Easy. Addy, I remember when you were about… Continue reading Negative Thoughts Can’t Lead To A Positive Life
11/6/18 Brandy, Addy, and Grace, "Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame." - Ben Franklin Unrealistic expectations lead to frustration - frustration leads to either apathy (an "I give up" attitude) or anger, and anger leads to shame for one or more of the people involved. Shame is a painful feeling of humiliation and… Continue reading Anger Leads To Shame