Listen With Your Heart – Not Your Ears

We hear with our ears, but we listen with our hearts

"We hear with our ears, but we listen with our hearts." - A Focus on the Family podcast guest I can't tell you how many times I've heard what someone said, but I didn't invest the time, give the respect, or care enough to listen with the intent of understanding what the other person had… Continue reading Listen With Your Heart – Not Your Ears

Attention All Nuts: Hold Your Ground

Today's Mighty Oak Is Just Yesterday's Nut That Held Its Ground. - David Icke

To My Dearest Daughters, "Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground." - David Icke, athlete and author Today we can look back at some of the "Mighty Oaks" in the areas of equality and civil rights, such as William Wilberforce, Abraham Lincoln, Booker T. Washington, Susan B. Anthony, Mahatma Gandhi, Dr.… Continue reading Attention All Nuts: Hold Your Ground

Life Purpose Is About Service – Not Privilege

Service is the rent you pay for room on this earth - Emma Vernon

"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

Moving Fast In The Wrong Direction Only Carries You Farther From Success More Quickly - Dad

"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

How You See People Is How You’ll Serve Them

How you see people is how you will serve people - Focus on the Family

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

Anger Leads To Shame

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame - Ben Franklin

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

Live With Eternity In Your Heart

Life Is Hardly More Than A Fraction Of A Second Such Little Time To Prepare For Eternity Paul Gauguin

8/29/18 "Life is hardly more than the fraction of a second. Such little time to prepare for Eternity." - Paul Gauguin Eternity and the life after this life is something that most ponder from time to time (more often older you get), and there are many views out there from which to choose. Side Note… Continue reading Live With Eternity In Your Heart