In my limited, but nevertheless real experiences with abuse and powerlessness, I have learned that unless powerlessness is expressed in some form of power it remains within you. It becomes as internally destructive as we are seeing across our nation externally. How do we find a way to address this systemic powerlessness in a way that is more than loud? In a way that is constructive and makes a lasting change? A true change?
Many are feeling lost right now. Floundering. Confused. Frustrated. Scared. And I want to say to you that you are NOT what your emotions say you are. You are NOT who others say you are. You are NOT who others say you aren’t. You are NOT even who you say you are. You are NOT what you have done. You are NOT what others have done to you. So who are you, then?
What happens when everything that seems normal and stable changes? Life changed that day. Then, life was different. We looked at each other differently. We were Americans. “For” each other. “With” each other. In unity. Then, we weren’t.
Are you ready to take the reins and make 2019 work FOR you? Three simple steps can completely turn around a lack of productivity and give you an increased ROI (return on investment) for your time. Intentional use of these three tools can help bring in abundant fruit from your labor. What are these three gems? Clarity. Focus. Action.
When you look back at 2018, what do you see? What results were produced by your actions? Rejoice in the wins. Celebrate! But if you don’t see the results you would like to see, whether you were busy trying to get things done, or frustrated with yourself that you were just thinking about being busy trying to get things done, remember this…
The most wonderful and painful thing in the entire world is to truly love people with your whole heart. I hope you know what it feels like to love a child, a lover, a spouse, a friend, a parent or grandparent or somebody so much that you delight in expressing the love you feel. Not for any reason other than to bless them.
Ricky Van Shelton released a country song back in 1991 called “Keep It Between the Lines.” It was released less than a year before my daddy passed away, but I don’t remember listening to it much before he died. After he was gone, it became my anthem. Out on those country roads, driving for the…
As a little girl, I remember my daddy teaching me to drive. I was only 8 years old, and I was terrified. But lessons he taught me on those small dirt roads in the Texas Panhandle still remain with me today. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize just how much of an influence they were until after…
I have never yet met a person who didn’t want to make a difference. A difference they deem as positive. That desire is built into our DNA. We may all differ in many ways, but in our humanity, we are linked. How will you make a difference today?
Four times today in about an hour I heard the same message in a different way. Slow down. Get the right perspective before forging ahead. What’s important is all around us. Are we paying attention?