Being a legend often means having the courage to do what others don’t expect you to do. But when you have something legendary inside you, be a legend!
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?
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…
Are you running with the hope you’ll end up somewhere good? Or, do you need to gain peace and clarity to run with purpose and focus on the goal? Read more here.
What is your constant? That thing you can’t go a day without thinking about? Your dream, hope, wish? What do you do about it?
Last week we talked about how our purpose and our fears cannot co-exist. One will extinguish the other. They are both powerful, and they team up against each other for a mighty battle. Have you defined your fear and your purpose? Read more.
You cannot live your purpose and nurture your fears at the same time. Think of any good story. What makes it good? Conflict, right? There is a protagonist, who is often known as the hero, and an antagonist, the hero’s opponent or rival. Now think of your purpose as being the protagonist and fear being its rival. Both are powerful, but whichever you yield to will win. You cannot entertain them both.
A lot of people have been in a state of what feels like perpetual transition. It is epidemic. Everywhere I go I talk to people who have been waiting and waiting…and waiting… on what they believe is their next step. Obstacles have blocked the forward movement of many plans and purposes. Hearts are yearning for what feels so close, but continues to escape their grasp. Well, folks, it is time to stop yielding to the obstacles, and start moving them.