Why do you chew your nails? Do you constantly tap a pen on your desk? What’s holding you back from going after your dreams? The Power of Habit has the answers to these habitual questions.Read more … “The Power Of Habit”
A man went to see his doctor because he was suffering from a miserable cold. His doctor prescribed some pills, but they didn’t help.
On his next visit the doctor gave him a shot, but that didn’t do any good.
On his third visit the doctor told the man, “Go home and take a hot bath. As soon as you finish bathing throw open all the windows and stand in the draft.”
“But doc,” protested the patient, “if I do that, I’ll get pneumonia.”
“I know,” said the doctor, “I can cure pneumonia.”Read more … “God’s Got This”
In December of 2008, I had surgery to investigate and remove a thyroid nodule. The diagnosis came back as Papillary Thyroid Cancer with metastasis to the delphian lymph nodes. That was hard news. Christmas was just a couple of weeks away. Ten years prior (1998), my father was diagnosed with oat cell lung cancer at Christmas. Ten years prior to his diagnosis (1988), my mother was diagnosed with stage 4-colon cancer at Christmas. As you can guess, this was not a family trend that I wanted to see continue and, if God is good, what in the world was going on?
As Christians, we celebrate Advent and Christmas with joyous remembrances of Christ’s birth, and with a hungering expectation of His return. Both of my parents succumbed to their disease within 9 to 11 months of their diagnoses. So, it was hard to find joy in the holidays when surrounded by death. I had to remind myself that God is good: Christ was born, and Christ himself faced and defeated death, so that we might live again.Read more … “God is Good”
Recently my life had an unexpected result come about and it brought my level of reflection to new heights. I had found out about a new opportunity for a job change and it was directly up my line of work, and fit my passions extremely well. Never losing sight of my goal, I prepped hard for this job, and yet, I found I had been removed from the program with no explanation. This was something that shocked, hurt, and deeply confused me.Read more … “Never Losing Sight”
If you get to know me, you’ll learn that I look for inspiration in a variety of places. Here are some of my favorite quotes on success. Who inspires you?
“I discovered a long time ago that if I helped people get what they wanted, I would always get what I wanted and I would never have to worry.” – Tony Robbins
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – ConfuciusRead more … “On Success”
Perseverance is, at times, difficult to muster, but knowing that others have found the intestinal fortitude to continue on inspires me. It helps me to be a better version of who I am.
“It’s amazing what you’ll endure when you must.” – Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg
“I am only one, but still I am one. I can not do everything but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.” – Helen KellerRead more … “On Perseverance”
Learning is a lifelong process. The act of being a student is one of the most rewarding gifts you can ever give yourself. Educate yourself people.
“Many students make the mistake of neglecting that which is near (that which is readily available and essential to you) to pursue what is far (other martial arts that are nonessential or not related to the very art you are learning). Your error in judgment and pursuit will take you thousands of miles off course. Therefore, you must be careful to make a clear distinction between what is essential to you and what is not.” – Bruce Lee
“Two roads diverge in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that made all the difference.” – Robert FrostRead more … “On Learning”
Kindness is a choice and it is the kind of choice that leads to true happiness.
“A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.” – Saint Basil
“No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.” – Amelia EarhartRead more … “On Kindness and Happiness”
Billy Graham was undeniably a man filled with the wisdom of God who spoke the truth to a world hungry for guidance and peace. No frills. Nothing fancy; just the truth spoken in love.
This Is Not My Home:
“My home is in Heaven. I’m just traveling through this world.”
“Heaven is full of answers for which nobody ever bothered to ask.”
“God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in heaven, and if it takes my dog being there, I believe he’ll be there.”
“The moment we take our last breath on earth, we take our first in heaven.”
“No, I don’t know the future, but I do know this: the best is yet to be! Heaven awaits us, and that will be far, far more glorious than anything we can ever imagine.”Read more … “In the words of Billy Graham …”
Do you ever wonder who to turn to? Who can help you in your time of need or despair? Do you ever wish you had someone special to share your joy with? In the words of God, you will find the help you seek, and you will find a Father that loves you more than you could ever imagine.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. – Deuteronomy 31:6
Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. – Joshua 1:7Read more … “In the words of God …”