The Monday after Thanksgiving, I felt like a fat failure. I’d not worked out in several days and had over indulged in turkey, dressing and a lot of other things. The “black cloud” of the panic to get my double work out in (punishing myself) asap was following me around. At the same time, I
Eleven times! Thus far this YEAR! That is the actual amount of times I went to the YMCA near my neighborhood. My goal was 3 times a week starting in January. That makes me hundreds short of my goal. I knew it was bad, but I had no idea I was that far off.
] For years I had a pastor who always brought meaningless meetings back to focus. “OK everyone, let’s keep the main thing the main thing.” Yes and a big amen. The news is filled with opportunity. To pray, to help one another, to facilitate donations, to listen to others cry about so much loss and
It was definitely a defining moment. I counted over 52 competed Bible studies! Before you make any assumptions, please know that I’m not bragging. Becoming a Christian for me came much later in life. I was “saved” numerous times throughout my childhood. But it wasn’t until my 30’s that I got serious. All of those
It only takes one. All too often, we think we have to have it all figured out. Our life planner ready, goals written in ink, with a busy calendar to match. While that can be good, we master the moments in minutes. How? By being present IN the moment. Being kind to someone. Smiling.
😇Over the years, I’ve met some amazing folks. Having interviewed people for years, often I think back to specific memories of one-liners that have shaped who I’ve become as a writer and speaker. John Croyle is a man with a magnetic personality. Having been very successful playing football at the University of Alabama, he also opened
Though my dad and I were never close, he asked for the same thing EVERY Christmas. “What do you want for Christmas dad?” Every year it was the same. “Peace.” Now I get it. Though we differ in our reasoning, this is one time I actually get my late dad’s desperate plea year after year
Never waste an aha moment…. What does re-using a paper towel have to do with anything? A lot actually. There it was, sitting on the counter folded up like it had some important purpose. It had been used, but not a lot. There was still some use left in it, therefore it should be saved. Right? Well
For years our family attended a large church in Atlanta where the consistent theme was creating irresistible environments. It’s the same concept in the movie where Kevin Costner coined the phrase “If we build it they will come.” His character in the movie Field of Dreams knew if he turned an unattractive field into a baseball diamond,
Home. No place like it. It’s where we kick off our shoes and relax. Apart from living alone, it’s also where we interact with the most important people in our lives. Spouses, children, parents, relatives, roommates, and guests. It’s the place relationships grow, are stretched, get tested, and overcome difficulties. Recently our nineteen year old daughter moved back home.