Wherever you are at in life, I encourage you take control of the direction of your life. Your life is to valuable to allow someone else to be in control of it.
Don't let anyone bully you out of your destiny... It doesn't matter if it's an old friend, a family member, a co-worker, or a new acquaintance... No one person is worthy of piloting the life that God has given you. - In this life you have the choice to surrender your God-given given privilege to … Continue reading In control
I've been privileged to sit underneath the multitude of talented & knowledgeable teachers. My life journey took me through the public school system, community colleges, 3 different universities, and to earning graduate degrees in business administration & psychology. In addition I've sat under advanced theological teachings in church settings & personal growth seminars. However, a … Continue reading Who taught you how to love?
For years I allowed the shame of my past to rob me of my vitality. I was disappointed with what I had allowed my life to become and unwilling to forgive myself for it. In retrospect I realize I should have sought counsel and accountability. Instead I chose isolation and self-loathing. I stepped back from … Continue reading Shame is like mold
Yesterday, my wife and I got the news that one of the young leaders from our church had taken ill and was at the hospital. As we usually do, we stopped what we were doing and said a prayer for her. Since it was going to be a busy morning, we made plans to visit … Continue reading When the song ends….
The good book tells us to stay away from every kind of evil (1 These 5:22). Knowing this, it is important for us to recognize that evil also comes in the form of accusations, judgment, and unforgiveness. Your past may include a multitude of poor decisions and mishaps made on your part. Nevertheless, those were … Continue reading Freedom from the pain of judgment
Your response to criticism and circumstance speaks volumes of where you are at spiritually, emotionally, & developmentally. Healthy personal growth requires intentionality. It requires the discipline to avoid the conversation & activity that rob us of vitality.... It takes a conscious decision to only feast on the activities practices that bring us spiritual & emotional … Continue reading Personal growth and maturity
Remember that you are not your circumstance. You were created by God and for God. You were divinely conceived in the mind of your creator before the start of time. He created you with everything you will need to become all that you were created to be. There is never a moment when you are … Continue reading What is your destiny based on?
Rarely, do we greet the word, "No" with instant gratitude. Feelings of dissapointment and rejection are not always easy to face. Nevertheless, they undoubtedly lead us to a blank canvas that is waiting for us to co-create the next chapter in our life's journey. When facing dissapointment, never forget that God is working all things … Continue reading The freedom of rejection
I can't help but wonder, how many miracles fail to actualize, simply because we are unwilling experience our feelings instead of us repressing them. Could it be possible that the miracle that we are waiting for is standing right outside our choice to express our feelings freely.