The Heart Knows

The heart knows where to lead us once we recognize the process of letting go. Pressures of our conscious and unmistakable memories keep becoming our nemesis. Every day is another opportunity to make a decision about our calling and hear the voice so deep within us that we must act today, not tomorrow. Prepare a heart to do battle, to do song and to be the righteous gift of peace to ourselves and to everyone. The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life’s worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature. ~ Luke 8:14

Through Him…we find our way

Through Him…we find our way.

Thank God for Closed Doors?

We’ve all heard the saying “thank God for unanswered prayers”, right?  Well, the same goes for closed doors perceived as missed opportunities.  In 2007, I learned one of my biggest life lessons about the way God directs and steers our lives when we are ready to receive His guidance.  Think about it, how is He going to do this for us when we have an independent mind and free-will to do whatever we want?  Someone much wiser than me told me once, when you’re on God’s path, life is easy.  Things come freely because its exactly what He desires for us and that is where we find peace.  So I’ll give you one example... read more

Inner wisdom lies dormant…

Inner wisdom lies dormant until we develop the ability to hear the heart louder than the mind. ~ Teresa Devine

A human being is a part of a whole…

“A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _”universe”_, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest…a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ~ Albert Einstein

You can succeed…

You can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed. ~ Napoleon Hill

Meet Dale Dawson & Bridge2Rwanda.org

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzXD-CEICjg&hl=en&fs=1&] The mission of my second half journey officially began through a chance meeting with Dale Dawson and Melissa Yates at an Opportunity International conference. I will write about that experience in an upcoming blog. If you’re going to follow along with me on this journey, it’s important for you to know the people who inspire, encourage and enable others like me to make this choice to live on purpose. Keith and I were fortunate enough to travel with Dale to Rwanda in May 2009 and his heart for Rwanda is so big it could swallow the continent of Africa. If you enjoyed the video and would like to learn more about Bridge2rwanda.org, please... read more

Lead, Follow…

Lead, follow or get out of the way! ~ Thomas Paine (original author) Lead, follow or get the hell out of the way! ~ unknown (doctor’s office version)

Can chocolate bars create core values?

Find your truth and keep true to yourself – that is all that any of us should be asked to do. If we do that God’s plan simply falls into place. How? Stand firm in your core beliefs without waiver. Living by those beliefs keeps life simple. Decisions become easy to make and the treatment of others becomes less selfish. If we ask for mercy, it’s received – isn’t this enough? Be glad and joyful of yourself and the teachings of Christ. Stay connected to your faith and be mindful of the tongue and thought. (one of my biggest challenges) You will hear your voice wrestle with combined temptation, wonder, fear, hope and disbelief... read more

In my life…

In my life I have suffered a great many a tragedy…most of which never occurred. ~ Mark Twain