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

Light of Truth

Lift up your hearts and stand tall to listen. Stay near the truth with strong belief and release your power within. Carry a torch to the light of hope and protect your character. Good fortunes and abundance are always available to do good upon your gifts. Believers carry gold to those in need. The light of Christ brings strength to all of us and the mission of truth will be carried throughout the world. Torch bearers bring peace to the world when they speak the message of truth. Christ believes in us, so should we. Stop the struggles, remember…bravest are those who carry the sword! We are His soldiers of truth.

Personal Mission Statement

Have you ever considered writing your own personal mission statement?  Businesses spend a lot of time and money creating and refining their company mission statement.  It serves as their vision, a road map to keep the company activities and its employees on a common goal.  Businesses that take this seriously will have cultural components or values tied into their mission statement so the culture comes to life through its mission statement. A personal mission statement is very much the same idea.  It provides a vision and a goal to keep your self on the path that you have laid out according to your mission.  You don’t have to be a business expert to take... read more

Let Go of the Fear – It does not serve you

The best way to begin a journey led by God is to trust your heart to tell you that you are ready.  Begin to let go of the fear because it does not serve us at all, it actually keeps us at a distance from God and our rightful purpose.  If you have a calling or idea that God is prompting you to do, start writing down your goals and map out a course of action to get this started.  For me, it began with an idea born in Rwanda, Africa which I will share in many upcoming posts.  I have always been one to ask for help and guidance, “a seeker of knowledge”... read more

So who cares?

How appropriate that I begin the chronicle of my second half  journey on Sunday, the Lord’s day!  I’ve been putting this off for two years but the prompting from God continues…so here it is.  The second half journey blog will provide loving words of encouragement for anyone out there who is thinking about or embarking on a life led by God instead of  purely by their own desires.  Those who are stuck in a life of heartache, misery or just mundane daily routines who long for something more might find the nudge or guidance to help them move towards a life of significance.  Simply put, the intention is to share my own life experiences... read more