It Takes a Village

Steve Job Quotes“The ones who think they are crazy enough to change the world, are the ones who do.” Steve Jobs

I recently learned of a tragic event involving two young boys. A 9-year-old boy was playing at the neighborhood playground with his brothers, when a 12-year-old boy approached them. The 12-year-old boy, without warning, stabbed the 9-year-old boy, who later died from his injuries.

After the stabbing, the 12-year-old calmly went to a neighbor’s house called the police and confessed. He waited patiently for the police and when they arrived, he turned himself in and said, “I want to die. I’m tired of life.” Continue reading

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Silent Courage

SILENT COURAGE It has been awhile since I posted anything. Two days after my last post, a family member died unexpectedly.

In those moments immediately following her death, one thing I forgot is that “hurting people, hurt people.” Therefore, instead of having a disciplined response to the anger and drama directed at me by someone who was clearly hurting, I reacted. Continue reading

What Are You Waiting For: The Time Is Now

What Are You Waiting For_Time Is NowWe can always find a reason why not to embark upon something that has been tugging at us.

We say we are waiting for the “perfect” moment or “perfect” timing to make the move.

But, what is the “perfect” moment? When is the “perfect” time?

Are you waiting for the “perfect” day, the “perfect” spouse, the “perfect” job, the “perfect” weight, or the “perfect” amount of money in your bank account? Continue reading

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Hope Deferred…

Hope DefferedHope is defined as, “the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best”.

We have all hoped for something. There are times that the thing in which we hoped for manifests in our lives. Then sometimes our hopes turn into disappointments. Continue reading

Live With Purpose On Purpose!

Live With Purpose on PurposeLast night I could not sleep so I decided to browse around on a social media site.  I came across a page dedicated to getting justice for a 22 year-old female who was recently shot and killed by police officers.

My heart goes out to her three-year-old son who woke up today, as he will everyday for the rest of his life, without his mother.

There are conflicting stories as to what actually happened.  I am not writing to debate what did or did not happen.

I just want to remind everyone today how precious this life is that we have been blessed with. We should not take it for granted. Continue reading

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The Healing Power of Kindness

 The Healing Power of Kindness 2“The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed;  those who help others are helped.” Proverbs 11:25

The restaurant was crowded, but it was an all-you-can-eat buffet, so I should have expected it.

The table in front of me had four children sitting alone.  Their mother sat at the table next to them.  Consumed with the man sitting next to her, she paid no attention to what her children were doing.

I watched as these children brought plates of rolls, bowls of ice cream and plates of dessert to the table.  Without touching any of it, they left for more. Continue reading

Learning to Let Go!

Let Go and Let GodWhen I first decided to stay home with my son, people said I needed to do something more with my time than just take care of my husband and family.

Attempting to please others, I decided to start back up a business venture I was in years ago.

I was great at it and could do it with my eyes closed.  It seemed like the logical thing to do.  This had to be God, right?

I am not sure if I asked God or even prayed about it, I think I just did it.  Everything seemed to fall into place “perfectly” so this is what God wanted me to do, right? Continue reading