Friday, May 30, 2014

faith and feelings

Don't ever allow your faith to follow your feelings.  Feelings are fleeting and unstable and can rob us from obeying God or sticking to we what we know is right in our hearts.  Instead, force your feelings to line up with your faith.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Be present to win

When I was younger I ran a 5k, collected my award and quickly headed home.  I was informed later by my friend who hung around after the race, that my name had been drawn for the Grand Prize which was a huge diamond ring!  The only problem was, you had to be "present" to win.  Bummer.  I think the same is true in life.  I know for me, with so many things going on, it's easy to be somewhere, but really not be there.  I could be sitting in my living room with my kids watching a movie, but be more focused on the person I am testing.  It's truly a battle for all of us in today's world.  The truth is, we must be present to win.  Wherever you are, be all there.  I personally don't want to rob those closest to me because I am always distracted.

You must be present to win.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

vision creates space

If your vision is small, there is really no need nor room for others.  If your vision is BIG, you are going to need a lot of great people to help accomplish it.  This is how vision creates space.  Big vision creates opportunities for those with greater talent in certain area's to jump in and contribute to the vision.  How big is your vision?

Thursday, May 15, 2014

the cows are in the soup

My daughter Kali is one of the most creative people I know.  From the crafts she designs and builds, to the crazy things she says.  She wrote a song the other day called "Aggressive Meatballs."  I realize that my job as a parent is to help wisely steward that gift.  I've begun trying teach her to play some instruments in order to be an outlet for her creativity.  As she gets older, I want to put her and my boys into circumstances where they will be stretched to grow.  But for now, I will continue to chuckle when I hear statements like, "the cows are in the soup."