Friday, October 19, 2012

Happy Anniversary…to me...



Today is one year since I started blogging…

I’m amazed that I’ve kept this up, and amazed at how much I’ve enjoyed writing, and posted many different thoughts.

I’m also thankful to you that have read and commented over the year and the encouragement that many of you have given to me.

I’m now at a crossroads...you know, the point at which you decide which direction is the right direction and what’s the best use of your time, energy and influence. 

Should I keep blogging?

Should I say toodaloo?

What is the direction to go?

Am I actually helping people?

Is my blog influencing others?

Do I focus on another form of expression or help?

Does quitting make me a failure?

Is blogging a lifelong commitment?



What’s cool about this, is that we all have choices in life and we all come to crossroads.

Maybe about a job?

Maybe about ministry?

Maybe about a friend?

Who knows what crossroad you are dealing with right now, but I know we all come to them.

My simple thoughts are all to do with the concept of failure.

Make your choice. If it’s wrong, learn from it and make another choice. If that one’s wrong, make a new choice. Just keep doing something...doing nothing is a failure that can never help anyone else...

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Thoughtful Thursday...#10re



"Instead of focusing on the things that cause you to complain, focus on the people that you can help!"

I came up with this thought this week, afer I heard a lot  of complaining from several different people, and I was reminded how people are hurting around us and need help. 

Don't complain - just help...

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Milestones…



I love milestones.

Some people don’t like them, but I think they’re cool.

Milestones are targets that you've hit.

Who doesn’t want to hit a target that they put in front of them?


They create memories

We all love to remember the time when…

We enjoy recounting what it took to get where we are.

They are completed goals

Setting a goal is one thing, reaching it is another, altogether!

When you reach the summit, it’s an amazing feeling.

They give us new lines to cross

You got to this milestone, now what?

Set a new goal…

Lessons Learned: Milestones are a positive.

Thoughts: What milestone have you reached?

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Joy class...


This is a great name for a Sunday school class...

I hope your Sunday is full of joy and that you don't have to go to class to learn how to be joyful. Let the Lord give you the joy you need today!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Friday...



Friday…

Think about these words this Friday…

Family…

Relax…

Inspire…

Deliver...

Attitude...

Yeah!!!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Thoughtful Thursday...#9


Quote of the day...

"Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side." Zig Ziglar

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Intimidation and Inspiration…



I once had a boss that couldn't lead.

He would try, but he just wasn’t cut out for it.

No one respected him.

He would try harder, but he would fail worse, not better.

He decided to lead by intimidation…

Monday, October 8, 2012

Mondays…



M - Make it a great day! Don’t go in with a bad attitude - choose to make the day great.

O - Overachiever! Go beyond what your boss expects. Cause excellence in your office.

N - Never give up! Even if the day is tough, keep going. You can make it through a hard Monday.

D - Desire! Have the desire to do something different. Set an attainable goal to meet today.

A - Altitude! If your attitude is good, you may just increase your altitude. People notice good attitudes.

Y - Yell! If the day goes poorly, just get in your car and yell on the way home - not at your coworkers.

Lessons Learned: You can choose to make Mondays great.

Thoughts: What ways are you making Mondays great?

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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sunday verse...





Today I'm just sharing a verse...


One of my favorites...

"This is the Lord's doing; it is marvellous in our eyes." Psalm 118:23

So many times, we have excitement and happiness, when we see God answer a prayer, or we have some good go on in our lives, but that's not the only time to marvel at God's greatness and what He is doing.

We have bad times and bad things occur during our lives, and we need to marvel at who God is during those times too. 

He is the one who provides...

Strength

Wisdom

Grace

Encouragement

...and everything else we need during a tough time.

Don't forget to marvel at what God does for you during a trial.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Saturday funny...



Hope you enjoy the humor today...

A blonde, wanting to earn some money, decided to hire herself out as a handyman-type and started canvassing a wealthy neighborhood. She went to the front door of the first house and asked the owner if he had any jobs for her to do.

"Well, you can paint my porch. How much will you charge?"
The blonde said, "How about 50 dollars?" The man agreed and told her that the paint and ladders that she might need were in the garage. The man's wife, inside the house, heard the conversation and said to her husband, "Does she realize that the porch goes all the way around the house?"
The man replied, "She should. She was standing on the porch."

A short time later, the blonde came to the door to collect her money.
"You're finished already?" he asked. "Yes," the blonde answered, "and I had paint left over, so I gave it two coats. "Impressed, the man reached in his pocket for the $50. "And by the way," the blonde added, "that's not a Porch, it's a Ferrari."

Friday, October 5, 2012

Failure Friday...


Why do I have this picture? Why did I take this picture?

Time to understand that the week is done and any failures that occurred are no longer an issue.

I know that you may be dealing with consequences of a failure, but the failure is over.

Pick up the pieces and move forward...

Seek forgiveness for the wrong done...

Work harder to make the failure a life improvement...

Take the failure and help others learn...

Look at the important lessons that you need to learn today, from the failure...

Fail again...

Fail better...

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Thoughtful Thursday...#8


Here's the thought for today...

Oliver Goldsmith, Irish born poet and essayist, wrote, “life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations.”

So are you going to keep traveling?

Or are you going to give up?

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

I'm tired...


Have you ever just felt tired and thought you needed a break?

Have you ever felt that the day wouldn't end?

Have you ever felt like hitting the snooze button...for the 11th time?

Have you ever felt that you couldn't keep going at the pace you are?

Have you ever given up on what you were doing?

Well, today is hump day - the middle of the week - the time when you know you can make it to the weekend. Don't give up now - keep going and keep giving your best. 

You will make it! 

Really, you will make it!

Think of all those that are counting on you...

Your family...

Your Boss...

Your schoolmates...

Your coworkers...

Your friends...

Your church family...

Lessons Learned: If you give up, you may impact someone the wrong way.

Thoughts: Have you ever felt this way?

Monday, October 1, 2012

Strangely together…



I saw this at my office.

I couldn't make sense of the mix, but somebody ate this for lunch that day.

To me it seemed strange…

Honestly, it didn’t matter what I thought. Someone likely enjoyed this lunch and obviously didn’t ask me or care about what I thought. I wouldn't necessarily enjoy it, but I wasn’t the one eating it.

It made me think about the strange things that come together in life.

We’ve all seen that couple that didn’t match, yet had great joy together.

We’ve seen partnerships with the entrepreneur and the accountant, that had success.

We’ve seen the crazy friends that seem to get along, even though their personalities are completely different.

It reminds me that we are not the same.  

We are different and differences are good. We get the opportunity to grow, and change, and learn, all because we’re different. 

I work on a team, and none of us are the same. We all have strengths and weaknesses, but we make a great team, because some do things that others cannot and visa versa. If we were all the same, we wouldn't be able to get anything done. We would sit with the same strengths and the same weaknesses, frustrated about our tasks.

It’s so important to admire the differences in life, even if you don’t like them, because those differences are often a help to you, when your weakness needs filling with their strengths.

Lessons Learned: Don’t mock the differences, learn from them.

Thoughts: Are you enjoying the differences, in life?

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