Sunday, October 22, 2017

Which Way?


The first time I asked Jesus to show me who I am in his eyes, he introduced to a biblical character I didn't like.  The dude was naked, nervous and possessed by demons.  He was the ultimate wanderer, the champion of the frenzied and a lost soul in the middle of Nowheresville.  Something happened when Jesus introduced himself to my alter-ego.  The fog dissipated.  The demons fled.  And the man found something – purpose.

If you're struggling to find your way today, try asking Jesus for directions.  He has plans for you.  Have a great day.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Got Plans?


Step one:  Make a goal.
Step two:  Make plans to achieve your goal.
Step three:  Execute the plans.

No wishes here, please.  Wishes involve too much wandering.  Have a great day.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Stay Calm Within the Chaos


Got Chaos?  It's like a storm – if you're not in one now, just wait for a while and you may see one coming.  Sometimes, you may not even see it coming.  It can hit like a flash flood.  I like to pretend I'm in the eye of the hurricane, at least mentally, where the winds are calm no matter how fast everything is spinning out of control around me.  Relax.  Breathe.  And stay calm within the chaos.  The storm will pass.  Have a great day.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Something to Talk About


Be careful what you choose to talk about today.  Divide your topics into two categories:  blessings and problems.  One category will attract the optimists while the other brings out the pessimists.  I have found most of my problems are really blessings that haven't sprouted yet.  Talking about problems while they're still in the developmental stages may prevent them from transforming.  Have a great day.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Cut the Clutter


Cutting the clutter is at the top of my wife's honey do list.  In my writing life, it also means editing chapters and eliminating anything that is unnecessary to make room for fresh ideas.  Clutter only contributes to confusion and chaos.  The more clutter I cut, the better my vision becomes and I can see a better self.  Are you ready to cut the clutter?  Today is a good day to start.  Have a great day.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

When Nothing Goes Right


There's a reason we avoid making left turns.  Right turns are easier.  There's no yielding to oncoming traffic.  And some say, "because that's the way I always go." 

Never underestimate the value of the left turn, especially when nothing appears to be going right in your life.  Yes, going left means heading into the unknown.  The unfamiliar will become familiar.  The new challenges will bring fresh opportunities.  In the long run, things will go right.  Have a great day.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Take Action


Do those dreams you have seem too far-fetched to reach in this lifetime?  I have good news for you.  Those dreams are the first step.  Here's more good news:  you can turn them into reality with just one thing – action.  It's that simple.  Dream, take action, and close the gap.  Your new reality will be here in no time.  And if others criticize you for being a dreamer, just remember you're one step ahead.  Ready. Set. Action.  Have a great day.