Well, recently I found myself writing to my family
and friends. Not sure if I should just send it in an email
or post it somewhere, I decided these thoughts were about
as random as any others, so I reluctantly included them in
this section of my web site. I'm not sure if this is the
right place to put this, but if you happen to stumble upon
it, feel free to click the link: Family and Friends
I'm continually learning that most of us are reluctant to present
our authentic selves because we fear that it will make us
vulnerable. Often doubting our intrinsic value, we provide
a filtered view of ourselves, usually hoping to appear more
impressive. What might happen, if instead, we allowed
ourselves to simply BE who we ARE? And just maybe, "as we are
liberated from our own fear, our presence [will] automatically liberate others." (from:
Our Deepest Fear)
On Second Chances (Perseverance)
Of all the wonders in His creation, I think God's greatest gift is a second
chance for every single second chance - for it eliminates the temptation
to give up. Be neither too prideful nor too ashamed to embrace this precious
gift and fearlessly aspire towards your boldest dreams.
Source of Confidence
I'm not so much confident in my own abilities as I am hopeful in God's
Plan. Relying on myself has become, at best, inconsistent - while remaining
open to His Power offers infinite possibilities. Lord, inspire and empower
me to greatness.
On Faith ...
The concept of Faith has always been difficult for me to discuss.
It seems to almost immediately lead to some type of exclusion. We wrap
words and concepts around personal perceptions and it tends to divide rather
than unite us. I have struggled with this over my entire life. It wasn't
until I decided to abandon my intellectual search and instead
humbly invited the Spirit into my heart that I found myself writing
these thoughts on Faith.
On Confronting Fear ...
I have lived most of my life with a nervous stomache caused by a combination
of anxiety, worry, and fear. Finally, with the help of some
ADD medication and some excellent coaching from some relatively
new friends, I'm learning to face fear rather than run from
it. This lead me to these thoughts on Confronting
On Courage ...
I had planned to include a few thoughts on Courage until
I came across a song called Courage Is by a
group called The
The following video includes an excellent embedded collection
of quotes. It's a great motivator ...