Jennifer, (the mom behind the momentum) gives an inspiring account of a single mom who makes the decision to surrender to the tug that pulls on her heart and to receive the anointing that God has been trying to give her.…Continue
Added by Joel Boggess on November 14, 2012 at 2:00am — No Comments
Self confidence comes from understanding who you are - and embracing the power of it. Dare to be something no one else can be - be yourself.
by Pete Ferguson
I'm finding that the key to raising children is helping them find out who they are. I have five kids - and five very unique personalities.
Some traits are similar. All play…Continue
You wouldn’t believe how often complete strangers comment on what’s in my grocery cart.
It happens so much that when I buy my son chocolate chip cookies I hide them under toilet paper. That’s exactly what I was doing today when a man spotted them and said in a singsong voice; “Oh the exercise lady has chocolate chip cookies in her cart, that’s not good for you.” Once I was waiting on the checkout line with butter pecan ice cream and a lady behind me said, “Look what you have in…
What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
When I decided to become a therapist I had only a vague idea of where it would all end up. I didn't necessarily know how the school bills would work out. Or how I would manage with a full work schedule. I didn't even know how exactly I wanted to use my degree. I just knew deep down that this was something I had to…Continue
Today is the launch of the second edition of my book, Money Management for Cross-Cultural Workers! When you buy the book before November 20, and send me your receipt, I will give you $157 worth of freebies!
The bonus items include:
When I was in the 4th grade I had Mr. Pearson as a teacher. He was a great teacher who interacted well with the kids. He also was a computer geek who loved to write programs. There was no internet, e-mail, facebook and twitter in those days. It was the dos based programs with green letters and the blinking block cursor.…Continue
I will never speak in public again, I promised myself—and God—and climbed behind the wheel of my car. I was leaving a daylong training where I had been one of the speakers. I had spoken on something dear to me, and my emotions showed. I didn’t want to cry in front of a room full of high school students and professional youth workers. Knowing the sensitive part of my talk was coming magnified my nervousness.
“Do you think I have the power to…Continue
We have read the book. We know the plan. Dan Miller tells us that in 48 days we can have the work we love. How far have we gotten? We have possibly made some changes. We have possibly taken some steps. But have we arrived at that place we set our sights on or did we get distracted along the way? Did we stop to rest? Did we get completely off course?
We have to applaud Dan for his remarkable book about getting started. We have to thank him for his dedication to really wanting to make a…Continue
Only fear can defeat life. It is a clever, treacherous adversary, how well I know. It has no decency, respects no law or convention, shows no mercy. It goes for your weakest spot, which it finds with unerring ease. ~ Yann Martel, "The Life of Pi"
by Pete Ferguson…
Sorry for the delay and the lapse in being away from 48days.net. I've been studying for my comprehensive exams that were this past weekend for my masters degree in education. I'm not good at counting chickens but I think I did well enough to pass.
I plan to be a lot more visible on the site in the coming weeks and hopefully I can answer some questions other members have as well as have some of my own answered.
Anyway, short blog entry, but I will post more in the coming…Continue
There comes a time when you must forge ahead.
Write what must be written.
Speak your mind, tell the story and bare your soul.
Bringing darkness into the light and setting the truth free.
You may read the rest of the blog …Continue
“If Huck Finn or Tom Sawyer were alive today, we’d say they had ADD or a conduct disorder. They [boys] are who they are, and we need to love them for who they are. Let’s not try to rewire them.” — Michael Gurian
Added by Peter A Ferguson on November 12, 2012 at 7:20pm — No Comments
The problem with freedom
I know it sounds strange, that a problem would exist if you are free. I believe that we, as Americans, have a problem with freedom. The problem is that we do now know how to live free! We say we want freedom of speech, freedom from an oppressive government, freedom in our finances, freedom to do work we love, freedom of religion and so…Continue
My family and I were in Pittsburgh this past weekend to celebrate my Mom’s 78th birthday. It was nice to be in my native surroundings and to spend time with those I love. Mom got the opportunity to meet the newest member of the family, her great granddaughter, Naomi. No gift could be more appreciated by her. She really enjoyed having a baby around again as the days of her own five children in the home are long gone. However, hearing the sounds of a newborn has a way of…Continue
Two and half years ago, I started writing a book with Keith St. Onge, the two-time World Barefoot Champion. When we started working together on this project, we literally did not know each other at all. I had taken two half-day barefoot water ski lessons from him.
One day, I was on my way to work when I was startled by a voice. As clear as day, I heard the words: “Write Keith’s book.”…Continue
I'm doing a week of book giveaways on my blog this week. I'm calling it Sharing Great Books. I would love to have you stop by and enter to win a copy of the book of the day.
Today's book is Platform by Michael Hyatt, which is excellent for building your blog or business or…Continue