I used to play sports. Then I realized you can buy trophies.
Now I am good at everything. | Demetri Martin
Trophies represent something that previously happened. They commemorate experiences in the recent or distant past. Dreams, on the other hand, are…Continue
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You've probably heard someone say that women speak about five times as many words as men per day. That comparison probably was manufactured and, over time, has been edited to achieve the author's or speaker's desired results.…Continue
It's really clear to me that you can't hang onto something longer than its time. Ideas lose certain freshness, ideas have a shelf life, and sometimes they have to be replaced by other ideas. ~ Alan Alda
by Pete Ferguson
Having a great idea is…Continue
Description: It’s the first of the month. That means Carrie and I (Derek) talk about stewardship and money. More monthly money tips for couples. Stewardship within a relationship can get complicated, let’s make it simple.
What you will hear:
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This year we have added a new feature to our blog posts. Each Sunday I post a devotional based in personal finance. I hope to eventually compile them into a small book. Let me know what you think! I am currently reading Tribes by Seth Godin. In his book he refers to non-conformists as heretics. Are you a financial heretic? Read more
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Well, I just met with a local life/career coach here in town that was ICF certified. A really sweet lady, about retirement age, living off her pension and wondering if it's going to work for her as a career. She said she's going to give it 2 years but she said the average salary is about $25K. I used to decide to do things like that because I believed so strongly in "calling." But I know my dissatisfaction with always being so poor and always choosing ministry jobs means that I don't want…Continue
After nearly two years away, I have found the inspiration to return to blogging to help people succeed in life. My first post back chronicles my struggles and how I've gotten back to the place of passion. I think it will resonate with many community members here. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.…Continue
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So, I'm sure maybe some of us can speak from experience that stress really changes your life in many ways. Not the good kind of stress that makes me perform better. The kind that makes me not want to get up in the morning and live for the weekends.
I have hated jobs that bad. Not all of them just the ones that didn't allow me to be in any way who I am as a person-a teacher, mentor, listener, counselor. And it's kind of weird but you would think as I get older I wouldn't have those…Continue
I am guilt of it and I believe that may of us are in some respect. Yet when we strip away the emotion we let ourselves get caught up in, we can see how foolish and a big waste of energy it is to be concerned with what others think. Especially, when we know in our hearts, we were doing what we thought was the right thing!
Slowly, but surely I am working to be able to step away from what I am feeling. Once I separate my feelings and soak in what is going on, I can clear my…Continue
Every year the government spends millions of taxpayer dollars searching for evidence of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe. Why is there so much…
Recently, I inadvertently discovered that someone close to me had betrayed me in the worst way. I spent a week in a state of sadness and confusion. I was able to keep working on my projects but, there was definitely a cloud hanging over me. I debated on how to best exorcise this cloud.
The betrayal had occurred a couple of years ago and the people involved have moved on. This new life that I have been building is helping me moving on and let go of the pain. It is going to be a little…Continue
These past few weeks have been both frustrating and invigorating. My life has completely changed for the better.
I am riding into the proverbial sunset of the previous book of my life and I could not be happier.
Yet, as I close the old familiar tome, I notice that there are loose ends from past stories that may never be resolved. I briefly consider turning my fast speeding horse around to address them.
However, I instinctively know that there are plotlines which…Continue
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If you haven’t already been exposed to the work of Tony Robbins, I suggest you pick up one of his books. His methods may not be for everyone, but the points he is making are pretty powerful. In his book “Notes from a Friend,” Tony presents an exercise he calls the “Ten Day Mental Challenge.” I think it is awesome!…Continue
During my singing days, I started a song with gusto and ended it in the same fashion. Audiences were wowed by the strength and agility of my voice. One day after a performance a female castmate asked me a life-changing question:
"Have you ever thought about pacing your songs?"
"Huh?" I replied
"Well, you have a great voice but, all of your performances sound the same. There's no build within them. You are not inviting the audience into your world."
Until you have a son of your own, you will never know the you, the love beyond feeling that resonates in the heart of a father as he looks upon his son. -Ken Nerburn
It's been over a month since I wrote about my son. He's grown, a lot! The picture really does give the perfect…Continue
Visualization is a powerful practice. I hear stories time after time about successful people who attribute their successes to visualization of their goals. Interesting!
Some of you may be familiar with The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. In this book, Rhonda not only talks about the importance of visualization, but the importance of feeling as if you have already achieved your vision. The more you visualize and feel it, the more likely you are to manifest it your life. …Continue