Thursday, March 26, 2015

Recovery

Some people make mountains out of molehills! They say something  wrong and can't let go of it; or they get defensive and refuse to apologize.

The key to ALL of this is recovery.

You have got to admit when you've made a mistake and move on. Keep an open mind and move forward. Learn to forgive others and move forward. You'll have less stress when you do.

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Go With The Flow!

It's a delicate BALANCE to expect great things to happen (in your life), yet be open to what the day holds for you.

For some people, this can be a hard "life lesson." If you're unrealistic about what YOU want to accomplish, you set yourself up for a LOT of stress and grief.

No matter how hard you try, life isn't going to go as planned. One of the best ways to deal with this is to GO WITH THE FLOW! You won't be disappointed.

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Leadership And You (Part 27)

Insecure or uncertain people feel the need to prove themselves, but prudent people don't have to prove anything. They know they are capable, so they can get on with their work. There is no need to show off. If you are modest, people may notice you at first, but they will respect you later.

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

The Self Absorbed!

People who are self-absorbed can sometimes be rude. They are clueless to the feelings of others and are only interested in themselves.

They see others BENEATH them. They see them as less important. They are poor listeners and aren't interested in people beyond a superficial level.

O.K., this might be a bit extreme but you see my point.

Do any of the above behaviors strike a chord? If they do, LQQK within. Ask yourself Where do I start? Do an honest assessment of your self-absorption. If you do, EVERYONE will benefit. You'll inspire others and have a better, productive life!

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Make God Your Friend


About 5 years ago, I took an intercessory prayer class. The premise of the class was to teach participants how to pray (better), and to use those skills for yourself and others.

I gained a prayer partner in that class. I pray with him from time to time. One of the things he shared with me was how his prayer life brought him closer to God. He would constantly tell me, “Bob, God wants a closer, more intimate connection to you. Talk to him like you talk to me.”

That comment threw me for a loop. Being raised Catholic and taught by nuns and priests, the only thing I knew was “formal prayer.” It was hard for me to understand what he meant until I pressed further. “Dave, what are you talking about?” He went on to share that he reached rock bottom in his 2nd marriage. The divorce brought him to his knees and he couldn’t find his way. At that time, his connection to God wasn’t very strong. But then he shared this -- in his effort to establish a stronger connection to God; he set a formal place setting for him at his dinner table -- plate, cutlery, soup bowl, glass. The whole deal! He left it there for every meal. When he had any meal, he spoke to Jesus/God as if were sitting right there. 

I took his idea and did the same. I set a place setting at my kitchen table and placed a statue of Jesus on the dinner plate. I did that for 1 year. I can’t tell you how this changed my connection to Jesus/God. My prayer life became natural and intimate.

Question for you: Is your prayer life stuck in the ”formal?” Why?
Focus: God, prayer, communication, spirit, intimacy