Tempted to Surrender

“Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” -Harper Lee Here are a few quotes to encourage you and help you persevere through the difficult times. Remember that great and admirable accomplishments were always achieved by taking one step at aContinue reading “Tempted to Surrender”

I forgive you?

When my trust is betrayed, my first instinct is to withdraw from that person; to cut off communication and ostrisize them from my life. My second is to lash out and defend myself. This is especially true when the offense seems as though it is a personal attack. This ringing true for anyone else? AsContinue reading “I forgive you?”

Can God Really Forgive Me?

You can’t change the past, no matter how much you may want to do so. The guilt and shame of your past mistakes may haunt you. You’ll be going along just fine and then a song or a familiar face or some other reminder will bring all those memories back to the surface. If youContinue reading “Can God Really Forgive Me?”

Those that Hate You…

We all have that one person in our lives that just seems to harbor immense hatred towards us. Each and every time you interact with this person, you feel their anger seething behind their smiling face. The reasons for their animosity may be apparent to all parties, or you may be dumbfounded by the otherContinue reading “Those that Hate You…”

A Quick Thought…

Fear. The ominous enemy that traps us in mediocrity. The voice in our minds that causes us to hesitate when we need to take that next step. The hindering hand that keeps us mired in depression and defeat.  Courage. The friend who lifts us up and helps us reach the summit. The voice that daresContinue reading “A Quick Thought…”

A Quick Thought…

Today, I lost a friend.  I knew him for only a few years, a small fraction of the time he’d spent on this earth, but he shared much of his history with me. As a historian, their are few greater gifts than to openly share your history with another person.  To Walter Wayne Gloyer IContinue reading “A Quick Thought…”

Stressed

You’re on your way to a meeting and your boss stops you to ask if you would explain the latest project to everyone; or you get to work and realize that report was due yesterday, or your boss decides to saddle you with another project on top of all you have already, or you’re sittingContinue reading “Stressed”