Are You Constantly Chasing Chaos?

Have you ever felt like you were constantly chasing after storms? Who intentionally chases a storm other than a storm-chaser? You have seen the news reports or documentaries that show meteorologists or storm lovers in their vehicles speeding behind a tornado or flying over a hurricane. And you have thought to yourself... They must be … Continue reading Are You Constantly Chasing Chaos?

Do Not Fear the Unknown

I recall the most minor things that would place a major fear in my heart like: Sleeping all alone and wondering if monsters were underneath my bed... Walking into a pitch black dark room and not finding the light switch... Starting school for the first time and wondering if anyone would like me. Today, I … Continue reading Do Not Fear the Unknown

Eliminating Strife in Relationships

Today kicks off the traditional “Love” month. Although this particular love is celebrated in our relationships with our spouses or significant others, love is meant to be flowing in all our healthy relationships. This includes: Our family ties... Our friend ships ... Our church bonds... Our work connections... It is expected that some of these … Continue reading Eliminating Strife in Relationships

Love Overrides Labels

Labels serve a purpose in our lives. That is when they are on products and not people. Product labels are supposed to give facts and warnings so that consumers can make an informed decision about selecting important items such as foods and medications. But there are other labels that are harmful. Labels that intentionally seek … Continue reading Love Overrides Labels

New Beginning in an Unexpected Place

How excited are you about a New Year? No. I mean really? If you are among the millions that could not wait to replace your calendar, you probably have already set your goals for the year, declared resolutions, and have been enthusiastically working towards making this year better than ever! Does this sound like you? … Continue reading New Beginning in an Unexpected Place

Breaking the Code of Sexual Abuse

Recently, there has been an overwhelming out-pour of women publicly exposing their sexual abusers. This abuse has been in the form of harassment, abuse of power and rape. These allegations themselves are not astonishing news to the American people. Over the years, women and even men have been taking brave and risky steps to be … Continue reading Breaking the Code of Sexual Abuse

Being Thankful After Thanksgiving

Congratulations! You survived preparing a great Thanksgiving meal, entertaining wonderful and even wacky loved ones, and the madness of Black Friday which has now become 'Black Thursday'. And the hoopla continues today on Cyber Monday. If you are like me, you graciously resisted the in-store shopping and peacefully surfed for online deals. By the way, … Continue reading Being Thankful After Thanksgiving

Moving Forward Monday

It’s that Monday again….

Ministering to Minds

Right now, you might be still struggling to accept the reality that it is another Monday.

You are either trying to push your way out of bed to get your day started OR you have already begun your work day routine, sipping on your coffee for energy and looking around your office for motivation.

You are at Work.

You need to be at Work.

You don’t want to be at Work.

Do these thoughts sound familiar?   Maybe you are just having the typical Monday Blues or perhaps it is something else.

When was the last time you felt excited about starting your day?  When was the last time you felt that you were working towards something meaningful and purposeful? When was the last time you were enthusiastic about going to your job?

Now, this isn’t a motivational post to get you to stop working. But this…

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What Determines Your Happiness?

Happiness is something that I believe everyone wants to experience. Does any one actually seek to live a life full of sadness? There are people who become accustomed to unpleasant emotions that they naturally expect to feel a particularly way. I have been one of them. And at some point in your life, you probably … Continue reading What Determines Your Happiness?

A Smile Can Change a Mood

What is your current mood? Is it determined by the weather you are presently surrounded by?  Is it determined by how your day was started? Perhaps misplaced keys,  a discouraging email, traffic jam or a bad cup of coffee (or even worse, none at all) has placed you in a 'bad' mood. This could be … Continue reading A Smile Can Change a Mood