Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 in Uncategorized
Today’s chalkboard confirms my intentions today: “I will not sell miracle cures.”
I don’t have a miracle cure, and if I claimed to I would quickly be exposed as a fraud.
The Fear Of Exposure Perverts Our Thinking
“Psychologist Larry Crabb says that the primary motivation for all of our social behavior is a fear that if others really knew us as we are, they would reject us in disgust. This fear of exposure is rooted in our sense of the ugliness of our fallen natures as they have been perverted and corrupted by sin. Satan delights in inflaming this fear…”
Posted on Thursday, May 15, 2014 in Uncategorized
What are you known for?
Your kind heart?
Your rebellious streak?
Your sweet singing voice?
Your big mouth?
I’m known for many things. I might be best known for my unpretentiousness. I am who I am. But, if I settled for “who I am” I would miss out of much of my potential.
Potential is who we could be.
Potential is what we could do.
Actual is what is.
The actual you and the potential you are both measuring sticks of your legacy.
Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 in Uncategorized
Bad foundations in relationships lead to relationship-rot.
A bad start to a relationship does not have to be a deal-breaker, but it usually is.
Why does it happen that way?
Because broken people break people, and hurting people hurt people.
– When people assume others will abandon them, they choose not to invest.
– When people assume others are suspicious, they choose not to trust.
– When people assume others will take rather than give, they selfishly protect.
– When people assume others are means to an end: “Greed meets a need.”
That sounds so fatalistic, but it’s not.
Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 in Uncategorized
Often times when people contact me about their relationship problems it’s because their relationships were built on unstable foundations.
Let me explain, relationships, like buildings, need a firm and solid foundation including:
Unfortunately, many relationships begin just the opposite:
Oh, I know that sounds harsh, but it’s true. Consider these four examples:
Example 1 – Because of deep-seated fears rooted after the loss of her mother at a young add she guards herself with dishonesty.
Posted on Sunday, January 13, 2013 in Uncategorized
For some people the number 13 is synonymous with bad luck and
13 makes them pause, hesitate, and even back away.
It’s considered unlucky to have:
– 13 guests at a dinner party
– a 13th floor in a building
– a wedding on the 13th of the month
– or to buy a house on the 13th of the month
Posted on Friday, September 28, 2012 in Uncategorized
Dating difficulties drag us down. Whether it’s crying our way through a painful breakup, dealing with being dumped, or coping with the obvious sense that we’ve blundered, blown it and need to move on, they all drag us down.
Maybe you don’t have dating drama. Maybe you’re jealous of the cute girl in the next cubicle, the muscular guy in the seat next to you, or the smart girl who always has the right answer.
Maybe you’re an unemployed NFL referee whose mistakes were played over and over on national TV.
Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 in Uncategorized
I’m wrestling with myself, because…
I hate when I mess up.
I hate when I let down my guard.
I hate when I lower my standards.
I hate when I try to wiggle out.
I hate when I rationalize my choices.
I hate when I justify my behavior.
I hate when I make excuses.
I hate when I settle.
I hate when I plot stupid stuff.
I hate when I hide my failures.