Is grace happening to you?
Is grace happening in you?
Is grace happening through you?
I’ve been stuck emotionally and spiritually more than I’d like to admit. Raise your hand if you can relate? Okay, we’re all “not alone.” But, let’s not stay stuck!
Looking to take a step forward in your life?
Want your actions to more closely match your intentions?
Each of the themes below links to a previous mysilentscream post that has been helpful to readers looking to make a change. 1
Love – Tired of empty expressions of “love”?
Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013
in Emotional, How To, Social, TreeHouse, Values
Recently I sat among a group of people all of whom respected one another. We share some common goals. We share some common hopes and dreams. While we were discussing those goals and hopes and dreams, one person spoke up.
The room of people turned.
We looked and listened.
She is well-respected.
She is respect-worthy.
She has a very respected legacy.
She is a leader among leaders.
And, in this group of people:
When she spoke people listened.
When she led people followed.
When she thought out-loud people agreed.
And, when she had a misguided suggestion there was buy-in.
Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2013
in Emotional, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Values
Far too often when I feel that I am making progress my own propensity for old patterns and choices arises.
Not sure you know what I mean?
Have you had a Snickers instead of salad when you were hoping to eat more healthy?
Were you praying for patience and cursing out other drivers?
Were you still smarting from some ill-timed words when you assumed someone “gave you a look”? Only to find out they meant nothing by it!
Most of us are unwilling to be accountable. Too often we highlight the wrongs of others and dismiss or justify our own.
Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2013
in Emotional, How To, Relational, Social, Values
For many of us, “No” is the first word that we spoke.
And, we heard it throughout our childhood:
“No, you can’t do that.”
“No, you’re not old enough.”
“No, you’re not big enough.”
As we got older people used “No” as a weapon:
“No, you’re not pretty enough.”
“No, you’re not smart enough.”
“No, you’re not good enough.”
“No” can protect.
“No” can push away.
Scenarios: You are – asked out, flirted with, asked to dance, offered a drink, etc. – by someone you’re not interested in. What can you do?
Posted on Monday, February 11, 2013
in Emotional, How To, Relational, Social, Values
It’s Valentines Day week and I have news for you: If you’re single and not dating there is nothing, nothing, nothing wrong with you!
Stop feeling defective.
Stop feeling incomplete.
Stop feeling not-good-enough.
You were created, born, and are now and always, lovable, capable and worthwhile.
This week I want to bless you and remind of of those realities.
I also want to give you – dating or not – some FREE fun ideas to share with a friend or friends.
Posted on Sunday, January 13, 2013
in Emotional, How To, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Values
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
Last night I was relaxing while listening to Jack Johnson’s “En Concert.” He’s the kind of artist that helps me relax and feel less alone in my feelings — without prompting me to wallow in them.
His song, “Symbol In My Driveway”, off the On and On album proclaims:
I’ve got a light bulb full of anger
And I can switch it on and off
And, in my best moments, I can shut off my anger; assuring that I neither stuff nor hide my anger.
Shut Off Our Anger
Posted on Saturday, July 21, 2012
in Beyond Whatever Promos, Emotional, Financial, How To, Intellectual, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Values
I’m thinking through what this means for me today, tomorrow, and my tomorrows.
What does the Lord your God require of you?
He requires only that you
fear the Lord your God,
and live in a way that pleases him,
and love him
and serve him with all your heart and soul.
- Deuteronomy 10:12, NLT
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(57 words, estimated 14 secs reading time)
Remember me, I want revenge.
I had many revenge fantasies when I was in junior high:
– Revenge against the guy who would flip my school books out of my hand.
– Revenge against the guy who would push me down the stairs.
– Revenge against the guy who sat on my chest and pummeled my face.
– Revenge against the guy who stuffed me upside down in the lunchroom trash can.
– Revenge…revenge…revenge…the stories would go on.
I had never been strong, powerful, popular or courageous, so my revenge fantasies were just that. No way to get back. No way to gather forces. And, no, I never told anyone in authority. I should have.
I want to start a petition so Twitter.com offers a one-time-use 313 character exception!
On Twitter I follow family and friends, athletes and musicians, world-changers, and beat writers, but nothing, nothing, nothing has made me wanna tweet and re-tweet more than this:
“Gently encourage the stragglers, and reach out for the exhausted, pulling them to their feet. Be patient with each person, attentive to individual needs. And be careful that when you get on each other’s nerves you don’t snap at each other. Look for the best in each other, and always do your best to bring it out.” 1