I spoke to a group recently, telling stories like this one while coaching them to listen to life. Later I saw a man from the audience in the restroom. He shook my hand firmly, looked me in the eye, and said, “Thank you for what you said. I really enjoyed it and you reminded me of something that I might have forgotten.” “What’s that?” I said. I love it when people tell me their stories. “Well,” he said, “when my wife and I were first married, she did something that irritated me. You see, my Mama raised me to always hang the toilet paper so that it fell under the roll. Well, my wife hung the toilet paper [...]
Today’s guests on Faith Positive Radio felt called by God to help families in a very unique way. Katie Cline and Charis Boone are with the NRFA…the National Registry For Embryo Adoption. They include people with first-hand experience in child and embryo adoption or donation. They created this service specifically to ease the challenges of donating embryos or finding a match in their adoption registry. They try to take the frustration out of the adoption process to make adopting or matching easy and fast. Check them out at: https://www.nrfa.org/
I’m like most men—I enjoy finding some project to do around our farm so I can go to the hardware store and look at the power tools and other important things I need. One time I was building a wooden fence with a couple of gates. Of course that meant a trip to the store to look at hinges and latches. Now I’m by no means an expert on hinges which means I was forced to do what most of us men dread doing—ask for help. The associate made it easy on me though. He offered. I figured it was less disgraceful that way. So I tell him what I’m doing, give him the dimensions of the gate, [...]
Has your to-do list grown overnight? Yes, it’s “the most wonderful time of the year”…and yet many of us miss the wonder of it all due to the overwhelm at work that accompanies the holidays. Here are 3 ways to cure your holiday overwhelm at work starting today: Focus on Positive Strengths From Madison Avenue to Your Street, you are shoved toward an impending sense of lack during the holidays. This scarcity mentality afflicts you at work as well, shifting your focus to the negative. Today, make a list of what’s going well with your business right now. Jot some notes about the strengths of 2017. Include percentage growth of revenue, significant product developments, additional team [...]
Our school system was integrated when I was in 5th grade. Carlton had never had a white friend before me, but we became friends despite the daily bomb threats and riots. We haven’t seen each other since high school graduation, but recently Carlton and I got back together. And he told me this story. My dad gave me a really nice pen. Carlton loved that pen probably more than I did so I let him take it home one weekend. Well, his little sister found the pen and while playing with it, broke it. Carlton says he was so ashamed and hurt to have to bring it back to me that way, but he did anyway. He explained what [...]
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Have you ever seen a Lab puppy playing in the first snowfall he’s ever seen? It’s absolutely hilarious watching him. He tries to catch the snow as it hits the ground. Then, when he can’t do that, he jumps in the air trying to catch the flakes and when he does catch one, of course, it dissolves in his mouth and he doesn’t understand where it went. And when the ground is covered, he and his Lab brothers and sisters chase each other in it, sliding around, playing in the snow; having the time of their lives. Now contrast the Labs playing in the snow with the people who get grouchy because they can’t get out of their driveway. [...]
We’re quite fond of what I call “salad in a bag” around our home. It’s a lot more convenient than buying all of these vegetables and slicing and dicing them. You just open the bag, reach in and grab a handful, put it on your plate, pour your favorite dressing on it, and voila! You’re eating salad. I’ve noticed that once that bag is open though, it doesn’t matter how tightly I seal it, or if I put it in another bag, that salad is going to spoil pretty quickly. You’ve got to eat that salad in a bag for several days in a row if you want to enjoy it. Leave it for a week or so and [...]
A few years ago, someone mailed an absentee ballot to the Broward County, Florida Election Board with a rare and expensive stamp on it. The famous “Inverted Jenny” stamp features a World War I-era airplane on it erroneously printed upside down. Its appraised value is about $200,000. The solution sounds simple enough—return it to the sender, right? Well, the envelope is in a box that by law can’t be opened. Plus the envelope has no return address on it. An anonymous fortune locked in a box isn’t worth much to anyone, is it? Do you have a fortune locked inside of you? Our world population is over 7 billion people yet, there’s only [...]
What does it mean to live an intentionally courageous life? Today’s guest on Faith Positive Radio had to show courage when he and his wife lost their job in the middle of the recession. Dave Cornell had to move outside of his comfort zone and re-discover the gifts God had given him. He’s used those gifts to speak to thousands about the nature of courage. You can find more information on his website at www.cultivatecourage.com!