Something that I've been starting to notice over the last couple of years, has been this belief from the American Church that puts America above everything; including God. It's under the disguise of, "God wants us to be strong patriots for our country, because when we do things in the name of America, we do [...]
Feelings: they can be over-barring at times. Lately I've been having a lot of feelings; feelings of love, joy, happiness, peace, excitement, hurt, sadness, pain, anxiety, anger, and every other feeling in between. And these emotions really suck sometimes, but at the end of the day, they come and they go. The thing about feelings [...]
The title seems like an oxymoron right? In some ways it is, but in some ways it isn't. See for the first time in my own life, I feel like I have been able to completely go through the stages of grief. Which is kinda crazy to think about as I've had a decent amount [...]
To say authenticity happens by accident is ignorance and stated by those who probably struggle with being authentic themselves, because by stating this, it shows that they think authenticity is found, not cultivated and created. It takes a plan, a vision and a choice, to be who you want to be! If you don’t, who you are will change with whichever group or person has the most influence in your life.
Courage isn't just the ability to step past the fear you feel, it’s also the ability to go after connection with someone you don't agree with or like. Courage is the thing that looks fear in the face and says, “I’m not going to compromise my ability to seek understanding and connection with the person that you, Fear, tell me I should be afraid of.”
Our schedules are already jam packed and the holidays roll around and we lose the simplicity of the season. We lose the childlike wonder of laying under the Christmas tree and watching the lights twinkle. But what if we could have it back? What if we could remember the truth behind this beautiful holiday. What if our hearts could be in awe once again?
"There are far too many parents who live with the philosophy of "Follow what I say, not what I do," and we all know this doesn't work well. It kills trust in our children. They see us talk one way but live another. I heard someone say one time, 'Children are really bad at doing what we tell them, but really great at doing what we show them'. "