Petty: “to be focused on things of little importance, having undue concern for trivial matters, especially in a small-minded or spiteful way.” We live in a culture of pettiness and negativity. Have you seen the news? It has become the social norm. We have come to expect a certain degree of negativity from each other. [...]
Archive for July, 2013
Why are you here?
Do you ever wonder why you are here? I think most of us come to that question at some point on our journey through life. Things begin to feel empty and hollow when all we do is try to satisfy and protect ourselves. Something in us wants to know that we have meaning. Life needs purpose [...]
Retrain Your Brian ~ The Power of Words
Words have power. They shape the future. They create our reality. They define our world. Christian tradition says that God “spoke” the world into being. Now that’s a lot of word power. I love what Maya Angelou says, “Words are things. You must be careful, careful about calling people out of their names, using racial [...]
This spring a gusty thunderstorm blew through the small town where my daughter attends college. In the midst of it, a huge tree limb fell on her car and totaled it. It was her favorite car and its name was Alfred. Alfred had been a gift from her grandparents, a second-hand car, but a great [...]