Courage

THE GOOD, BAD & UGLY

Sometimes people say, “Give me the news. The good, the bad, the ugly.” I’ve begun to update this phrase. Instead of the good, bad, and ugly, I consider the good, different, and unexpected.  I find this mental shift unshackles me from limited perceptions. Just because a situation turns out differently than I intended doesn’t make…

COLLABORATE OR COMPETE?

“Who are your competitors?” This was a question from my business’s new web designer. I was unsure how to answer his question. I’ve discovered how writing, life coaching, and speaking arenas can be highly competitive. I’ve also encountered rich loyalty for other’s lifework. Sometimes, I feel unqualified, unnoticed, or underestimated. However, this diminished sense of…

UNEXPECTED SIGHTING

When Lasix surgery was introduced, people wanted to know how effective the procedure worked. Ophthalmology industries depended on referrals to expand their business. What would the industry look like if eye surgeons told their patients to remain silent after their successful Lasix operation? How would people explain why they no longer wore glasses or contacts?…

WHAT’S YOUR MOTIVATOR?

What is your motive? What is your purpose? We live in a fallen world motivated by self-help, self-serve, self-made humans. We want what’s best. Best for who? Best of what? Best according to which benchmarks? Matthew 9 included examples of Jesus’s best. He healed a paralyzed man; ate with tax collectors. He revived a dead…

RIP

RIP. I visualize a figurative tombstone. Rest In Peace. I’m in situational circumstances where my weakness nearly buries me. My typical self-control has been replaced with unfamiliar abrasiveness. “When you can’t change your situation, you can change your character.” I agree. My disposition has become shady, and I’ve fallen behind a spiritual eclipse. I feverishly…

JESUS PAID TAXES TOO

“But so that we may not cause offense, go to the lake, and throw out your line. Take the first fish you catch; open its mouth and you will find a four-drachma coin. Take it and give it to them for my tax and yours” (Mt. 17:25). April 15. Tax day. Today also marks Good…

MARCH MADNESS

Word Count: 298 I applied my heart to now, to search and seek out wisdom and the reason of things, to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness (Eccl. 7:25 NKJV). March. Men’s basketball fans associate this month with March Madness, NCAA’s Division tournament of 68 teams in seven rounds shooting for…

FLYING COURAGE

Happy Views Day and Happy St. Patrick’s Week! Here’s my weekly fact you may or may not know about me: First destination I flew: Sterling, Colorado. I met a childhood pen pal for the first time after exchanging letters for 11 years. Readers! What about you? What is your most memorable trip and what makes…

ANOTHER COURAGEOUS POST

Happy Views Day! I’ve shared 30 facts you may, or may not know, about me during this Year of Courage. I began posting these weekly Acts of Courage August 1, 2021. I’ve been surprised at how many new people and stories I’ve met online. Thank you for this unexpected treasure! #31 Favorite beverage (in addition…