There’s Something About Passion

There’s Something About Passion

Born in 1868, Florence Foster Jenkins, above anything else, loved to sing opera. When she was 17 years old, her wealthy father refused to let her go abroad to study music, so she eloped. In 1909 her father died and she used her inheritance to kick start her career, taking lessons and becoming active in [...]

Waves of Change

There’s a different flavor to this entry – much more personally vulnerable than usual, but hopefully helpful to those facing a similar situation.Alteration, modification, variation, transformation, adjustment, amendment. I like all of these words better than plain old “change”. More syllables somehow gives a sense of fluidity and even feels gentler verbalizing than the abrupt [...]

There’s Nothing Wrong with New Year’s Resolutions

There's absolutely nothing wrong with making New Year's Resolutions.  A resolution is simply a firm decision, a determination to change something.  Nothing wrong with that... but don't leave it at that.  Doing two simple things will take it out of the realm of mere intention: Tie your resolution to the purpose God has for your [...]

When That “Someone Else” Is You

The definition of “better” includes being more pleasing, acceptable, or of greater quality, usefulness, or suitability than something else.  While it’s a good thing to be acceptable, useful and suitable – the trouble comes in trying to be better than something else.  And, let’s face it, we’re typically trying to be better than someone else. It’s a [...]

Stir the Embers

Whether you are just discovering your purpose or have been on this journey for a while, you know that it’s not always easy or comfortable.  You can’t always expect immediate results. You may have had a smoother transition to something in the past, or you may see someone else who seems to have it easier [...]