A few weeks ago, I experienced a traumatic incident. I can’t go in to detail, but the jest of it is that myself and a couple of my friends helped save a life. I gave CPR for the first time. Everything turned out fine, the individual is okay. I was not. I was traumatized. I … More Growing Through Trauma
“Life isn’t about finding yourself, its about creating yourself.” George Bernard Shaw My whole life I was always trying to ‘find myself’ to figure out who I was. I would stress myself out endlessly over not knowing. How does one find themselves? How do we know who we are? One day someone told me that … More Authentically You
The first time that Jorjia and I heard the saying that the only one that truly takes a new measure of a man is a tailor, was at a leadership convention. We both thought that statement was extremely profound. Today I was thinking about the fact that it’s not even just others that don’t take … More Measure of a Man
Although I feel as though this is a topic that needs to be addressed, I do realize that this is on the internet and can be easily accessed by anyone. That being the case I will do my best not to be graphic or plant any negative thoughts in this post – I certainly do … More Self Harm
“Don’t throw life jackets to people that God is trying to teach to swim” Orrin Woodward. Orrin is a leadership expert, motivational speaker and community leader. You may need to read that line a couple of times to get what he was putting out there for us. I know that I did! This morning as … More Not a Life Jacket Moment
Over this holiday season I have witnessed many positive and negative human interactions. Now that the holidays are over, you would think that things would have calmed down, but that doesn’t appear to be so. Today while I was at work, there was a ‘fender-bender’ in the parking lot – a gentlemen in a truck … More Look at the Bright Side…
God takes care of even the birds of the air, but He doesn’t throw the food into their nests. (I don’t recall where I heard this, but I loved it!) Have you ever wondered, as you listen to people complain about their circumstances, what do they expect to change if something doesn’t happen to create … More It Won’t Fall From the Sky
For the past month or so I have been trying to do some soul searching. See, over the past few months I have tried to start reaching out socially in new areas (not new-new, but new since I got sober). Like dating. I guess I was expecting to find someone and fall in love, maybe … More I Broke My ‘Feeler’!
“It makes one wonder how many times we choose to remain in our desperation rather than allow it to drive us into the abundance that awaits us.” – Erwin McManus (The Last Arrow) I am scared to step out of my comfort zone, after all it is pretty comfy there! I know God has so … More Are You Settling?
Facebook. Social Media. There are times that it’s such a distraction. It can be a time waster. And unfortunately there are people addicted to it. But today? Today, I appreciated the fact that Facebook does those ‘Your Memories on Facebook’. Here was what was on my news feed: “2:30 am – I awake to noises, get … More Thanks for the Memories..