There are many types of relationships in this world……dating, marriage, family, friends, neighbors, coworkers and so forth. Sometimes those relationships are good. They can even be spectacular. But sometimes they aren’t so good. They can be downright awful. You may have put your heart and soul into it but no matter what you do or how hard you try it’s still no good. It has literally sucked the life right out of you. You’ve exhausted all your efforts into the relationship and it probably won’t ever be good. When that happens you’ve experienced relationship bankruptcy and it’s best to file your Chapter 7 on it and move on.
Happiness is the one thing that we all want in life. I’d say it’s pretty much the number one desired thing in the world. Yet, so many people never find it…..not ever. They spend their lives chasing happiness in other people, places, experiences or tangible objects only to never find it. I did the same thing myself for years until I discovered where to look. It was somewhere I hadn’t looked before. Somewhere I didn’t even THINK to look. I found true happiness……inside myself. It was right in front of me all along. Continue reading
In the years of my borderline atheism I did not believe in the existence of your “spiritual cup” I didn’t really believe there was anyone there to fill that cup up with anything so how could there even be a cup? It’s been over six years since the night I found out there was someone there and that there certainly was such a thing as a spiritual cup. It absolutely DOES exist. Continue reading
I forgive you.
Three words that hold so much power.
Three words that can dramatically change your life.
Three words that can release you from a prison with unseen bars.
These three words will set you free if you can bring yourself to say them. But, you have to mean them. And I mean really mean them. Continue reading
I’ve come to believe that there are no coincidences in life. People are brought into our lives for a specific reason. It’s all preordained in my honest opinion. When I was given the idea of The Micah Principle I was told that it means “Though I fall I will rise again”, meaning simply that we all fall down in life but that we MUST get back up. I was told that the purpose of it was to gather stories from people who have done just that and to publish them here. The end result of it would be to inspire others and give them hope….to help them understand that if someone else overcame an obstacle or tragedy in their life that they can, too.
Zach’s story is the first one to be shared after my story. I met Zach after seeing a video of him on the Facebook page for a local church Continue reading
Back in the early 1970’s there was a song written and recorded by Johnny Nash called “I Can See Clearly Now”. It’s a catchy little song with happy lyrics. I’d sing along with it every time it came on the radio. Even though I knew every word by heart I never really listened to the song. I just sang the words on auto-pilot. Continue reading
The dictionary defines the word indelible as “impossible to remove or forget” and “lasting, unforgettable and memorable“. It can be used to reference something you see, as in “That Broadway play left an indelible impression on me”. It can reference a place you go to, as in “The trip we took to Mexico was my family’s most indelible experience”. Another way this word is used is to describe a person, as in “I met the most amazing person. He left an indelible mark on my life”. Continue reading
There’s a quote by Joseph Campbell that says “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” I love this quote because it’s so spot on the truth about what fear is. Fear literally keeps us from all the good things in our life if we allow it. We fear failure. We fear rejection. We fear being told no. We fear being shunned, ridiculed or laughed at. We even fear fear itself. Fear can keep us in a stranglehold if we let it. Continue reading
In life it’s really the little things that bring us the most joy. It’s not the big things at all like one would think. It’s not the big house, the expensive car or the vacation to an exotic island. Instead, it’s the smile on your child’s face when they excitedly show you the artwork they created. It’s the supportive text from a dear friend that comes right at the exact time it’s needed with the exact words that are needed. It’s having your husband tell you he still looks forward to coming home because of you, even after 30 years together. It’s having your dog get excited when you come in the door, even if you were only gone for an hour. In the madness of our everyday life we must stop and appreciate those little things despite all the craziness going on around us. We must find joy amidst the chaos. Continue reading