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God is not human, that he should lie,
not a human being, that he should change his mind.
Does he speak and then not act?
Does he promise and not fulfill?
-- Numbers 23:19
Rinse and repeat?
For too many people, life has become an extended game of playground freeze tag. There they stand, scattered around like trees in winter, fixed and flash-frozen either as they have been proclaimed to be by someone more righteous, or as they in their brokenness project themselves to be,... (more)
In our grade-focused school years, the rules of success seemed as simple as making all As. However, in the working world, success is far more complex. Out of the Classroom Lessons in Success: How to Prosper Without Being at the Top of the Class offers hard-won wisdom on achieving professional glory that will serve as an invaluable resource to anyone who is contemplating a career, or for parents who want to help their children lay the groundwork for success in the workplace.
Over the course of my career, what I’ve learned is success in life doesn’t hinge upon getting the top... (more)
‘Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?’
‘That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,’ said the Cat.
‘I don’t much care where –‘ said Alice.
‘Then it does not matter which way you go,’ said the Cat.
‘— so long as I get somewhere,’ Alice added as an explanation.
‘Oh, you’re sure to do that,’ said the Cat, ‘if you only walk long enough.’
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Decisions, decisions, decisions. Love them or hate them, one thing’s for certain – you cannot avoid them. If you refuse to make them they’ll be... (more)
“Love does not last forever, then?" "He asked me the same thing this morning," she said. "No, it does not - not love that has been betrayed. One realizes that one has loved a mirage, someone who never really existed. Not that love dies immediately or soon, even then. But it does die and cannot be revived.” ~ Mary Balogh, Simply Perfect
I am surprised at myself. Being a spiritually enlightened man, well acquainted with my own faults, and well exercised at forgiving a mountain of offenses against me, have found myself at an insurmountable barrier. I have bitterness at a betrayal, no not... (more)
I gave you my desire, I gave you my fire, I gave you my touch I loved you so much I gave you my labor I gave you my anchor I gave you my shield I loved you to yield I gave you my years I gave you my tears I gave you understanding I loved you unending I gave you my nights I gave you my rights I gave you my soul I loved you to be whole I gave, you took I gave, you turned I gave, you went I gave, I miss me....
First written in: http://www.opinionsofeye.com/2011/01/i-miss-me.html(more)
...and unresolved feelings from long ago that the incident triggered.
The good news is we don't have to keep running those old scripts and experiencing those same old unpleasant situations and feelings. We can change them—if we want to. And if we don't willingly choose to hop on the self-improvement and personal development train, we'll get dragged along the hard way whether we like it or not. The former is the better plan; the latter is the one I chose for a while.
There was a time in my life where people were frequently "making me feel" a particular way. The following example ... (more)
Truly great success is not the product of putting in the tremendous effort required to become good at something in which one is innately mediocre. When it comes to achieving excellence in a given task or field, one who is naturally good at the thing has a tremendous advantage.
We tend to seek to improve the things we are weakest at because we want to overcome perceived inadequacies. At best, we will improve and become better at a given task, but we will never be great at it. This approach serves us up to the point that we become competent in written expression, general mathematics... (more)
Choosing the first topic to write about on BrooWaha presented a conflict. I thought of just jumping in and writing like I'd been here for months, but it just didn't sit well. It felt like walking into a party full of people who didn't know me, ripping open a bag of chips and squeezing in between two people engaged in a conversation.
As always, I watch myself think and question my impressions and assumptions. On reflection, I realized that the reason I cannot just make like the Broos and say nothing of it is because I've come to know this place as a community instead of just a newspaper... (more)
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