Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Unity in the Community~Louisiana Historic Flood 2016

unity, community, flood, devastation

Unity is strength…when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” Mattie J.T. Stepanek

Words cannot express the shock, hurt, disbelief nor the pain I feel for families that were affected in Baton Rouge and the surrounding parishes here in Louisiana last week. It has been a week since the flooding occurred and I still cannot gather my thoughts around everything that has happened. And, I know if I was not affected and feel this way, I cannot imagine the families that were affected thoughts and feelings. There are so many mixed emotions out there that it is heartbreaking.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

7 Steps on How to Let Go

Acceptance, Experiences, Life, Purpose, Relationships, Life-Lessons

“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.” ~ Herman Hesse

Letting go can be a daunting task. There are many obstacles that hinder you from letting go. When you have finally reached the point of enough, many times those obstacles becomes obsolete. It is typically about, “how do I move on?”

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Knowing When to Let Go

You’ll never get what you truly deserve if you remain attached to what you’re supposed to let go of. ~ Anonymous

There is a reason and season for everything or everyone that enters into our lives. Just as they enter into our lives, there is also a time for them to go. Many times if we are in tune with our intuition we know when that time comes.  When we are not in tune with our intuition uncertainty sets into our minds. Uncertainty in understanding, “Am I making the right decision?”

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Having Faith during Difficult Times

Faith, Peace, Belief, Trials, Life-Lessons, Life

Faith is simply confidence in the trustworthiness of God. ~ Anonymous

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. (Hebrews 11:1) In going through the journey of life sometimes we are put in positions we never thought nor wanted to be in. We wonder, “What the hell…?” I’ve learned that these very experiences cause you to grow closer to God. In experiencing these trials we are faced with growing our faith and strengthening our relationship with God or giving up.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

You Can Still Have Peace Despite the Chaos

Peace, Community, Unity, Meditation, Pray, Emotions, Police Officers, Social Media

Even in the midst of life’s many storms we have the capacity to stand in the center of our own peace. ~ Anonymous.

With everything that has happened in my personal life and with the news from the killings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, the Dallas police officers, the attack on France and now in the senseless ambush on the Baton Rouge Police Officers, I find myself with no peace. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

United We Stand for Justice

Unity, Community, Justice, Alton Sterling, Philando Castile Peace, Protest, Police Officer

One man alone can’t defeat the forces of evil, but many good people coming together can. ~ Harold Kushner

In light of recent events, the unfortunate shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, I felt compelled to speak on the need for unity in the community of Baton Rouge, La and the entire country. In the terms of, “United We Stand, Divided We Fall,” we must all stand together if we want our message to be heard. Joining together as a community and a nation is much more profound than being divided individually. It serves as a message that we are here and we want justice for these senseless murders.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

3 Reasons You Should Always Strive to Be Your Best

Growth, Self-Improvement, Life, Life-Lessons, Success, Strive

Never Stop Striving for the Best that is Within You. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Each waking hour we think about steps to move forward in life. We think about strategic ways that we can advance in our professional and personal lives. With either choice we are looking to achieve success. Without knowing if there are specific objectives that we should be working towards to achieve this success our focus should always be to strive to be and do our best.