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Are You DUE?

So tax season has officially come to an end and many tax preparers and Accountants are thanking Heaven for this break, myself included.  But when things such as this come to an end, do you feel as if you are now...due?

You've worked hard at accomplishing that goal so are you due?  You've mastered that class and getting ready to graduate from college so are you due?  You have put the finishing touches on that spring wedding and taken all of the crap from the families involved wanting this and wanting that...so are you due?  You've done all you can to keep your credit straight and now you've closed on that new home so are you due?

What do you think you are due for?  TIME OFF...RESTORATION...RELAXATION...A PAT ON THE BACK...A MARGARITA...RECOGNITION.  Yes after all you have done you are due some "me" time, time to look back at what has been done and smile at your accomplishments.  You've worked hard!  You've put up with crazy in-laws.  You've gone wi…

Watch Your "Back"

Many times when we are involved in something be it for church, school, work or even a hobby we may have, we are surrounded by people who are in support of what we are doing.  We often hear, "I've got your back", and keep it moving feeling as if nothing and no one can harm us.  That even if someone tried, those who "have" our backs, will defend us and keep anyone who wants to cause harm or stop the progression of God in our lives, away from us.  We feel confident in that, and most times don't even bat an eye.

But friends, we have to be in constant prayer as to who has our backs.  What do I mean by that? Well not everyone who says they HAVE your back should be AT your back.  Let me break it down even further.  If the person watching your back is trying to manipulate your circle, you need to change those or the one who is "backing" you.  Not everyone who says they have our backs, have our backs. Some are watching our backs only to gain entry into who…

Mobile Motivation

After each new year begins, many of us are motivated to do better.  We want to lose weight and we want to get that promotion and we want to start that business.  We want to be better spouses and better moms and dads...better friends.  But do we have what it takes to make motivation work?  What do I mean by that?  Is your motivation mobile.  In other words...IS IT MOVING?

We live in a mobile society where we carry mobile phones and each app we use has a mobile part to it and we are so on the move, everything we do and touch has to be mobile.  But are you...mobile.  Are you motivated enough to move that motivation to lose weight?  Are you motivated enough to make the necessary changes on your job so that you will be up for that promotion?  Are you motivated enough to make changes in your relationships that will make it better because YOU are better.  IS YOUR MOTIVATION  MOBILE...IS IT MOVING ALONG WITH YOU?  The answer to that question for most of us is no.

We are only motivated when mo…

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  We hear these words all the time at the beginning of a new year.  We hear them from friends, and co-workers.  We hear them from family members and associates.  We even hear them when we are shopping from cashiers, retail clerks and from managers.  For generations these three words have meant so much to so many yet...we enter the year with apprehension and doubts and fear.  We hear these words yet stay in meaningless and unfullfilling relationships.  We hear these words yet stay complacent and comfortable in our own little shells where we think no one or nothing can harm or change our present state.

Just saying these three little words will do nothing if we don't take action to make it a happy new year.  Just hearing these three little words will not change our present status or our present state of mind.  It won't change our living quarters or our job roles or change the people around us.  WE HAVE TO DO THAT!  If you are unhappy with your friends and associate…

Happy vs Healthy

Yes it is that time of year when families are getting together and couples are holding hands window shopping and children's eyes are glistening taking in all of the possible gifts they are to receive.  I love this time of year because love seems to reign, at least in the circles I am in.  It's wonderful to see...love.  My prayer is that we all will at some point in our lives, experience the truth and openess of pure love be it from our spouse, our mates, our children or our friends.

But today, my focus is on relationships.  Those relationships where two people say, "I love you" and "you are my life" kind of relationships.  Recently, my own personal relationship ended and though it had lasted for around 3 years...it was happy but I found out after the breakup it wasn't...healthy.  We can love someone and be with someone and want to spend the rest of our lives with someone because we "love them" but if we were to take a deep look at that person …

Giving Thanks for Being Thankful...

It's that time of year again when we think of family and friends.  When we get our mouths ready to taste oh so delicious foods and baked goods.  When we think...of giving thanks for all we have and for who we know.  It's that time when we take the time to spend with those we love and to do those things we seldom have enough time to do like...read...watch tv...live...love...laugh.  Well even though most of us are thankful, have we ever thought about being thankful for being thankful.

Let me break it down.  It is common knowledge that we should be thankful for our health and our family and friends.  That we should be truly thankful we have food to place on our tables and clothes to put on our backs.  That we should be truly thankful for the life we live and the places we are allowed to visit.  Being thankful for those things and those people..is easy.  But have you ever taken the time to thank God for the fact that you ARE thankful.

To many of us, the word "thanks" has…

Choose Ye This Day....Who?

Wtih all of the election debates, commercials, public statements, interviews and campaining, it is no wonder we are all confused.  This candidate believes in this and that candidate believes in that.  He said this and she said that.  He did this and she did that.  WHAT? If you are anything like me, you are ready for this circus to be over.  Yes circus.  I am almost 50 years old and have seen many election campaigns and I must say this is by far the worse.

A Democrat by party, I was not sure going into this election who I would vote for and now, even more confused as to why I should vote if all we have are these two candidates.  I will say that of course Hillary Clinton would have to be my choice if I did vote for a President because who would want a ranting and raving, full of himself, temperamental candidate such as Donald Trump in office?  Sadly to say, many would.  But I have to be more informed than this.  After watching two Presidential Debates, I am convinced that Hillary would …