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Maybe, he was born for a time like this?

I just purchased this book. Looking forward to seeing what Van Jones has to say. There’s a short review of the book when you click on the link. Perhaps, Mr. Jones is a voice in the wilderness so to speak. We live in an amazingly beautiful country. Have a wonderful day.

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Over the last couple of years, I’ve really taken to soccer. It doesn’t matter whether it is International or MLS or NWSL, I’ve just really grown to enjoy the sport. I remember when Coach Morgan brought soccer to Hickory. I’m not sure how quickly it took off, but I know that it grew steadily. Then, with the USA Women’s National Team’s success….there was an explosion of growth. Mia Hamm, who can forget her?

Next to music, Soccer may be the only international language, at least in the sporting world. Did you know we even have minor league teams in the US? For example, in Charlotte, NC; we have the Charlotte Independence. They are part of the USL. It’s not as fast paced as American Football. There’s no hurry up offense, but there’s a lot of strategy involved. It’s fun to watch and the players, both men and women, are riddled with talent.

Hope everyone has a great Friday!

 

 

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Be glad. And, what’s your motive?

Psalm 68:3

It wasn’t long ago, a contact was looking for an assistant. Outside of being perfectly organized, I met the requirements. One thing this person would like to do is interview the World Famous Businessman Jeff Bezos, a man after your money. He wants all of it. At the same time, however, he now wants to give back and desires some good press with the Whole Foods purchase and educating women is his choice. Given his position, let’s think about that for a moment. One is promoting this endeavor, and they are one of my favorite organizations. They have big goals, and have accomplished much through the years. Even more impressive to me is how they are able to partner with organizations like Red and Global Citizen. They must play well with others to be able to manage such partnerships.

The timing of this is questionable, but holding back a person from doing a good work is questionable too. Think about what you have been taught all these years. One is that God’s thoughts are beyond our own. Another is not to worry. So, why not support this endeavor? The only thing that Mr. Bezos, a man known for being laser focused, may want to consider is exceeding his expectations. So, rather than giving just his money to 130 million girls perhaps he’ll double it? I don’t mean he’ll double it if you’ll match his giving, I am saying he’ll double his giving out of the goodness that is in his heart. It’s in all of us. So, what do you say Mr. Bezos? Are you willing to double it, triple it, quadruple it? Here’s a little information about the deal: Total Domination

What would Bill Gates do?

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Spiritual Privilege

You can care about more than one issue. I have an acquaintance that wrote a book on prayer, and he considered changing his name. Many people use pen names. Even Stephen King was once John Bachman. The only people that change are those who want to change.

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In a Facebook post from a highly educated, well respected, Baptist leader, (I have been corrected- not evangelical)** pastor, and professor of pastoral ministry, (not theology)**, he vocalized his concern for the racial divide in our country. He stated a young black man who attempted to find work using two different and ethnically diverse names on his resume, only to get responses from those with the “white” name used.

He also mentioned a woman who lived in an environmentally challenged neighborhood, where her child played outdoors in an atmosphere that could cause brain damage.

As I read the post and the replies to his post – I could only imagine that the rants and grumbling were met with shaking heads and wagging fingers…. so I asked: “What action was being taken to combat this issue?”

In essence (what I was thinking in and among my elevated temperature)– “What are you…

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#meditation is for flunkies

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Meditation is a thing. I was walking through New York a while back, and I passed a transcendental meditation studio. I believe there may have been a picture of Oprah in the window or something. Maybe, maybe not….I’m not sure how meditation has grown to become so chic. I do know that it is an effective form of loving one self in what is a crazy, chaotic world. Have you ever read the book Siddhartha? It’s a classic, typically provided to high school students. It was when I was in high school. Sid was the Buddhist Zen master seeking Nirvana. Basically, Nirvana is peace. Isn’t that something for which we are all looking?

Now, try to hold back your eye roll or pardon my ASSumption, but I’m a Christian. I may not have some traditional Christian views, but for me Jesus is, “the way the truth and the life.” There’s a popular song that has a lyric that says, “You are God, and that’s just the way it is.” That’s pretty much my view. I share that part of myself, because words are important. They can breakdown and shatter relationships or they can build them up. Typically, they do both.

Anyway, meditation is important. I encourage you to look into it. While you are at it, look into focused prayer. I like it the best, and I believe it may be more the transformative choice.

Speaking of healing, I was in a car accident a few years ago. Both legs were broken, and initially there was uncertainty about my walking again. Yoga is one of the reasons why I am walking as well as I am. Check it out.

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Take More Selfies

Does Rosie make a good point?

Rosie Culture

It’s hard to be self-confident. I think it comes in waves, you feel really good about yourself then you all of a sudden feel really bad about yourself.

It’s harder after you graduate college, because you get way less attention than you ever did when you were young, flirty, and out every night surrounded by people. You’re just alone more in your mid-twenties and that results in less attention.

And if you’re not going to give yourself the love you need, then no one will. Sure, your coworker will compliment your dress and your mom will tell you that you look pretty today. If you go out with your friends every once in a while, they’ll tell you how great you look and you might get hit on at the bar.

But it’s not a guarantee that you’re going to get the gratification you need, that we all need.

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Envy

See, there's this thing called biology...

green-eyedEnvy the green-eyed monster, the root of so many of our conflicts, one of the seven deadly sins. I want to speak of envy today, because I grew up in this very secular environment where envy was perceived as non-existent, where observing envy in the world was a worse “sin” then the envy itself. If you experience  envy from others it is your fault because privilege, pride, and thinking too highly of yourself.

I can’t begin to tell you how damaging this was, how confused it left me, how I stumbled around in the dark completely baffled for years. Nothing made any sense, there was this giant elephant in the room I was taught not to see, not to speak of. I remember being about 10 and a girl said, “I hate your shoes,” and so I immediately blamed my shoes, I blamed myself for wearing shoes that inspire hatred…

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