Woulda Coulda Shoulda

It never fails that after every speech, sermon or session…I begin to have regrets about what I forgot to say. I critique and beat myself up at times thinking I could have presented my message better or in a different way. Together let’s commit to living our lives with a minimum of regrets.   WeContinue reading “Woulda Coulda Shoulda”

Less Stress…More Success

 Don’t give up on your possibilities but give up those things that bring you pain and blocks your growth, healing and progress! 1.  Give up your need to always be right 2.  Give up your need for control 3.  Give up thinking you are not worthy 4.  Give up your self-defeating self-talk 5.  Give upContinue reading “Less Stress…More Success”

Why People Give Up and Quit!

People don’t typically enjoy quitting. People usually are seeking stability/belonging, connection and a place to make a contribution and grow. People don’t like leaving their jobs, they leave their poor leader/boss/poor management. People don’t quit on God, they quit the church leader,the members, church hurt. People don’t quit friendship, they quit haters, dysfunction and unequallyContinue reading “Why People Give Up and Quit!”

Take Yourself Off the Hook

QUESTION FOR THE SELF-ESTEEM DR. FROM SHELLEY: “Dr. Jewel I’m in my 50’s now and I feel like a failure. I feel like many opportunities for love, money, career advancement and my weight image have passed me by. I feel stuck, lonely and embarrassed when I see what other people around me have accomplished. IContinue reading “Take Yourself Off the Hook”

From Janitor to Principal

Joseph “Gabe” Sonnier used to clean up after everyone at Port Barre Elementary in Port Barre, La. Now, the former janitor is the principal at that school. The journey to his promotion began in 1985 when Port Barre’s then-principal pulled Sonnier aside, CBS Evening News reported. “He said, ‘I’d rather see you grading papers than picking themContinue reading “From Janitor to Principal”

Fatal Distractions

When I experience stress, doubt or worry… sometimes I have to listen to my own CDs. Worry, fear, doubt, stress, illness, drama in your home, job, church, team and a constant viewing of the tragic TV news and are fatal distractions.  These things can cause you to crash and lose focus on your faith, purpose,Continue reading “Fatal Distractions”

Trust the process

    “Transforming your life in any area is a process.  Sometimes your past poor choices, past hurt or past setbacks can cause you not to trust; 1) yourself, 2) others, 3) trust God, 4) trust who God sends to help you or 5) trust the process that faith requires for your transformation.        Healing fromContinue reading “Trust the process”