DAILY CHEWABLES

Meetings With Me

Meetings With Me

“When you say “yes” to others, make sure you aren’t saying “no” to yourself.”  – Paulo Coehlo I’ve been blocking my time for 10 years now—chunks of 90+ minutes for focused work on one thing. I’m not someone who can multi-task, and I’d argue no one is. Setting aside...

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Patient Warrior

Patient Warrior

Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city. (Proverbs 16:32) It’s better to be patient and wise than just win at any cost. Winning at any cost leads to burned bridges, abuse of people, marginalized losers, destruction of...

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Juneteenth

Juneteenth

“Won’t it be wonderful when Black history and Native American history and Jewish history and all of U.S. history is taught from one book. Just U.S. history.” — Maya Angelou It’s difficult to believe that Angelou’s vision for the future is still not yet realized in...

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Who Do You Serve?

Who Do You Serve?

“Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.”  – Lao Tzu Are you living in a prison of other people’s concerns, criticisms and preferences? Break free! Only you can be you and do what God has given you to do. It might ruffle feathers. You...

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Criticism

Criticism

“There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.”  – Aristotle Someone once told me, criticism is like chewing gum; chew it, see if there’s anything to it, but never swallow it. If you want to do anything with your life, it will be...

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Out of Their Head

Out of Their Head

“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt You’re in your own head when you’re trying to guess what’s going on in their head. Stop it! I know, easier said than done. But that’s why mindfulness...

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Rejection

Rejection

“If you live for people’s acceptance, you will die from their rejection.” – Lecrae Rejection is just redirection. We are here to serve, and there is someone who wants what you have to offer. Finding them is a journey and the path will be littered with rejection. It’s...

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