Count Your Blessings

shutterstock_302454722I woke up this morning thinking about what I would write for this Thanksgiving post.

As the cobwebs slowly cleared from my brain, a song from long ago began to echo in my heart.

Be sure to listen to The Irish Choir’s arrangement of the song at the end of this post.

Slay Three Dragon Myths – Embrace One Truth – Live Fully Alive

shutterstock_135603683Today I received another message from a person who read my book Fully Alive and finally took the first step toward discovering the joy of living again.

I have been thrilled to hear from people who stepped back from the brink of suicide and reached out for the help they desperately needed. Each of these people recognized that they had to act immediately. Each also had to slay some dragon myths that had kept them from acting sooner.

Here are some old myths that must be outed as the lies they are, and a single truth that can put you on the path to living fully alive.

If You Mean Business, E-mail Me!

IMG_0495A few months ago my granddaughter sent me this text. “Hey Grandpa, it’s my birthday.”

By the time I got my thumbs coordinated enough to text my congratulations she was a year older.

More recently my friend Michael Hyatt posted a blog entitled, 3 Reasons I Hate Text Messages. His post was right on. This got me thinking about all the messaging possibilities and which social media method is best for which kind of message. Here’s where my scattered brain settled…

Honesty and Faith

There are two characteristics I admire in people. One is honesty and the other is courageous faith in the midst of challenges of the heart. Sometimes honesty does not accompany declarations of faith because some people believe that honesty in the midst of difficult times is paramount to a lack of faith. However…

Faith is not the absence of doubt. Faith is moving forward in the presence of doubt.

Please take a moment to read the incredible blog post written by my beautiful friend, Michele Cushatt.  For Want of Beautiful. Michele is an example of honest faith. 

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Michele Cushatt