I've been doing this for a while now. Like thirty years, more or less. I'm not sure if, or when, my role in the big scheme of things changed.
Michael Hyatt writes about three typical roles: struggler, sherpa, and sage. Do you know what your role is, in the workplace, extended family, etc?
I wouldn't call her psychic. And she probably never heard the term, "precognition". Nevertheless, sometimes she seemed to know something was about to happen.
You'd think I'd learn. I've been at this for decades; talk about a slower learner!
But, here I am, with three months still left of school, and I can't find my desk.
There's always something new to learn at my diverse little Catholic school. Just prior to Ash Wednesday, I learned about King Cake, thanks to one of our cafeteria ladies who hails from Louisiana.
The tradition of baking a tiny baby Jesus inside is intriguing, some might call it charming. What blew me away is that King Cake has fallen victim to lawsuits.
Have you embarked on a new adventure lately, Dear Reader? Have you prayed, planned, and worked like your life depended on something, and finally reached a summit of accomplishment, if not completion?
Maybe you made the sale or closed the deal. Perhaps you shook hands with a much sought after recruit. No money in the bank or signatures on the line, but still a minute to puff out your chest or give your colleagues high fives. Maybe you even broke into your happy dance.
Such moments are blessings to be enjoyed.
Last week, I submitted Jubilee and the Stinky Fish to Christian Manuscript Submissions After months of preparation, and several weeks of glitches, it was finally time to push the button.
What a rush!
Then I started this post: time for reflection.
The rush is terrific, and who doesn't enjoy savoring it, at least for a minute? There's nothing wrong with that.
But, I've been blessed by a very knowledgeable and gracious consultant, Tawny, through this process. Tawny offered guidance without criticism, and correction with kindness. Her encouragement fortified me to keep going on days when the voice of darkness whispered, "What's the point?"
Dear Reader, who's been your inspiration, your "guide on the side"? Who's had your back on the way to success?
9 Two people are better than one. When two people work together, they get more work done.
One of the foundations of my faith is that I don't believe in accidents, coincidences, or luck. I believe God has a plan, a plan specifically designed for each of us.
And I believe His plans include the right people to come alongside of us at the right time. It's when I forget that, and embrace pride and vanity instead, that I get into trouble.
Dear Reader, I pray God's blessings and direction on your endeavors. I also pray your success will be ensured by a host of mentors, coaches, and cheerleaders who easily discern when you need candor, correction, or kindness.
Hi, my name is Alice. A Way with Words is about sharing faith,
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