Tuesday, September 28, 2010

How I Feel Affects Other People...

Sometimes I write something, and am “zoomingly” not thinking about its impact. Here’s a variation of one I've written to friends celebrating their birthdate. A friend particularly liked it and told me so. Thus I post it here for your reminder.

First, “birthdate” is the term handed down through my mother, who said we only have one birthday, and it is celebrated annually with a 1-in-7 chance of being on the actual same day of the week you were born. Want to guess what the odds are of it being the same year?

You did an excellent job of handling the last 365 days that God gave you. He has decided to renew your life for ONE day. Enjoy each and every moment.”

Happy Birthdate to you!

~ www.sportyking.com

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

How I Feel Affects Other People...

I help people define personal success.
Having a smile of confidence and internal peace is a big key.
Your smile disarms people and helps you see into their spirit.
That doesn’t mean they’ve got a good spirit.
Don’t presuppose
or you’ll never accept people for who they are.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

How I Feel Affects Other People...

Here's what I wrote to a friend who is concerned for his sons being the only child of their ethnic background in their class... on their block... on their team....

Our children and their generation are moving more toward a multicultural existence. We hinder them from progress by keeping them believing in statistics from the past. Are we really "learning" from the past with our own flashbacks?

Children are in class with taller, fatter, smarter, cleaner, glasses wearing, deformities and children who look just like them but don't want to associate with them....

Keep giving your sons the love and direction at home, so they can lead their classmates to better understanding. Remember, Jesus was not accepted when he burst onto the scene. We get to choose the parts of the Bible we'll govern our lives by (do we?), so I lead you to Matthew 10:16-20, and try Acts 5:41... before putting a twist on what could ring a bell in Acts 7:6-7.

They're YOUR sons. Make them ready. Coach them for the long run.

~ http://www.sportyking.com/

Monday, September 13, 2010

How I Feel Affects Other People...

God doesn’t switch teams. You’re just in between quarters sometimes, and will have to get used to the new direction.

Some people talk about getting “mad” with God, and wondering if he’s abandoned them (hey, even Jesus asked that one). Not surprising, this questioning comes at times in our lives where we are called to make a decision about or deal with the unfamiliar.

And it’s at times like these where our spiritual connection is challenged, wondering which book in the Bible we read that had a great story from start to finish? Most of the books repeat the Victorious Cycle of challenge-faith-patience-testimony...

Get used to it.

~ http://www.sportyking.com/

Sunday, September 12, 2010

How I Feel Affects Other People...

Get your rest and reset your pace. I sit out on my patio and read my Bible each morning this month. I switch the room where I read every few weeks. Keep the Word in all the corners.

GOD is wonderfully hilarious
When you really understand Life
you can see how he is GOLD

~ http://www.sportyking.com/

Saturday, September 11, 2010

How I Feel Affects Other People...

Most of the time kids think they can’t measure up to our standards, and they’re right… as long as they think that way.

When they show that they can, we should reach harder to erase any doubt… and they’ll believe.

Have you done anything to instill that sense in any of your children lately? I’ve asked my nieces that they COMMIT to getting good grades, rather that working hard.

 ~ http://www.sportyking.com/

Friday, September 10, 2010

How I Feel Affects Other People...

You'll be alright... you already are. Just can't focus on the pain. It's part of the operation. Focus on what you have to do to heal, and be willing to go through that pain to get there.

Are you in your life for the long run?


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

How I Feel Affects Other People

Reject” implies the power of choice has been taken out of your hands. The Bible excerpts, “A man who findith a wife, findith a good thing.” Ladies, accept that you are the catch, and make your choice.

The opening statement in my book, Do You Have Any Idea… How Fine You Are?, reads as follows:

Mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, friends... you are the object of countless secret admirers, and worthy of that praise. This title poem should remind you of the awe in which you are held. Enjoy the complimentary looks and comments given in good taste. Your "thank you" will not always be hounded by wolverines. But your smile will always be appreciated.

And, what I encourage you to do is reread the last stanza. For that is the key. Inner beauty is the essence of outer beauty. Life is about passion. Be passionate about someone or something... and let it be known.

We must all realize that we are always on display. Somebody is checking you out, don't fool yourself. Instead, feel good about yourself and let it show…

Read the title poem at my website

Thursday, September 2, 2010

How I Feel Affects Other People

These kids of today” … are KIDS, today.

I don’t treat them like grownups. I model how to be one. And several of them who have been around since my generation has been using this terminology on them, are now my friends on Facebook. They call me mentor, friend, teacher, role model… on the phone. I value each and every one of them, look forward to hearing from them, and check up on them when I don’t.

They are in high school, college, jobs and careers. And in my heart, and with all due respect, they are still my kids!

I love my K.I.D.S.
Knowledgeable Individuals Developing Strengths…


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