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Pure Glory

by Hazel Straub

Often, we make our plans and do not consult God. We devise our life plans, as we expect that our life will go from point A to point B to point C. The Lord, however, has plans and purposes for our life that we do not expect. It is his plans that will prevail in our life.

We would save ourselves much grief, if we submitted to the Lord, trusting him, to direct our steps. His purpose and plan, for your life prevails. When we trust him, we will not spend time getting anxious but will relax because God is in control. His plans work so much better than ours!

Many plans are in a man’s mind, but it is the Lord’s purpose for him that will stand. (Proverbs 19:21 AMP)

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The Reason For Obedience

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“This day the Lord thy God hath commanded thee to do these statutes and judgments: thou shalt therefore keep and do them with all thine heart, and with all thy soul…” (Deut. 26:16).

Why does God ask for obedience from us? It is easy to answer this question by simply saying that because that is a part of the covenant agreement between God and humanity. But the true answer lies much deeper than this.

As we read God’s Word and as we begin to prayerfully meditate upon it, we learn that God seeks obedience from His people for one main reason: to help demonstrate, bring about, and maintain a good world whose character is compatible with the character of God Himself. God revealed Himself to us through His Word, and then, through His Son, Jesus the Christ. He continues to reveal Himself to the world by living through us.


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Awaiting The Outcome

This post begins with a quote from one of my favorite existentialist thinkers Paul Tillich “the opposite of faith is certainty.” As very few things are certain, most is based on faith, or at least based on things of which we cannot be certain. I enjoyed this post and hope you do too.


Anne Lamott said quoting Paul Tillich, the opposite of faith is certainty.  In other words, we always think we know what’s what as if we’re chronically writing a screenplay.

The truth is, we know nothing.

As some of you know, I’ve been down over the prospect of Carmela the basset hound being given away.  Down is an understatement, and it’s not just because I won’t see her anymore.  I’m concerned over her well-being.  What if they’re mean to her.  She’s not very well-trained and what if they haven’t the patience?  What if they hit her or leave her at the pound?  As you can see, I have a serious case of the what ifs.

It occurred to me, I have no idea what will happen just like I didn’t see this situation coming.  Maybe she’ll go to someone like me who will love her so much she’ll become a better…

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Halos and Hawks

Leaps of faith come in all shapes and forms. Sometimes we lose a job and have to make a decision on employment. I enjoyed this post as it included beautiful imagery for me and an inspirational tone. Enjoy!

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Magaly Lainez Takes a Leap of Faith

Something shifted earlier this week. And I’m not talking about the ground under me from the 5.0 earthquake we recently experienced here in El Salvador. I had just finished walking the dog when I saw the shadow of their expansive wings on the ground. “Oh no! The hawks are back!” Frantically, I searched for rocks to throw at them to scare them away and protect our young chicks. But as I launched them into the air, a sight so rare and so beautiful caught my attention-a rainbow halo around the sun with two hawks flying overhead. To me, this was no ordinary event, this was a spiritual message. The following morning, I saw two other hawks flying high above the sky, but instead of panic, I felt a peace and a deep respect for their beauty and grace. In many cultures, rainbows are said to be messages of peace and…

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Have Faith Spread Your Wings

Like I keep saying, at some point we all have to rely on faith. Our personal belief in something for which we have no proof. We act on faith every day, we just don’t recognize.

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Light The Trail

 A bird about to take its first flight, the bird look and sees it is a long way down, he’s on his own. This time mommy won’t be able to help, not this time. The only thing he has to rely on is himself.

 Without noticing it, some of us have become dependant on family and friends, on the day-to-day routine, where we know what’s coming next, we live our lives in our comfort zones and we never stray.  The time comes when we yearn for better, when we become consumed with desire.  Then the day comes when the balance is disrupted and everything changes.

The day comes when we have to take the lead.  Like the bird we all need to have faith in ourselves, the time comes when we wake up and realize we are either a big boy or a big girl and we have to do it on…

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Take A Leap

There are times when taking a leap of faith is required: changing jobs, moving to a new city, opening a business, etc. “Have faith in what comes next…”

Ten Minute Missive

Do you remember the first time you played leap frog? I’m betting you were you a kid, still being measured more in terms of months and star stickers than in pounds and inches or tax brackets and degrees. I don’t actually remember my first time. But I know there must have been one.

I hope I was laughing for that first time. Hell knows I haven’t always laughed for all the other first times in my life. My first flat tire, my first “C”, my first cavity, my first tax return, my first delivery, my first gray hair, and so on.

You sure pile up a mess of firsts while living life. A whole mess of leaps that unlike playing leap frog out on the playground most likely don’t have a clear obstacle and definite landing spot. Those sorts of leaps have a dearth of laughter involved in them. This is…

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Think And Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill Part 2

This is an excerpt I found on Desire and Achieve from Napoleon Hill’s book Think and Grow Rich. It describes Hill’s belief of how faith is used in achieving any goal. Great read!

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Desire and achieve

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Faith is required for success, not hope, not wishes but faith. You need to constantly invasion yourself as a millionaire, see the money in your hands, imagine seeing the 7 digits on your bank balance and imagine yourself in your dream house. All accomplishment comes your way once you imagine yourself there.

“Faith is the head chemist of the mind. When faith is blended with the vibration of thought, the subconscious mind instantly picks up the vibration, translates it into its spiritual equivalent, and transmit it to Infinite Intelligence.”

How To Develop Faith

The art of developing faith in your dreams is being able to trick your subconscious mind into believing your goals will soon be a reality. If you can make you subconscious mind believe you are a successful person, you will begin to become one in reality.

1. Repetition. Constantly reassure yourself that you will be…

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To Be Read By Those That Don’t Believe in Santa and/or Peter Pan

I had a discussion with a friend on Thursday about life and eventually our talk came around to finding passion. Many talk about finding passion and even I have suggested that in order to find passion in your life you need to try new experiences. But when we talk about someone’s true life passion we are referring to something completely different.

I can be passionate about Red Sox baseball.  I can discover some hobby that will awaken passion in me.  But when I talk about finding your true life’s passion you need to look no further than you.

Deep down inside of you is your passion.  You identified with it at some point in your life.  Maybe when you were a child you liked to draw stick pictures, which turned into drawing comic book heroes.  Maybe your passion was playing the violin or piano. Your passion could have been singing.  Painting.  Biking.  Swimming.

It’s inside of you right now lying dormant.

from the movie Hook.

from the movie Hook.

Life was simple when we were children.  We were told there was a tooth fairy and we believed because a quarter appeared under our pillow after losing a tooth.  We made a friend because we asked a simple question: “would you like to be my friend?”  We loved because that’s what came natural.  And we forgave instantly because there was more important things to do in life, like play and laugh.

You see what we forget is why we wanted to be what we wanted to be when we were children.  Doctors, astronauts, police officers, fireman, nurses,etc.  Kids want to do things when they grow up that will make a difference in this world.  Number one answer from a kid about why they want to be a fireman?  Because fireman help people. Because doctors and nurses help save lives.  And astronauts, well astronauts are just super cool.

Somewhere between being a kid and dealing with being too cool as a teenager, life changed a little.  It then changed a little more when we went to college.  And eventually we find ourselves as an individual trying to making a living in this world, instead of trying to make a difference in this world.  And that’s the point when most people forgot/forget their passion.

The good news is it is not too late.  Your true life’s passion is still inside you, waiting.  Waiting patiently like Buzz, Woody and Slinky Dog waited for Andy to play with them again.  All that is required of you is to remember.  Think back to those days when you believed as a little girl or boy.  Believed in the magic of life.

Your true life’s passion is there deep inside you.  Don’t worry even Peter Pan had to remember how to fly again.

10 Powerful Quotes from Steve Jobs and What They Teach Us About Leadership

dream_big_superman_by_wolfaddictIt is a well-known fact that Steve Jobs was a pioneer in technology.  His vision and romantic view of the world reminds me of Walt Disney.  Both men saw life with child-like eyes.  They refused to believe in limits and disallowed people to place them in a box.  We could all learn from them.

Remember, you must get busy working toward your dreams or you will spend your life working to build someone else’s.


You Don’t Have to Believe You’re Not Good Enough

Channel_Art_Template_(Fireworks)[1]Starting today I will be uploading a video segment to my YouTube channel discussing my daily Dream Big Original post.  Each morning I post a thought of the day and then back that thought up with other blog posts and article shares.  In my video posts I will include an expanded view or discussion on the daily topic.

So, back to today’s topic and this article share…

The beginning of overcoming any obstacle is the belief that you are good enough or that you are capable.  Often times doubt creeps into our mind causing us to ponder whether or not we can overcome a particular obstacle or difficulty.  Believing in yourself is essential to climbing the mountain.  Click below for a great article on TinyBuddha: