How Do People Feel Around You?

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post about defining what our daily vision is.  The next task was to think about the type of impact we want to have on those around us. When a person has spent time with you, what do they come away with? How do they feel? The answers toContinue reading “How Do People Feel Around You?”

Your Words and Actions Matter

Today, I had a conversation with a stranger that made me smile and reminded me that our words and how we say them can have a powerful impact on others. The stranger was a home insurance agent that I had called to make some updates to my policy. This person was nothing but gracious the entire callContinue reading “Your Words and Actions Matter”

Living a Life of Purpose and Vision

I read an inspiring blog post last week on the importance of the vision we have for our lives. What really motivated me about this post was the challenge to focus on and apply your vision on a daily basis. Most of us have goals in mind. Some of them may require months if not yearsContinue reading “Living a Life of Purpose and Vision”

Living a Less Distracted Life…Focusing on What Counts

Today, I was reminded once again what an incredible blessing it is to have children. I cannot think of another experience in my life that has challenged me, refined me and simultaneously made my heart full more than being a mother. There are days when I am in tears from the frustration and exhaustion of parentingContinue reading “Living a Less Distracted Life…Focusing on What Counts”

Moving on from Rejection

It’s never easy getting past rejection. It can cause us to question ourselves, wonder if we made the wrong decisions or even tempt us to give up. But rejection is not the end of the story. It can be the beginning of a new, exciting path to our destination! Yesterday, I received my first officialContinue reading “Moving on from Rejection”

Crossing the Bridge of Forgiveness

Today marked the fourth week of our study on the “40 Days of Love“. This week’s topic tackled the challenging issue of demonstrating love through forgiveness. We have all experienced hurt in our lives in some shape or form and it can be so difficult to get past it, to forgive and move on. What does forgiveness entail?Continue reading “Crossing the Bridge of Forgiveness”

Loving People Enough to Tell Them the Truth

Today began the third week of our study on ‘40 Days of Love‘. Today’s topic was one of the most challenging topics so far! How to have a loving confrontation…to speak the truth in love. I am personally not a confrontational person. I prefer to keep the peace and not rock the boat.  But IContinue reading “Loving People Enough to Tell Them the Truth”

Love in Action…How to Become a Kinder Person

Today started off the second week on the series ‘40 Days of Love‘ and it challenged us even more to live a life of love towards other people. Sometimes fear limits our ability to extend love and kindness. How will my actions be perceived by the other person? What if I get hurt? What if this affects myContinue reading “Love in Action…How to Become a Kinder Person”

Forty Days of Love

We just started a new series on the topic of love at our women’s group in church and the first session was very inspiring! We will be looking at the book “40 Days of Love” by Rick Warren and I really enjoyed the first video which was very down-to-earth and without any sugar-coating. We tookContinue reading “Forty Days of Love”

There’s a view at the top of the misty mountain—you just have to climb it

Originally posted on What Inspires Your Writing?:
Malaika Awori likes to climb mountains, literally and figuratively. Literally, there was the trek up Kenya’s Mount Longonot in her childhood, a guided hike that she admits was “not all that difficult.” Her blog, Potential Doctor, however, chronicles a different kind of uphill journey?her trek up the mountain…