Mar 23 2012

Lower the Bar

Solution…if you find yourself always saying you need more time. 

Talking about this study today that said women spend 3 hours a week redoing the chores of their men…

How about getting those 3 hours back. 

Heard from a guy…who says his wife does that…makes him not want to do it again...

Heard from a mom, who says she stopped doing that for her children, because she felt like she was making them think that they weren’t good enough. 

Maybe you could consider stop trying to be so perfect. 

My mother has drilled this into my head…”don’t let the perfect be the enemy of good”. 

Just lower the bar a bit.  They’re help is good enough.  Now you can go get a manicure. 

It’s reminds of the story in the Bible when Jesus goes to John the Baptist and asks him to baptize Him. Up to this point Jesus hadn’t done any miracles, hadn’t started his ministry ye, this was like his big introduction into society.  This was the beginning.  After He was baptized God said, “this is my son with whom I am pleased.” 

He hadn’t done anything “works”  to earn it.  God loved Him.  Period.

If only more people understood that kind of love.  The never ending, never ceasing, unconditional love that God has available to you.  There’s only one thing required, that you accept it. 

You are an example of that love to others that don’t know God yet. 

So lower the bar for yourself and for your friends and family.  Love them where they are for who they are.  Just like God does for you.

“I pray that you may know how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ. “ –Ephesians 3:17-19

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Mar 22 2012

Fame or Family

When your purpose is not always popular.  Maybe you’ve faced a tough choice in life. 

Kind of like when a parent leaves their job to stay at home and raise their kids.  There’s not a lot of fame and fortune in that position, but there’s a lot of love.  Saw a story about a young woman who faced a tough choice like that. 

She was the one everyone wanted.  The Number 1 women’s basketball recruit in the country.  So it was no surprise when Ellena Della Donne announced she was going to UCONN, a women’s basketball powerhouse. 

When it was time to start school, she was on campus for just 48 hours.  She left in the middle of the night.  Elena changed schools to the University of Delaware, a no name in women’s basketball.

No one could figure it out why she would do such a thing.  Her new school  was just a 20 minute drive from her family.  She did it because of the unshakable bond between 2 sisters.  Her older sister, Lizzy, was born deaf, blind, and with cerebral palsy.

Elena says her sister, Lizzy, only knows her by her smell and her feel.  Physical contact is the only thing she knows so when Elena left home for college, she lost Lizzy. 

She didn’t play basketball for a year because of this decision.  Now she’s the leading scorer in the nation and led her team to the NCAA tournament.

It's cool that in her choice between family and fame, She chose family, and got fame because of it.

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