" Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things" (Philippians 4:8, NIV).

God wants you to be blessed in every area of your life. The Bible says that Jesus came so that you and I could have life more abundantly, but it all starts in your thinking. That’s why the scripture tells us very clearly what we should be thinking about—things that are noble, right, lovely, pure and praiseworthy. In other words, when a thought comes to your mind that you’re never going to be successful, replace it by saying, “Father, You said in Proverbs that if I would put You first, You would crown my efforts with success. You said in the Psalms that You surround me with favor like a shield. You said in Deuteronomy that Your blessings would chase me down and overtake me!” That’s how you take every thought captive, one thought at a time!

Today, refuse to allow any negative thoughts to take up space in your mind. Stay on the offensive and choose to think on the right things. Fill your heart and mind with the Word of God and open the door for His hand of blessing in every area of your life!

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What I’ve Learned: Forest Whitaker
The other night, I was walking down the stairs behind one of my daughters — I have three, and one son, ages eight to sixteen. I was tired, and she was goofing around, you know, like kids do, doing all this stupid stuff on the stairs. And I was thinking, Please just go down the stairs and let’s get you to bed. It’s after your bedtime. I’ve had enough for one day. And then I sort of caught myself. I snapped out of it. I was like, Dude, you should be dancing down the stairs behind her!

"Whatever you fill yourself with, it will come out in the work you do. If you want to share joy and beauty with the world, you must fill your life with those things."

Simple.. reminder
A truism,  that I must repeat like a mantra.

A great article about making space,
Making space for creativity.

"The Most Important Part of the Creative Life | Goins, Writer"


“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Love this book.. plan to have the lil man read in before school starts

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We are all stories

Yep working on my story..

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