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Forgive yourself and then prove it

Daily noticing
Yesterday morning at big intersection returning from cycling to breakfast.

 

Daily noticing
Sure, notice the clouds, and sometimes messages are at our feet.

 

Daily noticing
Real life in real time. No staging. Ever.

 

Daily noticing
Straight ahead is the main north Cast Member entrance for Walt Disney World.

 

Daily noticing
So weird…Safety, right? And just a few hours ago the worst massacre in US history.

 

Daily noticing
Notice. Be intentional. It’s such a gift.

 

Forgive yourself and then prove it.

Second chances are constantly in front of us.

We rarely see them because they are so prolific.

When was the last time you spent three days in a row doing these four things:

  1. Begin the day on your knees
  2. Watch the sun rise
  3. Stare at the clouds for at least two minutes without distraction
  4. Watch the sun set

Those four are tip of the demonstrable behaviors iceberg.

PS. Can you imagine doing those four things every day for the rest of your life?

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

 

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The Other Side

The real reason we extend Forgiveness and Grace

The real reason we extend Forgiveness and Grace is obvious, but usually not until we are the ones who need it. (Tweet this)

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

This website is about our spiritual health. To leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s career health website, click here.

 

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Misinterpret

Life is good

Marijuana socks
Our Savior teaches us not to judge, even when the temptation is before us.

 

On this day a Savior was born.

Life is good.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

This website is about our spiritual health. To leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s career health website, click here.

 

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Misinterpret

He said, he said

Disney Keynote Speaker jeff noel
If you read this carefully, you’ll notice there is no mention of the word change.

 

LinkedIn delete comment screen shot
If you read this carefully, it appears the commenter has a strong opinion.

 

Forgiveness is a full-time job. There really isn’t room for situational forgiveness.

My goal in public speaking is to help others .think .differently

It is not to force change.

Change can only come from within. You must be committed to it or it will never happen.

Never as in never ever.

My job is to get people to a place where they do one of two things:

  1. Feel convicted that they are on the right path.
  2. Feel compelled to consider things they have never been exposed to before.

i forgave the Chief Relationship Officer for his direct confrontation. Additionally, i pray for him that whatever emotions he carries will be good, decent, and noble – and that it will bring him and those he loves and serves, joy.

Was going to delete the comment yesterday when i had a change of heart. Respecting diverse opinions should never be a theory, so i’m keeping the comment public.

Today is the third Sunday of Advent.

 

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Our Choices Make Us

Yesterday’s epiphany was a Grace-filled gift from God

John W Jolin
John W Jolin…photo of article from Google search.

 

John W Jolin
John W Jolin is subject to intensely hurtful and public dialogue. Photo of Twitter page from Google search.

 

John W Jolin
John W Jolin is subject to intensely emotional social media campaigns. Photo of Twitter page from Google search.

 

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for getting my attention in a profound way yesterday – the epiphany has brought solace and healing to my troubled spirit.

As i was sharing more of the story about John W Jolin’s desire to have me pay $7,500 for an absolutely (in my opinion) correctable, innocent, and microscopic error, i caught myself using unflattering language to describe John Jolin.

And then hours later, Gracious and Merciful Father, you revealed my sin in such a beautiful, simple, and loving way.

Even though i was talking privately to our Son (15), i was projecting the very same hurtful, uncalled for, irrational, and emotionally-biased opinions on John that he has been riddle with on the Internet for four years.

Dear Heavenly Father, please forgive me for thinking, saying, or doing anything that was avoidable or misguided. Instead loving Father, please cleanse my soul and fill me with unconditional forgiveness for John.

He is only doing what he believes in his heart is his duty to Linda’s Lyrics.

While i do not wish to pay $1,500 – the fee John has generously agreed to compromise on – i will gladly do it if it brings you honor. And even if it doesn’t seem to bring you honor publicly, it brings you honor privately, knowing that one of your children (me) has grown in the Holy Spirit of your likeness.

 

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