At the end of the day, we’re all simply doing the basics, trying to be a good parent, spouse, partner…
From personal experience, I don’t believe people set out to become prolific bloggers or anything else that’s prolific, famous or extraordinary.
Not at first. Michael Phelps, the world’s fastest swimmer, probably started swimming simply because he enjoyed it, and then discovered he was good at it.
Does a Pope set His sights on becoming the Pope?
We all discover things we like to do and the more we do them, the better we get. But who could have ever predicted nearly 4,000 blog posts in just two years?
What would you do if you knew it was impossible to fail?
What are you willing to do knowing that failure is always possible?
Praying for success is only part of our need. Working hard and having faith and purpose – these are the secret ingredients to dream fulfillment.
Two days ago, I read both the Old Testament and the New Testament readings at Mass, here in Orlando. The other Reader asked me to cover her reading.
Her Father-In-Law died and they would be in Michigan. While it wasn’t sudden, there had been 5 years of steady decline after a heart attack.
Much of what I write about at Lane 8 goes unnoticed here at jeff noel.org. Many of you tire of me saying I’m The Blog Whisperer, The Internet’s Only Five-a-Day Blogger.
But the reality is….you have a friend who approaches wellness from 5 angles, not 1 or 2.
Lent brought out the paparazzi yesterday. Mostly because of the Cub Scout banquet…
Lent, beginning yesterday. The next 40 days are an historically symbolic way to prepare for and appreciate – what ought to begin with every day our eyes open from sleep.
It sure would if we were dying.
But alas, we drift through so many years, it could almost go unnoticed.
5) “ And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 6) But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you. 7) And in praying do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard for their man words. 8) Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. 9) Pray then like this: Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10) Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. 11) Give us this day our daily bread; 12) And forgive us our debts, As we also have forgiven our debtors; 13) And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. 14) For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father also will forgive you; 15) but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. 16) And when you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 17) But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, 18) that your fasting may not be seen by men but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.“