I was watching an episode of “The Boys” last week, when Starlight’s Mom says to her, “God doesn’t give us more than we can handle.” And, I had to press pause. “God doesn’t give us more than we can handle.” Have you ever heard someone say that to someone else in a time of tragedy, … Continue reading When Life Becomes More Than We Can Handle
Catalysts, deliberate or unintentional, real or perceived can affect our actions, alter our plans, and divert our approach. It’s like when I bought my first house. It took a lot of sacrifice and hard work to make that happen and it was a fixer-upper. $80k. Yep. One day, I was installing a screen door … Continue reading What Would Ol’ Jack Burton Do In a Situation Like This?
When I was a kid, I liked my sneaker laces tied tight. Then I would double knot them, so that they wouldn’t come untied. Sometimes, I couldn’t untie them, so I would wrestle my sneakers off and throw them in a corner. But, the next morning, the old and worn laces were a big, messy, … Continue reading It’s Knot That Bad
Towards the end of eighth grade, I met with my counselor and went over options for which high school I’d attend. With my grades, it was assumed I’d go right up the street to the vo-tech based high school. Mmm, not for me. Besides, it was in my neighborhood and my neighborhood sucked. I wanted … Continue reading Failing on Purpose and the Importance of Trusting Yourself
And ...it was awesome! I felt the presence of my master instructor across the dojo, as I practiced kicks on the heavy bag. I knew he was watching and so, I did a bit of showing off. A Retired South Korean military (ROK Armed Forces) and a sixth degree black belt, his experiential wisdom was … Continue reading The Day My Ego Got a Smack-Down