Summer Absence

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If you’ve been waiting for my weekly podcast, I’m sorry I haven’t done it for the past two weeks and probably will be another week before I get back to it. I started the podcast in February and am still motivated to continue. But once summer arrived, it seemed my family have needed my time and attention.

That’s the great thing about working on my own schedule. I can take the grandkids out for a swim or an outing. I can help out with things when one of my kids needs me. And if my husband wants to go for a bike ride in the middle of the day, I can do that too. In fact, here I am on the Cadillac for seniors (or at least this senior since my balance has gone the way of my youth).

I was stressing and trying to get my podcast done somehow, but it will be rushed and likely not very good. Instead, I’m going to enjoy the rest of my week and encourage you to do the same. I’ll get another podcast out as soon as I’m able to.

One thing I’ve realized is our work will always be there waiting for us, but the people we love may not be. Take the time while you can.

Wishing you a summer full of good memories,
Carol

 

Category: Life and Purpose

Blessings From Your Past

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Notes from this episode:

Have you had a dream for your future that you think is lost because of things that have happened in your life?

Story of Moses:

  • born to an Israelite family, raised by Pharaoh’s daughter in the palace as her son.
  • at 40 years old, lost his temper and killed an Egyptian guard
  • ran away to the desert to live
  • became a shepherd
  • at 80 years old, God told him to go to Egypt and tell Pharaoh to let God’s people go
  • Israelites finally freed
  • then Moses job to lead them through the wilderness

At some point in our lives, most of us feel like life has passed us by. We give up on our dreams because we feel like it’s too late, we messed up too badly. That’s how Moses felt when he lost everything because he lost his temper.

But all of the things that Moses went through were needed so that he could help his people.

  • Moses knew how to approach Pharaoh and talk to him.
  • He knew how to live in the wilderness and how to lead

He thought he was unqualified, but Moses’ past trained him for his future.

Is God using a past experience of yours to help someone else?

Your past experiences can be a blessing to other people.

Have a great week and keep dreaming, it’s not too late,
Carol

Who Cares

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Notes from this podcast episode:

  • Portion from ‘The Finishing Touch’ by Charles Swindoll, called ‘Who Cares’.
  • Tells the story of a derelict who was found on the streets and later died
  • The surprising name of who that drunken bum really was. I won’t spoil it for you, you’ll have to listen to the podcast
  • The story reminded Mr Swindoll of a poem about stooping down and restoring a lost soul’s glimmer of hope.
  • Deep within many a forgotten life is a scrap of hope trying hard to return.

Because of my volunteering at the homeless shelter and the women’s prison, I know how hard it is for many people to realize that life is still worth living, no matter how much we may have messed up. I hope this story encourages you to care.

Have a great week and take the time to smile at others,
Carol

Bright, Shiny Objects

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Sorry that this Monday Motivation is going out on Tuesday. I spent the day with visiting family yesterday and was too tired to turn my computer on when I got home.

Notes From This Episode:

What are bright, shiny objects?
My experience with them and all my excuses
Intentions are not enough
How I’m trying to focus and deal with those distractions

Have a great week and enjoy your family,
Carol

Lessons From the Ditchdigger’s Daughters

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Notes From This Episode:

My motivation for today is from a book that was later made into a movie.

  • In 1950s, father was a ditchdigger and mother a cleaning lady and they had six daughters.
  • He wanted them to have a good education and a better life.
  • Believed always something more to strive for – if you think you’ve made it, you lose it.
  • Choose your rabbits and chase after them, see what others have done to be successful – my experience with chasing a rabbit.
  • Working hard is a law like the law of gravity and will result in success.
  • The results of their hard work.
  • The father always said “If the door doesn’t open, climb through a window. If the window is closed, try to get in through the cellar. If that’s locked, climb on the roof and try to get in the chimney. There’s always a way if you keep trying.”
  • What dream are you trying to achieve?

I believe in you, have a great day,
Carol