Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Broken Strings and Dropped Guitar Picks

Ask any guitarist or any musician that plays a stringed instrument about strings breaking. Strings break! Especially the little ones. I have broken strings at the most UN-opportune moments. However of all the times this misfortune has been bestowed upon me, one rule has always stood firm! THE SHOW MUST GO ON! Any musician who has ever dropped his pick or broken a string on stage can tell you with no hesitation, keep on keeping on.
NBA great and possibly the greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan didn't even make his high school basketball team. President Lincoln had several failed businesses and numerous failed attempts seeking presidential office. “I Love Lucy” star Lucille Ball was told by her acting coach that maybe acting wasn't for her. These are all excellent examples of people who didn't take accept small failures.
Remember that failure is only failure if that is the point where you quit. Quitters never win and winners never quit. Hey, strings break right? The show MUST go on!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Grace, in our daily life

While taking my children to school this morning, my oldest daughter Mikayla interjected, “ oh no! I forgot my math notebook!” I told her maybe it would be ok. Then she informed me “NO, the kids who don’t turn in their work always get in trouble” I then explained to her that sometimes, when we have always tried to do the right things, the teachers will overlook honest mistakes. Mikayla said “isn’t that showing favoritism?” I told her “No, its not favoritism, it’s Grace” I explained to her that grace is when someone gives us something we don’t deserve. Like when God saves us, we are given all his grace. Then all os a sudden, Mikayla said, “oh never mind, here is my notebook under this stuff in the van, I wonder how it got here?” It may have been there all along, or maybe God reached down and put it there for her. Either way “Grace”