Warrior Wednesday

Don’t Worry, Be Happy - I would say that most people think hat happiness is a result of all your “ducks” getting in a row. Some believe that happiness is when things are going your way.  Isn’t that reducing happiness to luck? Happiness doesn’t just “happen.” Think about it!  You have met a few people who are happy, who stay… Continue reading Don’t Worry, Be Happy
A Warrior Chooses the Harder Right - There are days that are best described on the pages of Harry Potter.  Ever since the books were released, I have been inspired by their pages.  Some how, Dumbledore has wise words for every situation.  Take these quotes, for example: “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our… Continue reading A Warrior Chooses the Harder Right
A Warrior Sees the Positive Side of Life - A Warrior sees the positive side of life. “See the positive side, the potential, and make an effort.” – Dalai Lama I have been working on staying positive for ten months or more – off and on for years really.  Even if all this effort I find that on some days I need to fight… Continue reading A Warrior Sees the Positive Side of Life
A Warrior Stays Positive - A Warrior stays positive! Negative things happen all the time… to everyone.  However, we do not need to allow the negative situations to effect our lives and our attitudes.  You can remain positive in the midst of tragedy. A Warrior stays positive! Surround yourself with positive people that can help you, and each other, through… Continue reading A Warrior Stays Positive
A Warrior Confronts - I may not be a physical warrior… not the typical warrior when you hear the word warrior. Yet, I face evil every day.  We all do. The weak choose not to deal or acknowledge the evils that are around them. The strong choose to acknowledge evil and to conquer evil… through inner strength, determination, discipline,… Continue reading A Warrior Confronts
A Warrior is Wise - Yesterday the dear prophet and president of my church passed from this life.  For 50 year of my life, nearly all of it, this wise man has taught me much.  As I looked through a collection of quotes from him this morning, I realized that many of my “quests,” my mission in life, have been… Continue reading A Warrior is Wise
A Warrior Lives for Today! - The holidays are like a race way.  Days go speeding by.  You think you may have a free day and you want to make the most of it… You find yourself thinking of the days when you would wake up and just “be.”  You find yourself happy about the sunshine, singing to yourself.  You want… Continue reading A Warrior Lives for Today!
A Warrior Trusts God - Today for Warrior Wednesday I decided to go with a bunch of memes. I find this is to be a truth for most of us.  We want to see before we make a move in new directions.  Faith is stepping, then seeing. A Warrior trusts God. This is the real truth.  When we are brave,… Continue reading A Warrior Trusts God
A Warrior Gets Back UP - Wouldn’t it be nice if life was a straight line?  No ups.  No downs.  Just straight.  Right? Life has ups and downs. When you are down you notice it most.  When you are down you tend to think you are the problem, that you did something wrong, and “karma” is swinging for you. What if… Continue reading A Warrior Gets Back UP
A Warrior Continues to Forgive - Once upon a time I thought that forgiveness indicated that whatever action a person did was acceptable.  This thought made forgiveness hard.  As I gain more understanding and wisdom, I realize that this is not forgiveness.  I am discovering that forgiveness is letting go.  Forgiving is an ongoing practice for me.
A Warrior Never Looks Back - Everyone makes mistakes.  Life is all about choices… good, bad, and the ugly.  Right or wrong, your destiny will unfold according to the choices we make.  Why choose to live in the past where everything has already happened.  Why not embrace the current day?!  Today is a blessing, where everything is possible.  Trial and difficulties… Continue reading A Warrior Never Looks Back
Warriors Look Good in Pearls - Okay… not the most attractive picture.  It helps me make a point. The sea oyster, injured and irritated, places layers of its tear-like fluid called nacre over the damaging “grit” on its tongue. Slowly, over time (maybe even 5-6 years) this irritation, this hardship transforms into a breathtaking pearl! Poetic! The thing is… we all… Continue reading Warriors Look Good in Pearls
A Warrior Develops Inner Peace - I will admit.  I have lived many years not understanding that inner peace is my choice. “Peace of mind is not the absence of conflict from life, but the ability to cope with it.” – Unknown A Warrior develops inner peace. I’ve had my share of ups and downs, disappointment and sadness. Perhaps I didn’t… Continue reading A Warrior Develops Inner Peace
Creating a Warrior - I am not too sure how I feel about this statement.  I do think it is true. It is through our mistakes and the things we learning life that we develop into the warrior we are meant to be.  So… I think we are born to be warriors… we just forgot. It takes so much… Continue reading Creating a Warrior
A Warrior Spreads Light - Darkness cannot drive out darkness.  Only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate.  Only love can do that. – Martin Luther King Jr. I am sure you have noticed… We live in a fallen and broken world.  Isn’t it enough that many are suffering from natural disasters, the effects of crime, homelessness, broken… Continue reading A Warrior Spreads Light
A Warrior Works to Do What is Right - I have been obsessing over this thought in recent days.  I think it is because I am finding it harder and harder to find fellow warriors.  I mainly see soldiers… people who drift along with the crowd. A Warrior WORKS hard. Sadly, I am seeing a generation of lemmings… little soldiers matching around being told… Continue reading A Warrior Works to Do What is Right
A Warrior Practices Self-Discipline - Very few personal qualities contribute to a person’s success and happiness like the quality of self-discipline.  Sticking to my guns with this nutritionarian lifestyle takes self-discipline. My work ethic and my relationships with others takes self-discipline.  Self-discipline has led me to sustainable, long-term success. A Warrior practices self-discipline. When I practice self-discipline am able to… Continue reading A Warrior Practices Self-Discipline
A Warrior – Setback = Comeback - Today’s post will be a short one…   A Warrior understands that all good things comes with struggle… with work. A life of ease produces nothing more than idle minds, unrealistic expectations, heartache, and even despair. A Warrior embraces struggle. A Warrior sees each setback as a setup for a comeback. Check out these other… Continue reading A Warrior – Setback = Comeback
A Warrior Forgives -   A Warrior forgives. Many believe that forgiveness is a sign of weakness.  Anyone who has truly forgive knows that is wrong.  Forgiveness takes great courage and strength.  Revenge is the sign of weakness. There is power in forgiveness. I have been hurt.  I have hurt others.  I have lost.  I have done stupid things.… Continue reading A Warrior Forgives
Be the Storm! - A Warrior is the STORM! You are in control of your destiny.  YOU CHOOSE! Be the storm that carries your will, not the person caught in the storm. A Warrior weaves a path through life, makes good decisions, has a ton of fun, and kicks up one heck of a racket while doing it. A… Continue reading Be the Storm!
Patience You Must Have Young Padwan - Patience – the quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like; an ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay; the ability to control your emotions or impulses and proceed calmly when faced with difficulty. Patience does… Continue reading Patience You Must Have Young Padwan
A Warrior Reserves Judgement - A Warrior develops kindness and reserves judgement. I can’t remember how young I was when I first heard the phrase, “never judge a book by it’s cover.”  I do know that I have learned much truth regarding this phrase. No one likes to be judged or feel judged.  As I large person, I have felt… Continue reading A Warrior Reserves Judgement
Warrior Mom - Today’s Warrior Wednesday is dedicated to my friend Callie, and all other women who brave the birthing process that brings life all of God’s sons and daughters on this earth. I woke up this morning to see a Facebook post that Callie had her baby with the help of her family and the paramedics at… Continue reading Warrior Mom
Strength Through the Journey - Yesterday my daughter and I were standing in the kitchen discussion different life experiences.  I asked her if she regretted having gone through some of those experiences. “Nope.  They made me stronger.  I learned something.” She gets it!  Becoming a Warrior Woman means understanding that it is in the journey that we gain the strength.… Continue reading Strength Through the Journey
Choose to Rise! - I have found through my life experience that most often the battles that get to most warriors are the battles that are fought from within. People are complicated.  Being made in the image of God is complicated… yet simple. I read an old Cherokee story today.  It goes something like this: One day an old… Continue reading Choose to Rise!
A Warrior of Character - Character is the foundation upon which a true Warrior is built. Our carnal minds are most often self-serving wonderful creations.  Our brain reflects and produces, creates and interprets, and analyzes every concrete or abstract point or symbol from life – all to comfort, prolong life, understand, and survive. Part of the process of building character… Continue reading A Warrior of Character
Warrior Wednesday –  - Today I wish to blog about a Warrior Princess. I believe that women need to remember that as daughters of God, they are both princess and warrior… and it is good to be BOTH! My Warrior Princess is mostly princess and doesn’t always remember that she is a warrior.  My Hannah is fierce and determined.… Continue reading Warrior Wednesday – 
Warrior Wednesday – Don’t Stop when tired, stop when Done  - Wow!  Nothing is more true than this!!!  I still have 3 more days of CET.  I wonder why it is I keep charging ahead.  In my endless pursuit of of excellence I never give up.  When a production is opening, when a class needs to be taught, when a project must be completed, you cannot… Continue reading Warrior Wednesday – Don’t Stop when tired, stop when Done 
Warrior Wednesday – Defining my inner Warrior  - The other day I tried to explain to my husband that I feel like warrior… have always thought I was a warrior.  I find myself constantly on guard.  I often dream of combat… with a sword.  I am fierce.  I defend family like a lioness.  I find myself in constant “fight” mode and rarely in… Continue reading Warrior Wednesday – Defining my inner Warrior 
Defeating Goliath  - So I was studying 1 Samuel 17 this morning and it dawned on me… David has to face something big and scary. Goliath is so scary that no one will face him. David stands up in the middle of his brethren and declares that he is going to beat this scary opponent. He then prepares… Continue reading Defeating Goliath 
Endurance  - I have a couple sisters and a brother who love to run. I’ve never understood why. I know they run for the exercise, but I believe they run to condition themselves and because they enjoy the burn. I have never run a ¼ mile race, let alone a marathon, but I have a dream of… Continue reading Endurance