One characteristic winners have in commo

One characteristic winners have in common, they recognize and accept, “Victory requires payment in advance.”

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Coincidence: My dream of writing was sha

Coincidence:
My dream of writing was shattered the day I stared down at that monster F written on my English paper. The words of my professor resonate to this day, “You are not a writer. If you want to eat in this lifetime, change your major.” He spoke those words with so much disdain. It tainted my spirit and crippled my motivation to write.
Attempting to squelch the desire, I studied sociology and became a social worker, yet the aspiration to write continued to be a longing in my heart. Then one day my friend invited me to meet her at Starbucks. I never thought I would thank God that my friend never showed up to coffee. While waiting in line for her, I met a man who happened to be a writer, an English professor, and a meticulous editor. Coincidence? Perhaps, but I believe things fall together when you’re open to God’s plan. God had his hand in this—and I am fulfilling my lifelong dream.
Reflection: Practice Faith: In life, when a naysayer tells you that you’re incapable of fulfilling your dreams, turn away. Naysayers cannot see your vision. It’s your dream God placed in your heart. In spite of your current circumstances, practice Faith to believe you will have all that you need to manifest your desires. “Things fall together.”
Proverbs 27:17 “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another”

Angels in Action Excerpts and Reflection

Angels in Action Excerpts and Reflections:
1. Ah-Choo!
Perspiration poured down my face. The only thing in my mind, looming heavily above all other thoughts, was the atrocious $3,000 repair bill I now had to pay to keep my 12-year-old wreck running.
Driving on the crowded freeway, my car began to slow and a foul odor filled the car with slow curls of stink. The situation seemed oddly familiar. “No problem,” I thought. “It just needs more transmission fluid, and there’s plenty of that in the trunk.” I clicked on my hazard lights and steered the car off the freeway and then it slowed to a crawl. I reached the right shoulder and as I started to get out the car something urged—no, pleaded with me to move away from the car. I was several yards away when I turned and heard a bang! A driver in a cable truck sneezed, Ah-choo! God blessed me with a new car.
Reflection: Listen to God. Allow God’s advice to come to you—be at peace so that when he tells you something, you are prepared to take action.

Angels in Action Excerpts and Reflection

Angels in Action Excerpts and Reflections:
1. Ah-Choo!
Perspiration poured down my face. The only thing in my mind, looming heavily above all other thoughts, was the atrocious $3,000 repair bill I now had to pay to keep my 12-year-old wreck running.
Driving on the crowded freeway, my car began to slow and a foul odor filled the car with slow curls of stink. The situation seemed oddly familiar. “No problem,” I thought. “It just needs more transmission fluid, and there’s plenty of that in the trunk.” I clicked on my hazard lights and steered the car off the freeway and then it slowed to a crawl. I reached the right shoulder and as I started to get out the car something urged—no, pleaded with me to move away from the car. I was several yards away when I turned and heard a bang! A driver in a cable truck sneezed, Ah-choo! God blessed me with a new car.
Reflection: Listen to God. Allow God’s advice to come to you—be at peace so that when he tells you something, you are prepared to take action.

Book Review: Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable by Tim Grover

 

Relentless by Tim Grover can be summed up in one word: instincts. Grover is an athlete/trainer who has taken skilled and talented athletes and pushed them beyond the levels they could imagine. Grover strengthened their bodies and increased their mental tenacity for dominance.

Grover encourages his clients to follow their instincts and be fearless, courageous, and unstoppable—always believing in their limitless possibilities. He tells us that instincts guide them to make the right decisions at the right time, resulting in victory.

Grover’s insights and leadership have helped Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Dwayne Wade. These NBA players, coached by Grover, reconnected with their instincts and became triumphant again and again. He trained them to unblock their hunger and drive to win and this propelled them to be excellent players winning multiple championships.

As an athletic trainer, he says anyone can connect to their instincts and achieve mastery of their life.

Read Relentless when you are ready to trust your gut, let your instincts be your guide, and go beyond the possibilities to achieve the seemingly impossible and countless victories.

Tim S. Grover, CEO of Attack Athletics, travels the world speaking, consulting, and training the best athletes to be even better. He also offers his principles of mental toughness and dominance to coaches and business leaders.

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Diane Williams is the author of “Angels in Action.” Also, she is a Freelance Writer and Speaker.

Touch With Caution: Angels in Action A Reader’s Chapter Reflection

Touch with Caution: Angels in Action (Chapter reflection by Grant Jape)

     As I read this chapter, I couldn’t help but think about what Andy has gone through in his

life. There must have been something in his past experiences that required the attention of a

female in order for him to cope with life. Perhaps, he has never felt that motherly love before,

which can explain the monstrous outrage he committed. However, he also seemed like a boy

that understood his strength. He knew his situation, especially when he saw that he was short

of his allowance due to his bad behavior. He took advantage of this opportunity to intimidate

and express his feelings, knowing there was nothing you can do.

     I feel for children of this manner. A process in their upbringing made them who they are,

and it is not entirely their fault. However, one must always take responsibility for their actions

and that is something that can be explained, but it is a trait that requires self-discipline

and understanding on one’s own heart.

     These types of stories only want to make me love my siblings and future children even

more. I want to cherish them and make sure they are raised with respect and understanding. I

want them to feel sadness and anger, but more importantly I want them to know the tools in

how to fight against such feelings. It shapes them and helps them create an identity.

I would love to hear your reaction!

Diane

Do Angels exist? Are Angels real? Here i

Do Angels exist? Are Angels real? Here is the proof. This intimate book, Angels in Action, looks into the many accounts of angel encounters; of Angels showing their face and giving their voice to helping an ordinary person in her time of need; real stories told by Diane Williams, author, was saved by her Angels; sagas of divine intervention in times of crisis; of Angels saving Williams just going about her everyday life.