March 2011 Blog Posts (9)

40 Days to a Better Me: Day 12--I LIke Myself

40 Days to a Better Me: Day 12–”I Like Myself”

One of the most influential spiritual teachers of all time was Jesus of Nazareth.  His teachings have inspired…

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Added by Dan Toops on March 25, 2011 at 9:56am — No Comments

40 Days to a Better Me: Day 11--Welcome Diversity

Paw-Paw, you white.” These were the words of my two year old granddaughter spoken directly to me eye ball to eye ball.  Well, she was seated her car seat and I was making eye contact with her via my rear view mirror.  Anyway, the statement made me stop to figure out what she was saying.

Children call things like…

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Added by Dan Toops on March 23, 2011 at 5:16pm — No Comments

40 Days to a Better Me: Day 10--Bust a Move

Having a dream is essential.  Getting around the right people is necessary.  Getting rid of fear is key.  But until you bust a move—you’re only stating a preference.

Over 1,800 years ago the Apostle James said that faith without works is dead (James 2:26 KJV).  Those words have sparked numerous theological debates…

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Added by Dan Toops on March 22, 2011 at 2:23pm — No Comments

40 Days to a Better Me: Day 09--Get Rid of Fear

40 Days to a Better Me: Day 09 Get Rid of Fear

A hurricane was on a collision course with Iberia Parish Louisiana.  That was not uncommon.  Numerous hurricanes have pummeled this portion of the Gulf Coast in the past. People in the low lying areas of Cypremort Point, Louisa and Weeks Island and moved further…

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Added by Dan Toops on March 21, 2011 at 3:46pm — No Comments

40 Days to a Better Me: Day 08--Get Inspiration



40 Days to a Better Me: Day 08—Get Inspiration

In an attempt to sell everything from dog food to cosmetics, we are inundated with a constant barrage of marketing.   Advertising tells us that real luxury is driving this particular car.  The magazine ads tell us that the fragrance they are promoting will make…

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Added by Dan Toops on March 18, 2011 at 10:59am — No Comments

40 Days to a Better Me: Day 07--Get around the right people

40 Days to a Better Me: Day 07—Get Around the Right People.

The old saying “birds of a feather flock together’ is true.  There is nothing that will speak more about person than whom they associate with.  Therefore, it is imperative that you build networks with people who will propel your life forward.  The reason for this is because the people who you allow into your life on a personal level will either help to build your dreams or they will destroy them. 

How many stories have…

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Added by Dan Toops on March 17, 2011 at 2:09pm — No Comments

40 Days to a Better Me: Day 06--You Gotta Have a Dream



40 Days to a Better Me: Day 06—you gotta have a dream!

The lyrics to an old song say “If you ain’t gotta dream, how ya gonna have a dream come true?’  The sad reality is, millions of people wander through life with no dreams, no hopes, no aspirations for anything better than what they currently have. That is…

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Added by Dan Toops on March 16, 2011 at 12:06pm — No Comments

40 Days to a Better Me: Day 05--Have Fun

40 Days to a Better Me—Day 05—Have Fun

When I was a boy living in the strange and distant land of Indiana, my summers were filled with the traditional family ritual of camping.  Each summer we would trek to Brown County State Park, throw up a couple tents and spend a week or two there.   And, I loved it!

My…

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Added by Dan Toops on March 14, 2011 at 5:45pm — No Comments

Bumper Stickers--Mean People Suck!

Bumper Stickers–MEAN PEOPLE SUCK!

How would you describe a bumper sticker? I mean they come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They come in more colors and…

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Added by Dan Toops on March 2, 2011 at 10:18am — No Comments

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