Mid-week Question: Failure Possibilities

failure in the face

After awhile the practice of staying in preexisting conditions twists into a type of emotional suffocation.

This week there are two questions (double trouble or double pondering, you decide). I read these at the Scoutie Girl blog by Tara Gentile.

What are you doing that risks the possibility of failure?
What helps you look failure in the face and move forward with new hope?

Read more at Tara’s post by gently clicking here

And, a timely reminder from Rick Warren: God blesses His plans, not ours separate from Him.


Other Questions to Consider

Monday Words for the Soul~February 25~noise

Steve Jobs would have celebrated his 58th birthday today.
If you are reading this post on a computer, iPad, iPhone, or laptop, thank Steve Jobs.
(even if you are using Windows)


More Words for the Soul

A word from The Sponsor~February 24

1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us of all unrighteousness. ~1 John 1:9


More words from The Sponsor

This Weekend~Embrace OOAKness

This weekend: an easy weekend activity: embrace your OOAKness

Your One of a Kind-ness

one of a kind

The abbreviation OOAK stands for the expression, “one of a kind.” The term originates in yachting in 1949 to describe a regatta race in which ship builders were allowed to enter as many different models of yachts into the regatta as they manufactured, but no more than one of each model (hence, “one of a kind”). *

In the regatta race that is our lives, please remember your OOAK-ness.



*from Wikipedia

Other Easy Weekend Activities

Mid-week Question of the Week~February 20~Care and Feeding

Question of the Day taken from Scoutie Girl

   What feeds you?

And, please remember… You. Matter. You are God’s good idea –what a great thought from Jennifer Dukes Lee. 

You are God’s masterpiece.

What Feeds You?


More Questions to Consider

Monday Words for the Soul~President’s Day

Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write. ~President John Adams

Happy President's Day

Plans are nothing; planning is everything. ~President Dwight Eisenhower

washington on rushmore


Additional Words for the Soul

A Word from The Sponsor~February 17

Proverbs 4:23

Proverbs 4:23


More Words from The Sponsor

This Weekend~Salute Ebbinghaus

This weekend, please remember Ebbinghaus.

Pun intended. (you’ll see why in a minute)

Hemann Ebbinghaus (yes, with 2 n’s) is the dude um, scholar who in 1885 introduced The Ebbingnhaus Forgetting curve.*

The Ebbingnhaus Forgetting curve says that we will forget a significant amount of what we learn if it is not put to use within one hour.
Or, as those with white, bushy eyebrows say: “the exponential loss of information occurring in increasingly diminishing intervals”

the Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curve

After six hours, forget it!

It’s all gone unless it falls into the experiential learning domain (i.e. Collin Firth shows up at my front door with donuts and coffee…ain’t never forgetting that!)

collin firth before he brings donuts and coffee to my house

Hmm…ohmyLands, what was my point?

Oh, yeah, this weekend, in an easy weekend activity, take a minute (preferably in the next optimally significant 20 minutes) to salute Ebbinghaus and the Forgetting Curve.

And then, please remember who you are, Because of Grace!

Thanks, Hermann Ebbinghaus!

*He was also the first person to describe the learning curve.


Additional Weekend Activities

Mid-week Question of the Week~February 13

whoi s worth your tears and who is not?

Who is worth your tears…and who is not?

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore. ~Revelation 21:4


Additional Questions

Perhaps a share of an idea that challenges me…

Perhaps a share of an idea that challenges me...

Be Yourself…because you never know who would love the person you hide.
(and, I would humbly add…)

who you hide is already LOVED by God who died to know you…BecauseofGrace!


Picture Source: Jennine Estes repinned to my Pinterest board

Monday Words for the Soul~February 11~a little msg

life is short stay awake

A little message today…

The art of happiness lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things. ~Henry Ward Beecher





Other Words for the Soul

A Word from The Sponsor~February 10


More Words from The Sponsor

This Weekend~Find Bubble Wrap

bubble wrap

Also, Pep Talk from Kid President

And other activities…

Mid-week Question of the Week~February 6


Where do you think all these appalling wars and quarrels come from? Do you think they just happen? Think again. They come about because you want your own way, and fight for it deep inside yourselves. ~James 4:1 (msg)

A path on a higher road calls…maybe not our own way , or a way we thought about and trained to achieve…but…another way perhaps…
a way of love…


Other Questions

Monday Words for the Soul~February 4~Believe




Additional Words for the Soul

A Word from The Sponsor~February 3

Nehemiah 6:9

Our enemies were trying to frighten us and to keep us from our work.
But I asked God to give me strength. ~Nehemiah 6:9

Lift up faithful prayers to God for the courage and determination to press on through fear and temptation. Our character is strengthened when we face our fears.


Additional Words from The Sponsor

This Weekend~Time for a Pep Talk

Time for a pep talk … from a kid!


More things to do This Weekend

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