Be Courageous, Inauguration, Jesus, Land of The Brave, Stand on Truth, Words

Day 20

Mean what you say and say what you mean. Own the words coming out of your mouth. Own your beliefs. None of this...”well... I.....uh...” No, stop that. Don’t give a solid, strong, authoritative, statement or speech then end it with...a lukewarm statement. Just don’t. Everything you said before is lessened now. When a self proclaimed… Continue reading Day 20

Believe, Books, Grand Anventure

Day 14

I am feeling a bit overwhelmed. I look at all the authors floating through my newsfeeds and say, “I am lost in a sea of headshots and book covers.” What makes me special? All these storytellers and word spinners think they are special too. We are all correct and terribly wrong in the same moment.… Continue reading Day 14

Be Radical, Christmas, Focused Simplicity, Thoughts, Truth, Words

I ❤️ Mail

I love real mail. Paper and stamps and cards and words... It takes time to mail a real letter. Few humans take the time to send cards or letters. Even at Christmas time there is an overwhelming feeling that sending cards is not a priority anymore. It is truly a dying art. I wonder if… Continue reading I ❤️ Mail

Focused Simplicity, Thoughts, Trust, Truth

Accolades in the Wild

Isn’t it wonderful when out of the blue you get a complement from someone you had no idea even considered you important or someone who you think didn’t notice you? Amazing what a nice word or two can do coming from the right person.

Family, Focused Simplicity, Love, Thoughts, Truth

Why so Snappy? Pt 2

Why do we snap off at the people we love most? Sometimes I wonder why we speak so short and rudely to our family members. It’s like we don’t care that they have feelings. I don’t mean to bark but I do. Always after I use a harsh tone of voice I feel so bad.… Continue reading Why so Snappy? Pt 2

Announcement, ❤️ our readers, Books, Brendan O'Gara, Lori O'Gara, Publication

We ❤️ you!

Thank you! We had a record breaking month! Thank you for taking a chance on us and reading our words! The O’Garas

Be Radical, Focused Simplicity, Question Everything, Thoughts, Truth

Porn

Now that I have your attention... Shock words like "porn", "sex", "free", "money", "racism", and others make humans do a double take when the word is written or spoken. If a proclaimed Christian says a shock word like "porn" people get confused. Humans have preconceived ideas in their head about how religious people should speak… Continue reading Porn

Focused Simplicity, Question Everything, Truth, Words

Fifth Rule of Social Media

Don’t assume, especially emotions. You can’t read minds. Speaking of emotions, don’t try to read it into someone’s post. Maybe the post the thing to make a point. Maybe they aren’t really angry.  You are not a mind reader.  Even if you think the words portray what the human who posted it is feeling you… Continue reading Fifth Rule of Social Media

Be Radical, Focused Simplicity, Love, Thoughts, Truth, Words

Things to Do at Home: Speak to Plants

Get a house plant, water it, feed it and talk to it. I love the Toby Mac's song Speak Life. It refers to speaking encouraging words to others. Toby explains that every interaction between humans is either encouraging or draining. You have the power to speak life into a person. You can encourage them or… Continue reading Things to Do at Home: Speak to Plants

Announcement, Be Radical, Publication, Words

100 Days = 100 Posts

This afternoon's post around 3 pm (CST) will be the 100th Thought of the Day. I hope you are enjoying reading my thoughts as much as I am loving writing and sharing them with you. Tomorrow is the official 100th day of this year. 2020 has started out like a Ace Venture, crazy and weird.… Continue reading 100 Days = 100 Posts