So You’ve Always Wanted To Learn Tarot

Are you curious about Tarot? Is it something you’ve always wanted to learn? 78 Cards??? That can seem just a little intimidating and overwhelming. But you don’t have to learn all 78 card meanings before you can actually read Tarot! But if you’re really interested, what’s stopping you? You CAN teach an old dog new tricks! Even though I’ve had a life-long fascination with Tarot, it wasn’t until later in life that I finally picked up my first Tarot deck intending to actually LEARN how to read. And that is the first step… Step 1 – Buy a Tarot Deck! It’s easier than you think. Many bookstores carry them… I know Barnes & Noble does, and I’m sure many of …

Hey, Get the Phone! (It’s for You!)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I’m sure most, if not all, of you know this old story, but I’m going to tell it anyway. (Don’t stop me if you’ve heard it!) Two old prospectors are arguing over the best way to train a pack mule. The first one maintains that you have to be extra firm with a mule from the beginning–just to let him know who is boss right away. The other prospector maintains that you have to be gentle to win over a mule; you have to speak to him softly and sweetly. Then, he says, you can get the mule to do anything. The first prospector doesn’t believe a word of this and asks the second …

Help Others Find Inner Peace

People with pessimistic attitudes go through their lives fighting their thoughts and emotions every day. If they are rejected for a job position, they feel that they are not good enough to have any job. They start to think that everyone believes they are stupid, and the cycle of pessimism traps them into psychological immobility. In fact, everyone experiences rejection at some time during their lives, but when your mind focuses on the negative aspects of a situation, it is hard to find inner peace. The first step in finding inner peace is to think carefully about your goals. What are you trying to achieve, and what are you doing that will take you there? Can you realistically reach your …

Dare to Achieve and Discover a Daring New You

I’m doing things differently in the New Year! For a start, I’m not going to undertake a million and one things with deadlines impossible to keep (though I suspect my interest in new projects will get the better of me). Many amazing and interesting things in this world grab my attention, making it easy for me to get sidetracked. My intention for the New Year is to transcend all previous successes and achieve things previously not considered. I’m curious to know where it will lead me (there’s that sidetracking issue again). It’s a scary thought but exciting all at once. Yes, next year sure will be different and amazing. If you’ve come through a year filled with boredom, sameness, heartache, …

Belief, Opinion, Pride, Expectation

None of us can predict the future, but we can choose which paths that we take. What’s the big deal with people expecting you to do what everyone else does? Mathew verses 7-14 says that there are two paths. One more travelled and one less travelled. You think people would be excited for you to do something different. Belief. So your a bum when you go your own way, but then suddenly your succesful when you make something of yourself. It’s the dollar that talks soo loudly these days. It’s terribly distracting. Like you’re trying to keep things low profile, but it’s turning up the volume with “Black or White” on. Your parents want you to be quiet. And It’s …

Becoming a different Toy

Now I’ve been told that the Purpose of life is to give glory to God through enjoying him. My first thought was – That’s a great thought. But what about if your not a Christian? After alot of thought I realized that whether your a Christian or not your purpose doesn’t change. We don’t decide our purpose. Our creator does. Think to a time in your life where you’ve designed something; anything. You designed it to accomplish something to have a set purpose. If you are a toy car, you can’t not like the way that you drove one day and decide to become a toy robot. Just like if you design a car: you designed it to be a …

Bad Company Corrupts Good Character

In 1 Corinthians 15:33, Paul wrote: “Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character.” This statement should be your guiding light when selecting your next roommates. In the same way that your family influenced you growing up, the people you live with now will also change the way you speak, act and think. This is great news if you pick solid, Christian roommates who will help you to grow. Proverbs 27:17 says that “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” However, the influence of your roommates can also corrupt your good character according to the verse from 1 Corinthians. Rather than being sharpened, you can be slowly whittled away. The worst part is, this happens slowly and …