Opps I slapped go in the Face

Written by Beth Hitesman

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By not following my dreams, I had denied everything I believed.

We have His promise that He is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think according torepparttar power that works in us. When we donít go for our dreams, we never give Godrepparttar 148712 chance to show usrepparttar 148713 depth of his exceedingly, abundant power.

By not following our dreams, we are telling God that our fears and doubts are stronger than His power.

Godís intentions toward us are clear, ďI have plans to prosper you, not to harm you. I have plans to give you a future filled with hope (Jeremiah 29:11)Ē. He can and wants to do more than we can ever imagine: we just have to give himrepparttar 148714 chance.

Feel free to use this article in your publications or web sites. If you do, I'd appreciate a quick note letting me know where they appeared. beth@reallifes.com Copyright © Beth Hitesman, 2005.

Beth is a certified life coach and founder of reallifestrategies.com She partners with brilliant women turning dreams and callings into realities. For free coaching and tips visit beth @ www.reallifestrategies.com

Another Nature Boy?

Written by Ed Williams

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Yíall know that Derek had to be atrepparttar very back ofrepparttar 148688 line with a last name like Winn. Imagine person after person after person walking across that stage and doingrepparttar 148689 exact same thing - walk across, smile, shake hands, receive diploma, exitrepparttar 148690 stage. Ifrepparttar 148691 truth be known, probably everyone in attendance was getting just a tad bored as this annual rite of passage took place. But then, it became time for Derek to walk that aisle. And folks, Derek showedrepparttar 148692 crowd just what he was made of at this point. As his name was called, Derek didnít just stroll acrossrepparttar 148693 stage. Nope, what Derek did was step right torepparttar 148694 front ofrepparttar 148695 stage, unzip his robe, and reveal that he was wearing an exact replica ofrepparttar 148696 World Heavyweight Championship wrestling belt! An exact copy ofrepparttar 148697 belt thatrepparttar 148698 Nature Boy Ric Flair wore for years. As soon asrepparttar 148699 crowd realized this it went absolutely crazy! People stood up and cheered, laughter rang out, there was pure mayhem afoot! But folks, Derek wasnít through - he then proceeded to dorepparttar 148700 Ric Flair strutrepparttar 148701 rest ofrepparttar 148702 way acrossrepparttar 148703 stage! The crowd literally was beside themselves at that point. Byrepparttar 148704 time Derek walked offrepparttar 148705 stage, evenrepparttar 148706 police guardingrepparttar 148707 building high-fived him as he strolled by, he had goosed Ďem all up that good.

Now folks, Iím not gonna say Derek didnít get into any trouble on account of this episode. The school was none too happy about what heíd done, and thatís understandable, but Iíve been told that Derek has his diploma and is getting on with his life. So Derek, let me just say that my hatís off to you. Something inside tells me that in some field, maybe sports, maybe entertainment, or maybe itís something that Iím not even thinking of, that youíre going to make your mark. Youíre going to excel, and youíre going to end up being something special. I have no doubt. The future is yours, Derek, now go out and make me right...

Edís latest book, ďRough As A Cob,ď can be ordered by calling River City Publishing toll-free at: 877-408-7078. Heís also a popular after dinner speaker, and his column runs in a number of Southeastern publications. You can contact him via email at: ed3@ed-williams.com, or through his web site address at: www.ed-williams.com.

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