Words and Power


Benjamin Franklin (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Words are powerful things; they have the power to change history, to create revolution and to mend broken hearts. I was reminded of this fact this morning when I gave the following quote to a friend: There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self. … Continue reading Words and Power

Truly Happy? Can I do it…


Can I truly be happy? This is a question most of us ask ourselves at one point or another in our lives. The answer, yes, you can truly be happy, if you do a few simple things. The secret to being happy is not secret at all, never has been, never will be. All we … Continue reading Truly Happy? Can I do it…

Attitude, you got one?


The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind. ~William James (1842 - 1910) Attitude…. What a powerful word. manner, disposition, feeling, position, etc., with regard to a person or thing; tendency or orientation, especially of the mind: a negative attitude; group attitudes. … Continue reading Attitude, you got one?

An Open Letter to all Catholics, to all Americans


Dear Catholics: This Open letter it to all Catholics, be they liberal or conservative, laps or practicing, fallen away or on their way back home to Rome. In-fact this open letter should be shared with non-Catholics, non-Christians and anyone who is concerned about their personal liberty and freedom. This letter is intended to excite you, … Continue reading An Open Letter to all Catholics, to all Americans

How to Achieve your Goals and Create your own Mount Rushmore


Image via Wikipedia Our ability to succeed is truly all up to us. We are the masters of our own destiny, and we decide if we fail or not. All to often we allow others to decide for us, we listen to the negative inputs from others, allowing that cancer of negativity to eat away … Continue reading How to Achieve your Goals and Create your own Mount Rushmore

You Smoke….. Your Fired!


The other day I was listening to WJR 760, the local Detroit talk radio, the show was the Mitch Album show and the topic was companies that fire smokes. The interview itself was very calm, but the post call in, at times got very heated. The question that caused all the heat, “Do companies have … Continue reading You Smoke….. Your Fired!

The 7 Priorities


Below is the start of a new presentation/workshop I am working on, I thought I will give a little sneak preview of it. It is still a work-in-progress document, and I am sure lots will change, and if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to let me know. I hope you enjoy, … Continue reading The 7 Priorities

Because He Lives: Reflecting On Lent And Easter


http://www.facebook.com/widgets/like.php?href=https://anamericanpointofview.wordpress.com/2011/03/11/because-he-lives-reflecting-on-lent-and-easter/ Image via Wikipedia Author: Tobin Crenshaw I once heard an instructor talk about trying to counsel a young woman in a hospital who had been severely abused by her family. He tried unsuccessfully for an hour to get a response from her but she simply refused to acknowledge his presence in the room. Finally … Continue reading Because He Lives: Reflecting On Lent And Easter

Lent 2011: Are you ready for it?


http://www.facebook.com/widgets/like.php?href=https://anamericanpointofview.wordpress.com/2011/03/09/lent-2011-are-you-ready-for-it/ Image via Wikipedia With Lent here, it’s a good time to ask the question, “Are you ready for it?” or an even better question, “Do you understand it?” Lent is a complex time in the Church year, we are depriving ourselves, we are reminded of our mortality yet we are to be preparing for … Continue reading Lent 2011: Are you ready for it?

Ring in the New Year with the good ol’ Bush Tax Cuts


A lot of press has been used on the Bush Tax Cuts, they were set to expire today. The liberals rang out with the same old “Cut’s for the rich” mantra, yet if you took the time to read the facts you would see that this is just not true. The Bush Tax Cuts did … Continue reading Ring in the New Year with the good ol’ Bush Tax Cuts