Remember The Titans --Let Them Never Forget...
In the popular movie, "Remember the Titans" mostof us most likely can recall our favorite scene.Do you remember this one?
The first challenge of the coach was to get thecommunity to break up the racial divide and pulltogether. So the head coach (played by DenselWashington) decides to take his players away tocamp. Even with the change of environment racialbarriers still stood tall and tension were high.After the first few days the coach noticed thecommunication between the black and white playershad not improved in the least, matter of fact itwas getting worse. The players were not executingtheir plays, mistakes were made purposely in orderto make others look bad and as a result fightscontinually broke out. So here is what the coachdecided to do.
At lunch one day the coach pulled a particular bigfat happy go lucky lineman up to the front of thelunchroom. This kid didn't care black, white,purple, green, he just was happy to be there. Thecoach asked him to tell the whole team ONE thingabout his roommate that he learned in the few daysthey were there. This kid rattled on for whatseems an hour about his roommate. However, with nosurprise to the coach, when he asked all the otherplayers to do the same, none of them could mentionone thing about the other. How could they expectto win souls (I mean games) if they didn't believein their cause and pull together as a team? So asa result the coach made each player learn thingsabout one other between each practice sessionuntil each player new something about all otherplayers. In short, if you recall the rest of themovie, that exercise brought the team together andnot only inspired everyone, but also they wentundefeated that season. However, what if thoseracial barriers had not been broken down how manysouls (I mean games) do you think the Titans wouldhave won that year? Would they have won even onegame?
Is there any difference in winning games andwinning souls for Christ? Is there any differencein the lack of communication that once paralyzedthe Titans and Christians today? Sometimes we justgoing through the motions of going to church,going to parties and not breaking down barriers?And at the end of the day even years later do weknow any more about our friends? Can you count onboth of your hands the number of people you hangwith that you know things about them deeper thanjust their name or social status?
The turning point in the last game of the seasoncame when the coach got angry and serious enough,pulled is defensive players aside and said. "Fromthis moment forward I want you to let no one, Imean no one get past you and make another yard.Let them never forget the day they played theTitans!!!!"
From this moment forward, I challenge you to letno one; I mean no one, get past you. Let themnever forget the day you loved someone enough tofind out more about them.
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Direct Answers - Column for the week of September 2, 2002
The Karate Kid
I have an unexpected relationship problem. It's hard to believe it has become such an issue but it has. The whole thing started very innocently when my boyfriend and I were watching some silly action movie. The female heroine was kicking butt, and I mentioned to my boyfriend I took a semester's worth of judo classes in college and could probably give him a run for his money.
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Direct Answers - Column for the week of September 8, 2003
Today is Yesterdays Tomorrow
The problem with waiting until tomorrow is that when it finally arrives, it is called today. Today is yesterday's tomorrow. The question is what did we do with its opportunity? All too often we will waste tomorrow as we wasted yesterday, and as we are wasting today. All that could have been accomplished can easily elude us, despite our intentions, until we inevitably discover that the things that might have been have slipped from our embrace a single, unused day at a time.
Change Begins With Choice
Any day we wish we can discipline ourselves to change it all. Any day we wish; we can open the book that will open our mind to new knowledge. Any day we wish; we can start a new activity. Any day we wish; we can start the process of life change. We can do it immediately, or next week, or next month, or next year.
Body Acceptance: The Secret to Weight Loss Success
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Five Reasons To Journal
Keeping a journal during the coaching process is one of the most simple and effective aids a client can use. Below you will find five reasons why I encourage my clients to use a journal during their coaching time. I hope that you will be motivated to commit your creative pursuits to a journal.
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Wisdom and knowledge come from the same family but are as different as apples and watermelons. What we call common wisdom is what made you expect me to say oranges instead of watermelons. Common wisdom flows off the tongue like water over the falls but doesn't always require that the brain be fully engaged. Some people call this, the common wisdom of the day. This particular kind of wisdom is rarely examined for truth or any other useful quality. It is commonly accepted because it is so commonly heard. It is much like an unpaid commercial that we set into motion not knowing where it came from and with little regard to whether it is true or not. It is like an old pal who always steps in to keep a conversation going when we run low on original ideas. It is almost never questioned and in most conversation, it is only a matter of who is going to say it first. Some of these sayings so glibly passed around among us are innocuous, while others are outright misleading and sometimes dangerous. Here are five of them that should be challenged, examined, analyzed and if reason prevails, will finally be put out to pasture.
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Keep Hope Alive
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This article was channelled through me by an entity called Joseth (My name for the creator)
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