Author Archives: Mike

Working through Failure

When we are reflecting on our failures, we can take comfort in the words Jesus tells us in Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” Failure can be the result of others’ actions, circumstances beyond our control, our own actions, or a combination of all three. Failure is no fun, but it can benefit us ... Read More »

Own Who You Are

By Mike Fenton  Too often it’s easier to blame others or circumstance for where we are at in life, but the reality of it is, we must be accountable to ourselves for where we are in life be it in success or be it failure. When we blame others or circumstance we are not being responsible for our actions and ... Read More »

49 Good People 1 Bad Guy

In the early morning hours on June 12, 2016 a gunman killed 49 people at a dance club in Orlando Florida after pledging allegiance to the terrorist group ISIS. The dance club was known to be frequented by people of the gay, lesbian, trans-gender community. It is believed to have started with 1 man’s hate for people of this sexual ... Read More »

What You See is What You Get?

How we see things in our life is our perception of those things that are happening around us. When we look at something in a positive manner we will see it as positive, the same pertains for negative. That’s the difference between an optimist and a pessimist. However life is more enjoyable when we look at it with optimism because ... Read More »

Turn I Can’t into I Can

Too often we approach things in life with an attitude that says I can’t do this or I can’t do that, effectively taking us out of the game before it even begins. That’s because we’re listening to voices in our subconscious mind that are  saying you’re not good enough, we are listening to basically a super computer loaded with a ... Read More »

Yesterday and Tomorrow

It has been said there are two days we should not spend a lot of time thinking about – yesterday and tomorrow. We should not worry about yesterday because we cannot change what has already taken place. We may feel bad about something that was said or something that happened, but no matter how hard we try we have no ... Read More »

Run your Own Race

Ever since we were young we’ve had people tell us what to do. It’s not so bad when we’re young and can use a few words of wisdom but by the time we become adults it gets more difficult to listen to others, and as we age it gets even harder. The worst part is, it never goes away. Most ... Read More »

S.M.A.R.T. Goals for a Better Tomorrow

S.M.A.R.T. Goals for a Better Tomorrow If you desire to have a better life you need to make SMART goals. A S.M.A.R.T. goal is defined as one that is Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Results-focused, and Time-bound. Begin by asking yourself the following questions, be realistic and be specific. What are the things you want to fill your days with? Think of ... Read More »

Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself

Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself In Matthew 22:36-40 we hear Jesus being asked “Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the Law of Moses?” Jesus replied, “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.” This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: “Love your neighbor ... Read More »

Sooner Rather than Later

Procrastinate, it’s something we’ve all done at one time or another. Our first experience was probably when we were young and opted to go out with friends instead of completing a homework assignment. Most of the time when we procrastinate there is little harm, it just makes our “to do” list a little longer, which sometimes causes a little stress. ... Read More »