"I think I can climb this wall," I told my son. And, after he and his friends quit laughing, I said, "No wait. I will climb this wall in my cheetah tennis shoes." Listen, if you have not tried to climb a rock wall, you have not lived. I lapped another 13 year old boy, and didn’t even break a nail. It was exhilarating.
When my phone rang a few weeks before my conference, I was not expecting a woman of maturity (wink) to have this to say: “I want to come to your conference because I’m still trying to figure out what thing God has for me. I’ve tried so many.” As I listened to the frail voice, I was struck at how familiar this is to each and every human being.
Listen. The Holiday season is no different than any other season - in a moment we can get caught up in the hurry and the “we have to do this” or “we have to do that” thinking, and when we do, we need to ask ourselves what is the motive behind what we are doing?
Superman could leap tall buildings with a single bound, stop a speeding locomotive and rescue Lois Lane from all her misfortunes. At least that’s the way the movies showed it when we got our popcorn and chose the perfect seat. If he didn’t or couldn’t do all that we were expecting, how disappointed would we have been? Expectation means to anticipate something happening. Once we have an expectation of something, nothing else compares. As children we were taught that if we asked for a certain Christmas present, we would get it. On Christmas day if it turned out that we didn’t get everything on our list, we were inevitably saddened, all because of our expectations. We can be aware