Monday, January 18, 2010

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Learn from pain

01-18-10 Monday
Pain is an indicator that something is wrong. It may be physical pain, emotional pain or spiritual pain, but whichever the type it is present to tell you something is wrong. I don’t think any of us enjoys or likes pain, but it is necessary at times in our lives. Without pain we would not realize that something is wrong and needs attention. When we experience pain there needs to be a change in us. Again, no matter what type of pain we are feeling it has a purpose. The key is finding the source of the pain and make the changes that need to be made. Pain is not fun and not enjoyable but it is a part of our lives.
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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Teacher, mentor, coach

01-17-10 Sunday
I find myself wanting someone who knows more than I do about what I want to do to come along beside me and mentor, teach, coach, and/or walk with me as I go. I have always been told that when the student is ready the teacher will be there. I am guessing the teacher was there all the time, but the student was not ready. I also believe that as we move from level to level in life that there will be someone there to guide us to the next level. The key to this I suppose is being teachable. When we are not teachable then there is no teacher. I am thinking this is all on my mind because I have been moving into new areas in my life such as writing, life coaching, and speaking. I suppose I am looking for that teacher, mentor, and/or coach in my life. It may be like, when you stop looking for something, like your keys, that is when you find them. All this to say, if you are moving to another level in your life, maybe a time of transition, be aware there will be someone there for you to help guide you.
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Saturday, January 16, 2010

live and love again

01-16-10 Saturday
Today is your day to break down and break through some barriers. What are the issues in your life that are keeping you from reaching your destiny? Well, it is time to break through those barriers and walls. It may not happen in one day, but it can start in one today. Why not today? What is stopping you from what is stopping you? Don’t let your past, mistakes, choices, circumstances, or people allow you to keep your walls and barriers up. Tear those walls and barriers down! You will never walk in your destiny as long as you have those barriers/walls in your life. Love and live again. Focus on the good and allow positive thoughts in your mind to guide you.
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Friday, January 15, 2010

Forgive Today

01-15-10 Friday
It seems like we always come back to forgiveness and trust in everything we talk about. I can see where forgiveness is a vital key to our lives. The question that I feel today, for me, and for you, is ‘who in your life do you need to forgive’? They don’t have to ask for your forgiveness, they don’t even have to know you are holding unforgiveness against them, they don’t have to deserve it, and they don’t even have to be alive. As we have said, forgiveness is for you; not for them. By holding unforgiveness in our heart toward someone we don’t have control over them or the upper hand on them, but rather the unforgiveness is controlling us. Releasing that unforgiveness will enable you to live with peace in your life. It takes a strong person to forgive, but you have that strengthen. Forgive today!
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Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Power Twins

01-14-10 Thursday
We have mentioned trust and forgiveness quite a few times over the past year. I have sometimes gotten the two confused. However, I can see where forgiveness is about us and trust is about the other person. Forgiveness is what we give to someone, it does not affect them though, and it is all about us. Forgiveness deals with the past and should be quick and complete. We should live a lifestyle of forgiveness. Trust, on the other hand, is about the other person. Trust deals with the future. It is build by the other person and does take time to build or re-build, but it can be done. I see sometimes where we get trust and forgiveness confused or think they are the same thing. They do work together, but they are not the same. Forgiveness is for you and trust is for them. Forgiveness must come quickly, even if they don’t ask for it or even know about it. It is not about them; it is for you. Trust is a slower process for the most part. Trust is the bond that holds things together. Trust is for the other person in your life. Both are very important and must be maintained at all times. Trust and Forgiveness are definitely power twins.
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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Perspective and Paradigm

01-12-10 Tuesday
I was in a meeting yesterday with people from various backgrounds and the two things that I keep picking up on about folk dealing with life were; perspective and paradigm. In other words, the way we see things and the way we evaluate what we have seen. Seen is more than seeing with our eyes. It goes deep into how we evaluate (paradigm) things that we see and hear. It is as much physical as it is mental and even spiritual. Perspective and paradigm are very important in how we respond to situations. It is so important that we have a healthy perspective and that will lead to a healthy paradigm. This is why I keep stressing that we let go of the negative things in our life. Hurts, disappointments, unforgiveness, bitterness, anger, hate, rage, and so on will cause our perspective to be negative and our paradigms will also be negative. Working on these two aspects in our life will allow peace, joy, happiness, rest and such to be active in us.

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Monday, January 11, 2010

I would rather have...

01-11-10 Monday
Having peace is much better than being in control. Having unity is much better than being first. Having joy is much better than the having the last word. Having rest is much better than having my way. I haven't always thought this way, but in the past few weeks and months my paradigms have begun to change. I had an experience yesterday where all of this came into play. I started out the old me, but quickly realized that that was not how I felt any longer; I don’t have to be in control or first or have the last word. I don’t have to be in charge any longer. There are more important things in life. I will go after peace, unity, joy and rest. Destiny is far more important to me than being right; even when I know I am wrong. I not only don’t care if I win an argument, but choose not to argue in the first place. There are better ways to handle a situation than arguing. You guys, I am sure, already know all this, but I am sometimes a slow learner, but I am learning.
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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Use your gift

01-09-10 Sunday
It’s Sunday morning, 15 degrees and no electricity. Where I grew up, way, way out in the country, our electricity went out about once a week it seemed like. Not so used to it now, but thank you Jesus for a gas log fireplace.
We all have an awesome gift/inside of us. It is that gift/talent that will lead you to your destiny. When you are using your gift/talent is when you feel the most alive right? That is the time you feel fulfillment; even when you make be exhausted. That is God’s way of letting know that you are walking in your destiny when you are operating in that gift/talent you were created to operate in. So don’t be discouraged, down, depressed, or confused. Do what you do best, what comes easy to you. Do what you were created to do and see what happens. That is when living really begins.
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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Load Lightener

01-09-10 Saturday
We were talking about seeing where you are going this year and I thought yesterday about seeing people as the really are in life. We sometimes think that other folk are just like us, and sometimes this is true. However, there are so many people in our lives that are hurting something terrible. Take the time to be a friend. You don’t have to go all out and do all sorts of stuff all the time, but a friend gesture would be very good. Take the time to listen to them when they talk, look people in the eyes; the eyes are the window to the soul. Smile at people! Be friendly. We all carry stuff inside of us that is weighing us down, but a friend will lighten the load. Be a load lightener today.

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Friday, January 8, 2010

The one thing

01-08-10 Friday
When you doing what you were created to do and it seems to make no sense to anyone else at the time; don't be discouraged, because God knows what He designed you for and what He placed inside of you. Never doubt your gifting! Know that you have a divine purpose and destiny to walk out. You are an awesome creation and never, never let anyone tell you otherwise. You will find that you are frustrated when you are trying to do something that you were not created to do. Find your niche, what you are best at, what you love doing, and do that thing. Don’t be discouraged or frustrated; you have a distinct purpose. There is a purpose for your life and a plan for your life. Peace and joy will come when you are doing what you were created to do.

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Thursday, January 7, 2010


01-07-09 Thursday
Being teachable is so important if we are going to grow, change, and mature. Those folk that fulfill their destiny are the ones that are humble and teachable. Only the humble will be teachable. Ever been around the person that just knows it all and doesn’t mind letting you know that they know it all? These people are usually not very humble or teachable. I love to learn, but I have not always been teachable. However, after seeing where this was leading me; I made the decision to be teachable. I did this by humbling myself. I realize that I don’t know it all and I can learn from others. By doing this I can see huge changes taking place in my life. So, make sure that you are teachable; if you aren’t sure if you are or not, check your humility level. To check your humility level; just ask a friend and they can tell you. Humility will enable you to be teachable which in turn enables you to grow, change and mature; which enables you to reach your destiny.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

learn from it

01-06-10 Wednesday
Taking a step back today; I had been thinking about how we only seem to grow when we have been through adversity. Why is it that we say, “the best thing that ever happened to me was…” and then it is usually, not always mind you, but usually, something we would consider a bad thing. We grow through adversity, bad times, discouraging times, setbacks and so on. I rarely learn a thing from my successes, but oh my, I have learned volumes from my failures. I have failed so much that I have learned not to be a failure. Anyways, don’t despise the hard times in life; learn and grow from them. Make the necessary changes so that you don’t have to experience that particular circumstance again and move to the next level. Be teachable and learn, don’t repeat the same things over and over again. Life is school so treat it as such.
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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Take note

01-05-10 Tuesday
What is it that is holding you back or holding you down? What is it that is keeping you from walking in the fullness of your destiny; the fullness of your purpose? Do you find yourself frustrated with your life? Are you looking for that something, but can’t seem to find it? Then look at your vision and how you talk about yourself. We can never let ourselves from holding us back. The only way someone else can keep you from our destiny is if we let them. No one can make us feel inferior; unless we let them. No one can make us feel inadequate; unless we let them. No one can hurt our feelings; unless we let them. No one can make us feel like we aren’t good enough; unless we let them. This all depends on our vision and our words. We see and hear everything that we see and hear. It sounds too easy and simple, but it is true. Take note of your vision and your words throughout the day, because they add up to where we are heading.
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Monday, January 4, 2010

Speak to it

01-04-10 Monday
We talked some about where are you going yesterday. We have mentioned where do you see yourself in a year. How about, ‘what are you saying about yourself and where you are going.’ Just as you have to be able to see where you are going; what you say about yourself will also determine how your destiny turns out. Check the words you are saying about yourself, your family, other folk, and your destiny. Even if you are ‘just joking’ be sure you aren’t being condescending when you talk. There is enormous power in our words, but we too often allow this power to work against us. Begin to speak to yourself (sounds better than talk to yourself) about your destiny and your family’s destiny. Speak positive words, uplifting words, encouraging words; even if you don’t see it yet, begin to talk it. Just like calling that dog; even though you don’t see him; you still call him. Well, do that to yourself and your destiny; you might not see it yet, but it’s out there waiting for you to call it in.
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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Set your course

01-03-10 Sunday
By keeping our vision and perspective clear we are able to see where we are going. This is both a physical truth, a mental truth, and a spiritual truth. So the question I have for myself and you is this; ‘where do you see yourself going,’? At the beginning of ’11 where do you want to be physically, mentally, and spiritually? The choice is so up to us; we have more to do with this than we believe sometimes. Do you see yourself improving in all areas or getting worse? Staying the same would be worse? Not growing, changing, or learning would not be a good thing in our lives. There was a tribe in South America that would curse their enemies by saying, ‘my you always stay the same.’ They meant their enemies would never grow, learn or change.
So let’s set our course for our destiny. See where you are supposed to be in a year from now. Stake your claim and let’s move forward toward our destiny in ’10.
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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Clear the way

01-02-10 Saturday
As we begin our walk into ’10; we have to keep our vision and perspective clear. When our vision and perspective get distracted and altered we get off course and our attitude gets messed up. Attitude, perspective and vision will keep us in line toward our destiny in ’10. Let’s be like Teflon rather than Velcro when it comes to the negative, hurtful, disappointing, and bad stuff that tries to get inside us and change our attitude, perspective, and vision. Don’t let that mess get inside you. Live a lifestyle of forgiveness to prevent things from sticking. We can reach our destination for this year, but only if we stay on course. We can do this together; you and me, you and others, all of us together working together. We have a destiny, a purpose, a reason for being here; don’t let that go to waste.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

01-01-10 Friday
Happy New Year! I really hope that none of us brought any of the negative stuff from ’09 into ’10. In order for this year to be our best year ever; then we have to do something or some things differently than we have been doing. If we continue to do the same stuff the same way then we will get the same results. Change some habits today. Make sure all the mess is gone from your mind and heart. I know some things are a process; well start the process and continue it each day.
I desire that we all move to another level this year in our destiny. I truly believe this can happen when we all start working with each other and stop fighting with each other. Destiny is not a singular word; it is plural, meaning it includes all of us. So we really have to work together and stop hurting each other.
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Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Last Day

12-31-09 Thursday
Well the last day of the year is finally here. It’s a great time to reflect back on what we have come through over the last 365 days. The thing is though if we haven’t made changes in our lives then we will go through the same exact stuff in 2010. In order for ’10 to be our greatest year ever; then we have to approach the year with a different perspective and attitude. It is up to us to make it the greatest year. Don’t wait for someone else to make a move. At the same time; we need to be in a position to encourage others, help others, and to be a friend to others; in order to make this their greatest year yet. We have to get a hold of the idea that; it’s not about us.
I encourage you to begin the New Year with a fresh perspective and good attitude. Leave all the mess of ’09 right here in ’09; don’t take the baggage and garbage with you. Leave all your negative mindsets behind. Take nothing into the New Year that can hold you down. Release the anger, frustration, unforgiveness, bitterness, hurts, disappointments, and resentment behind. Take with you forgiveness, love, favor, encouragement, peace, joy, happiness, and determination with you.
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Thank you so much for being an encouragement to me this year. So many you have dropped me notes during the year and I am so thankful for you all. I appreciate you all very much. Share the love with those close to you. Happy New Year’s Eve to everyone!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Fullness of Destiny

12-30-09 Wednesday
After reading the past few days notes you may be saying, “I just can’t let go of the stuff you are talking about,” or “It’s easy for you to say, but you don’t know what I have been through and done to me.” In either case you may be correct, but I do know what all the negative stuff in your life is doing to you. We can let go and move forward. We can’t move forward when we care going in circles. Stop hitting the repeat button and go forward. There is nothing in the world that is worth us not fulfilling our destiny. Let it go! If something is keeping you down and out; then it’s time to let it go. Let’s go into to the New Year free of baggage. Let’s operate in the fullness of our destiny in 2010.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


12-29-09 Tuesday
As we get closer to end of ’09 and head into ’10, what will you identify with ’09? When people see you or think about you; how do they identify you? When you tell someone about yourself; how do you identify yourself? Do you identify with the negative things, the hurtful things, and the bad things that have occurred in your life or do you identify with the positive things, the good stuff that has taken place? What is your identity? We all have had stuff happen to us that was negative, bad, hurtful and even harmful, but do we have to identified by that? Let go of all of that stuff and get it out of your system. No matter how bad, we still have to get it out of us. Be identified by how you have bounced back, got back up, turned the negative into positive, bad into good, and harmful into helpful. What is your identity?

Monday, December 28, 2009

Forgive today

12-28-09 Monday
Over the past week I have witnessed an incredible act of forgiveness. In a situation where one person, already running from one accident, caused another accident where a person was killed; the parents immediately and completely forgave the man who caused their daughter’s death. Without going into details; trust me, being able to forgive as they have is incredible. Here at Christmas time, beginning to prepare for a wedding, birthday, and so on; these parents gave the gift of forgiveness. As we heard at the funeral; they forgave this person, yet we don’t forgive someone who said something about you, somebody did you wrong, etc. Please don’t take unforgiveness into the 2010. You can forgive those that have wronged you, no matter what has taken place. Then you are free of that situation. You will never reach your destiny with unforgiveness in your heart.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Clean and free

12-27-09 Sunday
As we get closer to the end of the year; it is time to let go of some stuff that we have picked up this year. Some things we want to carry over to the New Year, but there are some things that we really need to let go of right now. Let go of disappointments; whether someone disappointed you or you disappointed yourself; either way don’t carry it into 2010. Disappointment will drag you down and make you become weighed down, lose your peace, your joy, your happiness. However, when we let go of that disappointment we have more freedom than we did before the incident happened. Learn from whatever happened in your life that caused the disappointment. But don’t carry the negative side effects around inside you any longer. Release disappointment from your life. 2010 will be a much better year when we enter into it clean and free.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Take a look around

12-26-09 Saturday
We are beginning the last full week of the year. I hope that you have made this the best Christmas ever for someone else. There are so many folk that are just going through the motions; especially this time of year. However, we, and I do mean we, get so caught up in our own Christmas world that we don’t see the hurting people. I encourage us all to take the time to notice those around us and be an encourager to them. Not just in meaningless words or deeds, but sincerely mean whatever it is you decide to do to encourage those around you. Remember we all need uplifting and encouragement from time to time.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

12-25-09 Friday
Merry Christmas!! I hope that this is the best and most awesome Christmas for you ever! The way to make sure that it is the best and most awesome for you; is to make it the best and most awesome for someone else. There is truth in; it is better to give than to receive. Take a look around you today and whether you give something or encourage someone; just do something to make someone else’s Christmas the best ever!
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Thursday, December 24, 2009

No matter what

12-24-09 Thursday
Happy Christmas Eve! I really hope that you are having a great Christmas season with your family and friends. I determined yesterday that I will do what is right even when it hurts. It’s easy to do the right thing when it benefits us or when we are seen doing the right thing by others. However, what about when no one sees and it is not easy? That is when I want to do the right thing. I have determined that I will live with integrity in my life. This was the basis of what we are celebrating right now. Mary and Joseph did the right thing; despite it being unheard of and very difficult. What this couple did 2000 years ago should give us the incentive to do so today. To determine to do the right thing no matter how difficult.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Holding Pattern

12-23-09 Wednesday
We are getting so close to the end of the year. So many folk, me included, are saying they will be happy when this year is over. I am looking forward to getting a fresh start in ’10. There are so many things that I will be doing differently not just in the next year, but for the rest of my life. I don’t want to continue to stay in the same pattern I have been in for so long. It’s like an airplane in a holding pattern above the runway. In many ways for too long I have been in a holding pattern. It is time for change, growth, and maturity in some areas of my life.
First and foremost will be the way that I treat those close to me; my wife, daughter, mom, in-laws and so on. Basically the way I deal with people will be better. By learning that it’s not about me has really helped. That is what I will be working on for the New Year and the rest of my life.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


12-22-09 Tuesday
I am sitting here in the Best Western in Jackson; thinking back at all that took place yesterday. It was one of the best birthday’s I can remember. To be able to spend it with Melissa, Gloria, and Mama was awesome. However, I was able to add to that, Aunt Nora and some of the best friends I have ever had. We had a great time at the Pine City Bakery. I appreciate Kellie and her family for letting us use the place for that book signing. I also want to thank all of those that came by, some on purpose and some that just happened to be coming in to get a get sandwich. I appreciate you all very much! You never know how something like that is going to turn out, but you guys made it special for me. I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday present. Good friends and good food is hard to beat. There were so many notes from those that were unable to come too; I thank you just as much.
I hope that in a few months we can do it again when my next book; The Right Way not My Way becomes available. There are still some copies of Embrace Your Destiny at the Bakery; and they are signed. They are also available at Thank you again for making my birthday a great day.

Monday, December 21, 2009


12-21-09 Monday
I would be telling a story if I said today was not a special day for me. I have always been a birthday boy. I hope that is not being selfish on my part. I also always try to remember other folk’s BD’s too. It is your special day; only comes once a year, thank ya Jesus. This year is especially great because I get to spend it with my beautiful wife, cutie pie daughter Gloria, my mom, my Aunt Nora, other family members and friends that I will see here in Jackson. It has been a tough year in the Wimberly house, but we have held on to that peace I have been talking about.
I am seeing that if I hold on to peace and truth that I can walk through anything that the world throws at me. Even when I make the wrong choices and make mistakes in my life; I know if I will quickly get back to the truth; then peace is right there waiting for me. When others have done me wrong if I will quickly find the truth of the situation; through prayer and forgiveness; then peace is right there again. At this point in my life I am not looking for a quick fix or get success quick things; I am searching for the things that will carry me through life; peace is right at the top of the list.
Hope to see you today at Pine City Bakery in Jackson, 11:30-12:30.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Peace leads

12-20-09 Sunday
While working out yesterday I thought about what does having peace in my life mean for me. I first thought that I would never have any more trouble or hard times; but then quickly realized that was not true. However, I did realize that having peace in my life would keep me during the trouble and hard times. There are times when peace will take you through hard times and lead you through trouble, but when you come through it the peace you have is even stronger. You will be tested in life; even if you have all the peace a person can contain. The testing is for our benefit though. Hold on to peace no matter what the situation. If you don’t have peace in your life right now; then it is time to get it.
If you are in Jackson, AL tomorrow; stop by Pine City Bakery 11:30-12:30. We will be there for a book signing. Even if you don’t care about getting the book; stop on by and visit anyways.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Year Evaluation

12-19-09 Saturday
As we get closer to the end of the year a lot of us reflect back on and evaluate the year. I think the older we get the more we do this. It is good to learn from the things that we went through during the year. Take the good things and build on those and learn from the mistakes that we made. I have made it my goal for ’10 to not repeat the mistakes or make any of the bad choices that I did this year. I have determined to be a much better person, be open, honest, clear, truthful, and transparent. I desire to have peace, joy, love and forgiveness in my life every day. I am not waiting until Jan 1st to make this choice. I have started now so that by the first of the year I will already be on my way.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Start living

12-18-09 Friday
Today is 6 years ago that my dad past away. Now, I am not trying to work your emotions. True it was a sad day in my life; it was not the end of my life. One life here did end, but many of us that he impacted have continued to live on. Many of you never met my dad or knew him very well, but he does live on in many of us. I wish that I could tell a story like he could; he could imitate each person in the story and make it sound like it was taking place right before your eyes.
I learned a lot of my dad; especially in the last six months, when he knew the end was getting close and he wanted to get his house in order. He was a completely different person those last few months and he wanted me to realize that you don’t need to wait until the end to make things right. This is so true, because we don’t know when our end is coming. So all of this to say, let’s begin today to live our lives the way we should. Get our house in order so to speak. Make all your relationships right. Hold no grudges, no unforgiveness, no anger, and no disappointments. Let all that stuff go and hold on to what is good in your life. Form healthy relationships with others and with yourself. Start living today for the rest of your life.