Posts Tagged ‘ability’


UnknownIn Chapter 6 Katie shares about the hardships for her as a parent which made me think about my kids role as parents and my role as a papa. Imagine not knowing when your child or grandchild took her first steps. What was her first word? It’s hard right now as i write this to not know if she is hugged every day and told that she is loved. Whose shoulder does she cry on? As a child, it’s hard to remember your biological parents’ death, no matter how much you love your new mom. It’s hard to have your mom be a different color than you because inevitably people are going to ask why. It’s hard that your mom wasn’t there for all the times you had no dinner and all the times you were sick and all the times you needed help with your homework. It’s hard when you have to make up your birthday. It’s hard when you can’t understand the concept of being a family forever yet, because your first family wasn’t forever.

i am absolutely sure that my children are not adopting this child, as images-2though they are doing their good deed for the day. They’re not doing it to “help out this poor child.” i’ve watched over the years as spiritual awareness and growth began to invade various portions of their lives. Jesus says in Luke 12:48 that to whom much has been given, much will be demanded. God is showing our entire family His heart and His Word in new ways.

Heads up… i’m switching tracks. Katie shares near the end of chapter 6 about a 13 year old girl named Brenda. She says, “Not knowing what else to do, I immediately laid my hands on her and began to pray. Within minutes my six little girls were huddled around the bed also lifting their voices to the Lord on behalf of this little girl. Different sizes, different ages, different races, speaking different languages, each of us in our own way pleaded with God for this little girl’s life.

Katie says that her life was being filled with unforgettable experiences. i’d have to say that Ann Marie and i have had our fair share of unforgettable experiences, but i say that realizing that some were missed and believing that there are more to come.

Let’s remember today that as His representative we a responsibility and the ability to do good for someone. i’m Dr. ed peterson, thanks for joining me!






Hello i’m Dr. Ed Peterson host of the me and I Am post and podcast. i don’t pretend to have all the answers and in fact my intention or purpose for these posts is not to offer any answers, but simply that the words I share would stir you up to find your own answers. Thank you for joining me on my journey of INTENTIONAL living.


Nobody else gets a word in, i’m right “Period”, i can’t just hang out with anybody, i can deliver the moon on a stick, People don’t “get me”.

One might be thinking, what’s wrong with any one of those or even all of them for that fact. Well, these might be signs of being overly self-confident. But in a day and age where my confidence is challenged constantly through the media that being younger, thinner, faster, or wearing the current trend, having the latest electronic device makes me better than the next guy, is it really possible to have too much confidence?

ConfidenceSelf-confidence is having confidence in oneself. Arrogance, is having unmerited confidence—believing something or someone is capable or correct when they are not.

Overconfidence or presumptuousness is excessive belief in someone (or something) succeeding, without any regard for failure.

Wikipedia says, The socio-psychological concept of self-confidence relates to self-assurance in one’s personal judgment, ability, power, etc.

It says that, confidence is when i “Promise myself, no matter how difficult the problem life throws at me, that i will try as hard as i can to help myself. i am aware that sometimes my efforts to help myself may not result in success, because being properly rewarded is not in my control.

All through life my self-confidence is affected by age, race, ethnicity, puberty, health, body height, body weight, body image, involvement in physical activities, gender, and awakening or discovery of sexuality. Self-confidence can vary and be observed in a variety of dimensions. Elements of my social and academic life affect my self-confidence. Also my self-confidence can vary in different environments, such as at home, school, work or even church.

Want to hear more? Join me on Friday for the me and I Am post or podcast as i look at this topic of Confidence, lack of Confidence and self-confidence with more detail. You can subscribe to these post by visiting, then you’ll receive the post and podcast as soon as it’s available. There are a number of previous posts, in a variety of categories that are there for you to consider as well. You’ll be able to listen at your leisure and I would encourage you to take notes to do further research for better understanding. i look forward to our next visit together. Thank you for sharing this time with me. Now go and live life Intentionally!