Bill Babin Motivational Speaker

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I fast from complaining. I feast on appreciation. What would happen if you gave up complaining?    Before you can answer this question, you first need to become aware of this pattern of thinking.  Here’s a few examples: Neighbor:  “Why does he always park his truck there?” Other drivers:  “I can’t believe he’s going that […]

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  I fast from gloom. I feast on enthusiasm. Do you ever feel down?   Does gloom sometimes rest in your heart?   Hover over your head?  At times like this, remember these words by Martha Smock: “You are meant to be alive and enthusiastic.  You are meant to press forward eagerly.  You are meant to grow […]

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I fast from error thinking.  I feast on faith and hope. I suggest that you forget about giving up for Lent beer or quilting or dancing or gum or soda or tobacco or chocolate or wine.    Even if you are making a sacrifice by giving up something,  you are not affecting your state of […]

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I fast from distraction.      I feast on being fully present. How many mobile devices do you own?  One?  Two?  Three?   How many mobile devices do your children own?   Have you ever been talking to your husband, son, brother, best friend, and suddenly realized that person’s face is buried in some device?  This is […]

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I fast from grudges.  I feast on forgiveness. Today’s Lenten lesson is “forgiveness.”   Let us affirm:  “I freely forgive others and myself.” Here it comes again! The title above is “Here it comes again!” because forgiveness is a regular topic for those along “the path.”   Well let’s remember that it really is NOT “the path” […]

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I fast from doubt.     I feast on confidence! Where does doubt come from?   It derives primarily from our comparing ourselves to others and deciding we are inadequate.  Not tall enough.  Not pretty enough.  Not rich enough.  Not strong enough. Not smart enough.   Not from the right neighborhood, the right race, the right state, the […]

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Denial for today: “I fast from fear.” Affirmation for today:  “I feast on courage.”     I agree that this is a hard one, so let’s take it slowly.   It seems that I am asking you to just let go of your fear, your uneasiness, your worry.  And you are thinking, “If I could let go […]

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What if you “liked” everything about your life? Sorry, I realize that’s too much to ask.  Let me rephrase it. What if you “accepted” everything about your life? Let’s go back a little further in this thought process.  You do understand that thoughts are things and they take up space in your mind, right?   And […]

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A new Lent for you Every year in late February or early March, the Lenten season begins.  It is, or can be, a marvelous experience in self-improvement.  In a way, Lent is coincidental with spring, the season of new growth in nature.  The trees and flowers are not content with the blooms of last year.  […]

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An introduction to Lent Lent is about personal growth. Welcome to a great experience in personal transformation.  That’s right!  Lent is a time for introspection; a time to look inward, to re-evaluate our patterns of thought, and emerge more capable of spreading love and light throughout the world.   Like the caterpiller becomes the butterfly, you […]

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