Waiting is just HARD! Perhaps you don’t have troubles waiting, but the rest of us do. Christmas waiting is the hardest.
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Some people have mastered being thankful. I know – because, when I was much younger, God gave me three mentors. They modeled thankfulness and exercised impeccable graciousness even when things weren’t going well. I’m not going to tell you who they are. But I will tell you that two of them – their names start with “M” and both end in “e.” And the third person rules a country – well, sort of!
Thanksgiving helps us remember the bountiful blessings we have. Thankfulness is a lovely quality that emulates God’s character. And since character forms the fiber of our very soul, it’s worth investing in the very best character possible. My mentors have given a wonderful example of what things to aim for. I want to share them with you.
Do you wish you knew how to manage your life, relationships, and responsibilities better? Have you ever wanted a glimpse into God’s great heart? Perhaps you need to experience the freshness and possibilities Jesus brings in life’s challenges? Do you sometimes lack wisdom or wish you had better discernment of how to solve your problems? It’s your move.
OK, everybody. Cell phones in the bucket of water. Now!
Isn’t that how the line goes in detective spy movies? In horror you watch the agents (or bad guys) throw their phones in a big bucket of water. The bubbles rise as phones sink to the bottom. The goal: no communications from the outside. But – what a waste!
You’ve also heard about people who hammer the life out of a cell phone – for whatever reason. Wow.
Some years ago, I came across a helpful tool that not only changed how I think, but it has become a “go to” resource for me. It’s called the Universes of Values Chart. *
Why do people do what they do? How does freedom of choice impact their decisions? What root issues do people focus on most as they make their path through life?
Root issues are important to look at when talking about human behavior. They help determine the “what” and “why” of habits, addictions, preferences, and character. Read More …
The great work of a Christ follower is keeping your head and heart in the right place. Your heart is greatly influenced by what is going on in your head. The long haul of life affects how you think. Life is hard – especially when you suffer. Or when you’ve worked at things several decades with little result.
Did you know Scripture takes a strong position about being idle? That includes wasting time. Apparently, it’s a big deal to God. Why would this be? It doesn’t seem nearly as concerning as certain other sins.
Being idle leads to other things that are serious. Read More …