Baby – You Give Us Christmas!

Christmas!

Excitement. Hope. Eager expectation.
JOY!

Your circumstances do not change the timeless miracle of Christmas.

A Savior has been born – for you!

Baby Jesus made a promise. “Look! I Am making all things new!” (Rev. 21:5)

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Christmas has tender moments, surprises and gifts, carols, visits from friends and family, the wonderful nativity story, lights, smells, goodies,  For children, it’s like magic. Adults who choose to see that good is still present, sense God’s presence. With eyes to see and ears to hear, there is fresh awareness the Baby brings good, kind magic every day . . . even in this broken, troubled world.

Yet, sometimes – even with good still present – this holiday unveils realities from deeper levels of your heart. From stress to depression to sadness to fatigue to unexpected bad news to lost hope. There are strains and expectations that can surface in December, even if just because of additional responsibilities. For some, past significant losses must be navigated while celebrating. God Cares About Your Losses Even at Christmas Time. Read More …


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Comparing Feelings to Computers: 7 Points

Some months back, I posted What Do I Do With My Feelings? and compared feelings to a dog. Check it out. I think it is a good read. Terrible art work, but it might make you smile.

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This time, let’s compare feelings with computers!

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4 Things To Do When You Don’t See the BIG Picture

When you only have a few pieces of a huge puzzle, and that puzzle is your life, what do you do?  What if you don’t have time or energy to assemble it? What if the big picture scares you? What if you can’t wait to see it? What if you are used to “instant everything?”  There are 4 things you can actually DO.

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Wear and Tear! 2 Critical Questions That Change Things.

Life is hard. Broken. It wears you down and tears your heart up. By the time you get half way through your life, if not before then, you are stunned at the wear and tear of this world. With your heart broken and your strength well stretched out of shape, you realize, “It’s not going well. Life is not what I hoped it would be. I’m so tired. I am broken into pieces, scattered about, dry, empty.” When you are in this place, what do you do? How do you gather yourself back up and come together again?

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The Deceptive Cycle: How Do I Get Out? 4 Steps To Break Free

The following is an excerpt from my book SharpShooting: Your Bronze Bow. In this chapter of Matthew (check out the archer below), Jesus is sharp shooting a common human cycle that people often get caught in: the deceptive cycle. It is so easy to get hooked into deception, even for a seasoned, healthy adult. This cycle sneaks in and begins to cloud thinking skills and limit creative trouble-shooting skills. It pulls a person down in every way, affecting well-being, perspective, habits, and relationships. This article gives 4 great tips for you to begin to sharp shoot your way out of it.

BREAK FREE from deception!

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STUCK: 7 Steps That Help You Take Responsibility For Those “Hard” Things.

Perhaps you have been there: you want to break free and make better progress, yet, you are stuck. Locked in. It’s a miserable place: feeling suspended, unable to maneuver, paralyzed to come up with a plan.

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  • Why is it so easy to get locked into bad patterns?
  • It’s even harder to break free.
  • It’s super hard to break new ground and lock into better patterns.

This miserable place is a prison of the mind.

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