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Will You Let Easter Pass With Just A Glance?

As I approached the week before Easter, I heard myself rationalizing why I could let it pass with little fanfare. I figured I have a strong faith where God is in my heart all year, not just this week. Surely God would understand if I didn’t focus on “Holy Week.” After all, I was already focusing on the work I was doing for him. BUT, I was so wrong to think I could let Easter pass with just a glance....

How To Take In More Joy

Are you like me, where productivity is like an adrenaline rush? Where accomplishing and getting things off of your list brings a great feeling of satisfaction? There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. The world needs people like us to get things done. However… Do you think this quest for being productive sometimes robs you of joy? So the other day I tried a little experiment and was quite surprised by the results. My flight arrived a little bit early;...

Do Your Words Add To The Suffering Of Others?

Do you often hear from a loved one, “my life sucks,” or “everything is horrible in my life”? In that moment do you immediately go to the place of trying to fix it or make it right?  Are your words adding to the suffering of others? I know by nature the optimism in me comes flying out in full force. I quickly scan the horizon and see all the places that to me are not so bad. Then I immediately...

What Do You Think When You See A Bible Pulled Out In Public?

Do you ever pull your Bible out in public and wonder what others are thinking about you? Don’t get me wrong; I am not consumed with what others think, but I am a little curious from time to time. On this particular day, my mind wandered to that place. I was so excited to get to my seat on the plane. You see, I meet an amazing friend almost every time I fly. It is a friendship I long for,...