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How To Take In More Joy

Are you like me, where being productive 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 that could be embraced? So the other day I tried a little experiment and was quite surprised by the results. My flight...

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? 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 find it my duty to inform all about the...

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 a very special friend almost every time I fly. It is a friendship I long...

Do you have the “Busy Disease”?

Is your to-do list long like mine, where it would take a full staff to get to the bottom of it by year-end? Do you feel like everyone is pulling so tightly, you can hardly breathe? Are you finding it hard to slow down or say “no” to another request? My guess is you might be a lot like me. I call it the “busy disease.” I love being busy. I sometimes even convince myself that I thrive in it....