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January 2017 Archives

“…for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you […]

Most of us are pretty good at handling problems. Once we know what the issue is, we can create a plan to solve it.  Or we can start the process of accepting what we cannot change. Uncertainty is different. When […]

No matter what you do for a living, there are parts of your life in which you are a leader.  If you are a parent, you are a leader to your children.  At your job, if you supervise others, you […]

I hate conflict. In my ideal world, all conversations are pleasant, everyone is helpful and children don’t need correction.  Sadly, that is a fantasy.  Conflict is a natural, unavoidable part of life.  Human beings don’t always agree. So, becoming comfortable […]

My former boss passed away this week. His death was unexpected, and I’ve spent the past couple of days reflecting not only on how much he did for me, but on who he was as a person.  The word that […]

When we keep our focus on God, we are able to feel joyful, or at the very least, peaceful about life. The problem is that our natural inclination is to focus on other human beings, rather than God.  That is […]

  “Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.” ― Nicole Reed, “Ruining You” Whether or not we are successful often is a matter […]

“Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful for building up, as there is need, so that your words may give grace to those who hear.” Ephesians 4:29 In this day and age, at […]

Very often, when I become overwhelmed by life, I stop and ask myself, “Why are you running yourself ragged? Who are you trying to impress?”  Typically, the answer is that I am trying to impress other people. Trying to impress others […]

New Year’s resolutions are a wonderful tradition.  We always should be striving to improve ourselves and our lives with each passing year.  The problem with New Year’s resolutions is not our trying to better ourselves, but rather how we go about […]