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How to Worry On Purpose

How to Worry On Purpose

Many of us struggle with worry and fear. The other night, I woke up in the middle of the night, worrying about a decision I had to make. It kept me from sleeping and I was frustrated about it. How can we work through our anxiety to live a life that is more at peace?...
Focus on the Basics First

Focus on the Basics First

Heavyweight boxer Ed Latimore posted the following message on Twitter: “Before you try any tricks or hacks for developing confidence: Get in shape. Stop eating/drinking bullshit. Build competence in a skill that pays you. Talk to humans face-to-face. Do this for...
Rules: What’s the Point?

Rules: What’s the Point?

Awhile back, my class at church went through the book of Luke. At the beginning of Chapter 6, two stories are presented about Jesus and the Sabbath. Working on the Sabbath In the first story, some of Jesus’ followers were hungry, so they picked some grain and ate it....
3 Key Decisions That Shape Your Life

3 Key Decisions That Shape Your Life

Life is all about decisions. The quality of our decisions shapes our life. They impact our health, our relationships, and our finances. In this post, I want to talk about three key decisions that can be game-changers in our life. If you want to be successful and live...
Talk is Cheap, Action is Expensive

Talk is Cheap, Action is Expensive

The other day, I told my wife I wanted to start eating healthier and get my diet back on track. At face value, it’s a pretty normal goal. Pretty much everyone has some goals related to health, diet, and exercise. So, there wasn’t anything particularly unusual about my...
3 Keys to Living a Good Life

3 Keys to Living a Good Life

Everyone wants to live a good life and be happy. But so many of us struggle. We wrestle with depression, anxiety, and relationship problems, just to name a few. What are some of the key principles to keep in mind when trying to craft the life you really want? Here are...
Make More Decisions

Make More Decisions

I was reading a book the other day, and the author made an interesting point about personal power and decision-making. Basically, the author connected personal power to making more decisions. Every day, every moment, we have the power to make decisions about (1) what...
The Problem with Anticipating Pain

The Problem with Anticipating Pain

I’ve been getting in a bad habit of anticipating pain. Here’s what I mean: Let’s say I’m entering a situation that is uncertain, or has the possibility for pain. I’m focusing on the possibility of pain at some point in the future, and it’s making me feel crappy in the...
The Return of the Prodigal Son: Where is Our Focus?

The Return of the Prodigal Son: Where is Our Focus?

One of my favorite books is “The Return of the Prodigal Son” by Henri Nouwen. In the book, Nouwen discusses the parable of The Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32), and he also walks the reader through his reflections on the painting, “The Return of the...
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