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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Comparison Is Killing You (Literally)

I spent most of my time writing this week, yet I don’t have a single thing I am willing to show for it. I have posts piled up but frankly, they stink. My inner task master scolds, “Send them wherever they go and get on with it. It’s about productivity not perfection.” But another part of me that speaks from deep, resists, saying, “I...

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Friday, May 20, 2016

10 Ways To Examine Your Life (If You’re Into That Sort Of Thing)

I have a confession to make. It’s really weird. (Or at least I would have thought it was if you told me you were doing it.) Ready? (You may or may not suddenly imagine Charlton Heston as you read this.) I’ve started reading the 10 commandments out loud every morning. I bet you’ll have one of three reactions to that statement. “How archaic and weird.” “Oh...

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Hope For That Hill You’re Climbing

I’ve been riding a mountain bike for a few years. I use the term “riding” loosely because my experience often includes “pushing” my bike over boulders, “walking” it down steep slopes, and “scooting” across narrow bridges like a toddler on a toy. So more accurately, “I’ve been ride-push-scoot-walking a mountain bike for a few years.” My eleven-year old son, Sam, rides too....

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Go For That Thing You Really Want (And Don’t Forget To Have Fun Doing It)

I sat in my truck trembling with excitement. Just before grabbing my umbrella and racing through the rain into Wal-Mart, I’d given my email a quick check, skimming the titles for anything pressing. There I saw an invitation I’d been praying for (forever I think). A chance to become a student of a writer I’ve been following for years. My heart raced as I...

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Purpose In The Most Unexpected Place

I am grateful for your emails and comments on Friday’s post. In it, I proposed there is a notable and significant difference between those who rise from ashes and those stay buried among them. And that we must fight for the lives we’re created to live. A meaningful life does not land on us with the wave of a magic wand, rather we must participate...

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Friday, May 6, 2016

We Must FIGHT For The Lives We’re Created To Live

After sending out a blog post recently, I opened my email to find a note that bruised my heart-  like a UFC champion fighter kicking me hard in my chest. I am so proud of your success and your embracing life as it is given to you. But I have to be honest when I say that I can’t even...

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

An Amazon Gift Card (Worth More Than A Penny) for Your Thoughts…

Do you feel like it’s easier sometimes to stay quiet? You have needs, wants, dreams, and opinions, but you tell yourself, “The world is already so loud and complicated, no one wants to hear from me.” So you quietly tuck your longings away and convince yourself, “that’s where they belong.” You go on about your busy life- working, giving, seeing after everyone else....

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