How often do you get to press pause on the warp speed of life, re-evaluate, and possibly hit the reset button? This has been the gift of the pandemic for many of us. It hasn’t come without a cost, of course. The losses have been great. Many have lost loved ones as result of the … Continue reading Where Do You Go From Here?
It’s easy to have a victim mentality these days. A victim of the corona virus. A victim of the partisan system. At the mercy of the economy . Waiting for promised unemployment and stimulus checks. Trapped at home, behind a mask, away from loved ones. Waiting for God to answer prayers and put everything back … Continue reading Don’t Be a Victim of COVID-19
The entire world is focused on the coronavirus. The death count, the economic toll, mental and emotional damage, the forever changes in the fabric of society, and more. Nothing seems constant and everything we thought we could count on is turned on its ear. But think about this, have you noticed that the sun still … Continue reading Morning Always Comes
Last time I talked about making some progress toward goals that have been stalled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Stuck at home. Too much news-watching and Netflix binging, too much comfort food, and too little concentration on what is important beyond this moment has left me with pounds to lose, run-away emotions, and a loss … Continue reading Contemplating Change
Part of the challenge of the past six weeks or so has been the sense of a complete lack of control over almost all aspects of life. The coronavirus has killed more than 62,000 people in the US as of this writing, but it’s toll on the human spirit has been much higher. I have … Continue reading SELF-CONTROL
NOTE: I wrote this post awhile back. At that time, problems and distractions were more personal and less global than they are right now during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020. If you have recently suffered some major setbacks in your goals and dreams as a result of the coronavirus and the resulting shutdowns, it might … Continue reading HOW TO CHART A COURSE TO YOUR PURPOSE
I had a wonderful quiet time with Jesus this morning. It wasn’t too quiet. Usually I try to be silent in the morning, but today was different. With all the talk of COVID-19, economic disaster, and world hunger swirling in my head, I woke up afraid. What is the antidote to fear? Faith! When I … Continue reading The Healing Power of Light
Fear is a sneak thief! He has an especially wicked trick. This bandit manages to steal things from you that you haven’t even gotten yet! Most thieves come and take away your possessions. Fear steals your potential. He interrupts dreams with twin terrors: fear of failure and fear of success. He doesn’t care. He’s just as happy to … Continue reading DON’T LET YOUR LIFE BE STOLEN BY FEAR!
Today is the final day of the 40-day challenge to find more joy in life. I began this project on February 26, 2020—the first day of Lent. The world changed radically over the course of those 40 days. It began with naiveté as I went about my daily life with a sense of safety and security. … Continue reading 40 Day Journey to Joy – Day 40
Marie Kondo has told us to part with any of our possessions that do not “spark joy.” Anyone who hasn’t been under a rock knows that a cluttered space robs you of your peace of mind. Clean fresh space, clean, fresh mind. At least that’s the assumption. On Day 39 of 40 Days to a Joy-Filled … Continue reading 40 Day Journey to Joy – Day 39