Wait & Follow

At mid-life, it’s sometimes hard for me to think about future plans and goals. I feel like I should be in the midst of realizing the plans and goals set in my youth, not creating new ones. Then I read again about […]

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Horror Vacui

Nature Abhors a Vacuum A Greek phrase for “fear of the empty,” horror vacui is found in every area of life and gets at the idea that an empty space does not remain so for long. Simply said, empty spaces get filled. […]

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Focus on Others

As I reflect on the successes and failures in my relationships, I understand how focus determines reality within them. When I sought (i.e., focused on) getting my own needs met, no lasting progress was made. But when I purposed to meet needs […]

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Forget, Look Forward & Receive

A negative mental habit that is often a struggle for me is ruminating. My thoughts  often dwell too long on what has happened. In other words, I play events over and over in my mind and relive the emotions and regret over […]

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Be Persistent

What is persistence? Persistence In the Bible The Bible talks a lot about persistence, especially about being persistent with God. One of the more well-known instances even often has “persistence” as a heading. The Parable of the Persistent Widow “Then Jesus told […]

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Love is Never Wasted

“Love is never wasted, for its value does not rest upon reciprocity.” (C.S. Lewis) This quote stirs up a lot in my heart. For starters… Where does the value of love rest? What is reciprocity, and why might it be a hang-up? […]

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As Long as Necessary

Wait “Yet, the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are those who wait for him.” (Isaiah 30:18) God’s people have once again wandered […]

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Only God

No one person can meet your every need. Not your spouse, girlfriend/boyfriend, child, BFF, pastor or therapist. Only God is capable of meeting every one of your needs. Sure, he often works through other people, but never forget that it is he […]

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“Let go and let God”

A well-known saying, “Let go and let God” is not actually in the Bible. I think I get the sentiment behind it. It aims to encourage us to get out of God’s way, do nothing, and let him take over. While that’s […]

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Are you listening?

Listening As a Tool In my continual study of communication skills, listening continues to reign as an essential one. Experts explain that how – with awareness, time, and practice – anyone can become a better listener. In fact, listening is a tool […]

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