Become Effective By Being Selective

In The Purpose Driven Life, Day 3, Rick Warren begins by asking this question: “What drives your life?” In the discussion, Warren talks about “quiet desperation” and “aimless distraction.” All of us can probably describe what each of those means and be […]

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Limitations and Strengths

“It is not until we are comfortable with and thankful for our limitations that God empowers us to be used in our strengths.” (Dick Brogden, Live Dead) Fairly often, I’m comfortable with my limitations. Well, at last accepting of their existence. However, […]

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Presence Over Productivity

Productivity = the quality, state, or fact of being able to generate, create, enhance, or bring forth goods and services. Generate. Create. Enhance. Bring Forth. We all feel good when these describe our day, week, month, year, life. We feel successful. Presence […]

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Pursuing Encouragement Through Fellowship

As an introvert, spending time alone comes quite easily for me. As a writer, aloneness is often required for productivity. Even though my career and my personality promote solitude, and I really do like the peace and quiet, I cannot escape the […]

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Loving Others AS Yourself

Back to the Beginning While immediately associated with romantic love, Valentine’s Day’s ties to romantic love actually did not take place until Chaucer’s poetry in the 14th Century. Instead, Valentine’s Day originated in commemoration of at least one early Christian saint named Valentinus, […]

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Sunday Reflections – Understanding & Improving Our Communication

You cannot NOT communicate. You are always communicating something. I heard this in a college class almost 20 years ago, and it stuck with me. Unfortunately, most of us make too many assumptions and spend way too much time following those assumptions about […]

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