Faith means understanding we won’t always understand

Discussing loss, unfair situations, and why bad things happen to good people, I recently shared with a friend: “I’ve come to understand I won’t always understand.” Our other friend then added “that’s where faith comes in”. Exactly. Faith means understanding we won’t always understand. God didn’t promise us life would be easy. Actually, Jesus tells …

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How to Refocus a Worried Mind

A scattered or worried mind impedes us whenever or wherever it wants. It’s difficult to refocus a worried mind when thoughts swirl, jump, and invade. The what-ifs, worst case scenarios, whys, and why nots slowly or suddenly overtake our mind and impair our actions. It doesn’t matter when or what: sleep, work, being present, or …

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Five Lessons Learned from 2020

5 lessons from 2020

With the dawn of a new year, a healthy practice is looking back before looking forward. I took time for a review over the last few weeks and summarized it into my five lessons learned from 2020. Our choices impact many others. If we didn’t already understand this, a very contagious pandemic made it abundantly …

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A Word, a Plan, & a Prayer to Transform a Year

a word, a plan, a prayer to transform

While doing some year end reflection and planning, to my surprise, I discovered a word, a plan, and a prayer to wrap up a year unlike any other. I sense these three things will also help me begin next year well. The last few years I’ve been prompted to do some year end reflections and …

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20 Books for 2020

2020 favorite books

If you’re wondering what to read next, I present 20 books for 2020! As you may recall,  I returned to a joy habit of reading more last year. As 2020 unfolded in craziness, I didn’t read (or listen to audio books) as much as I anticipated. But I did find some phenomenal books this year …

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