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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Radiating His Light

Each night it shone, radiating His light into my little corner of the world. Growing up, I would place a little ivory cross under a bright lamp in my room. Later in the darkness, my little cross glowed and signified God’s presence. I remembered that cross’s comfort this week when musing about darkness and light. …

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