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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Fight the Mental Funk

It's in the Doing

Thoughts scattered or feeling no motivation? To fight the mental funk, we simply need to know the secrets. When it’s below zero AGAIN and we can’t see over the snow piles, it can be difficult to get moving. We’re sick of being inside (especially in mid/late pandemic phase) and the shiny new year has lost …

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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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Rising Well

In a culture of me, it is refreshing to see people rising well for others. Whether it’s an everyday action, giving of oneself, or using our gifts for another’s benefit, taking ourselves out of the equation to act for others causes all to rise. But even better is when we rise in response to Someone …

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