Listen First

Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.  James 1:19 I frequently do the opposite of this verse.  I am often quick to speak and slow to listen.  I was reminded this week of one of my inherit flaws to talk first, …

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Where Mindfulness Leads

Life changes quickly which I have been very mindful of this week.  Even though I anticipated changes with my knee surgery, I couldn’t anticipate everything, which has me mindful of many things.  Each has its own lesson to learn.  Here’s one for each day of the last week. While being mindful this week I: Realize …

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How Are You-Really?

What I am“Hi!  How are you?” We ask this repeatedly-but how often do we receive (or want) an honest answer?  Usually, the reply is “fine”, “great” or “ok” when many of us really want to say “exhausted”, “worried”, or “wondering what’s next”. I understand that even though I may be feeling much of the above, I know I am well.

What I am and what I’m feeling are two different things.  I am well because I am well in my soul.  The rest are feelings.  Currently, I am feeling tired from a long weekend and a bit overwhelmed with all I have going on; but my life is blessed and I am well.

Attempting to see the big picture of life, I’ve concluded that big picture is not all my responsibility.  My future is secure in the saving grace of Jesus.  The rest is managing the “stuff” of this world and my feelings and reactions to said stuff.

This is part of what I’d like to explore in our Fall 12 week Wellness Journey.

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