Rekindling

Rekindling

Rekindling I love watching a fire come to life when a skillful outdoorsman blows softly across the waning embers. It’s a feeling of renewal, of hope, and a reminder that the chill of night can be driven away with the wise application of truth (the laws of...
How can you know what goals to set? – Pt 3 of 12

How can you know what goals to set? – Pt 3 of 12

My problem is NOT that I don’t have the ambition to set goals, it’s that I tend to select TOO MANY goals…   Every time I do, I dilute my ability to achieve them… simply because I can only do what fits into the 24-hours a day God gives me....
Are You Ready To Set Some Goals? – Part 1 of 12

Are You Ready To Set Some Goals? – Part 1 of 12

One of the things my Dad said that has lodged itself in my mind is this…   Nothing worth doing is easy.   And he lived that out. Not in world-changing, large-scale projects or accomplishments… but in ways that impacted MY world… our bills...
Gratitude That Lasts

Gratitude That Lasts

There is a TON of talk about gratitude these days… and for good reason.   Genuine gratitude turns our natural inclination toward self-pity and excuse-making toward appreciation. That’s always a good thing. But I’m convinced that gratitude can be...
How to KILL Overwhelm Every Day of Your Life

How to KILL Overwhelm Every Day of Your Life

o·ver·whelm ōvərˈ(h)welm/ verb 1. bury or drown beneath a huge mass. "the water flowed through to overwhelm the whole dam and the village beneath" 2. defeat completely. "his teams overwhelmed their opponents" 3. give too much of a thing to (someone); inundate. "they...
I’ve never seen a happy runner

I’ve never seen a happy runner

If you are a runner, I don’t mean to offend… But I have noticed that runners never look happy while they are running. Sweat. Grimmaces. Outright painful expressions. That’s what I typically see when I pass them on the road. For a long time,...
So goes the war: The battlefield of the mind

So goes the war: The battlefield of the mind

It IS a war, you know? There really is a battlefield of the mind. If you are on my daily encouragement email list, then you know that a few days back I shared with you how I’ve been acting irritable and defensive – and how my wife has been calling me on it...