Things aren’t always what they seem…

So often we take situations at face value and don’t recognize that they are not what they appear. This principle is so important anytime you’re dealing with other people – assumptions lead you to weird places oftentimes. Anyways, that’s the point of today’s post. The point IS that sometimes God can take what you think is a run of the mill situation and show you that He had so much …

Perspective

Today, I’m really focusing on the idea of perspective. Perspective really does shape our lives and it is important to understand what defines and controls it. It’s a powerful influence on the way we think, make decisions, and treat others. When my perspective is in relation to those who have more, better, cooler stuff for instance, I may tend to focus on and view my stuff as not enough or …

On a roll…

Do you ever feel sometimes like you’re on a roll? I do. My efficiency tends to come in spurts, and usually weeks or months at a time. All of a sudden, I feel like I can accomplish so much! These peaks are in stark contrast to the other spurts where I feel bogged down and totally unable to get anything done. I found myself wondering today what makes that difference, …

The Subway Connection

Recently, I was in New York City for the day. I have spent lots of time in that city and love it to death. However, in light of where my mind has been recently as a result of this renovation training at The Chapel, I was blown away by how the culture of the big city discourages any kind of relation or connection. The perfect example is the subway. Here’s …

Patience

Do you have a favorite word? I have a few. Some are just fun to say; others are favored because they bring up good memories and thoughts to your mind. The word patience would certainly NOT fall into the category of one of my favorite words. Its one that I’ve heard a lot over the years. When I was younger, it was used by my parents to teach about waiting …

Great read

I read an incredible book over the weekend. Well, I should say I read an incredible book yesterday. I couldn’t put the thing down and read the whole thing in a few hours. “Less Clutter. Less Noise.” by Kem Meyer. Kem is the Director of Communications at Granger Community Church, and wow does she have a great perspective. Here are just a few quotes out of the book that really …

Time and how things change

I can’t help but think how quickly things change. I realize that is a funny statement for a person my age, but still I am amazed at the speed at which time moves by. I was completely oblivious to this when I was a child. Time seemed to move by so slowly. Summer seemed to last a whole year, Christmas for a decade. Now, years pass by faster than I …