Most of us juggle multiple roles and responsibilities every day, and the boundaries between work and life are often blurred at best. Life happens around the clock. Smart technologies have enabled people across the globe to stay in touch and be responsive in real time. In fact, an article in the Huffington Post indicated that the average person checks their smartphone an average of 221 times a day. Continue reading “Dirty Secrets of Complicated Relationships”
Every human being seeks happiness without exception. Whatever different means they employ, everyone wants to be happy. What if I told you generally speaking, that you are as happy as you have made your mind made up to be? What if I proposed to you that most of our days are what we make them be? Simply stated to rejoice is a choice. All things considered, you and I can choose happiness or not any sour spirits, for the most part, are the results of a poor choice, not poor circumstances. Continue reading “Make it a Happy Life”
It takes time to build a relationship, whether it’s with a friend, your spouse, or your son or daughter. We’ve heard the term “honeymoon phase” used to describe the earliest moments in a relationship, when passion, intensity, desire and the electric spark of the relationship is the most intense. But over time, the intensity of these feelings begins to die down, sometimes to the point where we start to relate to our partner as a casual friend or roommate. Many would say it is impossible to hold the level of intensity in any relationship the way it exists in its honeymoon phase. Continue reading “Focus”
Many people seemingly have little or no regard for material possessions. While the rest of us are driven by four words, bigger, better, faster, and more. These words drive our lives, our schedules, our relationships, and even our souls. Those words also define and shape the world that many of us live in.
Behind this fast-paced lifestyle is an unconscious belief system that we can do it all, be it all, and have it all. In the workplace, schools, and in our homes, we’re always feeling pushed to be everything, do everything and have everything. As a result, we live in a continual state of fatigue and depleted relationships. I’m a goal-oriented person I always have my eye on a goal, whether it’s writing a book, exercising daily, improving my blog, waking early, losing weight, or one of a dozen other goals I’ve set for myself in the past few years. And once I’ve achieved a goal, I immediately begin looking for another. Continue reading “Contentment”
As human beings, we were created to form relationships with others, so it should come as no surprise that we all want to be liked and accepted. We feel better about ourselves when others respect us and seek out our company. It is unfortunate that we all begin life as selfish, prideful people, wishing the world would revolve around us—what we want and need, what we think is right, and what we hope will happen. Some people crave approval from others so much that they’re willing to do anything to get it. Continue reading “Who Are Your Friends?”
Some time ago, a person I know made a major decision that eventually led to the breakup of his family. I spoke with this person about the wrong thinking that was controlling his actions. His reply was one of the more typical Christian responses “Well, I’ve prayed about it, and I have peace about it.” I was slightly unnerved by his reply. I could not understand how a mature believer could claim, that as an answer to prayers for wisdom needed in a broken situation, the Lord had supplied “peace” toward a course of action that was in direct contradiction to the Scriptures, the very will of God, I was dumbfounded. Continue reading “God’s Will or Yours – You Pick”
How do you feel when someone judges you? Worse yet misjudges you? One of the keys to success in life is to live the life God has planned for YOU, to be yourself, and not someone else! Yet, because of ignorance and arrogance of others, people often spend their lives trying to be someone or some thing else, wishing they had someone else’s looks, family, job, or abilities instead of their own. When prejudice rears its ugly head, and you are the recipient, I am certain you will agree it can be a very confusing and even painful experience. An experience that is not easy for anyone to endure. Continue reading “How Prejudice are You?”