Category Archives: Blog

When We Don’t Understand, We Judge (People. Matter. 01.27.17)

We’re all guilty of passing judgment on someone else at one point or another. There are many reasons we judge people. Some of us judge because we don’t like other people. Some of us judge because we’re insecure or feel … Continue reading

Please, You Don’t Want To Copy Me (Vita. Consilio. 01.22.17)

We stand in awe of those people who we have labeled “celebrities” or “geniuses” or “gurus” or “moguls” or whatever word we have created to call those who are highly productive and successful. We recognize good work, innovation, and creativity. … Continue reading

Stop Being Judgmental — A Word on Heart Opening (People. Matter. 01.17.17)

Dietrich Bonhoeffer is one of my all-time favorite theologians. If you’re not all into religion, though, he’s still one of the best writers on theological subjects and life in general. It turns out that he had something profound to say … Continue reading

You’re Not Everyone’s Cup of Coffee (Soul. Musings. 01/12/17)

The world is filled with people who are looking for validation and approval of who they are. It’s natural to want to be liked, loved, and valued. As the great Austrian psychologist, Alfred Adler once said, “Genuine human connection is … Continue reading

Give Great Effort to Pursuing Good Goals (Vita. Consilio. 01.11.17)

When I was a child, one of my uncles showed me how to ride a bike. He thought it would be a cool idea to test my skills out on the gravel and dirt roads between his house and my … Continue reading

To Hit a Target, You Have To Have a Target to Hit (Vita. Consilio. 01.08.17)

Imagine that you were given a bow and arrow but not given a target. Where would you aim the arrow? Probably nowhere in particular, just anywhere in the random open space. And let’s say you did shoot in any direction … Continue reading

Incredible, Amazing, Awesome Life (Soul. Musings. 01/06/17)

In September of 2009, a video titled “Incredible, amazing, awesome Apple” took over the internet. Basically, it was posted to draw attention to Apple’s consistent use of superlatives. Hence the emphasis on “incredible, amazing, awesome”. And even today, Apple leaders … Continue reading

Why People Matter (People. Matter. 01.05.17)

It should go without being said that all people matter in our society. No matter one’s race, ethnicity, creed, religion, or socio-economic status, all people are unique and significant. Every person is also entitled to his or her opinion and … Continue reading

Set the Resolution but Get a Plan Together (Vita. Consilio. 01.04.17)

The start of a new year brings a jolt of reality and reflection for many people. After all, it is the perfect time to turn the page on bad habits, negative behaviors, and less-than-great relationships. However, our track record on … Continue reading

Plans and Wills (Soul. Musings. 01/03/17)

Of all the things that can offer satisfaction in life, reaching your goals would seem to be the most important. We all have goals but very few of us reach them. For whatever reason, we get sidetracked, we get lost, … Continue reading

We Are Finished…Thank You and Happy New Year!

It’s the end of 2016 and we have finished two awesome series on the blog this year: 365 Days of Daring Faith and 365 Days of Spirited Living (Really 366, thanks to the leap year). Perhaps, at some time in … Continue reading

Surf the Waves, Don’t Let the Waves Carry You (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 366)

“The only thing a person can ever really do is keep moving forward. Take that big leap forward without hesitation, without once looking back. Simply forget the past and forge toward the future.” — Alyson Noel In many respects, it … Continue reading

Enthusiastic (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 366)

Romans 12:11-12 (NLT) Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. Many people get excited about starting a new project or setting a new … Continue reading

Want to Make Progress? Drop These 9 Habits (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 365)

“The best way to break a bad habit is to drop it.” — Leo Aikman At the beginning of a new year, many people set new goals for themselves or create resolutions that they intend to keep. Unfortunately, most of … Continue reading

You Are Chosen (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 365)

1 Peter 2:9 (NLT) You are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into … Continue reading

8 Ways To Keep Your Feet On the Ground When Everything Else Is Out of Control (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 364)

“You don’t have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you.” — Dan Millman Several studies point to the fact that we are living in one of the most stressed and overworked generations. More people … Continue reading

Peace that Restores the Soul (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 364)

Isaiah 26:3 (NLT) You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Many people cannot point to a time when their lives are un-rushed, un-hurried, and un-ragged. Multiple studies point to … Continue reading

Want To Be Smarter? Develop These 10 Habits (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 363)

“Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune.” — Jim Rohn Some people are born smart, but most people who are smart trained themselves to be that way. If you think you can’t be smart … Continue reading