Tag Archives: people

Guest Post by Sue C. Smith: 6 Ways to Avoid Comparing Yourself to Others (Vita. Consilio. 05.28.17)

We are wired to compare. We compare every day. Will this pair of shoes match my outfit today or go with my outfit tomorrow? Which is the better phone? Will I get to work faster if I take the car … Continue reading

SORRY, WE CAN’T LIVE EACH OTHER’S DREAM (Live. Pray. Hustle. 05/07/17)

There is always going to be someone who you think is living the life you want. They may seem to have it all together, have something more than you do, or have something better than you. But the real truth … Continue reading

People Are Who They Are and They Don’t Fit Into Perfect Little Boxes (People. Matter. 03.31.17)

There are two things that are especially true when it comes to people. First, every person is different in a thousand ways. Second, no one is perfect nor can they be if they tried. Our differences and our imperfections are … Continue reading

Guest Post by Megha Shah: How Criticizing Others Affects Their Self-Esteem (People. Matter. 02.15.17)

Even God doesn’t judge a man until his last moments — then who are we to judge others? More often than not, we take it for granted that people will behave and talk like we want them to. It is … Continue reading

FAITH (Live. Pray. Hustle. 01/31/17)

We say that we have faith and that is good. But talking about faith and living faith are two different things. If we really had faith, we would not judge, criticize, or discriminate. We wouldn’t disregard people because they don’t … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

Ask For the Help You Need (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 352)

“The only mistake you can make is not asking for help.” — Sandeep Jauhar Asking for help is quite the obstacle for many of us who are naturally independent and tend to be self-reliant. It seems to be a common … Continue reading

One Thing Is Lacking: Harmony (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 341)

1 Corinthians 1:10 (NLT) I appeal to you, dear brothers and sisters, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, to live in harmony with each other. Let there be no divisions in the church. Rather, be of one mind, … Continue reading

Doing Right Leads to Happiness (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 340)

Philippians 1:18 (NLT) But that doesn’t matter. Whether their motives are false or genuine, the message about Christ is being preached either way, so I rejoice. And I will continue to rejoice. Happiness is not determined by what other people … Continue reading

Standing on Shoulders (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 322)

“Sacrifice is a part of life. It’s supposed to be. It’s not something to regret. It’s something to aspire to.” — Mitch Albom Much of our success in life is a result of our standing on the shoulders of other … Continue reading

The Little Things We Do that Waste A Lot of Time (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 319)

“Clocks slay time… time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.” — William Faulkner The world we live in is practically overflowing with information, … Continue reading

Unless You Tell Them (Live. Pray. Hustle. 11/14/16)

Unless you tell people how you feel, what you want, where you want to go, or what you’re trying to do, they will never know. LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

When Some People Need to Exit (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 318)

2 Corinthians 6:17 (NLT) Therefore, come out from among unbelievers, and separate yourselves from them, says the Lord. Don’t touch their filthy things, and I will welcome you. One of the most difficult things for most of us to do … Continue reading

3 Other Ways to Stop Disappointing Yourself with People (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 313)

“Expectations were like fine pottery. The harder you held them, the more likely they were to crack.” — Brandon Sanderson Holding on to expectations of other people is very different from holding people accountable for their behavior. The former will … Continue reading