February 7, 2021
We all have mistakes in our pasts—financial, professional, academic, relational. Unfortunately, we tend to learn from our mistakes in the areas that matter least and repeat our mistakes in the areas that matter most. Sometimes that’s because we avoid owning our part of a mistake. It’s easier to blame others.
But once you’ve taken ownership of your part of a mistake, what do you do with the part owned by others? How do you get past the stuff other people have done to turn your life upside down?
January 31, 2021
We learn from our mistakes in the areas that matter least. We repeat our mistakes in the areas that matter most. Too often, we look at our pasts and our decisions don’t even make sense to us. We end up asking, “What was I thinking?” But how do we restart and avoid getting stuck in cycles of repeated mistakes that take our lives down the wrong paths?
January 24, 2021
One reason history repeats itself is that we don’t own our parts of our history. And the reason you don’t own it is there’s nothing to own—it wasn’t your fault! But to truly restart, you must look back and own your part in order to move ahead. Your best bet for a successful future is to own your share of the past.
January 17, 2021
Many of us don’t like to follow directions. But there’s a price to pay for rushing into a situation without knowing what we’re doing. We get things wrong, and by the time we work to undo everything we messed up to redo it correctly, we’ve wasted more time than if we’d just followed the directions to begin with.
January 10, 2021
There are a lot of things you need to do this year. There are lots of things you can and will do. But what’s one thing you must do? It’s different for everybody.
December 27, 2020
Even if surrounded by incredibly difficult circumstances (which we are), Christmas is a reminder that we can find hope in difficulty, and we have something to celebrate.
December 27, 2020
The offer of Christmas is even better than we imagine, and sometimes, we miss or forget what's really being offered.
December 13, 2020
Christmas is a reminder that God is active in our world, that he keep his promises, and neither your faithfulness nor your hope in God is in vain.
November 22, 2020
When was the last time you said something encouraging to a co-worker? Your spouse? Your family? When was the last time someone said something encouraging to you? Which comments are you most likely to remember?