40. Christmas….So What?!

It’s Christmas Day 2023. I’m sure we’d all agree that the end of each year keeps our proverbial plates quite full. Our lists are long, and our rest, perhaps less so. Even with its fullness, it is still the ideal time for me to reflect. To take a personal inventory of...

39. Trading Christmas Anxiety for Anticipation

It’s about one week until Christmas Day. In keeping with the time of year we traditionally celebrate Jesus’ birth; it corresponds to the time in which Mary and Joseph would have departed Nazareth for Bethlehem.  Though for different reasons, we are likely...

38. Not Just Another Tradition

Here we are again, the most celebrated days the world has ever known. How will you celebrate this year? Will tradition dictate the majority of your Christmas season? Traditions are an important part of our lives. And they can be helpful in providing structure and...

37. Who’s Really In Control?

Do you agree with the statement that we have much more than we deserve? If you do, then you likely also agree it’s appropriate to take care of what’s been given to us! This concept is called stewardship. A sort of old-fashioned word that captures an important life...

36. Managing Our Distractions

There is a huge difference between distractions re-ordering our plans for a day versus allowing our distractions to order our days When it comes to distractions, I don’t believe it’s a matter of if we’re distracted. Rather, I believe it’s an issue of how much we are...

35. Preserving Memories

I believe it’s safe to say most of us wish we were better at preserving our memories!  How many of us recall the highlights of our lives – vacations, sporting events, and special occasions? Yet wish we had more photos and videos to help lend more vivid detail to our...