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Compassion – Show Some to Yourself Today

We’re pretty tough.  We can be harsh, judgmental and unforgiving. Who is on the receiving end of this treatment? We are. Self-criticism can be a motivation to do better and improve – just like giving constructive criticism can help someone else make improvements.  But it has to be constructive and not destructive. So often we… Continue Reading

Spiritual Snobbery

Has anyone ever responded to a question you asked like this?  Person A:  “Did you watch – what-ever-cheesy-tv-show-is-the-rage – last night?” Person B:  “Oh, no – I rarely watch tv – last night I was at my weekly Bible study.” A simple, no, would have answered the question – the question was – did you watch… Continue Reading

Bored People are Boring People

I’m bored.  That was boring. What a boring day. When I hear someone talk like that I actually learn more about the person doing the talking than what they’re saying is boring. I learn that some people need to be constantly entertained – that they believe that everything should be ‘fun’ – and really, since… Continue Reading

Are You Accepting Less Out of Life?

Did you ever accept less in life because you didn’t think you could have better?  Sometimes when I look at an old, bitter person I wonder if they spent their life accepting less; if they accepted less so often that expecting better was no longer thought about. Thrive vs. Survive God’s plan for us is… Continue Reading

Apple Throwing Folly

I like the word Folly. Maybe because it sounds like a lot of other fun words like dolly – do kids still call their dolls, dollies? How about golly?  Can’t you just hear Gomer Pyle saying that? And then there’s lolly, as is lollygag, which means to dawdle.  Now how cool of word is that? … Continue Reading

What’s Irritating You?

There are a lot of potential irritants in life – long lines, parking tickets, traffic, holes in socks and wedgies. Have you ever been irritated on a perfectly good walk by a wedgie?  I sure have. I glance in all directions to make sure no one is looking before I fix it – only to have… Continue Reading