Games, Rules, And Life

What’s the right thing to do? I suspect we’ve all asked ourselves that question—many times. Life has a way of dropping non-black-and-white problems in my lap, and for some reason I seem to have misplaced the directions. Last week I talked a little about using games as a metaphor for life (Right Or Not Right?). […]

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Self-defeating Cycles

Is it possible that Abundance is a self-created cycle? The steps in this picture take the marchers perpetually uphill or downhill. Same steps—it’s all about which direction they choose to walk. I have a feeling the same sort of dynamic works for abundance and scarcity. Last time (Teaching Me) I talked about learning to think […]

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Teaching Me

When we are young or immature, right theology makes us feel superior, but when we are older and more mature, a study of theology makes us feel inferior and unworthy, undeserved, and grateful. Don Miller Do you ever think about the life-changing lessons you learned as a kid? I’m not talking about words and facts […]

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Abundance

Happy Monday. Around here we’ve got our first snow on the ground—time to get the winter tires on the wheelchair. This edition of word-of-the-week has me thinking about… ABUNDANCE Abundance is an attitude, and it doesn’t come easily or naturally to me. I grew up in a home of scarcity. Our scarcity wasn’t material—it was […]

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How To Discover Gratitude

Can I be grateful without realizing it? Without expressing it? Last time I talked about maintaining an attitude of abundance (How To Relate In Abundance). Since I usually associate abundance with gratitude, I started wondering if I’m truly grateful. I haven’t said I’m grateful much lately, which got me wondering whether gratitude has to be […]

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How To Relate In Abundance

“None of us can identify with what you’ve been through.” I hear that a lot when I speak to groups. The speaker implies that my experience is so uniquely horrific that most folks simply can’t relate. But it goes a step further—somehow, my loss is “worse” than anything most other folks have experienced. I don’t […]

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The Strength To Be Gentle

First, a bit of news: I’m excited to announce the impending release of a new free e-book titled STICKS AND STONES: Finding freedom in the face of criticism. We’re putting the finishing touches on it, and I hope it’ll be ready within a few days. Keep checking back for updates. Now–to more important stuff … […]

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