Have you ever tried to write straight lines of text on a marker board (it’s not easy!)? You think it’s good until you step back and look at the board from a distance. Then you can see the lines going crooked, though you didn’t notice up-close. Continue reading
I’m reading the book “One Thousand Gifts,” by Ann Voskamp. She writes on her personal experience of learning how to live out gratitude each day through finding God’s grace everywhere. Her writing style is transparent and poetic, inviting the reader to enter into her mind and trace her thoughts, causing them to search their own as well. Continue reading
If one-hundred dollars were being given away, would you rather be the giver or receiver? Most of us would want to receive the money, but Jesus said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35). Continue reading
Facing a new year can be discouraging, especially if you look back over last year with frustration or regret, and don’t know how to make this year any better. Jesus said in Matthew 7:7, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Following these three steps can help us experience the change we’re looking for. Continue reading
Have you ever wondered why your picture doesn’t always look as good as the mirror says you look? It happens to me, and it probably happens to you too. Depending on what you were expecting, it can be anything from funny to frustrating to frightful. I think there are several reasons for this: Continue reading
I watched the 2012 Summer Olympics Women’s All-around gymnastics competition hosted in London. United States competitior Gabby Douglas won gold, the fourth American woman in Olympic history to claim the title.
During the competition, broadcasters commented that she and fellow US competitor, Aly Raisman (finished fourth), did not watch their competitors perform. They intentionally avoided looking, focusing instead on their own preparedness. Continue reading