Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? Matthew 6:27
Is it just me? This scripture sort of knock me upside the head and says “wait a minute, what are you doing? Is this really helping you? This call to reality moment by Jesus rights my rocking anxiety ship every time. When I read this one verse, slowly but surely I find my self re-calibrating and centering myself back to the main source of comfort and peace in my life.
Unfortunately, our human nature constantly invites us to revert to a incapacitating state of mind where we neglect the goodness of God and his unwavering promises to us. We are constantly tempted to ignore the sovereign nature of God and hopelessly cling to our own ability to solve our problems instead of taking them first to the only one who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all our human expectations. Continue reading →
It’s been a while since I have put together a list of interesting reads from sojourns through the blogosphere. Today I am sharing five blogs that I came across that were interesting. These are all folks who write about striving to understand and live according to God’s purposes. Enjoy! Continue reading →
Recently I saw this video of a man who walked the catwalk at 80 years old. Now, I have no interest in walking the catwalk, but I admired his belief that he could do anything he set his mind to, regardless of his age. Over the course of his life, he had many opportunities and some failures. The one thing he spoke about the most was never giving up on your dreams and never believing that it is too late to achieve anything.
As a late comer to the world of writing I can relate. I’ve had the desire to tell stories for a long time but never fully embraced it. I needed a reason to write and once I found my reason it was the beginning of a new dream. Continue reading →
In one of his videos, Seth Godin speaks about the idea that when you are trying to start a project or a new venture you shouldn’t be too keen on seeking reassurance. He opines that this need for reassurance is basically us giving in to our fears and needing someone to tell us that everything is going to be okay.
This seeking reassurance prevents us from taking risks because if we don’t get it we might never take any action. He adds that it is not so important for us to seek reassurance but be willing to take a risk. Continue reading →
The audible notifications that we receive from our phones are said to activate the same response in our brain as when someone taps us on the shoulder. It is no wonder we have such a hard time resisting when we hear the sound.
Somehow we feel compelled to see what we are being notified about. It is as if there never existed a time when humans could function without constant knowledge of what is going on around them in real time.
We get so caught up in everything around us and sometimes we forget to focus on the main thing. In Luke 10, 38-42, we see the story of Mary and Martha preparing for Jesus’ visit. Martha became ruffled because Mary was not helping her with the chores and instead was focused on sitting at Jesus’s feet and listening to him. Continue reading →
Without a doubt reading offers many benefits to bloggers and writers. For some of us though, making time to read is where the difficulty sets in. In this post, I would like to offer a few suggestion that can help with that.
Read from an electronic device
Reading from an electronic device makes your reading material easily accessible. Easy accessibility enhances the possibility of reading because you have your books handy if an opportunity presents itself. Usually they are smaller than a book which make it easier to carry them around. This one size also allows you to carry several books at one time. Continue reading →
Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you. Proverbs 4:25 ESV
One of the great things I observed about the recent Olympics was how the successful athletes were able to keep their focus. Each athlete had his own way of maintaining his focus. I am sure they were aware of their opponents but it was in their best interest to focus on what they needed to do to achieve the prize. Continue reading →
“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or tools) to write. Simple as that”. Stephen King
Most successful writers will tell you that you must read in order to be a good writer. I am a passionate advocate of reading, mainly because of how my imagination is stimulated when I read a book. Reading can transfer you to other places and times when you take the time to do it. You are taken on a journey inside the mind of someone else and you get to interact with their creative process. Continue reading →
With over 22 billion blogs on WordPress and over a billion users on YouTube alone, the internet can seem like an overcrowded highway. With that said, why would anyone else want to join the crowd that is already jostling for the limited attention span of those who use the internet?
Although it might seem that there are many others saying the same things as you, your unique voice is what is inimitable. Your voice is one of a kind because of your distinctive perspectives, experiences and resulting thought processes. Continue reading →
When you seek to live a life of calling, you are likely to come across a waiting place. This is a place where you might be uncertain of your next moves. At this place you may be trying to reconcile different visions of your immediate future. You are essentially at the ‘what’s next’ phase. This phase gives you the opportunity to do self-examination and development while you seek God for your next move. Continue reading →