Posts tagged with: focus

When Your Daughter is a Warrior

When Your Daughter is a Warrior   The set of her jaw. The solid confidence in her gait. The determined, if not fierce, look in her eyes when faced with a challenge. She is only 13 years old, yet there...

Free to Say No

How We’re Learning by Kori Yates Say No. One of the most difficult things in my life. I am a doer by nature. I take James’ words to heart when he says, “But be doers of the word, and not...

Free to Breathe

How We’re Learning by Kori Yates Anxiety. Fear. They’re feelings we battle whether we like it or not. New places and faces. Sending children off to school. New jobs. New bosses. Unknown futures. Boards, battles, and buddies. Fear and anxiety...

The Greatest “Why”

The Greatest “Why” Every year, right about this time, I have a total meltdown. Yup. It is shockingly messy and yes, it is typically loud. I should just go ahead and put it on the calendar so I can just...

How to Change Your Focus

How We’re Learning by Muriel Gregory   I walked away from the conversation in complete disbelief. Tears of frustration were welling up in my eyes. I could not believe that I was there again, same situation, same outcome. What was...

How to Sabbath

How We’re Learning by Kori Yates The Sabbath has been a topic of conversation since Old Testament times. If you’re expecting a clarification of all of those discussions and definitive guidelines of the Old Testament versus the grace of the...

The Right Direction For Hope

The Right Direction For Hope “Don’t get your hopes up.” I’ve heard the warning, felt the pessimism creep into the cracks. There’s a good chance you have, at one point or another, heard it too. For all I know, you...

A Growing Clarity

A Growing Clarity Something I am pierced by these days is the growing clarity that much of my life has been poured out for the wrong things. My alabaster jar dumped out on a curb that has no power to...

Dying Well

Dying Well “I used to live my life with the goal of ‘living well,’” He said. I leaned in, anticipating the “but” I sensed was coming. “But now,” he continued, aware of my posture and certain I was listening, “my...

What’s the Point?

What’s the Point?   What’s it all for anyway? The sacrifice, the obedience, the endurance, the following hard after Jesus. Let’s be honest. Sometimes being a Christian is hard. Sometimes the race is just long and the roads we travel...
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