Good conversations stem from the give-and-take dynamic. A large part of that dynamic is listening. I know that’s hard to do without patience. We want to say what we want to say and move on, often not waiting for a response. That’s taking without giving.
Be confident that you are equipped for a purpose (Ephesians 4:12) and live it out. And, my writer friends, please stay out of the comparison trap and the not-good-enough cave. These are places we should never visit.
Fun Podcasts that bring joy. Will we find true and lasting joy there? I think not, but they all offer suggestions and handy tips to help one move toward joyful living and connection with our fellow humans. We get to hear from others experiencing joy, overcoming high hurdles to find joy, and bringing joy to others.
There is joy in surrender because true joy comes from knowing our inner strength is powered by Jesus.
A short fluttery visit from a gold feathered friend stirs joy. You click a photo to capture a child’s heart, who has already captured yours. The smile this brings to both of you. And the conversations you will have about all of it later. Look for your own sweet things, my friends. It is there where we can find much joy.
Writers, indeed, we struggle with the worthiness of our words. But rest assured, writer friends, our work is worthy no matter the level of engagement, number of rejections, or lack of income resulting from the work. There is great joy in obedience to His calling.
With the proper outlook, we can experience an upside to professional setbacks. We don’t always understand why things happen (Isaiah 55:8) neither do we have to. Instead, trust God for the outcome and consider this, could this setback be God’s way of redirecting your steps in His direction (Proverbs 16:9). Is He offering you a bigger, more important opportunity? Will you accept.
Is a serendipity a thing? My friends, nothing happens by chance. God is always in control. I found two definitions for serendipity. From Merriam Webster: the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for. From Google: the occurrence and...
I’ve developed some habits, and I guess I get to decide if they are good or bad by the outcomes. That’s if my eyes are open. Good - Reading my Bible in the morning. Bad – I put flavored creamer in my six cups of coffee every day. Good – I tell my family members I love...
Creativity: the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work. Think about the Artist of creation. After God created the heavens, the earth, and everything in it, He thought it still incomplete. Consider the beauty of our...