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The great summer of 2012

Before you give up hope, may I please ask you something?

class reunions
why do we go or not go to High School class reunions? are we searching for something?

Before you give up hope, may I please ask you something? Do you even know what you’re looking for?

Insight: Searching for something we are not sure of is a recipe for frustration and failure. Be sure of what you want before you start looking. This undoubtedly is a key no one insists we adhere to.

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This Might Change Your Life

The blessing in giving up

surrender
remember to embrace the serenity prayer if you wish peace for yourself and others

When should we give up? Is it okay to quit? How will others perceive us? How will we view ourselves?

We should give up, surrender, when we realize we’re up against something we can not control. This is difficult to discern. But once we have, quitting is easy. The blessing in giving up is that we are set free.

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Authenticity

Heck Yeah, I Feel Like Quitting

Physical pain, emotional pain, spiritual pain, financial pain…

(photo credit to Facebook & amazing friend Richard Parks)

Have been thinking a lot about what it takes to do work that really matters.

And lately, it feels like the effort is not worth it.

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November 2009

Crazy Busy

So I get to Church yesterday morning and panicked realized I’m not Lectoring until next Sunday. Oh well, chalk one up (another one actually) to being crazy busy.

Wouldn’t trade it for anything though. There are others among us, and you may be one of them, who have far greater things on your mind, or on your heart.

The Fort Hood shootings, the Orlando shootings, a friend undergoing brain surgery (again) for brain cancer, an ache that won’t go away.

Far from perfect, I still try to do my best every day. Do you find yourself trying really hard? Every day?

Do you find the courage to not give up? The strength to not give in? Do you find it?

Today, let’s not only lift others up in prayer, but why not lift ourselves up as well. What could it hurt? Carpe diem.