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Show Me Your Friends and I’ll Show You Your Future

I recently read an article that convinced me that in the next five years a person will become a conglomerate of the people they hang out with. Perhaps you’ve heard this before? You become over time the average of your five closest friends. The article said that more important than food and exercise, more important […]

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Nobody Wants a Christmas Worth Forgetting.

Christmas time can be a crazy time for many of us. Presents. Shopping. Parties. Food. Family. Friends. Boney M. Now all these things are good things (except Boney M I would argue), but sometimes they can overwhelm us and steal our peace and joy. And so, as part of your build up to Christmas this year, why […]

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Turn Your Excuse Into A Reason

Recently I’ve been making a lot of excuses to myself. Reasons not to exercise, or eat healthy, or spend time in prayer. And it’s mainly because things have been so crazy lately. As I mentioned in a previous blog, we’re in the midst of renovations at home (never again!), preparing for a baby, along with a […]

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How To Say No

In my last blog we looked at the “curse of busyness”. And I asked the question, how can we learn to “redeem the time” when we feel pulled in a dozen different directions? As Jill Savage writes, “Most of us long for balance in our life and margin in our days. We don’t like the […]

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I’m Just Too Busy

Too often I find myself thinking, “I’m just too busy…” to keep up with friends. to get all my work done. to read my bible. to rest. to engage people like I want to. The reality is we live in a culture that is moving faster and faster. And things don’t seem to be slowing […]

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