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Unpacking Suitcases

Ryan Bingham: [on getting through airport security] Never get behind old people. Their bodies are littered with hidden metal and they never seem to appreciate how little time they have left. Bingo, Asians. They pack light, travel efficiently, and they have a thing for slip on shoes. Gotta love ’em. Natalie Keener: That’s racist. Ryan […]

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Why Comparing is Stupid, and How to Stop

“The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our ‘behind-the-scenes’ with everyone else’s ‘highlight reel’” ~ Steve Furtick. Comparing yourself to others can be the most self-limiting and pointless thing you can do. Yet we all do it, or have done it at some point in our lives – we compare ourselves to others […]

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Stop Trying to Fix Me

Stop trying to fix this. Stop trying to fix me. Please. I’m in pain. I’m hurting. I’ve messed things up. I’ve heard all your “answers” before – your well-meaning advice. And I agree with you. I acknowledge the truth. Yes, I know I’ll get through this. Yes, I know it is making me stronger, and Yes, I […]

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What Makes You Come Alive?

In last week’s post I mentioned the idea of writing down a list of things that “make you come alive” – in other words, things that refresh you, inspire you, energize you, and give you a sense of joy, peace, and purpose. I wrote my own list many years ago when I was still a teenager, and […]

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4 Things You Can Never Recover

1. The Stone After the Throw Oh, how much easier it is to see the faults in others than it is to see our own faults! How quick we are to attack someone else or to pass judgment on them. And yet these stones we hurl at others can never be retrieved. Jesus knew this. […]

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3 Ways to Seize the Day!

I recently had the incredible privilege of conducting the wedding of one of my best friends. And as we stood there under a magnificent tree, I wanted to make sure the words I shared with the couple were both profound and personal. I’m not sure if I hit the mark, but here’s the verse I […]

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Tension is Required

“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald. When I was young I saw life in black and white. Right and wrong. Good and bad. But the older I get, the more […]

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21 Steps to Awesomeness

As I was checking out my blog stats the other day I realised that many of my most popular posts all have something in common: NUMBERS. Check it out: 16 Tips to Simply Your Life (And Increase Your Productivity) 6 Things To Stop Caring About Today 4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Do Kettlebells And I totally […]

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