Don’t Miss the Trees

The forest or the trees

photo courtesy Ben Millett

I was reading my devotional,¬†Day by Day with Charles Swindoll,¬†last night and learned something I found rather interesting. I learned the origin and meaning of the word serendipity. I think this word is a very important word as well. It’s key to living a full life I believe.

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Life Is Fatal

Surgeon General's Warning

photo courtesy KTesh

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about life. What are we supposed to do in this life? What is our purpose? Is it okay to just cruise through life and have a nice family and nice stuff and then pass on out of this life?

I’ve had these thoughts spurred on by several different sources. Francis Chan has a great youtube video that talks about this life in comparison to eternity. Seth Godin has released a new book “Poke the Box” that talks about taking action and stirring things up. And believe it or not, I was introducing the A-Team to my boys and one of the early episodes was discussing death and that we’re all gonna die sometime, so we shouldn’t be afraid of it.

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You’ve Got the Power

Soar by Kenny LuckHow would you like to have a personal advisor? Someone who would be with you everywhere you went? Someone to whisper in your ear during those difficult situations? Someone who would tell you just the right words to say when confronted by an uncomfortable encounter? That’s exactly the topic that Kenny Luck addresses in his new book “Soar” which I just read compliments of WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing through their Blogging for Books program.

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The Trumpet of the Entrepreneur

Trumpeter Swan in Flight

Photo courtesy D Hutcheson

Over the Christmas break, my wife Dyan read the classic The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White to the kids. She was reading it as we drove to the Creation Museum on Saturday. I was suddenly struck by something as I was listening to the exploits of Louis the swan. It was really a rather strange thought considering that the book is a classic children’s novel.

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You Are What You Eat

You Are What You Eat

Photo courtesy Rachel Haller

We’ve all heard the saying “you are what you eat” before. There’s a lot of truth to this statement. In general, healthy eating habits lead to a healthy body and unhealthy eating habits lead to an unhealthy body. Did you know the same is true for your mind though? Your mind becomes what you feed it.

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