For many of us Christmas is a complicated time of the year. Whether you find yourself torn between family members, not sure where you want to be, or simply alone – know this: You are loved…
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The best Christmas movie of 2017 has got to be “Wonder”, starring Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts, and Owen Wilson. Above all the overwhelming message is to be kind to others because you never know what they might be dealing with. Everyone is on their own hero’s journey.
What do you do when your son or daughter decide that they want a tattoo and a green mohawk?
Why is bedtime often the worst time of the day for a toddler? Yes they are afraid of missing out, but it is also the one time we leave them alone with their imagination…
Some lessons take longer than others to learn and having a heart of forgiveness is often one of those lessons. In theory it is quite simple – just let it go. There is however a little weed called self-righteousness that somehow manages to suffocate the simplicity right out of forgiveness…
I haven’t really shared anything for a while, and I’m not sure if anyone even noticed. Life get’s busy. For everyone. So much so that I sometimes feel like speaking in nothing more than three word sentences, forcing some simplicity into my life.
Sciatica pain from running in most cases causes pain and tenderness through the lower back, extending down the hip and through the leg and foot.
The idea behind any training plan is to create a structured environment that makes it easier to achieve your goals. When you know what you’re going to do every day and what you’re going to eat at every meal, progress becomes almost automatic.
Starting something new is hard, sometimes even painful. Making serious lifestyle changes is definitely painful especially if it includes getting into shape.
Sledgehammers are always fun, short sprints with sore legs not so much. The best way to get it done…just go ahead and do it!
Having an attitude of gratitude is a choice. When we take God at His word, that He works all things together for our good, that He wants to give us a hope and a future, then we too can give thanks in the midst of the storms. The truth is, if you look, there is always something to be grateful for.
When it comes to exercise and healthy living, it’s pretty easy to gauge your progress. You can track if you’re eating less calories, lifting more, running faster, getting leaner, etc. Making progress can be very satisfying. Unfortunately, it’s not always quite as easy to track progress in some of the other areas of life that I’m trying to improve.
When I look back at my life maybe 10 years ago, I often wished, no prayed that life could just be a little less complicated. If only my life could be a little easier. I remember listening to this teaching about how everything happens for a reason. Everything will work out in the end.
‘Why don’t you come walk a mile in my shoes?’ I remember thinking.