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Have vs. Have Not

Are you grateful for all the good in your life? Family, friends, fresh air, clean water and sunshine are some of the things we can take for granted.

Comparing yourself and your life to others can take your focus off of what you have. Then you start concentrating on what you lack. This only leads to frustration and disappointment.

Keep a list of all the things you’re grateful for. Your focus will change, but it will change for the better…

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God’s Voice

God is still speaking to us. Sometimes He uses other people to get a message to us, while other times we might get His word from something we read. But He isn’t silent, even during the times we aren’t talking to Him.

There’s a lot of noise in the world. Talking heads, blow hard politicians and negative people can consume our energy if we let them. Spend some time in silence every day. Clarity comes when you eliminate the noise…

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Contentment

Being content gives you peace. It doesn’t mean you are devoid of ambition or drive. Not at all. Contentment means you are grateful for all the good in your life. You aren’t taking anything for granted.

I’m more ambitious now than I have ever been. But if I don’t accomplish anything else, I’m content with that…

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Inside Job

All of us have “stuff” we need to work through. Trauma from the past or pain from the present, when left unresolved, don’t just magically disappear. We can even try to hide it by making ourselves look good from the outside. That doesn’t work.

We must work on ourselves from the inside. Get to the heart of the problem. Self-work sucks when you’re doing it, no doubt. If it was easy, everyone would do the work. But the life and peace that await you make it so worthwhile…

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Acceptance

Judging others drains you of valuable energy. Accepting people as they are opens the door to new ways of seeing life around us. Our minds are open to new possibilities, new creativity.

If people are jerks, keep them out of your circle of friends and acquaintances. You can’t change their hearts. Only God can do that. By limiting their access to your life, you are protecting yourself while still accepting them as they are. Something to consider…

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Really?

We are living in a unique period in time. We have news shoved in our faces 24/7, immediate home delivery of everything from groceries to alcohol, and we can reach our friends on the phone anytime…anywhere.

With these luxuries comes great responsibility. We are still called to work, be respectful and courteous to our fellow man, and raise our children the right way in a world that’s new to us. We cannot let decency die out as technology dominates our lives. Be kind. Always…

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Divided

In the United States, we are more divided now than since the Civil War. There’s nothing civil about war. We are weakened and compromised when we stand apart. The media and the politicians are feeding this division, but we do not have to allow it. In truth, we are more alike than we are different. Stand up for what’s right. Let the dividers wallow in their own mess…

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