Tag: Love

Generosity of Spirit

“Generosity of Spirit” = One of the most important qualities we can offer our spouse, children, and family…to our friends and co-workers.   Why is our default reaction sometimes set to a sort of "Stinginess of Spirit?"   We must be generous in the grace, meekness, and forgiveness that we inject into our interpersonal relationships. … Continue reading Generosity of Spirit

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Love is the “means” and the “end”

Love is the “means” and the “end”

“It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one’s neighbor.” ~Eric Hoffer. We so frequently speak of love – Love is love…Love drives out hate…Love your neighbor. Believing our own intentions are rooted in love, why do we so frequently act outside of love? There are scores of daily examples in … Continue reading Love is the “means” and the “end”

The Path to Love doesn’t begin with Self-Righteousness

Racism is sinful. Do you know what else is sinful -- and, by the way, not wholly disconnected from racism? Self-righteousness. Social media is overflowing with it.   Being impressed with ourselves weakens are ability to effectively engage a real person with different ideas. In fact, engaging in meaningful interpersonal dialogue is a learned skill … Continue reading The Path to Love doesn’t begin with Self-Righteousness

A Message for you Amazing Mothers…

A Message for you Amazing Mothers…

Dear Moms, Please stop feeling guilty. You’re doing a great job, and you’re very loved. Stop feeling guilty about not… * Crafting the impossibly over-engineered snacks you so regularly pin on Pinterest; * Cooking 3 scratch-made meals every day from organic ingredients that you purchased with coupons and on-sale; * Exercising at least 6 days … Continue reading A Message for you Amazing Mothers…

Guard your Heart!

Guard your Heart!

As a child, I often heard the phrase, "See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil."  So many times, the lessons of our childhood ring with truth in our adult years. Solomon wrote, "Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it." (Proverbs 4:23). As the center of our being, … Continue reading Guard your Heart!

Our Greatest Limitation

Our Greatest Limitation

Perhaps the greatest limitation of human potential = The fear of what people might think Are you limited by this fear?  Controlled by it?  So many are consumed by it, often unaware of its power. The opportunity cost is staggering.  Imagine society without this limitation.  Imagine your life without this limitation. For God has not … Continue reading Our Greatest Limitation

“Not being bad” does not equal “Being Good”

“Not being bad” does not equal “Being Good”

"Not being bad" does not equal "Being good." A common theme in recent discussions with friends is that if we're not bad, we'll go to heaven.  Don't lie, cheat, steal, etc. and you'll enter heaven.  That's simply not the case.  Why?  Because "not being bad" does not equal "being good." "Being righteous" equals "Being good." … Continue reading “Not being bad” does not equal “Being Good”

What’s your self-concept?

What’s your self-concept?

“Tell me about yourself.” “What 3 words would your friends use to describe you?” Have you been asked these questions during an interview?  Wonder why?  The interviewer wants to know a whole lot more about your level of self-awareness, and less about the exact answers to these questions. What’s your self-concept? So many are absolutely … Continue reading What’s your self-concept?