Three suggestions for maintaining healthy work-life balance

For many people maintaining a healthy work-life balance is a major challenge. One of the primary difficulties in this regard seems to be establishing sensible boundaries, which preserve and protect the various, essential parts of our lives. In a quest to better understand how people address this challenge, I asked some friends for their input. … Continue reading Three suggestions for maintaining healthy work-life balance

Where do you find yourself this morning?

Well, it is Wednesday morning. How is your week going? Very often, when Friday morning arrives, I find myself asking: Where has the time gone? Who stole Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday? If we find yourself asking questions like this on Friday mornings, perhaps it would be helpful it we prayed this prayer today (and every … Continue reading Where do you find yourself this morning?

What is the purpose of the Proverbs?

King Solomon's purpose for collecting the proverbs is stated in 1:2-4, which reads: Their purpose is to teach people wisdom and discipline, to help them understand the insights of the wise. Their purpose is to teach people to live disciplined and successful lives, to help them do what is right, just, and fair. These proverbs … Continue reading What is the purpose of the Proverbs?

How to make the most of Monday mornings

Do you dread Monday mornings? Many people do. In fact, I recently learned there is  a term for the moment this dread sets in. It is: SMONDAY, which is defined as the moment when Sunday stops feeling like Sunday and the anxiety over Monday morning’s arrival kicks in. I used to really dread Monday mornings. … Continue reading How to make the most of Monday mornings

Seeing the Sublime — Learning from Children

How many of life’s most important lessons do we learn from children? I really don’t know how to answer that question; but, I know it’s a lot. I mentioned previously that I hoped to share a story involving one of my children that helps tie this discussion about living the good life and seeing the … Continue reading Seeing the Sublime — Learning from Children

Are you living the good life? (Part II)

Are You Living the Good Life? God definitely does have a sublime idea for our lives. Visionary people are not only aware of this, but are also willing to surrender to it. Many people have been blessed with family members or spiritual mentors who embody what it means to yield to God’s sublime idea for … Continue reading Are you living the good life? (Part II)