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Life’s Roadblocks Part 2: Laziness and Procrastination

This is a 4-part series about life’s roadblocks. This post will focus on Lazinesss and Procrastination. 2. Laziness and Procrastination Have you ever asked yourself these questions: “Why do I never meet a deadline?” “Why am I so stressed?” “Why can I never get anything done?” This is my biggest roadblock. I lump laziness with … Continue reading

Life’s Roadblocks Part 1: Busy-ness

This is a 4-part series about life’s roadblocks. This post will focus on the Busy-ness of Life. 1. Busy-ness Have you ever asked yourself these questions: “Where did the year go?” “How did the kids grow so fast?” “How did I miss those moments?” We tend to struggle through life, fulfilling our commitments and fulfilling our responsibilities, … Continue reading

Redefining Your Voice

Over the past couple of weeks I have been reading a lot of different books and blogs about writing. I started this journey of writing down my thoughts last year. It wasn’t until recently when I decided that I wanted to be more intentional about how often I posted and to what level I wanted … Continue reading

Beauty in the Midst of Ugly

Ecclesiastes 3:11a He has made everything beautiful in its time. There is a song that has been playing on the radio recently called “Beautiful Things” by Gungor. The chorus says, “You make beautiful things. You make beautiful things out of the dust. You make beautiful things. You make beautiful things out of us.” When you … Continue reading

What will you declare?

**A quick thought about something I read: Jeff Goins is a blogger that I’ve recently started to follow. He is currently writing a series called “15 habits of Great Writers” (http://goinswriter.com/declare/). Today the topic was on declaration. In a nutshell he basically says that every writer must begin with a declaration: I am a writer! … Continue reading

The Real Thing

In Phoenix it has been getting pretty hot over the past week. The average temperature has been well over 100 degrees. The heat reminds me that summer is just around the corner. Summer makes me think about cool refreshing drinks. Like a nice ice-cold glass of, yes you guessed it, Coca Cola. Coke is probably … Continue reading

Cold Showers: Wants vs. Needs

After a long day of work, especially when it was hot outside in the sun and heat, a nice hot shower is always desired. Have you ever gone to take a nice hot shower and discover that you have no hot water? The hot water heater is broken and no water is being heated. That … Continue reading

Going Forward

January 1, 2012, will mark a new year. A new year with new resolutions, new commitments, new joys, and new celebrations. A new year will also bring new heartache, new troubles, and even carry over the old heartaches and troubles from last year. As the ball drops in Times Square and the final ten-seconds of … Continue reading

Consumed

The weather in Phoenix has been absolutely wonderful these past couple of weeks. The temperature has constantly been in the mid 60s to 70s in the morning and then warms up to the 90s in the afternoon. This has been a dramatic change from the 110 degree weather we experienced throughout the summer. Last week … Continue reading

Overcoming Fear

Breaking Free: Image by Focx Photography via Flicker What is fear? Fear is not knowing. Fear is giving up when the road gets rough. Fear is not trying. Fear is avoiding risks. Fear is failure. Fear is taking the easy way out. Fear is weak. Fear is not speaking the truth. Fear is chickening out. … Continue reading

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