Life | Sunday, January 13, 2019

The Year of Little

A Little Bit Goes A Long Way

Yearly themes provide general guidance and freedom for decisions throughout the year. I briefly detail where I first heard of the concept and my theme for 2019.

I first heard about the concept of yearly themes from the podcast Cortex. A recent episode explored their new themes for 2019. The idea allows one to shift goals and priorities throughout the new year, but provides direction and guidance for these decisions. Rather than having big overarching goals, this year I seek to take little baby steps in specific directions. A little bit goes a long way.

Life | Sunday, January 1, 2017

New Years 2017 - Goals

Writing Down To Live Out

The new year beckons reflection, but for a greater eternal good. I take a look at a few changes I plan to work towards.

David Mathis wrote a great article outlining why resolutions are not enough. My take this year focuses on thinking better, but with SMART goals. I outline these as goals and not resolutions as I plan to adjust accordingly. Jonathan Edwards models true resolutions, of which I aspire to detail one day.

Life | Friday, September 30, 2016

Feeling Fall Change

Using Changing Seasons to Evaluate Our Changing Lives

As the season changes to fall, we should take the time to pause and reflect. In doing so, we find great benefit to how we live and grow as an individual.

Autumn ushers in a crisp breeze as the leaves fall, hot beverages, and pumpkin spice. I often feel a sense of excitement with each changing season. This reminds me of the verse "For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven". While the New Year commonly causes a life re-evaluation, I challenge you not to wait the next three months. This new season of fall will yield fruit in your life, if you put forth a little extra thought and intention.

Life | Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Why I Support Compassion

And why you should too!

Let's spend some time exploring the nonprofit Compassion International and their work to release children from poverty in Jesus' name.

Compassion's holistic child development centers are unashamedly Christ centered. Jesus is their example when he grew "in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man." At compassion centers, they focus on all these areas, not just wisdom (life skills and job training) and stature (physical health and personal hygiene).