Sifting and Winnowing

Lessons in Life and Work

My heart pounded as I braved my re-entry into my writing space. I simply did not want to work on another uninspired blog post. Why, I didn’t know. But I knew I needed to identify the source of my resistance to what I’m passionate about—writing.

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Staying on Course

When You're Tempted to Quit

I failed to consider the length of the trail when I started walking it.

Temptations and expectations. I had hoped that a two-mile, brisk walk along a wooded path overlooking a beautiful golf course near my home would clear the cobweb of worry from my mind. 

Instead, my impulsive, adventuresome nature ignored the signpost, describing this four-mile loop through the challenging hills and valleys in Central Arkansas.

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Impossibilites

5 Spiritual Truths

Photo/TaraRossSometimes God leads us to do the impossible.

As I waited for the sunrise to go for my walk, it started raining. I thought, Oh, no! If I don’t go for a walk now, I won’t get to go at all today!

Simple problems. Sometimes even the simplest challenge can seem impossible at the moment. I also realize that my emotions can cause me to exaggerate my problems at times.

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Are You Listening . . . Really Listening?

Four Tips to Improve Your Listening Skills

I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen. ~Ernest Hemingway

How important is listening to you? How do you know what someone wants or needs if you don’t listen carefully to them?

Consider these four ways to improve your listening skills.

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