Knowing God’s Will

September 7, 2017

You already know the will of God. Thessalonians 5:16-18 simply states … “Rejoice always. Pray continually. Give thanks in all circumstances.” We (I) get so bent out of shape and try so hard to figure out God’s will because we (I) think the will of God is circumstantial. The truth is the will of God is […]

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Work on YOUR Business

August 31, 2017

Many have heard the advice to work ON our business not just IN our business. The emphasis is always on the word “ON.” I totally agree with this intention, and I want to take a moment to emphasize a different word … “YOUR.” Work on YOUR business. Byron Katie notes that there are three different […]

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A Centuries Old Leadership Manifesto

August 24, 2017

I am definitely a raving fan of Ignatian Spirituality and ran across this description of the leadership qualities that Ignatius looked for when he founded the Jesuits close to 500 years ago (1539). What a beautiful leadership manifesto for all of us to embrace as we are all called to lead and influence others. Someone […]

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Fear Setting

August 17, 2017

One of the primary components of unfettering is setting goals / priorities. What do you want for yourself? What matters most? Tim Ferriss has an interesting twist on this concept, which is an exercise called Fear Setting. Tim credits this exercise for everything he has achieved in his life as well as all the disasters […]

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Doubting (insert name here)

August 10, 2017

I feel bad for the apostle Thomas and the adjective that forever defines him … “doubting.” The poor guy gets “caught” in the gospels and is labeled for life. Thanks John for writing that down in your notes! One mistake, one slip of the tongue, one hapless choice … caught on “video” and shared with […]

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Surrender & Yield

August 3, 2017

I have been keeping this mantra — Surrender & Yield — on the forefront of my mind lately as a reminder that I am not in control — (I so want to be!) — and must surrender and yield to a higher authority. For me this is surrendering and yielding to God’s will, trusting He […]

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Swimming Through Fear

July 27, 2017

The first wave of grandsons are on the cusp of learning to swim by themselves and I have been pleasantly observing the process. It is a beautiful illustration of feeling fear and then moving through fear. STEP 1: Here is your floatie. It will keep you safely above the water. Stay close to me while […]

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S = R x P

July 20, 2017

Here is a math gem that showed up in my inbox recently … SUFFERING = RESISTANCE x PAIN This equation comes from Kristin Neff and her book, Self-Compassion. And after studying this for a bit, it makes so much sense … duh, like 1 + 1 = 2. So let’s break down this assertion … PAIN […]

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The Road Less Fettered (#13)

July 13, 2017

The Road Less Fettered has been traveled before by many wise and wonderful people. Below are six more of my favorite quotes that are worth pondering and lead to unfettering … Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day, saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” — Mary Anne Radmacher […]

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Amazing Impact

July 6, 2017

As a fan of Apple, I have enjoyed reading about the 10-year anniversary of the iPhone. I was not on board right away — I got on the iPhone wagon at iPhone 5. Many articles have highlighted the products and gadgets that the iPhone has replaced — and it is an impressive list. Calculators, iPods […]

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