Hollow Me

March 15, 2018

I was inspired at a TobyMac concert by a prayer that Toby prays with his band before starting to record music. The essence is to ask to be hollowed of anything that is not of God so that God can breathe something through us that is beyond us. This petition prompts me to get out […]

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BE CONTENT (2 of 2)

March 8, 2018

BE CONTENT. So how can we be more content? Contentment is learned. Our tendency is to look for things that will make us content – those things that are better or those events that are next, rather than putting forth the effort it takes to learn how to be content. The first time I took […]

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BE CONTENT (1 of 2)

March 1, 2018

BE CONTENT. Sounds simple enough … and hard to practice. Historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., observes that our society is marked by “inextinguishable discontent.” Our quest is “better” and “what is next.” We want a better job with better pay and a better boss. We want better relationships and a better car and a better […]

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the road less fettered (#15)

February 22, 2018

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 … A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. —Mark Twain Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real. —Thomas Merton Wild animals run […]

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Just Start It!

February 8, 2018

We are several weeks into the new year and it is possible that those good intentions related to your goals have encountered some obstacles and resistance. Your t-shirt says JUST DO IT and you tell yourself GET ‘R DONE. But maybe the “it” and the “‘r” are overwhelming and the reality is that you have […]

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Give Gratitude

February 1, 2018

There are lots of little sayings to remind us to “stop and smell the roses.” Along similar lines, I suggest stop and give gratitude to things right now you might be taking for granted. An ancient Chinese saying tells us to remember those who dug the wells. It prompts us to remember those who came […]

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Practice What You Hear

January 25, 2018

I’m confident assuming that you have heard the story of the Good Samaritan. It’s the parable about “holy” people ignoring a person clearly in need along the side of the road. The individual who stops to help the person in need is a non-religious Samaritan. He not only pauses his agenda to help, he offers […]

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My 3 Words • 2018

January 18, 2018

a life unfettered … Here are My 3 Words for 2018 … ABIDE … to bear patiently, to endure without yielding, to wait for, to accept without objection. I find myself in a place where ABIDING is prudent given several situations and circumstances that are real, even though they are not of my doing. MERCY … […]

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Catching Flak

January 11, 2018

“Flak” is defined as anti-aircraft guns and the bursting shells fired from those guns. In other words … noise, opposition, criticism, resistance, objections. I’ve read that if a bomber is not catching flak, the pilot of the plane knows they are either in the wrong place or the enemy has moved. Thus, flak is to […]

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3 Words to Guide Your Year • 2018

January 4, 2018

In 2014 I adopted the annual exercise of coming up with Just 3 Words for the year. “Just 3 Words” provide a compass, a way to keep yourself on the path of your choosing. The start of a new year and recommitting to live a life unfettered is a perfect time to set one’s focus and direction. This approach […]

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