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    Have a singular focus

    Most experts define singular focus as the ability to concentrate exclusively on one thing or task without distraction. That may sound simple, but it’s often a struggle. Life can be full of distractions, and even the good things can draw our attention away from the most important thing. Since the beginning of time, our adversary […]

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    Be still and know

    Psalms 46:10 says, “Be still and know that I am God.” Now, I must admit that I have not yet mastered some parts of this passage. While I truly love God, want to know Him more and am so thankful He saved me, I don’t love the part of this verse that says, “Be still.” […]

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    The art of letting go

    Letting go is not a one-and-done activity. We can’t check it off our bucket list or inventory of goals; this is a lifelong practice.  Letting go of what, you might ask. Well, simply put, everything. Our plans, our children, concerns great and small, details, the future, the past — you name it, and we need […]

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    Schedule some chair time

    When I was a child, I remember being at my grandmother’s house and sitting on her front porch in a child-size rocking chair they had bought for me. I loved that blue rocking chair, and I felt so special to have it. I have always had loads of energy, so they may have bought me […]

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    Childlike, not childish

    Can you remember being a kid and the excitement of a new day, which would bring so many new possibilities? Can you remember those nursery rhymes and fairy tales, and how we believed that all stories had happy endings? Close your eyes and see what childhood memories come to you  Before society molds us and […]

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    I won’t back down

    As I was praying about the state of our world and all the chaos that’s going on, the song “I Won’t Back Down” by Tom Petty immediately came to mind. The lyrics include the powerful statement, “I got just one life; in a world that keeps on pushing me around; but I’ll stand my ground, […]

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