How to Use Your Front Door to Change Your Life

How to Use Your Front Door to Change Your Life

You go in and out of your front door every day. You go out into the world through your front door. You come back into your home through your front door.   Because your front door is your transition between worlds, it is a great opportunity to live with greater intention. Make stepping through your front door a brief ceremony. […]

Be Authentic and Welcome Others’ Authenticity

Be Authentic and Welcome Others’ Authenticity

Friends, Brene Brown, one of my favorite authors, is a shame and resilience researcher. She writes: “Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” Be Authentic to Be a Gift to the World You don’t become a gift in the […]

Sarah Silverman Responded to Ugly Tweet with Courage and Generosity. You will love this exchange by the end.

Sarah Silverman Responded to Ugly Tweet with Courage and Generosity. You will love this exchange by the end.

Friends, If you haven’t seen this twitter exchange yet, you should. This is what “God’s Gift to the World” is trying to promote: a generous and courageous life. Instead of ignoring a rude comment or getting drawn into a Twitter battle, Sarah Silverman responded with courage and generosity. Be warned. Some less-than-graceful language is used (as you will see by […]

90 Days to a more Courageous & Generous Life – Another random entry from my soon-to-be published journal

90 Days to a more Courageous & Generous Life – Another random entry from my soon-to-be published journal

Friends, My soon-to-be-published 90-day quote and reflection journal includes quotes from a wide variety of people, from Winston Churchill to Gandhi to Jesus to Charles Dickens to Brene Brown. It’s designed to help you grow toward a more courageous and generous life. So I am calling it, “90 Days to a More Courageous and Generous Life.” (Creative, huh?) Every day includes […]

90 Days to a more Courageous & Generous Life – A random entry from my soon-to-be published journal

90 Days to a more Courageous & Generous Life – A random entry from my soon-to-be published journal

Friends, I want to help people grow in seeing themselves as God’s gift to the world. I want to lead people toward a more courageous and generous life. Many people find journals to be very helpful for their personal growth. So I wrote a journal. It is a 90-day journal. Each day has two entries. The first piece is a […]

You Are God’s Gift to the World (Christmas Eve Sermon)

You Are God’s Gift to the World (Christmas Eve Sermon)

If Jesus is God’s gift to the world… And if Jesus lives in and through you… The conclusion is inescapable: You are God’s gift to the world. How exciting! The ultimate Christmas gift of Jesus is the ultimate gift of purpose and meaning for your own life! Video: Audio https://archive.org/download/Sermon2017DEC24MP3/Sermon2017DEC24MP3.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Do You Need to Make a Decision?

Do You Need to Make a Decision?

As I said yesterday, I’m reading “Notes from a Friend” by Tony Robbins. Today he reminded me that Ultimately, it’s our decisions, not the conditions of our lives, that determine our destiny. But, says Tony, we don’t all use the word “decision” in the same way. Some people say, “I’ve decided…” as shorthand for, “I think _________ is a good […]

I personally guarantee you will be glad you watched this 4-minute video

I personally guarantee you will be glad you watched this 4-minute video

Friends, This is the kind of thing I am talking about. This is being open to the possible ways you might be a gift to others. You don’t have to be naive. But you may have to momentarily suspend your cynicism. If you can do this and live openly toward the world, you will discover in entirely new ways that […]

The Beginning of Love is to Let Those We Love Be Themselves

The Beginning of Love is to Let Those We Love Be Themselves

As I was finishing up the journal I’m working on, I ran across another quote that I felt compelled to share: The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise, we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them. — Thomas Merton That’s […]

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