Avoiding the Comparison Trap

avoiding comparison trap

Comparing ourselves among ourselves is not wise. How often have I heard this scripture taught and preached in my churches growing up?  How often have I read this passage in my Bible?   And yet, somehow, I find that the application of this verse is much harder than reading it. Lately in my personal life… 

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Climb Above the Turbulence

Climb Above the Turbulence

An airplane flies skyward until it reaches smooth altitudes for maximum speed. On the climb up or down there is often turbulence as air pressure changes. Some sleep right through the process, others shut their eyes and try to ignore it, and still others grasp their chair a bit harder. Others don’t seem the least… 

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Learning How to Make Peaceful, Intentional, Flexible Choices All Day

Learning How to Make Peaceful, Intentional, Flexible Choices All Day

Learning How to Make Peaceful, Intentional, Flexible Choices All Day I first read the time-management classic, Getting Things Done, about eight years ago, and implemented a few of its strategies. Almost three years later, after my fourth baby turned one, I returned to it again, because four children and a lack of sleep severely affected… 

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Glorifying God with Your Talents

Glorifying God With Your Talents :: Managing Your Blessings

For many years, I looked at people who had special talents and thought they were uniquely gifted by God. I know friends who have an amazing voice, the gift of creativity, unusual problem-solving skills. But somewhere along the line, God nudged me, reminding me that He has gifted me, too, with some unique talents. It… 

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