A More Powerful Yes

It’s been a busy season to say the least.

It’s not uncommon that Friday arrives and I can’t even remember how I got there. It’s like when you’re so deep in thought while you’re driving that you get a case of auto-pilot amnesia or something (totally just made that up), and can’t even remember how you got to your destination.

I’m sure all of us have experienced busy seasons, or just busy lives, and like me, you discover how difficult it is to be present in the moment because of being distracted by the thing you need to do next. I’ve always been the type of person that wants to “do it all”.  I want to think that I have some special superpower where I can effectively do a million tasks and also have a thriving social life.

The thing is, it’s not the busyness necessarily that’s the problem, but it’s an overestimation of what I’m really designed and called to do because something else is in the way. Read More

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Life Lessons: Seeking Balance

It was July 4th and I found myself in a kayak.

Now, I haven’t been in a kayak in…well, years. Since it was the fourth of July, it seemed as though everyone who owned a boat in a 200 mile radius was on the very same lake. And as you can imagine, with all the boats kicking up waves around me, I had to work extra hard not to topple over, and give my friend yet another reason to laugh at me.

As I was figuring out the best method to stay inside the boat, I found that if I kept my paddle even; rapidly dipping one side to the right and then dipping it to the left, I would be able to keep going in the right direction. (I know this is probably basic kayak knowledge but it was revolutionary to me)

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