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    Getting Ready For 2017

    No new blog posts this week (aside from this one) as I am spending my time getting organized for 2017. Lots of projects in the works, both for my personal fiction writing and for the publishing company. So, I’ll be spending the week drawing out some project schedules, organizing the office, and just getting ready for a new year. I wish you all a happy new year! My regular posts will pick back up next week. Thank you for following me in this little corner of the universe.

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    The Little Things

    The little things matter. I have to tell myself this every single day. Maybe every second of every day, actually. We get caught up in the business of life. We neglect the cool weather. We neglect the hummingbirds on the patio. We neglect our favorite song on the radio. We neglect when Krispy Creme has a sale on donuts. Instead, we focus on what we are striving for. We want more out of life, but that more will come later, at the end of this long journey to achieve our goals. Right? But what about everything along the way? Is that favorite song of ours not part of what we…

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    The Poison Of Procrastination

    We all do it. At some point during the day, we put something off for later.Due to restraints in time, restraints in resources, or restraints in our own will to do something, tasks are moved around, marked as unimportant, or dissolved altogether to make room for other, seemingly more important tasks. Little do we know how much trouble we are causing for ourselves. Procrastination is a beast that is never satisfied with what you feed it. I experience a struggle with procrastination every single day of my life. No matter how hard I try, there’s always a temptation to put things off for later. Small tasks, medium-sized projects, even large…

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    One More

    One more step. One more swing. One more shot. One more word. One more strike. One more attempt. One more. Your victory is just around the corner. One more corner. Don’t give up now. The voices will tell you to quit, to shut down, to plead surrender. Your friends will tell you to throw in the towel, to fold, to count your losses. Your family will tell you to give it up, to face reality, to get real. But your time is coming. Rest, but don’t quit. Hang on one more day. One more moment. One more…

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    The Power Of Failure

    As a society, we tend to look down on those who fail. We look at failure as a big ugly mar on an otherwise flawless surface. Failure is seen as weakness, inexperience, and even laziness in some respects. I’ll admit that I tend to look at failure negatively. I don’t like failing – at anything. Being a perfectionist, I give failure much more power than it ought to have, and I tend to be brought down quite easily every time I fail at anything in general. But what would happen if we looked at failure as a good thing? As a benefit, of all things? When I fail, I make…

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    The Danger Of Faith

    Faith. Society has changed the meaning of the word to resemble something akin to wishful thinking. I have faith it will rain today. I have faith I’ll get that job promotion. I have faith I’ll meet someone new. But faith isn’t confined to our wishful thinking. Faith is dangerous trust. Faith is putting our trust in a God of dangerous things. A God who wants the best for us, but also wants the best for His kingdom. Exhibiting faith is exhibiting absolute trust, it is falling backward into the arms of an unseen entity with confidence He will catch us. Exhibiting faith is stepping foot on a path wrought with…

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    Get Up…

    Life can be rough. Scratch that, life is rough. Rougher than we think it should be sometimes. And there are many times life will do more than just leave us with a few scratches and scrapes. Sometimes, life will knock us to the floor and expect us to stay there until our dying breath. It is easily assumed that only the strong survive in this life. The adjoining assumption is that the strong don’t get knocked down. So in essence, the weak are the ones who are knocked down, and in turn, do not survive. That’s wrong on a number of different levels. I’ve seen many people fall in my…

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    A Dangerous Comparison

    It’s tough nowadays to look around at our society and feel or experience the sting of jealousy. We see a friend acquire a brand new house when we’re still eeking by in an apartment two sizes too small for us. We see the couple who has barely known each other for two months already planning their wedding when we’ve been waiting for Mr/Mrs Right since 1905. We see the successes of our peers – promotions, more money, worldwide fame – and we’re still working 70 hours a week in our basement crafting Youtube videos we hope will garner more than five followers this week. Comparison runs abound. It’s easy to…

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    Psalm 100 – Thanksgiving

    A Psalm for Thanksgiving. Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth. Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before Him with joyful singing. Know that the Lord Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name. For the Lord is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting And His faithfulness to all generations. – Psalm 100 Happy Thanksgiving!

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    The Emotional Directive

    Like a city that is broken into and without walls is a man who has no control over his spirit. – Proverbs 25:28 To say I grew up with my heart on my sleeve is an understatement. Besides being overly honest about how I feel, I’ve also – to my detriment – allowed my emotions to override any and all logical and realistic thinking. Early on in life, this caused me a bit of trouble, but not enough to snap me into reality. I was a kid. I was emotional. Life went on. But as I grew older, moved out on my own, and began to experience the world for…