Pass It On

Pain is going to happen. That’s one thing we can be absolutely sure of. But we have the choice of whether we are passing on pain or love. You and I have the power to stand against the devil’s schemes and extend a hand of generous love rather than inflict our pain on others.

Shake Things Up

Our traditions should never be stumbling blocks that keep others from seeing Jesus. If what we’re doing to reach people in the name of Christ keeps them from actually seeing Him, then maybe our motives aren’t as pure as we thought.

Little Mirrors

I think we need to do a better job remembering younger people are not just an inconvenience in our days. They are little humans who have their own days – good and bad.

The Season for Peace

There’s just something about the atmosphere the holiday season creates. The world just tends to be happier. People are nicer to one another, and the gift-giving nature of the season awakens a spirit of generosity within us.

This is something we need, especially with the state of our current world. There is so much hopelessness and uncertainty, anxiety and tension, fear and anger. I think it’s good for us to have a season of joy and peace.

Thankful for the Hard Stuff

Thanksgiving typically marks the beginning of the holiday season, and with it comes various posts across social media platforms about what people are thankful for.

If you would have asked me what I was thankful for a few months ago, I wouldn’t have been able to answer you. 2017 has been the worst year of my life. I’m aware that sounds super dramatic and petty, but it has sucked. This year through me to rock bottom and created the worst version of myself.

Calm, Cool, and Connected | Arlene Pellicane

Smartphones and other devices are ingrained in our culture, and it’s a trend that happened rather quickly. I try to be welcoming of change, but I feel like the use of cell phones rose so rapidly, we weren’t able to really focus on the best ways to use them.

In her book, Calm, Cool, and Connected, Arlene Pellicane shares some practical advice on how we can use our devices in more productive ways.