Faith, Hope, and Love

Halfway Through 2018

Posted by on Jul 11, 2018 in Circling, Faith, Hope, and Love

Well, How am I Doing?

As I said in my debrief on Saturday, we are now halfway through the year 2018. I’m doing this post because I felt that a half-year’s reflection was warranted. So, here is where I stand.

I’m not going to go back and rehash my weekend debriefs and recall how I felt on each given Saturday. I just want to take a look at where I am now versus where I was in January. The reason I’m using this approach rather than an analysis of the week by week debriefs is pretty simple: I am looking at the long-term benefit of the things that I’m doing even if the week-over-week results were not always what I desired or intended.

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Becoming Who You Want To Be

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Faith, Hope, and Love

One of the great paradoxes of life is that the only real constant is change. Regardless of what you do or how you do it, time still passes, your cells die, people age, and circumstances shift. We cannot freeze our reality, not even for a second.

Change is a material and inescapable reality. Because of this, you have a wonderful opportunity to change with it—not in some microscopic but mostly irrelevant sense, but rather in a vibrant gradual and tangible sense that betters the world. This is an immense opportunity…

If you know how you are changing.

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To Those Who Want to Quit Doing Right

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in Faith, Hope, and Love

Please don’t.

Don’t quit.

Just keep going. Please.

Yes, I’m asking you—wherever you are and whatever your battlefront is, hold the line. The world needs people like you. The world needs folks willing to fight. The world needs you to keep making it that much better.

Even for just a little longer. Stay strong. Whatever strength you have, rally it for one more day. Just one. Don’t worry about tomorrow, its challenges, its trials, and its temptations. Don’t worry about yesterday, the shortcomings, the missed opportunities, and the regrets.

Focus on Today.

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To Those Who Are Hurting

Posted by on Apr 11, 2018 in Faith, Hope, and Love

I have been there, too. The trenches of pain. Of Angst. Of feeling misunderstood and unwanted. I know what it means to feel lost and afraid.  I know how it feels to awake and want nothing more than the day to be finished. I know the voice behind the lies that the world would be better off without me in it; oftentimes, it’s my own, and that’s the scariest part.

if you are in pain, you are not alone.

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QUARTER DEBRIEF : April 5, 2018

Posted by on Apr 5, 2018 in Faith, Hope, and Love, Weekly Debriefs 2018

MARCH 31, 2018 was the end of the calendar quarter. I tried to spend it using routines, going to therapy, and applying a variety of tools in order to better manage anxiety, get my emotions a bit more balanced, and overall improve the life of not only myself but my dear wife and son.

Bottom Line: The jury’s still out, but I feel like there’s real progress being made week-over-week. Further, I’ve had breakthrough’s of sorts that I think will yield compounded dividends in the calendar quarters to come as well as the years to follow.

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