Push the No Button

I have another confession. I’m just a guy who can’t say no. (Uhh…that sounded bad. I didn’t mean it that way.) I hate telling people no. There are many reasons why I think this is true. But I know there’s one main reason that guides my knee-jerk yes response: People pleasing. That’s right. I’m a people pleaser. Or rather a recovering people pleaser. I needed to learn the lessons below a long time ago. Continue reading Push the No Button

My Secret Weapon for Winning Monday

Experts and headlines all promise guaranteed methods for achieving success in life. I’ll jump into the fray and throw in my two cents. Mondays, for some, are the WORST. (Or, for another friend, it’s Tuesdays.) I enjoy my life routines and adventures, and having a go-to plan each week ensures I function at the top of my game. So, what’s my secret weapon for winning Monday? Continue reading My Secret Weapon for Winning Monday

Be Still and Know

Life is filled with wonderful things, difficult times, and often a busyness that knows no end. God is always faithful and good through it all. And every breath truly is a gift. But sometimes we have to press pause and take stock. For me, I’ve decided to do this at least 4 times every year. This may sound crazy, but I have to schedule these times in Sharpie (both with pen and paper & digitally) and be intentional to “be still and know.” Continue reading Be Still and Know