Joy Really is That Simple

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Month: July, 2009

Gave

I’ll borrow a line from Kung-Fu Panda. “There are no accidents.” I normally don’t quote scripture here as this blog isn’t a deep doctrinal study of the Master but a practical look at Christian applications. But I have to share this. Within 3 days, a specific passage of scripture was brought to my attention in […]

Honk

I am a bachelor for the week as my family has taken a trip while I try to keep the cash flow coming. So I did the bachelor thing and went out to the store to get a pack of hotdogs. On the way I saw a group of kids on a corner all doing […]

Assignment 4

Take a moment today to find some nice paper and hand write a letter to someone and thank them for something they did for you. Giving can only take place when there is someone on the receiving end. The giving is more powerful when it is received with gratitude. I have noticed that if someone […]

Simple 2

While I was driving about, I saw a man who was crossing the street. When he reached the curb he saw there was an empty soda cup in the gutter. In one swift movement he picked it up and went his way, no garbage can immediately in sight. His act was simple, but it was […]

Direction

Many times, we associate giving with things that bring an immediate reaction of joy and gratitude. It is much harder to give those things that will bring lasting joy and satisfaction in the long run, but immediately aren’t welcome. I am speaking of those things we give our children, such as discipline, work ethic, knowledge, […]

Attention

I was reading in an entrepreneurial magazine last night about a woman competing with her husband’s BlackBerry. She explained about how this device went everywhere with them; Soccer games, Restaurants, Exercising, Vacation..etc. I began thinking about things in my life that hinder my ability to give full attention to the tasks I am doing. As […]

Assignment 3

Once again, this assignment has to do with a movie. Movie: Piglet’s BIG Movie I found this movie delightful and an underlying message about the good someone can do, even if they are small or seem insignificant. Things to look for: How do small things make a big difference? Even if your giving goes unnoticed, […]

Substance

Many times we think that giving means that we take something of material value and pass it on to someone else. Examples would include gifts, money, items, food etc. There are times when each of those things can make a world of difference, but more often it is the intangible that we give that makes […]

Lines

Here is a nifty little image that I created. What do you think it represents? Each line reprensents a path of someone’s life on any particular day, but the emphasis here isn’t the path itself. I want to focus on where each of these paths cross. The points of intersection represent where each of these […]