We may need some routine in our lives

I don’t think of Lent as a time to form habits. Not necessarily. I think of it as a time to give up and embracing. Embracing something new always has in it surrender. And surrender always has offers something new. So what if I approached Lent as a time of testing? Not being tested as […]

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Routinely pleasant.

I wrote this several years ago. I was looking for a different post I’d written about smiling, and I came across this one. I think it’s still helpful during this Advent. +++ DeVon‘s memorial service is tomorrow. He was 92. “When I get that old, I want to be that pleasant,” one of my coworkers […]

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Routines

“How can I help you?” Tim said. We’d been sitting quietly at Lystra Tea Company. The coffee was perfect. The quiet was perfect, too. Sometimes, it’s hard for me to create a quiet place. I keep moving, keep listening, keep busy, keep distracting. Sometimes it takes someone we trust sitting quietly with us to give us […]

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How routines can shape our lives.

I don’t think of Lent as a time to form habits. I think of it as a time to give up. But embracing something new always has in it surrender. And surrender always has offers something new. So what if I approached Lent as a time of testing? Not being tested as much as testing […]

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