Tag: priorities

A Life of Excellence, part 11

Many people would agree that spirituality has a valuable place in our lives. For me, living a life of excellence spiritually means that I must continue to grow in relationship and communion with God because that is whom I place my faith in. As I’ve already said in […]

A Life of Excellence, part 5

Has anyone else thought about a positive aspect of shutting everything down the way it has been over the last few weeks? For me, I can’t help but think of relationships, family, and friends. A life of excellence is surrounded by great relationships. For families that live together […]

Mail in Heaven

A couple years ago, I went to a church service one morning in Dallas, Texas. The church reminded me of one back home that my brother went to. My group sat near the back, off the corner of the sound booth. In it, was a man running all […]

Whom Do You Please

Most of us live with a hierarchical structure, like a pyramid, that guides our decisions and actions. Think of it as an unwritten code that we live by. It can change over time but generally remains stable unless a major event alters our perception of things. It’s possible […]

Be Ready for the Turn

When walking along a path, what makes a person trip is what they do not expect that lies ahead. When they lose sight of their surroundings, chances are high that they will trip. Part of losing sight is due at times to overconfidence and other times to blindly […]

The Real To-Do List

Several people close to me have told me about their experience raising children. On one hand is how they can drive everyone nuts. However, before finishing the sentence they continue with how big of a blessing they are and how they wouldn’t change their life for anything. Still […]

Beneath the Surface

Last spring, I planted quite a few things in my yard, attempting to make the lawn look nice. While it was not my first attempt at having plants, I did make a considerable effort this time, more than any other. Along one side of my place, I uprooted […]

Wacky Thumbs

By years of texting and making notes, I have managed to get pretty fast at typing on the phone. Although at times I find myself wondering if my thumbs were suddenly replaced with the whack a mole hammer from my childhood memories of an arcade game. Sometimes the […]

No Free Time

We give such a substantial portion of ourselves to our careers, it leaves the other areas of our lives at risk. After giving so much of ourselves throughout the day, it is tempting to fall into the belief that we have nothing left to give of ourselves. Depending […]