Enjoying the Journey

Take the day off…Those are beautiful words. (Since you don’t work for me you should probably still show up for work today!) Why is it that we only seem to apply these words to areas of responsibility? For sure it is exciting to think about “a day off” from the normal routine, but what if we took a day off in other things? Is there any thing that it would benefit you to take the day off from today? What if… We took the day off from television? We took the day off from social media? We took the day off from unnecessary texting and phone usage? One day “off” may help us to get back “on” in real face-to-face…

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Just this week as I walked through an airport bookstore I saw yet another volume on the development of habits.  Indeed, every detail of life is full of routine.  This does not mean that days are dull and uneventful!  It is often in the routines of life that God demonstrates His great power and wisdom. There is, however, a difference between routines and ruts. Habits are powerful things.  They are either enslaving habits or liberating habits.  Horace Mann, the famed educator, wrote, “Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it every day, and at last we cannot break it.” Properly planned routines are habits of life that are rooted in meaning and purpose – disciplines that keep us…

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