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  • Why Am I Never Satisfied? - Have you found yourself jumping from thing to thing without ever being satisfied? Have you ever wondered why you never seem to be content? You’re not alone.  While being discontent isn’t ideal, it’s all-too-normal in American society. One study found that only 14% of American adults say they’re very happy. We all have “if I …

How to Stay Consistent When You Feel Like Quitting

One of the most valuable assets we have as parents and leaders is our reputation. As the old saying goes, a man is only as good as his word. But how do we keep our reputation strong by keeping our word in the times when all we want to do is quit or change direction? …

What Does It Mean to Be a Man?

In times like we’re in today, when corrupt men are increasing becoming the source of many of the political, social, racial, and sexual injustices our society faces, the world can’t help but wonder: What does it mean to be a man? A real man? Let’s be honest, men don’t always get the best reputation. Throughout history, …

How to Cherish the Moment in Order to Love and Lead Your Family Well

Do you ever stop and think about how important both our time and our actions are? As you go throughout your day, are you aware of how valuable each action and each moment truly is? There’s a compounding and resounding ripple effect coming off of everything we do whether we realize it or not. As …

How to Handle Someone Who Breaks Your Trust

Have you ever sat down in a broken chair? If so, you know it’s a feeling that’s hard to forget. One moment, you have complete confidence that you’re about to rest your legs and all is well, and the next moment you find yourself plummeting unexpectedly and unforgivingly through the bottom of a chair onto …

Does Positivity Lead to Success?

Can positivity make you successful? Stanford University did a study that examined the impact of positive thinking on students’ learning abilities. They found that “the hippocampus, a brain area linked with memory and learning, was significantly more active in kids with a positive attitude.” So is there more to positive thinking than we realize? Let’s …

How to Know When to Voice Your Opinion

We live in an age of almost infinite information. Because of that, we live in a society full of experts, and we’re constantly surrounded by opinions. But should you voice your opinions? Helpful opinions are desperately needed, but how do you know when it’s the right time to share yours? The Bible says there’s a …

Why Procrastination Is Good: The Power of Seasonal Thinking

Is procrastination a bad thing? We all put off important tasks from time to time, but research has found that around 1 in 5 Americans are what can be called “chronic” procrastinators – which is anyone who continually puts off doing something until later.  But is that necessarily a bad thing? Is procrastination as bad …

How to Find Peace in the Middle of Chaos

This article was originally published at Patheos. Here’s an interesting question:  As a parent with responsibilities piled on your shoulders, is it possible to have peace in the middle of all the chaos and conflict?  Lord knows we have plenty of chaos, but is peace waiting just outside of our reach on the other side …