Are You Settling for Less?

Mar 11, 2022

Do you remember what life was like when you were in your late teens and early twenties? 

If you were anything like me, you had extraordinary dreams and expectations of what life was going to be like. 

Almost … a little fairy-tale-ish … if I had to be honest with myself. 

I remember one instance from this time in my life that left me simultaneously feeling shaken and excited

I entered Walmart to run a quick errand. The Walmart greeter welcomed me to the store … just like he had with all those who entered before me. 

After greeting me, he took a second look at me and stopped me. His face had changed from the generic greeter smile to one of serious wisdom. 

“I don’t know why I am telling you this, but I feel like you need to hear it,” he shared, with an authority I can only relate to that of the “prophets of old.” 

“Don’t settle for anything less than God has for you. God wants you to...

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Hope Isn't the Problem... Our Commitment Is

Mar 11, 2019


**If you would like to listen to this blog post, scroll to the bottom for the audio version.


My March theme is commitment. At first, I totally wavered on this commitment I made in January to write about commitment.

Ironic, I know.

See, I wanted to talk about commitment in March because I personally believe this is when we are least committed in our year. Or maybe that is just my perception since I live in the cold Midwest.

Don’t get me wrong, but come the end of February, leading into March, my hope is fading fast. If you remember my post from last week, I told you I believe our reason to commit boils down to hope. The hope for better.

But, Minnesota in March is dreary. Outside is no longer white.  It isn't green either.  It is just 50 shades of brown. Cold snaps require more time inside and everyone becoming a little stir crazy and completely annoyed. The, “I’m bored”, syndrome is in full miserable force. Oh, and the weather is...

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