Perspective

 
 
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What Are You Living For?

Your thoughts about death can have a big influence on how you approach life.  You can live your life as if it is all you have, as if death is an ending that has no bearing on how you live.  Or, you can choose to trust that death is the painful, but blessed passage that will bring you face-to-face with God.  People in the latter category, who have this unshakeable trust, tend to live their lives differently than those who don’t.  It is ...

 
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Eternal Horizon

Have you ever seen a two year old break her favorite toy?  If you have, you may have witnessed an inconsolable meltdown.  After all, most kids do not have the perspective to realize how insignificant and fleeting these kinds of experiences are. How about you?  Do you manage manage to keep your challenges in perspective?  Not challenges that arise from broken toys ...

 
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Expectations

Most people would say a nice person is thoughtful, considerate and kind.  But many people fail to realize that a person’s ability to regularly demonstrate these characteristics is often due to circumstances he or she does not control.  C.S. Lewis, in his landmark book, Mere Christianity, described how a person’s physical conditions form the foundation of ...

 
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Universal Response

How do you react when something goes wrong in your life?  You are probably thinking that it depends on what went wrong.  That may be true, but there is a universal response that can apply in every difficult situation.  The response does not involve asking why, placing blame or trying to immediately fix things.  It simply involves asking two questions: what can I learn from this, and how does God want me to respond ...