Life is made up of moments. Some people don't give much power to a moment. "It's only one." This gives them an excuse to create destructive habits or to live life without intention or purpose. Each moment is adding up to a future, whether we realize it or not. It is moments that change our… Continue reading It’s All About Moments.
We often speak of Lent in terms of a desert. For 40 days, Jesus withdrew to the desert to fast and pray. We do the same, though figuratively speaking. For the 40 days of Lent, we devote ourselves to increased prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. For awhile now, I've realized that I need to cut down… Continue reading Lent: A Fruitful Desert.
We cannot move forward without letting go. What we let go of is varied: it could be relationships, desires, sins and bad habits, or other things. Do you want to make progress in your race and move forward into a better future? Then you must learn to let go. No progress can be made without… Continue reading Progress Requires Sacrifice
A few months ago, I finished reading "Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives" by Gretchen Rubin. Rubin quotes Virginia Woolf's diary entry from April 13, 1929: "Habits gradually change the face of one's life as time changes ones physical face; and one does not know it." Lately I've found myself in a "life… Continue reading New Habits
Living a healthy life can seem daunting, especially after years of bad habits. "How will I live without Doritos?" you wonder. Or, "I don't have time to exercise!" Or pray, or cook, or sleep. The list of excuses goes on. You may hope to live a healthier lifestyle in 2015, and be resolving to do… Continue reading Small Steps to A Healthy Life