Our awareness then, as a scanning mechanism of our environment, is greatly affected if we are looking for where God is showing up in the midst of our present moment.
Tag Archives: psychology
When You Need To Fail: Getting An F In Distraction
There are things in life we believe we must be flawless with when in reality we need to simply do our best with them for the season we are in. Our best may even be to fail at them temporarily.
Knowing Is Not Half The Battle: The G.I. Joe Fallacy
Ever find yourself with stacks on stacks of dream journals/goal setting apps/vision boards? How about half finished notebooks? Like stacks of them? I heard author Jon Acuff say this a few times. He has half filled notebooks of ideas instead of finishing one notebook. This wouldn’t be a problem if, say, he referred to them …
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End Of The Day Letters
Think about this scenario. You get to the end of the day, and you open a handwritten letter a friend sent to you. And the letter contains nothing but dreadful news. Global and societal catastrophe. Pestilence, death, fear, political dysfunction, greed, corporate turmoil, and more. And imagine, this is a daily occurrence. Why on earth …
Given enough lag in keeping up, I sensed this blog might eventually turn into a journal of sorts. It’s what happens when I lose focus (ie, the overarching theme of this site!). But this post could serve as a bookmark of sorts. A moment captured to look back at as a pivot point. Because the …
YouTube Wormhole 1994 Edition: Conan and Famine
My memory couldn’t reconcile seeing Conan in 1994 doing his thing. I had to begin a backfilling process and connect some dots to get a new perspective of something familiar in a setting and time I’ve not seen before.
The Needed Extreme: No News At All
There was a moment of time recently where there was nothing to do for 5 minutes. Of course I reached for my phone. But this time, it was to read one of the good blogs I use to read from but had abandoned for social media scrolling. The corrective behavior paid off immediately. When I …
Building The Plane While Flying It (And Performing Surgery Mid Flight)
If I hear this phrase uttered one more time while it is accepted as a societal norm and fact of life everyone just has to deal with…. I digress. But the spirit of this title is what I present in this brief post. The better analogy might be performing surgery on yourself. The purpose of …
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Pay Attention To What You Value, Not What Distracts
Now to shift our attention on this blog. By shifting to exactly that, attention. My previous articles set up the problem we face collectively with attention hijacking technologies, our lack of healthy solitude, our inability to remove distractions from our lives, and more. Building habits to focus our attention will be a massive topic on …
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The Product Feature Is Cancerous: 24/7 Outrage For Ratings
After shouting at the cable news segment you just watched on your favorite network leaning favorably to your side of the political spectrum, you reach for your blood pressure medicine. “If not for the 24/7 demonstration of actions the ‘other’ side is up to, how else will people learn of all the evils of the …
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