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People with Self-Control know how to Master their Lives

People with Self-Control know how to Master their Lives

They do not let their moods master them. Most of what gets done in the world is accomplished by people who do the right thing even when they don’t feel like it

Perseverance and Patience – Learning from the MLS Cup

Perseverance and Patience – Learning from the MLS Cup

I remember the first time I saw the Sporting Kansas City Stadium. My dad, who lived in Kansas City before his sudden death, wanted me to see the beautiful arena, an 18,400-seat marvel—one of the finest stadiums in the MLS franchise. I was impressed as dad drove me around, letting me to get out and observe the progress of the work. This was around 2010. I knew immediately I wanted to catch a match on its pitch, a wish I’ve yet to fulfill.

Long-Tempered vs. Short-Tempered

Long-Tempered vs. Short-Tempered

I used to have my own definitions of long-suffering and patience. When my brother-in-law returned from a conference a while back, he told me how one of the speakers had said that spontaneously flying off the handle is now referred to as Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED).

Taking the Time to Care

Taking the Time to Care

The cashier’s eyes peered right into mine. I’d been discovered coping with a rare meltdown in public. I was holding it together—as long as I didn’t have to talk. My husband tried to phone me, but I couldn’t respond. It would have been messy (and noisy) if I attempted to communicate anything at all.

Waiting is No Fun

Waiting is No Fun

Waiting around is no fun. Most of us like to see results, and soon. We like the illusion that there will be an immediate outcome from the work we are doing, or else why do it? But there are clear benefits from slow periods of waiting, even if we can’t possibly fathom them while in the midst of the […]

The Silence of God

The Silence of God

I try to see the dry period as a time of waiting. After all, I gladly wait for loved ones when their planes are delayed, wait on hold for computer help lines, wait in line for a concert I want to attend. Waiting need not kill time; it uses time, in anticipation of something to come.

Coming Down the Fast Lane

Coming Down the Fast Lane

Maybe I accomplish less in having switched from the fast lane to the slow lane, but now I’m happier, more settled, more peaceful, and definitely more established with the Lord. He and I are walking together.

Dream Big and Think Long

Dream Big and Think Long

If you are going to dream big, you need to think long. If you think your dream is taking forever to accomplish, remember that it took Noah twelve decades to obey one command. Click here or on the image to watch the video. By Mark Batterson: “We have to envision what God can do in the long […]