Now

If the truth be told, I need deadlines because I’m too proficient with procrastination. So while I don’t like the feelings associated with the word, “now” I value the associated urgency that helps me to get stuff done. There’s also a challenge to the word “now”, when there’s an anticipation of an upcoming event or deadline. These thoughts are related to the timing of stuff – in the future or immediacy of the present.
When we walk with the Holy Spirit, let’s stay flexible in our thoughts about timelines, what needs to be accomplished today & stuff that’s upcoming. Remember that the Holy Spirit is present in every “now.”

Hot Topic: Final Countdown

  
We are on the homestretch with this lovely Christmas season & this makes me happy, today. There have been years when I found myself wrapping packages at 11:30pm on Christmas Eve, on the verge of an emotional meltdown, feeling overwhelmed with the work I still had to do and no time. Sometimes I can struggle with some procrastination challenges – hmmmmmm
Final countdown modes can help us be hyper-productive. But I think there’s better value in steady and consistent work than massive bursts of energy with stress and pressure. 

Here are some things to think about for steady and consistent:

  • Let’s be consistent with love, particularly with the people who get on our nerves
  • Let’s be steady with healthy daily routines: eating, working out, drinking water, etc
  • Let’s stay consistent with growing and improving ourselves in wisdom
  • The most important thing for our consistency is maintaining our daily Bible & prayer time – nothing keeps us from drowning or being a victim to devotion than this discipline 

Have an awesome Wednesday!

swallow a frog – interesting video :)

In my travels around the world, I’ve eaten some very creative things.  I found out quickly that it was easier to eat what was placed in front of me, if I ate first & asked questions laters.  Coaching the mental game for some of the things I’ve eaten was tricky, to put it mildly.  Again, eat first & ask questions later.  For those of you with allergies, you totally get a “pass” on this one!!!

However, there’s a saying that if you have to eat a frog, stop staring & start swallowing (or something like that).  Long story short, when we have difficult tasks in front of us, the longer we wait & procrastinate with these tasks the worse it gets.  Eat the frog, do the work & move on.

I spared you the Japanese live frog sashimi – you can thank me later,)