Here are this week's thoughts about slowing down and living deeper:
On a recent episode of Darren Rowse's ProBlogger podcast, he spoke about taking imperfect action. The idea (which isn't original) is to take action, even though you know the result won't be perfect. Musician Christine Kane wrote about how embracing the concept freed her up musically. Maybe it'll do the same for you.
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I'm reading a novel right now called "Seek and Hide" by Amanda G. Stevens. In it, one of the characters says this: “They [geraniums] grow regardless of conditions, Marcus.” I don't know if this is true, but the spiritual application is hard to miss.
A friend told me that every Sunday evening, he slips away to his study to handwrite letters to his two sons (who are maybe 16 and 20 years old). He uses the mundane (like his observations about the Green Bay Packers) to teach spiritual lessons. One of his sons keeps those letters in a three-ring binder. And why wouldn't he? It's a book of wisdom he will turn to time and time again.
We are becoming too accustomed to noise. That's why this article resonated with me so much.
Gerry Wakeland, president of CLASSeminars, recently shared a quote on social media from Dwight Morrow that is worth considering: "We judge ourselves by our motives and others by their actions." Matthew, she added, tell us "Do not judge, so that you may not be judged."