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Day 12 Stop Fighting, Baby! Surrender

Day 12 – Stop Fighting, Baby! SURRENDER

Day 12 Stop Fighting, Baby! Surrender

 

//  Have you ever watched a baby fight falling sleep? They are thoroughly exhausted, and in most cases, beyond reasoning. Whether they realize it or not, falling asleep is precisely what they need.

But they fight it.

They kick and scream, shake and wail, and their chubby little cheeks turn red from the desperation to have their own way.

Why do they do it? Why don’t they just LET GO and allow sleep to overtake them? Don’t they know that after a good nap, they will be content and happy, and the world will be beautiful again?    Read more

Day 5 - are ya winning

Day 5: Are Ya Winning? (When You Feel Like a Loser)

Day 5 - Winning when you feel like a loser

 

//  Do you ever have days when you feel completely overcome by the world around you? I do. Maybe not as much as I used to, but every now and again it still happens.

I remember a season when our pastor had a catch-phrase that he would ask everyone when he met them. He’d say, “Are ya winning?”

I hated that phrase. I mean, I didn’t hate the actual words, and I certainly didn’t hate him, but I dreaded having to answer those three words…

“Are ya winning?”

Am I winning? Oh heck, I don’t think so. But if I’m not winning, that must mean that I’m losing. It must mean that I’m a lose-er.

“Are ya winning?”

I remember avoiding Pastor Louis ‘like the plague’ during that season. If I saw him on one side of the church, I’d go to the other. If I saw him standing in the front parking lot, I’d drive around to the back lot. I couldn’t bear the thought of having to answer that one little question.

“Are ya winning?”     Read more