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5 Ways to Recapture the Wonder

Scripture suggests we are meant to live in wild awe and amazement of God. From the first splash of creation to the miraculous provision during the exodus to the announcement of Christ’s arrival, those who encounter God are taken back with a deep sense of wonder.

Yet all too often we can lose sight of the wonders of God.

Whether you’ve never felt any sense of amazement regarding God, or maybe you’ve misplaced your sense of awe somewhere along the way, or even just want a greater sense of marvel in your life, here are five ways to #LIVEWONDERSTRUCK starting today: Continue Reading...

21 Days of Wonder: Relationship

Margaret —  January 22, 2013 — 6 Comments

21 Days of Wonder RELATIONSHIP

Through choosing to be fully present with someone, we can experience many wonders. Spend a few moments reflecting on your schedule for the day.

Who could you spend a half-hour or hour with and be fully present, fully yourself? Continue Reading...

10 Questions that Will Transform Your MarriageMarriage is one of the greatest gifts of God—one that we can spend a lifetime unpacking the rich treasures and wonders. Through marriage, we discover the wonder of grace, forgiveness, mercy, kindness, and love. But anyone who has been married will gently remind that such discoveries take intentionality, persistence and hard work.

My friend, Peter Greer, author of The Danger of Doing Good, is also president and CEO of HOPE International, an organization which specializes in providing microfinance loans that empower people to start their own businesses around the world

While spending time together a few weeks ago, Peter mentioned that he developed his own system to check up his marriage. Not only did he create his own series of questions, but he built a spreadsheet with the results of the data. He tracked how his marriage was doing over the last few years.

I was more than intrigued.

Peter explained that a few years ago he came to a startling realization. Though he regularly monitored indicators on health and welfare programs through his organization, he rarely asked his wife how she was doing or feeling.

He decided to develop a marriage impact assessment—10 questions to determine how his work impacted his family in order to determine how he could better support his wife.

Here are Peter’s 10 Marriage Impact Assessment Questions: Continue Reading...

 

best friends

A dear friend of mine recently had the opportunity to be on a national television news show to promote his new book. The catch: the time slot assigned was Thanksgiving Day.

“What should I do?” he asked.
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