Category: Intentional Living

  • Are You Disconnected From History?

    Are You Disconnected From History?

    Social scientists tell us that one of the unique characteristics of Western culture in our generation is an increasing disconnection with our history and heritage. Those connections used to provide a sense of identity, a sense of participation in a type of cultural legacy that informed personal identity and sense of belonging. Coupled with the…

  • Why I Read “Principles” by Ray Dalio

    Why I Read “Principles” by Ray Dalio

    Here are a few of my observations as I am halfway through reading Dalio’s book, Principles. Dreams + Reality + Determination = Success   Ray Dalio started his company, Bridgewater Associates, out of his 2-bedroom apartment. Over forty years later, Fortune Magazine says Bridgewater is the fifth most important private company in the world, and…

  • Presents Wrapped-Up in Work and Trouble

    Presents Wrapped-Up in Work and Trouble

    Hebrews 10:35-36 Therefore, do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance [patience], so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise.  Can you picture this? • Your Christmas gift is not opened. • Your cheque is not cashed. • Your delicious…

  • Breakthrough Requires Follow-Through

    Breakthrough Requires Follow-Through

    Confidence to receive what God has in store involves simple follow-through. Live in God’s will. Expect the promise, with patience.   Hebrews 10:35-36 Therefore, do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance [patience], so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the…

  • Questions that are Unanswerable

    Questions that are Unanswerable

    Essentially, I was in shock with questions filling my mind! I was driving towards London University Hospital, and thoughts were racing through my mind, as I attempted to keep my composure. Is she going to pull through? What happens if Carrie dies? We have nine kids—what will we do if she’s gone? Will she survive…