building a sustainable life.

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Keeping Calm to Reduce Risks When we were building our current house, we wanted to be on-site as much as possible, part of the process of construction. The builder was a friend of ours and told me that we could come as long as we got “the white card.”  This is a certificate that identifies you onsite, to be highly

Staying Calm Amongst the Risks

June 10, 2021
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Bible hero experienced burnout Did you know that even Biblical prophets experienced burnout? The prophet Elijah suffered some very serious burnout after Jezebel had him chased into the wilderness. Alone and fearing for his life, Elijah found a cave to hide in. He was dissatisfied with his work and depressed. Elijah wasn’t doing anything wrong and he wasn’t being idle.

Burnout in the Bible

June 3, 2021
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What makes you lose focus? If we know and understand our assignment (read this) then the best thing we can do is to stay focused on completing it. But as humans, we know that we are easily distracted and fickle at least sometimes! So what is it that gets in the way of your success? What makes you lose focus?

The Distraction of Comparison

May 27, 2021
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Distraction of comparison In the last post, we looked at how to find and understand our purpose, or our life’s assignment. However, even once we understand our assignment, we can get distracted. One of the largest distractions is a comparison to those around us. As we all have been called to different assignments, the journey and result will look different

Keeping focused on your purpose

May 20, 2021
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“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain One benchmark of a healthy Christian leader is that he or she lives with purpose. We all have a big assignment in our lives; something we feel called to do or be. Sometimes, it can take us

Three voices that define purpose

May 13, 2021
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Stress can propel us to action I have spent a lot of time in this blog, discussing the ways a person can manage stress and avoid burnout, but I want to take some time now to discuss the importance of normal, healthy stress. Our brains and bodies feel stress for a reason. It’s like our own internal smoke detector or

The importance of healthy stress

May 6, 2021
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When I was going through burnout, I felt so stuck and tired and got to the point where I just couldn’t keep going. I needed rest… lots of it. I took time off work to refuel and replenish, but eventually, I needed to begin my own restoration. Rest is necessary when we are pushed to our limits, but I wanted

Moving Beyond Rest to Restoration

April 29, 2021
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How do I handle life’s difficulties? Do I face them head-on or do I tend to procrastinate or simply ignore them? Do challenges make me feel anxious? Depressed? Exhilarated? Angry? We all handle hardships in different ways. Sometimes, we might leap towards challenges, looking forward to the chance to prove ourselves as strong or capable. Sometimes, we approach more cautiously,

Where can I grow my resilience?

April 22, 2021
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Everyone faces hardships. No matter who you are, or what kind of life you live, you will face hardships. We all face failure, grief and disappointment over and over. As we go about our lives, we usually try our best to avoid these moments… for obvious reasons. Sometimes, we even avoid good things out of fear of these things… of

The Key to Amplifying Resilience

April 15, 2021