Lemonade Stands

In Mind, Uncategorized by Caleb

My son, Jack, was dead-set on doing a lemonade stand. His grandma had mentioned the idea when she heard him talking about a toy he wanted but couldn’t afford. Day after day, “Dad, can we do a lemonade stand?” Me: “Sure, buddy. How about Saturday.” Jack: (Tuesday) “Dad, are people thirsty right now?” Jack: (Wednesday) “Dad, I’m going pick some …

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Too Heavy

In Body, Mind by Caleb

Don’t over-lift, but don’t under-work. I over-did-it at the gym the other day. We were going for our max—the heaviest amount we can do and still lift the weight one time. People around me were lifting heavier. After I completed one lift at a respectable weight (for me), my friend observing said, “You can do way more than that.” I …

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Newness: Forgive Again

In Mind, Soul by Caleb

Forgive, create a boundary, and forgive some more. Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy times seven.” – Matthew 18:21-22 Boundaries and forgiveness are a prickly tension. We can’t let people walk …

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Newness: Reframe It

In Mind by Caleb

If the way you’ve been looking at it isn’t working, look at it differently. “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” — Wayne Dyer Some of us are stubborn in our approach, even though our approach isn’t serving us. You can be right about the facts and your feelings and still have the …

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Newness: Choices

In Mind by Caleb

Every decision can be an adventure into a better future. “Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make changes you.” — John Maxwell You are one decision away from the better path. Think about this moment. You can do this or that. You can think this or the other thing. You can focus on what’s best (and beautiful, …

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Newness: All The Things

In Mind, Soul by Caleb

Every good story goes to crap before the glorious climax. He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” (Revelations 21:5) It’s difficult to imagine how the Creator of everything intends to make it all new. Humanity seems to be doing a pretty good job of making a mess of it all. All living things die around …

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Mental Health: Create Space

In Mind, Soul by Caleb

Fight for space, stillness, and margin in a world of overwhelming chaos and technological connectedness. Create space to not be okay. With your words, your face, your presence, create space for it to be okay to not be okay. This goes for YOU first. Have compassion for yourself and create space to rest and not have it all together, all …

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Mental Health: Compassion

In Heart, Mind by Caleb

Everyone is carrying a burden you know nothing about. Maybe the best lesson from the movie “Joker”, is that we ought to be compassionate in our all our dealings with people – as odd or unusual as someone might be. So, Choose compassion over discomfort. We fear what we don’t understand. And what we don’t understand can make us uncomfortable. …

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Mental Health: Focus and Affirm

In Mind by Caleb

Affirm what’s good, beautiful, true…and what you want to be true. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things. Philippians 4:8 My friend Eric taught me to practice affirmations about 10 years ago. He …

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Mental Health: Think About Thinking

In Mind by Caleb

Thinking about your thinking is how you’ll think better thoughts. We take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5 Most of life is spent in autopilot. Your brain has learned to do 95% of the thinking in the subconscious, making decisions based on previous data and experience and not bothering you with the details. The …

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