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The Power of Perspective

February 5, 2014

We recently had guests visit the nation we serve in. It’s always refreshing to see and hear things through other people’s eyes. It engages us in the power of perspective.

  • Perspective has the power to re-center.
  • Perspective tears down tunnel vision.
  • Perspective lifts up our head and helps us to look outward.

Our default mode is to focus on ourselves and our situations. The longer we do this, we can begin to magnify things. If these are negative forces, we can eventually lose the plot.

We can zero in on various testings and trials we face.

  • Issues with our children.
  • Frustration with our job or our co-workers
  • Comparison of our spouse with another.
  • Anger towards our government and whatever issue pushes our buttons.
  • Discontent with our local church.

Out of focus

By: Eric Wüstenhagen

Let Hope In

December 15, 2013

Hope connects to so many other topics. In his book, Let Hope in: 4 Choices That Will Change Your Life Forever, Pete Wilson hits on many things, so much so there will literally be something for everyone in this book.

He touches on how hope can be hindered by our past, by guilt, shame, and regret.

He also speaks of many attributes which can promote hope in our lives. Things such as trusting god, forgiveness, and love.

The one which challenged me the most is that of gratitude.

Whenever I see things about this topic, I am drawn to them as a magnet is drawn towards steel. I believe it is because this is an area of my life I could grow in.

My wife says I can be negative. I tend towards saying I am realistic. But if I am honest, I know she is right. (wives usually are)