Its Not about Me: Rescue from the Life We Thought Would Make Us Happy by Max LucadoThere really is more to this life than youve been told.
Weve been demanding our way since day one ...
I want a spouse that makes me happy and coworkers that always ask my opinion.
I want weather that suits me and traffic that helps me and government that serves me.
Self-promotion. Self-preservation. Self-centeredness ...
Its all about me.
They all told us it was, didnt they? And we took them up on it. We thought self-celebration would make us happy ...
But believing that has created chaos -- noisy homes, stress-filled businesses, cutthroat relationships. Weve chased so many skinny rabbits, says Max Lucado, that weve missed the fat one: the God-centered life.
If you want to shift into high gear with purpose, this is it: life makes sense when we accept our place! Our pleasures, our problems, our gifts and talents ... when theyre all for the One who created us, we suddenly gain what weve been missing and find what weve been seeking.
Let Max Lucado show you how to make the shift of a lifetime. How to bump your life off self-center. How to be changed and experience the meaning-charged life you were meant to have. Your discovery starts here.
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Last week I had the opportunity to attend a virtual dementia demonstration. What happens if that task becomes interrupted? As caregivers we should communicate in seven words or less. We need to slow down, be compassionate and help them be successful. It is up to us to change the story, because all we can do is change our level of understanding. Listen and look at it in a different way.
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Updated September 13, Ballandean rural firefighter Aaron Cox whose viral photo captured the hearts of Queenslanders following a horror bushfire emergency says he's glad the image gave people an avenue to thank the wider firefighting community. The image was taken just after Mr Cox, who is a volunteer firefighter, had fought to save his own home from the blaze last Monday. Mr Cox was first called to battle the fires last Friday in Tenterfield, just over the New South Wales border, then had to rush back to Stanthorpe about four hours later. He said the photo was taken shortly after the fire had passed his house, and was moving through the bush towards other houses.
Tears make you braver. Heartbreak makes you wiser.
The pace of legal news in the third year of the Trump administration is dizzying; sometimes it seems as if our legal system is shaking itself to pieces, like a car driven too fast too long. So you can be forgiven if you missed two news developments earlier this month: first, a decision by a federal district court in California to dismiss federal indictments against four members of the neofascist Rise Above Movement RAM , and, second, a petition for rehearing of a decision upholding a federal civil suit in Louisiana against DeRay Mckesson, one of the organizers of the Black Lives Matter movement. There is no universe in which both of these decisions are correct. The California judgment was right; the Louisiana decision was grievously, horribly, scandalously wrong. One can only hope that the full Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will heed the wisdom of the California district court and 75 years of Supreme Court precedent and call its erring panel sharply to heel. As documented by ProPublica in , RAM is a collection of white-supremacist thugs who train in violent tactics and deploy them to break up left-wing demonstrations. Plenty there to hang criminal charges on.