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Why DIY is dead and what that says about life today

A bulletin board I made a few years ago … that was destined for the dumpster.

Have you noticed the trend away from DIY? Fewer people today are taking on projects or “crafts” that look like they were tackled by an amateur. 659 more words


Keeping Up With the Joneses

Scrolling through your Facebook and Instagram feeds you are bombarded with snippets into everyone else’s lives.  Not that it’s a bad thing, it’s kind of the point of social media, BUT take everything you see with a grain of salt.  559 more words


Rockefeller's insight (and warning)

The famous businessman John Rockefeller was asked, “How much money does it take to satisfy a man?” He replied, “Just a little bit more.”

His answer was insightful—not only about how a lot of people think about money, but about how a lot of people think about life in general. 257 more words

The Up Devo

Like water off a duck's back

“You never do it right.”
“Your priorities are always messed up.”
“You always say the wrong thing!”

How do you respond when people unduly judge and criticize you? 246 more words

The Up Devo

Proving that you're somebody

Lately I’ve been talking about “Keeping up with the Joneses.” It’s an expression that has to do with how you think you’re measuring up (and keeping up) with the people around you. 286 more words

The Up Devo

Why other people's standards are distracting

As you know, the “Up!” devo was on a break for a week while I was on vacation. But now I’m back and ready to walk faithfully into a new year. 282 more words

The Up Devo

Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With String

Are these a few of your favorite things?

I started this post before Christmas and just didn’t finish. That’s how much I struggled this season. 389 more words