4 Lessons About Success from a 105-Year-Old Cyclist by Laura Garnett
How do you define success for the new year? You’ll be encouraged by these lessons of success.
Last week, Robert Marchand created and broke a world record in a category that was created just for him. The Frenchman set the record for the longest official distance ridden in an hour in the new category by cycling 22.5 kilometers (14 miles).
What’s more impressive is that Marchand is 105 years old.
Marchand did something no one else had done before, and it was something no one expected him to do. Not only is he inspiring, but his achievement is also a great model for success.
Here’s what we can learn from this 105-year-old cyclist.
Be a Parent Worthy of Honor by Tim Challies
The Bible clearly calls children to honor their parents, but how should parents behave that’s worthy of their children’s honor? Very insightful read if you’re a parent.
Children do not bear the full responsibility of the fifth commandment. If children are to extend honor to their parents, parents are to make it easy for them by living honorable lives. We need to repeat what we have said before: Children are not to wait until their parents prove honorable before extending honor, for the parents’ honor derives from their position, not their behavior. Yet there is still an onus on the parent to live a worthy and respectable life. And this is what I wish to consider today: How can we who are parents live lives that are worthy of honor? How can we make it easy for our children to honor us now and in the future?
How Saying “No” Can Help You Say “Yes” by Art Rainer
If you have a problem with an overloaded calendar or overloaded life, this post will help you learn
to say “no” so you can live well.
Does this sound familiar—Your calendar is full but you do not feel like you’re accomplishing anything.
Every week is a busy week. But every week also feels unproductive.
What’s going on?
Your yes’ may be hurting you. You are getting hit with requests and you are constantly saying “yes.”
Turning down a request is difficult for many. Sometimes, it may be control issue. You want to be involved in anything you can. Sometimes, it may be a fear of disappointing others. You like to be liked.
He Ain’t Heavy: Witnessing Well During Seasons of Grief by Laurel Bunker on Christianity Today
We all know someone who’s grieving right now, whether it’s the loss of a loved one or of a dream. How do we as believers witness well during this time? This post provides some much-needed wisdom on the matter.
Grief does not only surface at the loss of a loved one, but crashes through our reality like a rock through a plate glass window, shattering our days into pieces when a job is lost to downsizing, a home is destroyed by a natural disaster, infertility or miscarriage leaves a desiring family empty, a child is consumed by addiction, a marriage is shipwrecked by infidelity or simply by lack of gentle and consistent tending.
Whatever bends the heart to breaking, we need the love, grace, and mercy of God through the Body of Christ to help us through. What a wonderful opportunity is afforded us to be bearers of light, givers of grace, hands of healing, arms of embrace to those who are in need during such valuable times. Consider these questions as a place to begin seeking the Lord if you are in a place to support a family, friend, colleague, neighbor, or even a stranger through a difficult time of transition…
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