On the Blog—February 2022
Here are brief summaries and links to posts on the blog, Lisa notes, in February 2022.
- 7 Books I Recommend—February 2022 (2/28)
Here are 7 books I recommend from what I finished reading in February 2022.
- This. Here. Now. (2/28)
It’s good to use our imaginations. But it’s also important to stay grounded where God is present with us in this, here, now.
- End Well (2/27)
If you want to make the memory good, aim to end well.
- Share Four Somethings—February 2022 (2/26)
I’m sharing four somethings for February 2022. Here is something loved, something gleaned, something braved, and something achieved.
- Let Go or Be Dragged (2/26)
Learn when it’s time to release. Learn what it’s time to release. Let go or be dragged.
- Why Do You Ask? (2/25)
Instead of giving an answer, sometimes the best response to a question is: “Why do you ask?”
- They Don’t Have to Understand (2/24)
We will be misunderstood. If we let it, it can be an opportunity to grow in humility. They don’t have to understand.
- Whatever Happens, We’ll Handle It (2/23)
We’ll never be abandoned without resources of some sort. Depend on that. Whatever happens, we’ll handle it.
- Love Matters More (2/22)
Love no matter where. Love no matter how. Love no matter what. Love matters more.
- One Word 2022 Linkup—February (2/22)
Find three challenges to practice your One Word for 2022. Link your blog posts about your One Word.
- Say Yes to This Moment (2/21)
The small individual moments are actually the biggest moments of all. Say yes to this moment.
- The Greatest of These Is Love (2/20)
Faith and hope are things within us. But love is something we give outside us. The greatest of these is love.
- You Are Never Alone (2/19)
The presence of another person (and of God) is a true gift. You are never alone.
- This Is Not the End (2/18)
Life never truly ends. It just changes into something else. This is not the end.
- Don’t Believe Everything You Think (2/17)
Listen to what you say to yourself. But don’t believe everything you think.
- Make the Memories Good (2/16)
Today’s experiences become tomorrow’s memories. As much as it depends on you, make the memories good.
- Oh, Well. So What? (2/15)
Do we have to take everything so seriously? Maybe we should say more often, “Oh, well. So what?”
- You Don’t Have to Finish Today (2/14)
Give yourself permission to stop for the day if your project isn’t time-sensitive. You don’t have to finish today.
- Book Review: Good Enough by Kate Bowler (2/14)
It’s okay to not be okay all the time. Here is another great book by Kate Bowler: Good Enough.
- Focus on the Highest Good (2/13)
What is your ultimate goal for today? Focus on the highest good, not just the practical surface goal.
- Presume Goodwill (2/12)
When possible, give each other the benefit of the doubt. Presume goodwill. It’s better for everyone.
- Take One Step (2/11)
Sometimes taking just one step is enough for now. What one step can you take today?
- Is Is True? Is It Helpful? Is It Kind? (2/10)
Do your words pass this test: true, helpful, kind? Without these, your words may just be noise.
- It Is What It Is (2/9)
Accepting “it is what it is” can better position us to receive healing and to grow forward.
- Tell Something Personal (2/8)
Sharing something personal can foster humility and bring us closer together.
- Empathize with the Hurt (2/7)
Empathize with the hurt that needs healing. Sometimes that’s what matters the most.
- I Don’t Know (2/6)
Unless we can say “I don’t know” more often, we may never know. There’s always more we don’t know than what we do know.
- Bad Things Happen to Everyone. So Do Good Things. (2/5)
Do you think bad things happen only to you? They happen to everyone. But so do good things.
- That’s Interesting. Tell Me More. (2/4)
When you get stuck in a conversation, practice saying, “That’s interesting. Tell me more.”
- See Everything. Forgive Much. Judge Little. (2/3)
Everyone deserves to be seen, and to be given grace, because none of us knows the other’s full story.
- Even This Will Change (2/2)
Don’t get too settled here with the way things are, whether good or bad. Even this will change.
- Just Show Up (2/1)
Never underestimate the power of your presence. Telling yourself to “just show up” can give you enough courage to put your body where it needs to be.
- 7 Books I Recommend—February 2022
- How the Brain Grieves