3 Keys To Managing Expectations This Christmas

Nathan Smith Christian Maturity, Faith, Life Skills

Christmas time can be a season of unreal, unmet expectations.  If we’re not careful the joy of the season can be robbed by the pressure and disappointment of expecting one thing and receiving another.  Since Christmas is to be the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus the Christ, I have often wondered if it was like that for Mary, …

The Invisible Value of Maintenance Mode

Nathan Smith Christian Maturity, Faith, Life Skills

Maintenance.  Maintenance Mode.  Maintenance Man.  Maintaining the ‘status quo’.  There is simply zero inspiration exuding from the idea of maintaining. No one wants to simply maintain their current income; they want a raise.  No one wants to wake up Christmas morning and hear ‘this year we get the joy of just keeping everything we already have!  Nothing new for you …

The Night I Wondered At Stevie

Nathan Smith Family, Personal Stories, Thought Provoking

I had a ‘bucket list’ moment with my lovely wife recently. We went to see Stevie Wonder in concert. As a lifelong musician, myself, getting to see someone like Stevie Wonder perform in person is a very special event. Perhaps you don’t realize the unbelievable talent he is and has been since childhood. His musical ability is literally off the …