Gratitude

Are You Driven By Gratitude?

Nathan Smith Life Skills, Perspective

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what drives people.  I hear a lot about how people are ‘driven’ to accomplish certain goals or reach certain milestones. If you’ve been watching the NBA Finals recently (or Stanley Cup Finals for that matter)  you hear a lot about the drive these athletes have to win a championship or the ‘chip on …

good grief

Good Grief – The Pain That Heals All Others

Nathan Smith Christian Maturity, Life Skills

There is nothing enjoyable about hurting. People can say they like being sore after a workout or that they get a rush from muscling through challenging physical feats but, even still, it’s not pleasant.  What’s worse than physical pain is emotional pain.  Deep wounds that come from damaging words, abuse or the loss of a loved one are challenging to …

willing to receive

Are You Willing To Receive?

Nathan Smith Life Skills, Relationships

Everyone loves getting a gift.  I think ‘free stuff’ may be one of my love languages!  It seems like a no-brainer that while people may be reluctant to give in certain areas of their lives, most people are always ready and willing to receive. When it comes to material things there’s a better chance of that statement being true.  However, …