integrity

Integrity Holds You Together

Nathan Smith Christian Maturity, Life Skills

The headlines over the last month have reminded us again of the true condition of our culture. One after another we have seen celebrity and media personalities be exposed for their dark sides and darker secrets. The tragedy goes much farther than the abuse many have experienced, horrible as that is.  Now, marriages, families, careers, and friendships are splintered because …

boundaries

Boundaries Break Down Barriers

Nathan Smith Family, Life Skills

Believe it or not, boundaries actually break down barriers.  It may seem strange or even incorrect but a boundary and a barrier are not the same thing.  The problem is we can too easily equate the two and therefore rob ourselves of being able to appreciate the important differences.  You know that guy that talks too much at the office …

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 …