How to Avoid the Comparison Trap

Do you ever jump right into trying to achieve a goal you’re excited about, pouring everything you have into it? You’re met with obstacles, yet you continue to persevere. Then someone achieves the same goal before you do. It also looks as though they achieved it with minimal effort. You instantly feel deflated; the excitement … Read more…

When You Feel Like the Chair Guy: What Defines Success?

Chapter Eight in Come With Me by Suzanne Eller focuses on Peter’s younger brother, Andrew. Andrew is the first to recognize Jesus as the Messiah and then it seems Andrew is shifted to the background. His brother Peter is promoted over him, and Andrew is moved to the bottom of the list. This story, along … Read more…

Why I Love Running (Kind Of)

Running and I have a love-hate relationship. We are quite the dysfunctional pair. Running: We need to spend some time together. Me: No, I don’t want to run today! Running: It’s good for you! Me: Ugh, I am so tired! Running: (in a sing-song voice) But you’ll like it! It will help you! You want … Read more…

Presence + Adventure

2016 A new year is the perfect time for new goals and resolutions. Even though it is just a page on the calendar, the new year truly feels fresh to me. A clean slate. A fresh start. Opportunity abounding. I feel I let things get carried away in 2015, and my goals overtook me. My goals, … Read more…

On My Bookshelf: Money-Making Mom by Crystal Paine

November is book review month at An Ordinary View! Today I am kicking off a series of posts about the books in which I have been a part of the launch team. Also, each review will have a GIVEAWAY for that book! First up is Money-Making Mom by Crystal Paine which launched yesterday. There are … Read more…

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