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I've Been Thinking About Pathways...

One serious side-effect of getting older is that many things change—health, friends, locations and churches. When we moved to Scottsdale in 1981, the most welcoming group of people we encountered were the Scottsdale Bible Church members who were a generation older than ourselves. Today, many of our oldest and dearest friends have walked through the valley of the shadow of death and they are sorely missed.

I've been thinking about proficiency...

"It is only when you are alone that you can engage in something called Deliberate Practice, which has been identified as the key to exceptional achievement" by research psychologists.  "When you practice deliberately," (meaning when you do the application opposed to speculating about the theories relating to it!), "you identify the tasks or knowledge that are just out of your reach, strive to upgrade your performance, monitor your progress, and revise accordingly."

I've been thinking about potential...

You know the scenario. You are cruising along in life minding your own business. The days are whizzing by and your activities are a blur. Then one morning you wake up shaken from a night of fitful sleep. As you slowly gain consciousness, it hits you. A deeply troubling question forms in your mind, "Am I living up to my potential?" It is followed closely by its evil twins: Am I missing the point? Am I wasting my life?