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5 Things Millennials Need To Learn About Productivity Now

A couple of years ago, a young man approached me after church to ask if I would mentor him. He is a rising star in a massive company, many years ahead of where he expected to be in his mid-20s, already identified as one of his company’s future leaders.

He told me, “My success is way ahead of my systems. If I don’t learn how to cope with all the things I need to do at work and everywhere else in life, I’m going to crash and burn.”

We began to meet for lunch every few weeks to address issues of productivity.


The December Desktop Wallpaper Calendar

I really hope you’ve enjoyed this series of desktop wallpaper calendars. This twelfth and final installment is, of course, about Christmas. The scripture is from Micah 5:2:

But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
though you are small among the clans of Judah,
out of you will come for me
one who will be ruler over Israel,
whose origins are from of old,
from ancient times.

This was a good promise that God delivered on. During this season of Advent we remember and celebrate how God fulfilled His promise to us when He sent his Son, Jesus.

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Give Back to Boundless

A few months ago, I had a thought:

What if we do a holiday giving campaign? What if we band together as a Boundless community and give back to the ministry that since 1998 has helped us think better and more biblically about faith, life, dating and marriage? What if we pick a certain time period and goal amount to aim for? Can we do it?

Well, we’re doing it. And I almost had a bona fide tear-fest when I heard that two donors ponied up $25,000 as a potential match for us.

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God May Be the One Nudging You to Speak

Not long ago, I was in a little convenience store in Washington, D.C., where I quickly grabbed a drink and headed to the cash register. Three ladies were working, and when I looked at the youngest of the three (in the center of the photo), a simple phrase came into my head and seemed like it was just for her: Don’t settle for less.

I figured I didn’t have much to lose, so after I paid, I said, “Have a good day – and don’t settle for less.”

All of a sudden, from behind me, I heard the other two ladies loudly saying, “Oh my goodness, it’s a sign,” and “You gotta listen to that, girl!”

I turned around and asked why they were so keyed up.

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The One Thing Missing from a Lot of Missions Trips

During my 12 months in Haiti as a missionary, every day was a hot mess — but working with missions teams could be even messier.

I vividly remember one particular day when I sat with a visiting mission team in dusty, standstill traffic after a long day at the orphanage. As the sweat ran down my forehead, I thought again of how tap-taps (Haitian public transportation) are like tin ovens.

I was parched, and as if on cue, street vendors approached our vehicle, holding up $1 bottles of ice cold Coca-Cola.

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Unexpected Blessings: Episode 408

Listen to this week’s show!

Question to discuss:

What are you doing to live intentionally and boldly during your season of singleness?

Roundtable: Eyes on Me

“One, two, three. Eyes on me!” Is it possible God is reminding you, subtly or not so subtly, to keep your eyes on Him this holiday season? Preparations, distractions, family dynamics and the like all conspire to turn your attention elsewhere. This week’s roundtable explores thankfulness as a way to keep your eyes focused on what’s really important.


3 More Fun Things to Do This Thanksgiving

Last year, I offered a list of “5 Things to Do on Thanksgiving Besides Eat Turkey.” Among the suggestions on the list were turkey trotting, trying out a new recipe and seeking out people to spend the day with. Several people commented that incorporating some of these ideas made their holiday more meaningful. With Thanksgiving a few days away, I thought I’d offer a few more suggestions.

1. Start a new tradition. I have always loved traditions.

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5 Biblical Principles for Big Dreamers

When I was in seventh grade, I wrote in my journal that I wanted to be an attorney when I grew up, because “attorneys get to do my three favorite things: argue, be dramatic and be right.” In that same journal entry, I also sheepishly acknowledged that being an attorney probably wasn’t a reality for me.

I grew up in south Mississippi to parents who, at times, lived in poverty. Nonetheless, my mother taught us to carry ourselves with dignity and shoot for the stars.

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Et Cetera: Mind Habits, Refugees, Gift Getting, Respectability Illusion

Welcome to Et Cetera, where we feature some of our favorite internet content for the week. If you’d like to recommend that we feature something (even if it’s your content), tweet us a link @BoundlessTeam and let us know. We’ll take a look, and we might feature it. In the meantime, check out this awesome stuff.

Regardless of how shamelessly name-it-and-claim-it theology or nonsense teachings like The Secret may abuse the principal, your thought life is powerful in its ability to determine your quality of life.

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What Being Away from Home Taught Me About Heaven

As a 24-year-old single woman who lives 1,200 miles from her family, I know all about relationships sustained on texting and FaceTime. Birthdays and family events usually mean making a call and getting passed around on the screen so I don’t feel as though I missed anything — and usually that seems like enough.

It wasn’t until this week when I was packing to go home for my sister’s wedding that I realized how excited I was to see everyone face to face.