The Ugly Face of Anxiety (Part Two)

Today, I will attempt to describe for you the ugly face of anxiety. In part one of this three-part series, I glamorized anxiety a bit by drawing attention to the fact that some degree of anxiety can be good, and serve us quite well. I  encourage you to go back and read that blog if you missed it. http://www.cosdavis.com/anxious We are certainly living in difficult times. This information (included in last week’s blog) is a stark reminder that anxiety is showing its ugly face in the lives of many people. […]

Your Choices, Your Character, and Your Destiny

Your choices determine your character, who you are. Your character determines your destiny. This blog is the fourth in a series I’m calling “Five Truths That Can Change Your Life”; the title of a chapter in my new book , Heaven’s Currency, Investing In The Things That Matter Most. http://www.cosdavis.com/heavens-currency-investing-in-the-things-that-matter-most. Choices are important. Of courses some choices are more important than others. The choices to marry, and who to marry, are infinitely more life changing than what to have for lunch.  To me, the most life-altering choice I have is what I’m going […]

Life Lesson: Learn to Listen to Others

It’s getting close to “crunch time” in my life! The editorial process for my book is about over and the marketing push will be revving up pretty soon. The release date for Heaven’s Currency: Investing in the Things That Matter Most will be late February or early March 2022. Next week I will be able to give you a peek at the beautiful cover for the book. In the meanwhile, please be thinking about friends and family members who could benefit from the paperback or ebook. The central issue of life […]

Life Lesson: Trust

Webster defines trust as “assured reliance on the character, strength, or truth of someone or something.” Let that sink in a minute. Where do your thoughts take you? Do you have an unreliable vehicle or appliance? Are there certain politicians who come to mind? More importantly, are there family relationships such as husband, wife, siblings, children,  parents, or “friends” whom you doubt you can really depend on when you need help? One of our greatest needs as human beings is to feel safe with others, to believe another person can […]

Do You Remember?

What do you do to help you remember the important things you want to get done?  I get so busy at times that I don’t remember where I put something. For example, several years ago while working on a project in the garage, I lost a knife Dad gave me. Later, I realized this important gift was missing but had no idea where it was. Several years later, I reached for something on top of the water heater and there it was!! I had not remembered putting it there. I […]

That’s Gratitude for You

  If you read last week’s blog you will recall my story about my frustration with birds pooping on the swing I use for meditating and resting from yard work. I am happy to report the spike board I put above the swing is working! I have not cut the tree from which I was “spotted” but neither have I suffered a repeat of being personally assaulted by the ungrateful creature that pooped on me. By the way, the spot on my blue pants will not come out. Every time […]

Dealing With Disappointment

For the past several days I have been dealing with a major disappointment related to the book I’ve been working on for almost three years. About a year ago I made contact with an agent I had a good feeling about and we hit it off really well. He liked my idea and was very helpful and encouraging in the early days of the work. We were excited and shared hope and an expectation about getting the book published. Everything was going well, and then life happened. This man became […]

Adventures in Faith

For the next several weeks I plan to address an issue that is important to each of us. Faith is vital to us in our practical, everyday life as well as things we often refer to as “spiritual.” I believe all things related to our lives have a spiritual meaning or component but for the sake of clarity I will address the faith topics or questions individually. Today’s blog is about  the kind of faith we use daily, what I like to think of as practical faith. Trust or faith […]

Transition

  Transition Our nation is in a time of transition.  One president has left office and another administration has assumed leadership of our country. A different political party is in control and responsible for the leadership and direction of our nation for at least the next two years. Whether you are saddened or happy about the prospect of new leadership, the fact is that change is coming. Living well requires us to handle transition or change well. This is true in all areas of our life. Think about some of […]