If Anything Matters…Everything Matters! « Windrumors | The Official Site of Wm. Paul Young, Author of "The Shack" "If anything matters… everything matters" – comes from the conversation in The Shack in which Mack is wondering (as he anticipates his return to ‘real’ life), if what he does in his day-to-day experience even truly matters (has any significance). I think there are a lot of us who wonder that, especially in a world that reduces individuals to numbers and statistics. What is significant about the daily routine of getting up, going to work, cleaning the house, making meals, doing laundry, changing diapers etc.? In addition, there is such a drive for performance, especially in religious circles, but also in the culture at large, that the question easily morphs a little into, "Does what I do matter enough (to God, to others, to the expectations of others etc.)?" In my opinion, one of the most fundamental lies resides at the core of this issue, and that is, "Significance is related to Doing (Performance)". The truth is this: "Significance originates from ‘being’, not from doing."
IQTELL's Productivity App, Everything In One Place A Grace Plan: A Doable Life-Change Plan for a New Year, A New You: With Printable So I’m a mess and we’re all failures — at least all the honest are. And the truth is, no one ever runs before they take baby steps. So I scratch down these 25 points, like my own sanity manifesto, and there are a thousand ways in a thousand seasons to make a life glorify God. I scrawl out mine, which would be different than yours, and make a place for it on the fridge and it’s not a law, but a scaffolding for the shaky, struggling days. I don’t write it as a checklist, like these are things I have to do, one right after another, but I write the manifesto, fluid, like limbs on a tree, to reach for just the next one I need right now, whatever that is. And I write it in big letters, right at the top, what I need to whisper on the days when I don’t know how to keep going because everything’s going wrong: Forward! Because I keep bungling the day and it’s what that piano adjudicator said when Hope-girl muddled through her piano piece: “So you forgot some notes! Forward! 1. 2. 3. 4. Find your music.
Amish Forgiveness (Part 2) The Amish response of forgiveness in the wake of the tragic schoolhouse shooting of ten Amish girls at Nickel Mines in Southern Lancaster County shocked the world. Forgiveness quickly became the big story, eclipsing the story of violence. In part one of this series, I described some of the traits of Amish forgiveness. As I spoke with Amish people in the weeks following the tragedy, I asked, “What led you to forgive Charles Roberts?” More frequently, however, Amish people referred to the Lord’s Prayer found in chapter six of Matthew’s Gospel. The Lord’s Prayer holds great significance for the Amish because it is their central liturgical prayer. Rituals that accent forgiveness are featured each fall and spring in the Sunday worship service known as Council Meeting, which is held two Sundays prior to Communion Sunday. Thus for the Amish, forgiveness is a high and holy virtue that is directly tied to salvation.
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How Much Does it Cost to Travel the World For a Year? The single most frequently asked question I get about my travels concerns the cost of budgeting for a solo round the world trip. While understanding how I pay for it all tops the list of questions, the actually cost of traveling for a year around the world is the big unknown. I had no idea how much my RTW trip would cost when I left—some people reported around $10,000 (which seemed absurdly low) while others have spent upwards of $40K to travel a bit more luxuriously. So I thought of it as a grand adventure. How much will it cost, and how long can I keep going with my freelance income. Over that year, I tracked every single dollar I spent on the road. My full tally is complete and I traveled around the world for for 328 days (11 months) through 15 countries and tracked what I spent, what each and every country cost, and where I could have done better. Just want the cold hard figures? While admission to the Taj was pricey, everything else in India was crazy cheap. That’s it?! That figure.
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