This is something I am not very good at, but am working on.

Are you ready for it?




Frustrated yet?

The thing I’m not good at? Placing a pause between when I encounter something and react to it.

How many times has that hastily-written, fire-loaded email helped your cause?

How many times has the quickly-typed social media reply changed someone’s mind?

How often has the “parenting by reaction” method worked for you?

Almost never, right?

I’m not very good at this (yet), but I find tremendous value in placing a holy pause there in that space. It allows God to work on me and it allows me to do some interior work.

Event. Pause. Then react.