Want a Better 2020? Change Your Inputs!

I am a Systems Theorist. I believe that all systems are designed to produce what they are currently producing, not what we hope they will produce. Your life is a system and so is mine. We each have inputs that produce very specific outcomes. Over time, the relationship between these inputs and outcomes becomes highlyContinue reading “Want a Better 2020? Change Your Inputs!”

10 Game Changing Choices You Can Make in 2020

1. Choose to be happy That is right, happiness is a choice. It is not a natural disposition or a matter of favorable circumstances. Choosing to be happy has no down side. It makes things better for everyone…including you! 2. Choose to not be offended Make people work really hard to offend you this year.Continue reading “10 Game Changing Choices You Can Make in 2020”

My new book is now available on Amazon!

You can now order my new book “Love God. Love People. Don’t Do Dumb Crap.” on Amazon! This collection of stories moves from death toward life with plenty of warmth, Southern Illinois grit and humor. Here is the link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1532360177/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_tKVjAbB0C857V -Rev. Shane L. Bishop, a Distinguished Evangelist of the United Methodist Church, has been theContinue reading “My new book is now available on Amazon!”

Six Ways to “Turn Down” the Drama Level

The volume on the “drama” player has never been turned up higher. In fact, the sound can be deafening. When it comes to turning down the sound, many of us feel powerless. But I don’t think that is the case. We are not powerless. I think we each have a lot to say about theContinue reading “Six Ways to “Turn Down” the Drama Level”