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Pep Talk

I hate pep talks, don’t you? Most of them feel like a minimization of complexity. Here’s an understatement: I’m not always the easiest person to encourage. But there are some things my soul is thirsty to hear this morning. So,…

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The Art of Adapting

Life is about change. We grow, get married, become single again, get a new job, stay at an old post, lose work, babies come, babies grow, we grow, tragedy invades, parents die, we fail, new politicians bring new realities, and…

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A Parent’s Shadow

My daughter watches her shadow as she walks and sways her arms. I enjoy her watching the little silhouette she uses to temporarily mark the earth. “Your shadow is covering me!” she sometimes complains as we walk together. She doesn’t…

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Dignity and Worth

When nights of fear and sorrow run dark and long, our questions seem to echo for days. If things break inside the essence of our souls and seem to shift beneath our feet, we interrogate our self-knowledge. Two of the…

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Parents: Helping Children Understand Their Emotions

How do children understand emotions? Ever felt trapped inside your emotions without knowing how to explain what you are feeling? Even as adults with decades of emotional experience, all of us can experience this temporary prison. It can be confusing…

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Listening to Our Bodies

I am lying face down on an unforgiving table. With a syringe in one hand, a doctor uses the other to search for neck and shoulder tension. I wait for the pinch but am unprepared for the pain radiating up…

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What is Redemption’s Pace?

I hate waiting on God because it reminds me of how little I actually control in this world. Because, if I’m honest, control is what I want most in my life, especially when sorrow and failure describe me more than…

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Emotionally Engaged Spirituality

Emotions can be so overwhelming and frightening that we try to lock them away or run from them all together. Many of us spend years denying the losses and pain our emotions still express. Or we continue to trudge through…

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False vs. True Self

Our posture changes. We use bigger words to sound more impressive than our normal way of speaking. We authoritatively quote articles and authors we barely understand. We work far too many hours at our job at the expense of our…

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Why Slow Repair?

We all have setbacks, professional fatigue, and failures that make us question why we do what we do. At times we even obsess about the worth of our toiling at our jobs. Every time I do any personal marketing for…

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