Fret Not

I appreciate people caring to know about my life, yet I find it difficult to answer, “How are you?” It seems like such a big question. How do I know what someone is really asking? Is the question really an extended form of a greeting? Is it their go-to question when talking with others, and...
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Brave the Arena

“It is not the critic who counts; not the one who points how one stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better; credit belongs to the one actually in the arena face marred by dust and sweat and blood who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, who...
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Move to the Front

Something that has plagued me, along with many others, is when entering a room for a meeting, church, or in class, we/I tend to subconsciously, or even consciously sit towards the back. However, when it comes to sporting events, music concerts, or other events, I am willing to even pay MORE money to sit closer...
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Spirituality and Health

Although little is known about the way faith positively affects us, there is a clear connection between body, mind, and spirit. A holistic model of healthcare encompasses the bio-psycho-socio-spiritual aspect of humanity, acknowledging the interrelated complexity of body and spirit. The practice of one’s faith brings benefit through religious sacraments, meditation, study, and prayer. Spirituality...
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Rethinking Cognitive Dissonance

We were all shaken and dismayed by the recent violence and turmoil that unfolded in Charlottesville, VA, and in other places throughout the country. It can be hard to understand why these sorts of things keep happening. Just a few weeks ago, a bizarre extension of this tension manifested itself in the form of a...
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3 Keys to Winning at Argument

I have been a professional arguer all my life. As a professor of Business Law and Ethics, I employ the Socratic method to help my students refine truth through the crucible of continuous argument. As a pastor, I argued for the cause of Christ every Sunday, and every chance I could between Sundays. Before that,...
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Awaken Your Childhood Dreams

Do you remember your childhood dream to grow up and become a firefighter, a ballerina, a professional baseball player, or perhaps a nurse? My dream was to become a singer or a wedding planner. Quite often, those childhood dreams were fun, but they don’t always come into view when making the logical decision about what...
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Be an Encouragement!

Whom can you bless today? In our busy lives, we are sometimes able to glean encouragement from something we read. An encouraging word can come from any source, such as this quote: “Today will never come again. Be a blessing. Be a friend. Encourage someone. Take time to care.” We can look to the Bible...
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