Measures of Spiritual Health

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Get ready, readers. I’ve got a rather controversial opinion to share. I loved La La Land. I loved this film so much that I actually argued on the Internet in favor of it. (Well, as much as I argue, anyhow.) What I discovered is that La La Land is divisive….

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The You No One Else Sees

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Know thyself. This well-known Latin aphorism is tossed about as if it is easy to know your own self if you would just choose to do so. Knowing who you are, of course, must start with the choice to pursue the knowing. Or, at the very least, being forced into…

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Looking Through the Johari Window

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Way back in an undergraduate psychology class, I learned about the Johari window. A psychological tool created by Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham in 1955, the model assists your understanding of personal self-awareness. The four quadrants depict four aspects of every person: Transparent Area: the you known by you and…

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How to Boil a Frog

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Certainly you’ve heard that fable about how to boil a frog: You can’t just plunk it into a pot of boiling water like you would a lobster, because (supposedly) a frog will simply jump out to safety. No, you put the frog in a pot of lukewarm water and let…

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Busy on the Outside, Zombie on the Inside

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Some seasons of life are packed so full that we go into hyper-drive to get it all done. Family, friends, work, school, church, sports, clubs, social events, volunteering, appointments, errands—and this doesn’t even touch the things that we are worried about and praying for and trying to decide. Life crammed…

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I Don’t Even Like Zombies

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How does a person who doesn’t even like zombies (or creepiness of any sort) start a 31-day writing challenge titled “Wake up from Zombie-Like Faith“? Good question. And valid, because it’s true: I don’t do scary, and zombies fall right into that category. As evidence: once my brother-in-law cued up…

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