When Your Spiritual Sight Is Fuzzy

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Our bodies have these amazing sensors through which we gather information about our surroundings. Eyes, ears, mouth, nose, skin—these faculties work together to inform, warn, and direct. Without our senses, we would be in grave danger, either from imperceptible harm from the world around us or from the psychological trauma…

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You Might Be a Spiritual Zombie If…

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The downside of writing about zombies when you know very little about them is that you have to do lots of informational searches. Searches that flood your computer screen with all manner of disgusting and creepy zombie images. It will be a miracle if I get through this 31-day writing…

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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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